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Aorus 17G YD in review: Loud gaming laptop with a good mechanical keyboard

Up to date. Gigabyte updates the 17G with the latest technology: A Tiger Lake processor, a GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU, PCI Express 4.0, and Thunderbolt 4. The Aorus 17G YD's highlight is still its good mechanical keyboard.
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Gigabyte presents an up-to-date gaming laptop in the 17.3-inch format with the Aorus 17G YD. This is the identical sibling model of the Aorus 17G XB that we already reviewed. The competitors include devices like the Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA, the Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6, the Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021), the Alienware m17 R4, and the MSI GE76 Raider 10UH.

Since the two Aorus 17G models are identical in construction, we won't go further into the case, the connectivity, the input devices, and the speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Aorus 17G XB.

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Aorus 17G YD (17G Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 109 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1245 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 105 W TDP + 15 W Dynamic Boost, GDDR6, 27.21.14.6647, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Sharp LQ173M1JW04, IPS, glossy: no, 300 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, 512 GB 
, 2 M.2-2280 slots (1x PCIe 4, 1x PCIe 3/SATA), 399 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC897
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 1x mic in, 1 headset out, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 405 x 276 ( = 1.02 x 15.94 x 10.87 in)
Battery
99 Wh, 6514 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: mechanical keyboard with Omron gaming switch, Keyboard Light: yes, thermal pad, Microsoft 365 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.82 kg ( = 99.47 oz / 6.22 pounds), Power Supply: 735 g ( = 25.93 oz / 1.62 pounds)
Price
2,298 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
06/2021
Aorus 17G YD
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080
87 %
05/2021
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg28.3 mm17.30"1920x1080
88 %
06/2021
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg23.5 mm16.00"2560x1600
85 %
01/2021
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg27 mm17.30"2560x1440
85 %
04/2021
Alienware m17 R4
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg22 mm17.30"1920x1080
87 %
03/2021
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg27.4 mm17.30"1920x1080

Size comparison

405 mm / 15.9 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.8 kg6.22 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 268.5 mm / 10.6 inch 27.4 mm / 1.079 inch 3 kg6.67 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 282 mm / 11.1 inch 28.3 mm / 1.114 inch 2.8 kg6.14 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 261 mm / 10.3 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.5 kg5.55 lbs399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 294.3 mm / 11.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.5 kg5.5 lbs

Connectivity - Now with Thunderbolt 4

Compared to the Aorus 17G XB, the 17G YD has received some upgrades in terms of ports. The HDMI port supports the 2.1 standard (XB: 2.0), which enables higher resolutions and frame rates. The current 17G model also comes with a Thunderbolt 4 instead of a Thunderbolt 3 port. DisplayPort via USB-C and Power Delivery are supported.

