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Aorus 15G XB in review: Successful gaming machine with mechanical keyboard

It clicked. The Aorus 15G XB brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte 15.6-inch screen (240 Hz, Full HD, IGZO). The rest of the equipment is also right: NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), a mechanical keyboard, and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Florian Glaser (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

The Aorus 15G XB is a light, compact gaming laptop in the 15.6-inch format that is equipped with a lot of computing power. The test device provided to us is powered by a Core i7-10875H processor and a GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics core. The laptop stands out from the crowd of gaming laptops because it has a mechanical keyboard on board. Competitors include devices like the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS, the Alienware m15 R3, the Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52, the Razer Blade 15, and the Schenker XMG Neo 15.

Aorus 15G XB
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 930 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 256-bit interface, 27.21.14.5167, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel, two memory slots (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Sharp LQ156M1JW03, IGZO, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB 
, 2x M.2 2280 (1x NVMe, 1x NVMe/SATA), 402 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 356 x 250 ( = 0.98 x 14.02 x 9.84 in)
Battery
94 Wh, 6200 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: mechanical, Keyboard Light: yes, Thermally conductive pad for a second M.2 SSD, Xsplit Gamecaster, Xsplit Broadcaster, MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.257 kg ( = 79.61 oz / 4.98 pounds), Power Supply: 725 g ( = 25.57 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Price
2290 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
08/2020
Aorus 15G XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.3 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080
84 %
07/2020
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.4 kg24.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
07/2020
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
2.3 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
04/2020
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.1 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080
86 %
05/2020
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg19.9 mm15.6"3840x2160
83 %
11/2019
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg22 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case - Aorus with a fancy metal case

The computer's powerful hardware is housed in a silver-gray metal case that left a high-quality impression both visually and haptically. In combination with the very slim display bezels, this results in a device that is overall quite attractive. The palm rest and the back of the lid have smooth surfaces. Moreover, the illuminated Aorus logo places emphasis on the lid's back. The laptop doesn't have a maintenance hatch, and the battery is firmly installed.

The laptop shows good workmanship. No excess material is noticeable, and the gap dimensions are in order too. Stability is also right since the base unit can only be twisted slightly. This can be done to a somewhat larger extent when it comes to the lid, but overall, everything remains completely within the limits. Furthermore, exerting pressure on the back of the lid doesn't lead to image distortions. The hinges hold the lid firmly in position, but they wobble a bit. In addition, opening the lid with one hand is possible. The maximum aperture angle is about 135°.

The Aorus 15 is a slim and light gaming laptop. In terms of weight, it's on par with the devices in our comparison field. The fact that it's a bit thicker than some competitors is due to the mechanical keyboard.

Size comparison

360 mm / 14.2 inch 275 mm / 10.8 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.4 kg5.21 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg4.98 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.1 kg4.53 lbs360.3 mm / 14.2 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.3 kg5 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt 3 on board

The gaming laptop features a well-rounded port configuration. All three USB Type-A ports work according to the 3.2 Gen 1 standard. There are also two video outputs (HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.4), a combo audio connection, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Good: A Thunderbolt 3 port is also available. As a result, it would be possible to use extensive docking solutions or to connect an external GPU that offers more power.

Right side: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), Thunderbolt 3, memory card reader (SD), power supply
Right side: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), Thunderbolt 3, memory card reader (SD), power supply
Left side: HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio, Gigabit Ethernet
Left side: HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio, Gigabit Ethernet

SD card reader

SD cards don't fit completely into the built-in memory card reader; they protrude a good 15 mm. Moreover, the model used here is one of the faster representatives of its kind. When copying large data blocks, a maximum transfer speed of 248 MB/s is achieved. The transfer of 250 jpg image files (about 5 MB each) is completed at a speed of 210 MB/s. We test memory card readers using a reference card (the 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Aorus 15G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
210 MB/s ∼100%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
189.3 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 212, n=297)
93.4 MB/s ∼44% -56%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Aorus 15G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
248 MB/s ∼100%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
225 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=295)
110 MB/s ∼44% -56%

