Gigabyte Aero 17 Gaming Benchmarks (i9-9980HK/RTX 2070 Max-Q)
So just how well does it perform in games Ive, benchmarked 20 different games at all, setting levels to show you how well it runs and compared it against some other laptops to see the differences. Just quickly before we jump into the benchmark results Ill cover off the Specs in my unit. Ive got the XA model theres an 8 core Intel: i9 9980HK CPU 90 watt, Nvidia RTX 2070, Max Q, graphics and 16gb of memory running in dual channel.. The new Aero 17 is available with different specs, though you can find examples and updated prices linked in the description.. I dont think the Aero 17 has been designed with gaming in mind its more of a machine for content creators, hence the 4K screen and the fact that it came with Nvidia Studio drivers installed. With that said, if its got decent specs like these, we can still Play games on it and its worth seeing how well it does, as even creators will take a break to play games so for this game, testing Ive installed Nvidia game ready drivers for best performance. The Control Center software allows us to define the CPU power limits in 6 stages and 2 stages for the GPU, however no overclocking or undervolting is done for us. Ive tested these games at the highest limits for best performance, so up to 80 watts on the CPU and 90 watts on the GPU, along with the latest version of Windows And Nvidia drivers at the time of testing.
Well only be covering gaming performance here. So if youre new to the channel you'll definitely want to get subscribed for the upcoming full review.. Alright lets start out by going through all 20 games at all setting levels then afterwards. Well see how the new Aero 17 compares with some other laptops. Battlefield. 5 was tested in campaign mode, rather multiplayer. Ive tested with RTX off in the purple bars and RTX on in the green bars., Even with RTX on it was still playing well enough at high settings ultra wasnt too terrible either due to the high 1 low performance.. Personally, Id rather play at ultra with RTX off as it both looks, good and runs well and well see how this game compares with some other soon.. Battlefield. 1 was also tested in campaign mode and, like always its running well and performing better than the newer Battlefield. 5, just shown. Compared to other laptops, with the same RTX 2070 Max Q, graphics, Ive tested the 1 low was clearly higher over the i7 machines. Apex. Legends was tested with either all settings at maximum or all settings on the lowest possible values as it doesnt have predefined setting presets.. It was still playing well with maximum settings. However, with minimum settings we could boost average FPS by 36, though I didnt see much of a difference in this test compared to other i7 laptops with similar graphics. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark.
The results from this test were looking pretty great at lower settings due to the high CPU power limit, and the results were still better than most 2070 Max Q machines at higher settings, though it was close but well see how this game and others compare later. The Division 2 was tested using the built in benchmark., While the average frame rates arent too different when compared with other 2070 Max Q machines. The 1 low, in particular at ultra settings, was noticeably improved in this test again likely due to the higher powered 8 core i9 CPU., Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built in benchmark.. This game seems to be fairly CPU heavy. However, it was one where I didnt actually find that much difference when compared to other i7 laptops, though I have noted before in my desktop CPU comparisons. That Far Cry tends to not work too well with increased core counts.. Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in benchmark and the results were ahead of the newer, Far Cry New Dawn just covered and well see how this one compares to some other laptops. Later. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature and epic settings was still working just fine with 130 FPS averages and relatively high 1 low performance with much higher frame rates possible at the lower setting. Levels. Overwatch is another well optimized game and was tested in the practice range as other players, bots and even different maps in actual gameplay affect the frame rate, and this allows for consistent testing.
. The 300 FPS frame cap was hit at low settings, while even max settings was still averaging well above 100 FPS for the 1 low and was playing very well. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so dont take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game its more of a worst case, but does let you perform the same test to compare against. CSGO was tested Using the Ulletical FPS benchmark and as a game that is pretty CPU bound were seeing above average results compared to most i7 9750H laptops that Ive tested. Machines, like the Lenovo Y740, with same GPU, but i7 CPU will beat it, though, due to the option of disabling Nvidia Optimus, which Ive found helps out quite a bit for games such as this, with high frame rates. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark and the results werent too different in this test compared to similarly specced machines. Dont get me wrong still excellent Performance but it doesnt seem that the extra CPU cores and slight clock speed difference helps here compared to an i7.. Pubg was tested using the replay feature and the results between very low and high settings are higher than what we usually see with most laptops in this test, and there wasnt really a practical difference in terms of FPS between these setting levels, while ultra was still able To average above 100 FPS.