Left side: Gigabit Ethernet, memory card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), mic in, headset out, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Left side: Gigabit Ethernet, memory card reader (SD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), mic in, headset out, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C; DisplayPort, Power Delivery), Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, power supply
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C; DisplayPort, Power Delivery), Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, power supply
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SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Aorus 17G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
212 MB/s ∼100% +10%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
193.9 MB/s ∼91% +1%
Aorus 17G YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
192 MB/s ∼91%
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
190 MB/s ∼90% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 222, n=91, last 2 years)
114 MB/s ∼54% -41%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83 MB/s ∼39% -57%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Aorus 17G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
247 MB/s ∼100% +25%
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
239 MB/s ∼97% +21%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
203.2 MB/s ∼82% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
197 MB/s ∼80%
Average of class Gaming
  (20.5 - 257, n=91, last 2 years)
127 MB/s ∼51% -36%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
90 MB/s ∼36% -54%
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1550 MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1369 (693min - 1436max) MBit/s ∼88%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1350 MBit/s ∼87% -1%
Aorus 17G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1260 MBit/s ∼81% -8%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1240 (422min - 1441max) MBit/s ∼80% -9%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1120 (1004min - 1256max) MBit/s ∼72% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (249 - 1645, n=157, last 2 years)
1112 MBit/s ∼72% -19%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=108)
1094 MBit/s ∼71% -20%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
907 (799min - 997max) MBit/s ∼59% -34%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1600 MBit/s ∼100% +37%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1433 (1359min - 1510max) MBit/s ∼90% +23%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1370 MBit/s ∼86% +17%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1261 (629min - 1366max) MBit/s ∼79% +8%
Aorus 17G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1260 MBit/s ∼79% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=157, last 2 years)
1182 MBit/s ∼74% +1%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=109)
1171 MBit/s ∼73% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1169 (619min - 1217max) MBit/s ∼73%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
948 (830min - 1016max) MBit/s ∼59% -19%
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Aorus 17G YD Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1148 (619-1217)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1433 (1359-1510)
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6 Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø948 (830-1016)
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1240 (629-1366)
Aorus 17G YD Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1346 (693-1436)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø907 (799-997)
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6 Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1120 (1004-1256)
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1226 (422-1441)
ColorChecker
14.6 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
30 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
21 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware m17 R4: 19.75 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 32.34 ∆E
ColorChecker
18.3 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
10 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
20 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6: 17.37 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 25.22 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.2 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H): 13.98 ∆E min: 4.53 - max: 18.6 ∆E
ColorChecker
9.7 ∆E
14 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GE76 Raider 10UH: 12.13 ∆E min: 4.22 - max: 22.21 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
13 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 17G XB: 10.03 ∆E min: 2.9 - max: 20.41 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
8 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 17G YD: 6.79 ∆E min: 2.11 - max: 15.47 ∆E

Display - 300 Hz IPS panel

While the contrast (1,192:1) of the matte 17.3-inch display (1920x1080 pixels) meets the target (> 1,000:1), the average brightness (282.4 cd/m²) is too low. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² to be good. The display also shows an uneven brightness distribution. However, the 300 Hz panel has fast response times and no PWM flickering.

328
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ173M1JW04
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 329 cd/m² Average: 282.4 cd/m² Minimum: 6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 73 %
Center on Battery: 286 cd/m²
Contrast: 1192:1 (Black: 0.24 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.79 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.82
ΔE Greyscale 3.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
96% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
74% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
73.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
72.32% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.358
Aorus 17G YD
Sharp LQ173M1JW04, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AU Optronics B173HAN05.4, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
CSOT T3 MNG007DA1-1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
BOE NE173QHM-NY2 (BOE0977), IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Aorus 17G XB
AU Optronics B173HAN05.0 (AUO509D), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Alienware m17 R4
AU Optronics AUOEC91, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
AU Optronics B173HAN05.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
-2%
-2%
-2%
-2%
-2%
-1%
Display P3 Coverage
72.32
71
-2%
70.26
-3%
70.46
-3%
70.59
-2%
69.83
-3%
71.81
-1%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.41
-1%
99.37
-1%
99.47
-1%
97.19
-3%
99.65
0%
98.09
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
73.7
72.22
-2%
72.65
-1%
71.85
-3%
72.81
-1%
71.62
-3%
73.92
0%
Response Times
17%
14%
-17%
-24%
2%
-30%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
13.6 (6.8, 6.8)
6.6 (2.2, 4.4)
51%
14 (6.8, 7.2)
-3%
16.8 (8.4, 8.4)
-24%
16 (7.6, 8.4)
-18%
13.2 (6.4, 6.8)
3%
20.4 (9.2, 11.2)
-50%
Response Time Black / White *
9.2 (5.2, 4)
10.8 (5.2, 5.6)
-17%
6.4 (2, 4.4)
30%
10 (4, 6)
-9%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
-30%
9.2 (4.8, 4.4)
-0%
10 (5.2, 4.8)
-9%
PWM Frequency
151500
Screen
6%
21%
2%
17%
21%
-21%
Brightness middle
286
303.8
6%
489
71%
410
43%
293
2%
305
7%
324.6
13%
Brightness
282
292
4%
469
66%
381
35%
285
1%
301
7%
312
11%
Brightness Distribution
73
85
16%
92
26%
88
21%
95
30%
93
27%
87
19%
Black Level *
0.24
0.23
4%
0.38
-58%
0.37
-54%
0.24
-0%
0.19
21%
0.28
-17%
Contrast
1192
1321
11%
1287
8%
1108
-7%
1221
2%
1605
35%
1159
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.79
1.87
33%
1.45
48%
2.55
9%
1.27
54%
1.31
53%
3.87
-39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.23
3.26
48%
2.16
65%
4.33
30%
2.24
64%
2.32
63%
9.35
-50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.82
1.45
-77%
1.16
-41%
1.28
-56%
1.06
-29%
0.91
-11%
1.42
-73%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.5
2.7
23%
1.6
54%
3.4
3%
1.34
62%
2.3
34%
6.5
-86%
Gamma
2.358 93%
2.26 97%
2.197 100%
2.275 97%
2.38 92%
2.281 96%
2.23 99%
CCT
6147 106%
6436 101%
6377 102%
6637 98%
6542 99%
6449 101%
5702 114%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
74
65.6
-11%
73
-1%
72
-3%
73
-1%
72
-3%
66.3
-10%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96
99.4
4%
94
-2%
95
-1%
94
-2%
94
-2%
98
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 6%
11% / 16%
-6% / -1%
-3% / 8%
7% / 14%
-17% / -18%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the display shows a good color reproduction and meets the target with a color deviation of 2.79 (DeltaE less than 3). Moreover, it doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Calibration can be used to achieve improvements. The color deviation drops to 1.08, and grayscales are represented in a more balanced way. The sRGB color space is covered by 100%, while the AdobeRGB color space is covered by 74%.