Communication

The Killer WLAN module has a chip from Intel that supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax WLAN standards. The transmission speeds determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are excellent. In addition, the Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet controller handles wired network connections, and it does its job smoothly.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1522 (1406min - 1631max) MBit/s ∼100% +36%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1390 MBit/s ∼91% +24%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1375 (1240min - 1425max) MBit/s ∼90% +23%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1360 MBit/s ∼89% +21%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1238 (1020min - 1354max) MBit/s ∼81% +11%
Aorus 15G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1120 MBit/s ∼74%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=348)
729 MBit/s ∼48% -35%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1622 (1486min - 1748max) MBit/s ∼100% +18%
Aorus 15G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1370 MBit/s ∼84%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1340 MBit/s ∼83% -2%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1202 (1013min - 1346max) MBit/s ∼74% -12%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1140 MBit/s ∼70% -17%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1057 (522min - 1214max) MBit/s ∼65% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=348)
675 MBit/s ∼42% -51%

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP) isn't located in the display bezel, but it's in the base unit instead - above the keyboard. It produces slightly blurry images in a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Moreover, there are issues with color accuracy, and the target (Delta E less than 3) is missed with a Delta E 2000 deviation of just under 12.

ColorChecker
24.9 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 15G XB: 11.85 ∆E min: 2.61 - max: 29.22 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.4 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3: 10.61 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 18.71 ∆E
ColorChecker
5.1 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware m15 R3 P87F: 9.14 ∆E min: 3.05 - max: 12.97 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.7 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328: 8.13 ∆E min: 3.62 - max: 13.2 ∆E

Accessories

The laptop comes with the usual documents: A quick-start guide and warranty information. In addition, a thermal pad for a second M.2 SSD is found in the box.

Maintenance

The laptop doesn't have a maintenance hatch. In order to get to the inside, the bottom cover must be lifted. After removing all the screws on the underside of the device, the bottom cover can be detached with the aid of a grout finishing tool or a similar auxiliary tool. The cover isn't placed in an excessively tight way.

Aorus 15G XB hardware
Aorus 15G XB hardware

Warranty

Gigabyte honors the laptop with a two-year warranty. We couldn't find any warranty extensions.

Input devices - The Aorus laptop comes with a mechanical keyboard

Keyboard

The Aorus 15 has a mechanical keyboard (including RGB lighting) from Omron on board that has keys with a concave shape. They offer a comfortable travel and have a clearly audible and perceptible pressure point. In addition, the keyboard doesn't give way when typing. All in all, Gigabyte delivers a consistent and successful keyboard here.

Touchpad

The multi-touch capable ClickPad takes up an area of approximately 10.6 x 7.1 cm. As a result, a lot of space is available for using gesture controls. The smooth surface of the pad makes it easy for the fingers to glide on it. Furthermore, the pad also reacts to input in the corners. An exception is the upper left corner since this area contains a fingerprint scanner.

Aorus 15G XB input devices
Aorus 15G XB input devices

Display - 240 Hz IGZO

The matte 15.6-inch display has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The contrast (880:1) and brightness (248 cd/m²) are too low. A laptop in this price range should offer more. We consider values beyond 1000:1 and 300 cd/m², respectively, to be good. Moreover, the 240 Hz panel's response times are alright.

Unfortunately, the screen flickers at a frequency of 23,580 Hz at brightness levels of 24% and below. Due to the high frequency, even sensitive users shouldn't be troubled by headaches and/or eye problems.

