A leak reveals a new Gigabyte AORUS gaming laptop with a powerful Intel Alder Lake processor and DDR5 RAM
The launch of Intel's Alder Lake laptop processors is approaching, with details about their hierarchy and TDPs having already leaked. Now, a new Gigabyte Aorus 17G has been spotted on UserBenchmark, a device that we last reviewed in June. While we reviewed the AORUS 17G YD, UserBenchmark shows that Gigabyte is developing the AORUS 17G YE5 with Alder Lake processors and fast RAM.
Setting the irrelevant benchmark results aside, UserBenchmark informs us that Gigabyte has equipped the Aorus 17G with a 14-core and 20 thread processor, along with 16 GB of DDR5 RAM running at 4,800 MHz. If the Y in AORUS 17G YD is anything to go by, then the AORUS 17G YE5 should also have an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. Additionally, the device has a 4K display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Based on previous leaks, there are three candidates for the 14-core processor, which all have six performance and eight efficiency cores, along with 96 EU iGPUs. However, one of these is a 28 W part, an unlikely partner for an AORUS gaming laptop. Removing that processor from the list leaves two 45 W chips, a Core i7 and a Core i9. Videocardz believes that this could be the Core i7-12700H or Core i7-12800H, but this is only speculation on its part.
It is unclear when the AORUS 17G YE5 will arrive, but Intel is expected to announce its Alder Lake product stack this autumn. Assuming that the release window is correct, then Gigabyte may announce the laptop before the end of the year or at CES 2022 in January 2022.