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 17G YD vs. sRGB
Aorus 17G YD vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Aorus 17G YD vs. AdobeRGB
Aorus 17G YD vs. AdobeRGB

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
9.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
13.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 6.8 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. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.8 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15366 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel is legible from any position. Reading the display content outdoors is possible when the sun isn't too bright.

The Aorus 17G outdoors
The Aorus 17G outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Tiger Lake meets Ampere

With the Aorus 17G YD, Gigabyte has a 17.3-inch gaming laptop in its lineup that brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen and also cuts a fine figure in all other application areas.

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CPU-Z
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GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
Nvidia system info

Test conditions

The preinstalled Aorus Control Center offers the option to specify an energy profile, among other things. We used the automatic AI function here. As a result, the Control Center chooses the appropriate settings itself. Not only does this include the CPU's and GPU's computing power and overclocking, but it also covers the display brightness, the color temperature, and the keyboard backlight.

Some benchmarks were also run with the "Turbo Mode" profile enabled. The latter allows the CPU and GPU to run permanently at maximum performance. Compared to the automatic profile selection, the differences are small. This profile isn't recommended for prolonged use because it keeps the fans running at full power.

Processor

The Core-i7-11800H octa-core processor (Tiger Lake) runs at a base clock speed of 2.3 GHz. An increase to 4.2 GHz (eight cores) or 4.6 GHz (one core) is possible via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported.

The Cinebench R15 benchmark's CPU tests are run at 4.2 GHz (multithread) and 4.2 to 4.5 GHz (single-thread), respectively. On battery power, the CPU runs at 1.6 to 4.3 GHz (multithread) and 3.2 to 4.5 GHz (single-thread).

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)

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. Turbo nearly operates at full power.