243
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
236
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ156M1JW03
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 264 cd/m² Average: 248.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 264 cd/m²
Contrast: 880:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.21 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 0.92
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6
90% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 68% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.192
Aorus 15G XB
Sharp LQ156M1JW03, IGZO, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
AUO B156HAN12.0 (AUO7A8C), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Samsung SDCA029, AMOLED, 3840x2160, 15.6
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NV156FHM-N4G (BOE084D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
14%
40%
9%
20%
17%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
16 (8.4, 7.6)
14.4 (6.8, 7.6)
10%
4 (1.6, 2.4)
75%
14.4 (7.2, 7.2)
10%
2.7 (1.2, 1.5)
83%
9.6 (4.8, 4.8)
40%
Response Time Black / White *
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
9.2 (4.8, 4.4)
18%
10.8 (5.2, 5.6)
4%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
7%
2.6 (1.1, 1.5)
77%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
-7%
PWM Frequency
23580 (24)
59.52 (100)
-100%
Screen
-0%
-28%
-51%
-48%
-38%
Brightness middle
264
307.2
16%
326.7
24%
320
21%
366.7
39%
313
19%
Brightness
248
301
21%
316
27%
318
28%
371
50%
295
19%
Brightness Distribution
89
91
2%
87
-2%
88
-1%
91
2%
89
0%
Black Level *
0.3
0.21
30%
0.33
-10%
0.24
20%
0.3
-0%
Contrast
880
1463
66%
990
13%
1333
51%
1043
19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.21
1.85
-53%
2.4
-98%
4.03
-233%
5.21
-331%
3.33
-175%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.07
3.92
-28%
6.06
-97%
8.43
-175%
7.92
-158%
6.25
-104%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.92
1.26
-37%
1.51
-64%
0.98
-7%
1.77
-92%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.6
2
-25%
3.2
-100%
5.94
-271%
2
-25%
3.1
-94%
Gamma
2.192 100%
2.15 102%
2.13 103%
2.42 91%
2.17 101%
2.51 88%
CCT
6340 103%
6479 100%
7129 91%
6751 96%
6514 100%
6930 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
68
65
-4%
63.7
-6%
66
-3%
86.6
27%
59
-13%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
99.7
11%
99.2
10%
99
10%
100
11%
90
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 2%
6% / -17%
-21% / -42%
-14% / -30%
-11% / -30%

* ... smaller is better

The display features an X-Rite Pantone certification that ensures a very natural color reproduction. Out of the box, the display already meets the target (Delta E less than 3) with a Delta E 2000 color deviation of 1.21. In addition, it doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Improvements can still be achieved by means of calibration. For example, the color deviation drops to 0.92, and the grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The AdobeRGB (68%) and sRGB (90%) color spaces aren't fully mapped.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Aorus 15G XB vs. sRGB (90%)
Aorus 15G XB vs. sRGB (90%)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Aorus 15G XB vs. AdobeRGB (68%)
Aorus 15G XB vs. AdobeRGB (68%)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
11.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 7.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 23580 Hz ≤ 24 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 23580 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 24 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 23580 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17699 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Gigabyte equips the Aorus 15 with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Consequently, the screen can be read from any position. The laptop isn't really intended for outdoor use. Reading the display outdoors is only possible when the sun isn't too bright.

The Aorus 15 outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
The Aorus 15 outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Core i7 with good performance development

With the Aorus 15G XB, Gigabyte has a 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its range that brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen. Our test device will set you back about 2,300 Euros (~$2,712). Other configuration variants are available as well.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 

Test conditions

The preinstalled Aorus Control Center software offers, among other things, the possibility to set an energy profile. We use the "Auto" option (with enabled AI function) here. The Control Center then selects the appropriate settings itself. We use Windows' own energy profiles only for our runtime tests.

Processor

The built-in Core i7-10875H octa-core processor is from Intel's Comet Lake generation. The CPU runs at a base speed of 2.3 GHz. In addition, the clock rate can be increased to 4.3 GHz (eight cores) or 5.1 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported.

The processor works through the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test at 4.2 to 4.3 GHz for a few seconds. The clock rate then drops to 3.4 to 3.6 GHz. The single-thread test is run at 4.5 to 4.9 GHz. Furthermore, the speed is 1.8 GHz for both multithread and single-thread usage on battery power.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
GPU load
GPU load

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The results drop from the first to the third run and then remain at a constant level. Turbo is used to quite a large extent.

