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1st place for the GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU in the Gigabyte G5 GD

Gigabyte G5 GD in review: Cheap gaming laptop without Windows
Gigabyte G5 GD in review: Cheap gaming laptop without Windows
The Core i5 processor and the GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU bring all the latest games smoothly onto the G5's matte Full HD screen. The laptop offers space for up to three storage drives. A Windows operating system isn't included with the device.
Sascha Mölck (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

The Gigabyte G5 GD is an entry-level gaming laptop. The 15.6-incher is available for just under 750 Euros (~$849). The G5's case doesn't feature premium materials. The entire chassis is made of black plastic. Good: The battery isn't firmly built into the device, so it can be removed. However, battery life is poor. You can see the battery more as an emergency power supply in case of a power outage.

The combination of the Core i5-11400H CPU, the GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU of RAM (dual-channel mode) brings all modern games smoothly onto the screen. The full display resolution (1920x1080 pixels) and high to maximum quality settings can usually be selected. Good: Thanks to a maximum TGP of 85 watts, the RTX 3050 GPU delivers both the best 3DMark results as well as the best frame rates in games that we have observed so far with this graphics core.

The matte display (Full HD, IPS, 144 Hz) offers stable viewing angles, good contrast, and decent color reproduction. But there is room for improvement in terms of brightness, color-space coverage, and response times.

The relatively low price level of 750 Euros ($849) is largely owed to the fact that no Windows operating system is included with the laptop. Those in possession of a valid Windows license should install Windows 10. Windows 11 is only compatible with newer BIOS versions, which unfortunately lead to gaming issues. Linux would be the obvious first alternative, but installing and setting up the system would probably be too much of a hassle for many users.

Further information and many benchmark results are available in our review of the Gigabyte G5 GD.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 866 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 513 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sascha Mölck, 2021-11-28 (Update: 2021-11-27)