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Aorus 17G YD Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1943 (1915.62-2089.21)
Aorus 17G YD Intel Core i7-11800H; Turbo Mode: Ø1970 (1921.32-2138.01)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2216 (2202.89-2222.96)
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2081 (1980.3-2177.34)
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H) AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2061 (2036.87-2108.48)
Aorus 17G XB Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1613 (1597.83-1832.68)
Alienware m17 R4 Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1833 (1809.95-1853.31)
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Intel Core i7-10870H: Ø1671 (1653.3-1715.27)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Turbo mode)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Turbo mode)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
227 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2089 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
188.02 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
1509 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1498 Points ∼99% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1497 Points ∼99%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1497 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1520, n=17)
1483 Points ∼98% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1403 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=77, last 2 years)
1354 Points ∼90% -10%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1305 Points ∼86% -13%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
1217 Points ∼81% -19%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13618 (13498.1min - 13618.3max) Points ∼100% +6%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
13205 Points ∼97% +3%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13042 Points ∼96% +1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
12862 Points ∼94%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
11739 Points ∼86% -9%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
11641 Points ∼85% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8447 - 14088, n=19)
11615 Points ∼85% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=78, last 2 years)
10671 Points ∼78% -17%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
10450 (9829.16min - 10450.5max) Points ∼77% -19%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
584 Points ∼100% +8%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
580 Points ∼99% +7%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
572 Points ∼98% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 584, n=18)
570 Points ∼98% +5%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
541 Points ∼93%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
540 Points ∼92% 0%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
506 Points ∼87% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=186, last 2 years)
494 Points ∼85% -9%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
486 Points ∼83% -10%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
474 Points ∼81% -12%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5277 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5054 Points ∼96% +5%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
4916 Points ∼93% +2%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
4818 Points ∼91%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4510 Points ∼85% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3306 - 5408, n=21)
4504 Points ∼85% -7%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
4456 Points ∼84% -8%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
4020 Points ∼76% -17%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
3823 Points ∼72% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=187, last 2 years)
3667 Points ∼69% -24%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
242 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼99% +6%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼96% +2%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (204 - 230, n=17)
224 Points ∼93% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
209 Points ∼86% -8%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
203 Points ∼84% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=196, last 2 years)
200 Points ∼83% -12%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
196 Points ∼81% -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2223 (2202.89min - 2222.96max) Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2177 Points ∼98% +4%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
2138 Points ∼96% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2108 (2036.87min - 2108.48max) Points ∼95% +1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
2089 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=20)
1914 Points ∼86% -8%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1853 (1809.95min - 1853.31max) Points ∼83% -11%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1833 (1597.83min - 1832.68max) Points ∼82% -12%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
1715 (1653.3min - 1715.27max) Points ∼77% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=208, last 2 years)
1559 Points ∼70% -25%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 633, n=164, last 2 years)
320 Seconds * ∼100% -13%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
290 Seconds * ∼91% -2%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
284.1 Seconds * ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 342, n=17)
277 Seconds * ∼87% +2%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
272 Seconds * ∼85% +4%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
247 Seconds * ∼77% +13%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
245 Seconds * ∼77% +14%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
240 Seconds * ∼75% +16%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
238 Seconds * ∼74% +16%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
230 Seconds * ∼72% +19%
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Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5846 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5747 MIPS ∼98% +4%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5590 MIPS ∼96% +1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
5549 MIPS ∼95% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
5547 MIPS ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=17)
5478 MIPS ∼94% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5463 MIPS ∼93% -2%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
5345 MIPS ∼91% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=165, last 2 years)
5213 MIPS ∼89% -6%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
5208 MIPS ∼89% -6%
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Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
62023 MIPS ∼100% +29%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
60761 MIPS ∼98% +26%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57284 MIPS ∼92% +19%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
54287 MIPS ∼88% +12%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
49275 MIPS ∼79% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38156 - 56758, n=17)
48934 MIPS ∼79% +1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
48261 MIPS ∼78%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
46702 MIPS ∼75% -3%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
46135 MIPS ∼74% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=165, last 2 years)
44187 MIPS ∼71% -8%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
1583 Points ∼100%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
1577 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1539 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1536 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (882 - 1625, n=15)
1377 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1354 Points ∼86% -14%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1351 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=164, last 2 years)
1303 Points ∼82% -18%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1293 Points ∼82% -18%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
1266 Points ∼80% -20%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
9317 Points ∼100%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
9225 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8732 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8572 Points ∼92% -8%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
8139 Points ∼87% -13%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8135 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8035 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
7756 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3323 - 9851, n=15)
7391 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=164, last 2 years)
7166 Points ∼77% -23%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
16.9 fps ∼100% +7%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
16.3 fps ∼96% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
16 fps ∼95% +1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
15.8 fps ∼93%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.6 fps ∼92% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
14.3 fps ∼85% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10.5 - 17.4, n=17)
13.8 fps ∼82% -13%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
13.5 fps ∼80% -15%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.8 fps ∼76% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.4 - 19.8, n=164, last 2 years)
12.2 fps ∼72% -23%
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Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=156, last 2 years)
54.4 s * ∼100% -39%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
53.1 s * ∼98% -36%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
51.5 s * ∼95% -32%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
50.8 s * ∼93% -30%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
50.3 s * ∼92% -29%
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
48.8 s * ∼90% -25%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
45.9 s * ∼84% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 49.5, n=17)
45.3 s * ∼83% -16%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
39 s * ∼72%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
38.6 s * ∼71% +1%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Intel Core i7-10870H
0.589 sec * ∼100% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=159, last 2 years)
0.585 sec * ∼99% -5%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.583 sec * ∼99% -4%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.574 sec * ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.605, n=17)
0.566 sec * ∼96% -1%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.558 sec * ∼95%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
0.556 sec * ∼94% -0%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.512 sec * ∼87% +8%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4964 sec * ∼84% +11%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4962 sec * ∼84% +11%