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Aorus 15G XB Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1613 (1597.32-1826.4)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS Intel Core i9-10980HK, Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1622 (1604.75-1733.1)
Alienware m15 R3 P87F Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1338 (1320.39-1347.39)
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3 Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1213 (1201.27-1287.87)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1069 (1047.18-1166.18)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19 Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1002 (974.71-1181)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
133.88 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1826 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
202 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
211 Points ∼100% +4%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
202 Points ∼96%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
201 Points ∼95% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
193 Points ∼91% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
192 Points ∼91% -5%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
190 Points ∼90% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=608)
161 Points ∼76% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1826 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1733 (1604.75min - 1733.1max) Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
1347 (1320.39min - 1347.39max) Points ∼74% -26%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
1288 (1201.27min - 1287.87max) Points ∼71% -29%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
1181 Points ∼65% -35%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1166 (1047.18min - 1166.18max) Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=612)
914 Points ∼50% -50%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
423 Seconds * ∼100% -49%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=73)
392 Seconds * ∼93% -38%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
368 Seconds * ∼87% -30%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
326 Seconds * ∼77% -15%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
284 Seconds * ∼67%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
279 Seconds * ∼66% +2%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
47806 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
46426 MIPS ∼97%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=74)
36708 MIPS ∼77% -21%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
35346 MIPS ∼74% -24%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
35130 MIPS ∼73% -24%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
29009 MIPS ∼61% -38%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5525 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
5319 MIPS ∼96%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5051 MIPS ∼91% -5%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
5015 MIPS ∼91% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5674, n=74)
4875 MIPS ∼88% -8%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
4504 MIPS ∼82% -15%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
490 Points ∼100% +2%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
482 Points ∼98%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
479 Points ∼98% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
470 Points ∼96% -2%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
468 Points ∼96% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 511, n=119)
448 Points ∼91% -7%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼89% -10%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3871 Points ∼100% +4%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
3723 Points ∼96%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
3299 Points ∼85% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (1530 - 6321, n=120)
2948 Points ∼76% -21%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
2932 Points ∼76% -21%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
2600 Points ∼67% -30%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
2384 Points ∼62% -36%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8586 Points ∼100% +5%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
8190 Points ∼95%
Average of class Gaming
  (3448 - 10190, n=57)
6585 Points ∼77% -20%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
6380 Points ∼74% -22%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
6216 Points ∼72% -24%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5242 Points ∼61% -36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1368 Points ∼100% +7%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1281 Points ∼94%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
1269 Points ∼93% -1%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
1233 Points ∼90% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (874 - 1401, n=57)
1217 Points ∼89% -5%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1114 Points ∼81% -13%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13 fps ∼100% +2%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.8 fps ∼98%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
11.1 fps ∼85% -13%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.1 fps ∼78% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 18.9, n=73)
10 fps ∼77% -22%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.074 fps ∼62% -37%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
60.1 s ∼100% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=50)
57.2 s ∼95% +3%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
55.78 s ∼93%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
53.2 s ∼89% -5%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
52.1 s ∼87% -7%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
48.4 s ∼81% -13%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.708 sec * ∼100% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.546 - 0.761, n=54)
0.613 sec * ∼87% -5%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.606 sec * ∼86% -3%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.586 sec * ∼83%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.565 sec * ∼80% +4%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The system works well and smoothly, and we didn't encounter any problems. The laptop has enough computing power for all common application areas. In theory, gaming, video-editing, and image-editing don't pose any great challenge for the device.