Assassins, Creed, Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark and, from my experience, seems to be a fairly CPU heavy game. Theres, not much of a boost over most other laptops, Ive tested, though still fairly similar average FPS. However, I was seeing higher 1 lows due to the CPU compared to say the Y740 with same GPU, but i7 CPU. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane with an average amount of action going on and is yet another game that Ive found to prefer Higher CPU power, which explains why the average frame rates at lower settings are higher than the 9750H machines. I usually test granted, not by enough to make a practical difference, as were already around 200 FPS. Watch. Dogs 2 is a resource heavy game but in my opinion, is still playable with a stable, 30 FPS. So even at ultra settings with our higher than 60 FPS average, its playing very well without any issues, and I dont often see 100 FPS being reached at all. In this title, when it comes to laptops, so that seems to be due to the i9. Ghost Recon is another resource, intensive game and was tested using the built in benchmark.. Around 50 FPS at ultra is a pretty decent result from this test. In my experience, as you generally need a very powerful laptop to reach 60 FPS, though much higher is of course possible at lower settings.. The Witcher 3 was playing well with hairworks.
Disabled Ive found this to be a somewhat more GPU demanding title. For quick comparison. The average frame rates are close to the Y740 I tested with 2070 Max Q. However, the 1 lows with the i9 are 10 to 20 FPS higher than the i7. DOOM was tested using Vulkan and is a game that almost always gets really high frame. Rates. There wasnt really that much difference between the different setting levels, still over 140 FPS at max settings with well above 100 for the 1 low, which shows it was running perfectly smoothly.. Strange Brigade was another game that was tested with Vulkan, and this one was also running well with the built in benchmark., Still around 120 FPS at ultra settings and above 200 at low settings with relatively high 1 low results compared to averages. Lets also take a look At how this config of the new Aero 17 compares with other laptops to see how it stacks up use these results as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield, 5 Ive got the Aero 17 highlighted in red near Similarly, specced machines, including the new Aero 15 OLED, just below it. In terms of average FPS, the result is right in line with the Aero 15 and Lenovo Y740, both of which are machines with the same GPU but i7 CPU. However, the average from the Razer Blade Pro 17 with same GPU, is significantly higher as that machine undervolts, the CPU overclocks the graphics and boosts the GPU power limit.
Higher. Im only testing these machines at their best stock settings. So with some tweaks we could also improve the Aero 17. However, even at stock, due to the superior i9 CPU with higher clock speeds and more cores were getting the highest 1 low result out of all machines. Tested., This 1 result is ahead of the average FPS in the Scar II with RTX 2060. Just for comparison. Here are the results from Far Cry 5 with ultra settings in the built in benchmark.. Ive found this to be a pretty CPU heavy test, though, unlike the last game were not seeing results too different from the other. Similarly, specced machines., The average FPS, was again in line with most of the other 2070 Max Q machines tested, though the 1 low was a little ahead of the others again most likely due to the higher CPU performance. The difference is just much smaller in this title.. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb raider, with the built in benchmark at highest settings. Once more. The average frame rates are very similar to the other 2070 Max Q machines tested again, with the exception of the Blade Pro as thats just tuned, very well out of the box. Still, though, the Aero 17 holds up nicely, here. Ill be overclocking and undervolting. The Aero 17 in future videos so keep an eye out for those.. Overall, the new Gigabyte Aero 17 laptop is providing high levels of performance.
Many RTX 2070 Max Q laptops Ive used cap, the GPU power limit to 80 watts. So the option of boosting this to 90 watts improves performance.. Likewise, the 8 core i9 CPU with 80 watt power limit, is a step up over the usual i7 9750H machines Ive tested previously, and while it can be overclocked weve only looked at stock performance here again Ill cover overclocking in detail in future content.. It does really depend on the game, though. Some games saw very similar performance to a laptop with same GPU, but i7 9750H, especially in terms of average FPS. Higher 1 low performance was more common with the i9, while other games saw no noticeable improvements.. Of course not all games are really going to care about the differences between 6 and 8 cores, so different results are expected.. This might change more once we boost the clock speed with some overclocking though., While my Aero 17 came with a 4K screen, Ive only tested games at 1080p here and they looked fine to me. But let me know if you also want to see some games tested at 4K for the upcoming full review video.. Let me know what you thought of the gaming performance from the new Aero 17 laptop down in the comments and, if youre new to the channel youll. Definitely want to get subscribed for the full review to see everything.