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System performance

The system runs well and smoothly. We didn't experience any issues apart from the high DPC latencies. The hardware provides more than enough computing power for performance-demanding applications like gaming. This is accompanied by good PCMark results.

RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5265 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7359 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
7104 points
PCMark 10 Score
7073 points
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PCMark 10
Score
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (7073 - 7356, n=6)
7218 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
7184 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7134 Points ∼99% +1%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7073 Points ∼98%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
6983 Points ∼97% -1%
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6571 Points ∼91% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=176, last 2 years)
6041 Points ∼84% -15%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
6017 Points ∼83% -15%
Essentials
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
10593 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (10271 - 11064, n=6)
10575 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10303 Points ∼97% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10295 Points ∼97%
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10239 Points ∼97% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
10051 Points ∼95% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=174, last 2 years)
9597 Points ∼91% -7%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8652 Points ∼82% -16%
Productivity
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
9573 Points ∼100% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9259 Points ∼97%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9205 Points ∼96% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8893 - 9564, n=6)
9150 Points ∼96% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
8849 Points ∼92% -4%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
8657 Points ∼90% -7%
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8237 Points ∼86% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=174, last 2 years)
8179 Points ∼85% -12%
Digital Content Creation
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (10075 - 10932, n=6)
10557 Points ∼100% +5%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
10389 Points ∼98% +3%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10389 Points ∼98% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10075 Points ∼95%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
9923 Points ∼94% -2%
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9128 Points ∼86% -9%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
7893 Points ∼75% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=174, last 2 years)
7770 Points ∼74% -23%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (5265 - 5640, n=2)
5453 Points ∼100% +4%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5265 Points ∼97%
Average of class Gaming
  (2832 - 6277, n=92, last 2 years)
4556 Points ∼84% -13%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7104 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (6201 - 7104, n=2)
6653 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4265 - 7104, n=92, last 2 years)
5666 Points ∼80% -20%

DPC latencies

Our standardized latency monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95) revealed issues with 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
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6057.7 μs * ∼100% -470%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
1820.7 μs * ∼30% -71%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1082 μs * ∼18% -2%
Aorus 17G YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1063.6 μs * ∼18%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
611.1 μs * ∼10% +43%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
607.8 μs * ∼10% +43%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