Two memory slots are available. Memory runs in dual-channel mode.
Two memory slots are available. Memory runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4719 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4518 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6081 points
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PCMark 10 - Score
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
6255 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
6236 Points ∼100% +16%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
5522 Points ∼88% +2%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5484 Points ∼88% +2%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5393 Points ∼86%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=292)
5324 Points ∼85% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
5244 Points ∼84% -3%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
6456 Points ∼100% +6%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
6224 Points ∼96% +2%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6081 Points ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=449)
5118 Points ∼79% -16%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4705 Points ∼73% -23%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
5702 Points ∼100% +21%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
5020 Points ∼88% +6%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4719 Points ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=466)
4297 Points ∼75% -9%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3696 Points ∼65% -22%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we could observe issues with the DPC latencies. The system doesn't seem to be suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6243.8 μs * ∼100% -164%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2364.3 μs * ∼38%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
1474.8 μs * ∼24% +38%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
1206.3 μs * ∼19% +49%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
905.1 μs * ∼14% +62%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The system drive is an NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from Samsung that offers 512 GB of storage space. The transfer speeds are very good. Moreover, the laptop still has room for a second M.2 2280 SSD. This can be either an NVMe or a SATA model.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
A second M.2 SSD (NVMe or SATA) could be installed.
A second M.2 SSD (NVMe or SATA) could be installed.
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3360 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2978 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 557.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 499 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1297 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2617 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 44.37 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 121.6 MB/s
Aorus 15G XB
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Lite-On CA5-8D512
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
4%
-3%
9%
6%
-14%
Write 4K
121.6
128.4
6%
67.32
-45%
131.7
8%
118.7
-2%
108.7
-11%
Read 4K
44.37
53.68
21%
41.47
-7%
47.34
7%
52.4
18%
41.4
-7%
Write Seq
2617
1875
-28%
2239
-14%
2884
10%
2247
-14%
1083
-59%
Read Seq
1297
2315
78%
2112
63%
2303
78%
2234
72%
917.2
-29%
Write 4K Q32T1
499
427.2
-14%
488.9
-2%
423.9
-15%
514.9
3%
468.5
-6%
Read 4K Q32T1
557.2
440.7
-21%
556.7
0%
487.7
-12%
583.8
5%
529.6
-5%
Write Seq Q32T1
2978
2793
-6%
2654
-11%
2822
-5%
2235
-25%
3057
3%
Read Seq Q32T1
3360
3101
-8%
3137
-7%
3478
4%
3171
-6%
3422
2%
AS SSD
-8%
-78%
2%
-23%
15%
Copy Game MB/s
1041.9
1684.01
62%
1492.7
43%
1037.41
0%
Copy Program MB/s
527.83
751.43
42%
668.95
27%
678.61
29%
Copy ISO MB/s
1532.6
3474.48
127%
1684.53
10%
2474.39
61%
Score Total
4685
3510
-25%
3968
-15%
4677
0%
3037
-35%
5738
22%
Score Write
2344
1615
-31%
1565
-33%
2367
1%
1351
-42%
2818
20%
Score Read
1513
1264
-16%
1580
4%
1529
1%
1105
-27%
1922
27%
Access Time Write *
0.034
0.109
-221%
0.388
-1041%
0.038
-12%
0.111
-226%
0.028
18%
Access Time Read *
0.063
0.044
30%
0.062
2%
0.065
-3%
0.052
17%
0.066
-5%
4K-64 Write
1961.92
1350.51
-31%
1270.68
-35%
2007.16
2%
1041.26
-47%
2441.88
24%
4K-64 Read
1284.1
1015.73
-21%
1334.41
4%
1205.16
-6%
855.64
-33%
1636.75
27%
4K Write
109.27
120.14
10%
62.93
-42%
98.89
-9%
101.08
-7%
118.61
9%
4K Read
49.67
50.29
1%
39.72
-20%
47.55
-4%
47.71
-4%
50.99
3%
Seq Write
2724.02
1444.37
-47%
2315.59
-15%
2612.8
-4%
2090.14
-23%
2574.62
-5%
Seq Read
1794.68
1981.74
10%
2058.19
15%
2766.61
54%
2020.65
13%
2341.48
30%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / -4%
-41% / -51%
6% / 5%
-9% / -12%
1% / 3%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Aorus 15G XB GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø2478 (1855.35-2532.1)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0): Ø3070 (2808.51-3091.2)
Alienware m15 R3 P87F GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0): Ø1144 (833.2-2345.38)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512: Ø2998 (2139.1-3218.92)

Graphics card

Gigabyte equips the Aorus 15 with a GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics core. This DirectX 12 GPU is based on Nvidia's Turing architecture. Nvidia specifies a speed level between 930 MHz (base) and 1,155 MHz (boost) for the GPU.

Higher speeds are feasible if the GPU doesn't reach a specified temperature and/or energy threshold. In this way, we register a maximum of 1,869 MHz. Our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,365 MHz. In addition, the GPU can access fast GDDR6 graphics memory (8,192 MB).