A 512 GB NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from Samsung serves as system drive, and it delivers excellent transfer rates thanks to its PCI Express 4.0 connection. In total, the laptop has room for two M.2-2280 SSDs (1x PCIe 4.0, 1x PCIe 3.0/SATA). RAID 0/1 is not supported, though.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
A second SSD (NVMe/SATA) can be added.
A second SSD (NVMe/SATA) can be added.
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6806 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1540 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 711.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 660.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4496 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2241 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 91.28 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 227.4 MB/s
Aorus 17G YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0)
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Aorus 17G XB
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-50%
36%
-12%
-4%
-17%
8%
Write 4K
227.4
143.7
-37%
235.9
4%
157.6
-31%
206.1
-9%
123.4
-46%
209 (137 - 237, n=5)
-8%
Read 4K
91.28
45.1
-51%
48.02
-47%
48.97
-46%
53
-42%
45.02
-51%
79.5 (47.3 - 91.6, n=5)
-13%
Write Seq
2241
978.2
-56%
4822
115%
2789
24%
3018
35%
2526
13%
3010 (1150 - 4216, n=5)
34%
Read Seq
4496
1163
-74%
5043
12%
2494
-45%
2575
-43%
2062
-54%
3423 (1682 - 4543, n=5)
-24%
Write 4K Q32T1
660.6
519.1
-21%
624.8
-5%
456.7
-31%
535.2
-19%
497.9
-25%
583 (433 - 667, n=5)
-12%
Read 4K Q32T1
711.5
302.7
-57%
392.3
-45%
575.3
-19%
607.6
-15%
578.5
-19%
605 (293 - 728, n=5)
-15%
Write Seq Q32T1
1540
980.7
-36%
5350
247%
3088
101%
3242
111%
2982
94%
3249 (1148 - 5043, n=5)
111%
Read Seq Q32T1
6806
1983
-71%
7130
5%
3388
-50%
3617
-47%
3440
-49%
6119 (3427 - 6821, n=5)
-10%
AS SSD
-59%
-9%
-30%
-8%
-25%
-5%
Seq Read
5150.38
1658.71
-68%
4980.92
-3%
2943.98
-43%
3019.89
-41%
1790.65
-65%
4544 (2629 - 5533, n=5)
-12%
Seq Write
3920.13
921.32
-76%
3049.71
-22%
2657.16
-32%
2631.23
-33%
2192.74
-44%
3086 (1270 - 3920, n=5)
-21%
4K Read
46.6
51.03
10%
56.96
22%
41.86
-10%
60.35
30%
50.72
9%
64.3 (46.6 - 81, n=5)
38%
4K Write
145.76
120.1
-18%
261.27
79%
111.34
-24%
171.59
18%
116.76
-20%
179 (146 - 214, n=5)
23%
4K-64 Read
2071.25
463.54
-78%
1204.79
-42%
1733.35
-16%
1410.3
-32%
1525.36
-26%
1934 (1032 - 2489, n=5)
-7%
4K-64 Write
3267.27
908.68
-72%
1290.47
-61%
2119.37
-35%
2324.17
-29%
1957.87
-40%
2456 (1257 - 3480, n=5)
-25%
Access Time Read *
0.078
0.179
-129%
0.032
59%
0.157
-101%
0.045
42%
0.07
10%
0.0556 (0.037 - 0.078, n=5)
29%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.032
-10%
0.044
-52%
0.035
-21%
0.024
17%
0.032
-10%
0.032 (0.022 - 0.06, n=5)
-10%
Score Read
2633
680
-74%
1760
-33%
2070
-21%
1773
-33%
1755
-33%
2453 (1360 - 3089, n=5)
-7%
Score Write
2805
1121
-60%
1857
-34%
2496
-11%
2759
-2%
2294
-18%
2744 (1567 - 4036, n=5)
-2%
Score Total
7716
2130
-72%
4428
-43%
5607
-27%
5429
-30%
4972
-36%
6583 (3573 - 8620, n=5)
-15%
Copy ISO MB/s
3190.41
3357.23
5%
2310
-28%
2285 (1430 - 3190, n=3)
-28%
Copy Program MB/s
986.86
965.81
-2%
748.03
-24%
855 (782 - 987, n=3)
-13%
Copy Game MB/s
2096.31
2051.17
-2%
1523.24
-27%
1642 (1177 - 2096, n=3)
-22%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-55% / -55%
14% / 7%
-21% / -24%
-6% / -6%
-21% / -22%
2% / -0%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Aorus 17G YD GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ: Ø6694 (6517.29-6743.18)
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB: Ø1982 (1865.42-1986.64)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0): Ø5511 (4873.99-5537.78)
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6 GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00: Ø3415 (3131.02-3421.85)
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H) GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB: Ø3563 (3355.23-3569.14)