The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for the graphics core. Moreover, the UHD Graphics 630 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 Performance
23892 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
49906 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
18883 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7590 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
30568 Points ∼100% +10%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
30456 Points ∼100% +10%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
27715 Points ∼91%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
26160 Points ∼86% -6%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
23326 Points ∼76% -16%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
21861 Points ∼72% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=705)
14591 Points ∼48% -47%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
8389 Points ∼100% +14%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
8379 Points ∼100% +14%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
7910 Points ∼94% +8%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
7343 Points ∼88%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
6722 Points ∼80% -8%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
6387 Points ∼76% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=241)
5960 Points ∼71% -19%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
22326 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
22183 Points ∼99% +5%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
21150 Points ∼95%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
20712 Points ∼93% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
18166 Points ∼81% -14%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
17419 Points ∼78% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=628)
12151 Points ∼54% -43%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
133502 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
130740 Points ∼98% +3%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
126747 Points ∼95%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
125664 Points ∼94% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
114009 Points ∼85% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=605)
71477 Points ∼54% -44%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
59017 Points ∼44% -53%

Gaming performance

The Aorus XB brings all the latest games smoothly onto the screen. Usually, Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings can be selected. In addition, the GPU can also handle resolutions beyond Full HD (an appropriate monitor would have to be connected for this). However, the quality settings should be reduced in that case - especially at 4K level.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
85.7 (80min - 91max) fps ∼61% +14%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
83.4 (67min) fps ∼59% +10%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H
81 (77min - 86max) fps ∼57% +7%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
75.5 (63min) fps ∼54%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
61.9 (58min - 69max) fps ∼44% -18%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
60.4 (49min) fps ∼43% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=403)
53.2 fps ∼38% -30%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
166.5 fps ∼63%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=383)
102 fps ∼38% -39%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
104 fps ∼63% +8%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
97 (75min) fps ∼59% +1%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
96 fps ∼58%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H
93 fps ∼56% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
85 fps ∼52% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (23 - 124, n=102)
74.5 fps ∼45% -22%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
107 (72min) fps ∼63% +27%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
84.2 fps ∼50%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
83.2 (65min) fps ∼49% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (17.3 - 136, n=27)
74.6 fps ∼44% -11%
Doom Eternal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
147 (94min) fps ∼57% +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (25.9 - 191, n=27)
133 fps ∼51% +2%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
130.2 fps ∼50%
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
43.7 (28min) fps ∼58% +11%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
39.4 fps ∼52%
Average of class Gaming
  (18.6 - 56.8, n=25)
37.4 fps ∼49% -5%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant even over a prolonged period of time, we let the game The Witcher 3 run for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character embodied by the player is not moved during this whole period. A drop in frame rates wasn't found.

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Alienware m15 R3 P87F GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0); FPS: Ø70.8 (65-79)
Aorus 15G XB GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø73.9 (68-80)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0): Ø76.5 (71-83)
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3 GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø84.4 (72-91)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512: Ø62.4 (55-69)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19 GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001: Ø60.8 (55-68)
GPU measurements during our The Witcher 3 test
GPU measurements during our The Witcher 3 test
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 420.2 359.5 329.8 166.5 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 323.7 232 136.2 75.5 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 133 112 106 96 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 255.2 122.8 77.6 54.8 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 160.9 116.2 97.8 84.2 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 108 98.2 92.1 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 132.8 86.6 60.2 39.4 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 232.3 152 135.1 130.2 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 272.4 165.8 109.2 79 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 258 163 145 104 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 164.3 114.5 104.3 101.8 fps

Emissions - Hot and noisy under load

Noise emissions

The two fans are usually not quiet in idle usage. Consequently, users have to deal with a permanent but tolerable fan noise. Nevertheless: Idle sound pressure levels of up to 38 dB(A) are quite high. The fans really turn up under load. In this way, we register maximum levels of 54 dB(A) (stress test) and 50 dB(A) (The Witcher 3 test), respectively. Gaming is no fun without a headset here.

Noise Level

Idle
32 / 34 / 38 dB(A)
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