Graphics card

The actual performance of an RTX 3000 graphics core depends on the maximum TGP that the laptop manufacturer has chosen within the limits defined by Nvidia. With a TGP of 105 watts (90 watts + 15 watts of Dynamic Boost), Gigabyte remains has opted for the lower range of possibilities in the case of the GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU installed here (overview of all RTX 3080 laptops including their TGPs).

The 3DMark results are somewhere between average and below average compared to the RTX 3080 laptops we have tested so far. Due to the low TGP, the 17G has to admit defeat to the MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG that is equipped with the nominally weaker GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU. The RTX 3070's technical limitations compared to the RTX 3080 are more than made up for by the higher TGP (140 watts).

The RTX 3080 can access fast GDDR6 graphics memory (16 GB). The UHD Graphics Xe 750 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

3DMark 11 Performance
28733 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
49494 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
22898 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
10195 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
40704 Points ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=30)
38641 Points ∼95% +7%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
38275 Points ∼94% +6%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
37108 Points ∼91% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
36043 Points ∼89%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
27955 Points ∼69% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=186, last 2 years)
26366 Points ∼65% -27%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
169244 Points ∼100% +30%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
166965 Points ∼99% +28%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
134954 Points ∼80% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
130616 Points ∼77%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (38816 - 192950, n=27)
123874 Points ∼73% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (23059 - 192950, n=163, last 2 years)
104709 Points ∼62% -20%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
92582 Points ∼55% -29%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
29508 Points ∼100% +8%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
29128 Points ∼99% +7%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
28481 Points ∼97% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (20538 - 32366, n=33)
28037 Points ∼95% +3%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
27968 Points ∼95% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
27358 Points ∼93% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
27275 Points ∼92%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
21004 Points ∼71% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=195, last 2 years)
19869 Points ∼67% -27%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11598 Points ∼100% +14%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
11112 Points ∼96% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8920 - 13210, n=32)
11019 Points ∼95% +9%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
10898 Points ∼94% +7%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
10850 Points ∼94% +7%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H (Turbo Mode)
10177 Points ∼88% 0%
Aorus 17G YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
10144 Points ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=198, last 2 years)
7594 Points ∼65% -25%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
7358 Points ∼63% -27%

Gaming performance

The installed hardware brings all the latest games smoothly onto the screen. Full HD resolution and maximum quality level can usually be selected. The GPU can also handle resolutions beyond Full HD (an appropriate monitor would have to be connected for this) - at reduced quality settings in some cases.

Compared with the RTX 3080 laptops tested so far, the 17G performs decently and delivers average to slightly below-average frame rates.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
114 (60min, 74.4P0.1, 86.2P1 - 231max) fps ∼100% +8%
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
109 (83min) fps ∼96% +3%
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
106 (43.4min, 50.9P0.1, 68.2P1 - 195max) fps ∼93%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (87.7 - 123, n=30)
106 fps ∼93% 0%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
105.5 (91min - 115max) fps ∼93% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
101 fps ∼89% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=193, last 2 years)
76.5 fps ∼67% -28%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
73.6 (62min) fps ∼65% -31%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Aorus 17G YD
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
130 (114.3min) fps ∼100%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
129 (112.4min) fps ∼99% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU