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Aorus 7 KB in review: Well-rounded gaming laptop with upgrade options

No frills. With the Aorus 7 KB, Gigabyte delivers a 17.3-inch gaming laptop that brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte screen (Full HD, IPS, 144 Hz). The device offers space for up to three storage devices.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Florian Glaser (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

The Aorus 7 KB is a gaming laptop in the 17.3-inch format. A Core i7-10750H processor and a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU are on board. The device isn't an in-house development made by Gigabyte but is based on a barebone from Clevo instead. Compared to the 7 KB, the Nexoc GH7 716IG features an identical construction. Furthermore, competitors include devices like the MSI GE75 Raider 10SE, the Nexoc GH7 716IG, the MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR, the Asus TUF A17 FA706IU, the Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH, and the Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52.

Aorus 7 KB (7 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 55 W PL2 / Short Burst, 135 W PL2 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 960-1200 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 192-bit interface, 27.21.14.5206 (Nvidia 452.06), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2666, dual-channel, two memory slots (occupied)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips LP173WFG-SPB1, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT), 512 GB 
, 2x M.2 2280 (1x NVMe, 1x NVMe/SATA; RAID 0/1), 1x 2.5-inch (SATA), 415 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC293 @ Intel Comet Point PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, microphone input, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (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
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29 x 395 x 260 ( = 1.14 x 15.55 x 10.24 in)
Battery
49 Wh, 3275 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 14.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, thermal pad for a second M.2 SSD, screws, MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.465 kg ( = 86.95 oz / 5.43 pounds), Power Supply: 496 g ( = 17.5 oz / 1.09 pounds)
Price
1,499 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
82 %
10/2020
Aorus 7 KB
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.5 kg29 mm17.30"1920x1080
85 %
07/2020
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.6 kg27.5 mm17.30"1920x1080
82 %
09/2020
Nexoc GH7 716IG
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.5 kg29.5 mm17.30"1920x1080
81 %
07/2020
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5500M
2.2 kg23 mm17.30"1920x1080
83 %
05/2020
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
R7 4800H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
2.6 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080
83 %
10/2019
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3 kg23 mm17.30"1920x1080
81 %
06/2020
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.2 kg24.9 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case - Gigabyte chooses black plastic

With the Aorus 7 KB, Gigabyte has gone with a black plastic case featuring an external appearance that can be described as sober and boring. The back of the lid and the top of the base unit have smooth, matte-gloss surfaces. In addition, the surfaces of the bottom cover and the display frame are roughened. The battery is not firmly installed and can be removed at any time without issues. The gaming laptop doesn't have a maintenance hatch. In order to get to the inside, the bottom cover needs to be removed. More about this later.

The case is well made. The gap dimensions are in order, and sharp edges are not noticeable. The base unit can only be twisted a bit, but the lid can be twisted much more. Pressure on the back of the lid doesn't cause any changes in the image. Moreover, the hinges hold the lid firmly in position and hardly allow it to wobble. The maximum aperture angle is about 135°, and opening the lid with one hand is possible.

In terms of weight and footprint, the 7 KB is largely on par with most competitors.

Size comparison

412.6 mm / 16.2 inch 304.9 mm / 12 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 3 kg6.52 lbs403.5 mm / 15.9 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 29.5 mm / 1.161 inch 2.5 kg5.44 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.6 kg5.73 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 27.5 mm / 1.083 inch 2.6 kg5.78 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch 2.5 kg5.43 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.2 kg4.95 lbs

Connectivity - The 7 KB offers three video outputs

The connections of the Aorus laptop are distributed on three sides. The device comes with a total of three USB Type-A USB ports (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2). The USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2) supports the DisplayPort function. As a result, the laptop has three video outputs together with the HDMI connection and the Mini DisplayPort. In addition, there's a Gigabit Ethernet port and two audio connections (combo audio, microphone input).

Left side: Cable-lock slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), USB 2.0 (Type-A), microphone input, combo audio
Left side: Cable-lock slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), USB 2.0 (Type-A), microphone input, combo audio
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), Mini DisplayPort, memory card reader (SD)
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), Mini DisplayPort, memory card reader (SD)
Back: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; DisplayPort), HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power supply
Back: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; DisplayPort), HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, power supply

SD card reader

SD cards fit completely into the memory card reader. With transfer rates of 86 MB/s (copying of large data blocks) and 81 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files of about 5 MB each), the model installed here is one of the faster representatives of its kind. We test memory card readers using a reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 218, n=305)
94.1 MB/s ∼100% +16%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82 MB/s ∼87% +1%
Aorus 7 KB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81 MB/s ∼86%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.4 MB/s ∼29% -66%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=303)
111 MB/s ∼100% +29%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼77% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼77%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.5 MB/s ∼28% -63%

Communication

The WLAN chip (Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200) supports the WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards. The transmission speeds determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are excellent. Wired network connections are handled by a member of Realtek's well-known RTL8168/8111 family, and it carries out its tasks smoothly.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1610 MBit/s ∼100%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1560 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1520 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1338 (743min - 1500max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=69)
1120 MBit/s ∼70% -30%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
931 (815min - 947max) MBit/s ∼58% -42%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=362)
753 MBit/s ∼47% -53%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
676 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
634 (621min - 646max) MBit/s ∼39% -61%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1468 (1308min - 1587max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 MBit/s ∼95%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1290 MBit/s ∼88% -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=68)
1016 MBit/s ∼69% -27%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
880 MBit/s ∼60% -37%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=362)
693 MBit/s ∼47% -50%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
682 MBit/s ∼46% -51%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
651 (428min - 683max) MBit/s ∼44% -53%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
623 (577min - 656max) MBit/s ∼42% -55%

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP) of the Aorus laptop produces images with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The color accuracy is not convincing. With a color deviation of almost 23, the target (Delta E less than 3) is clearly missed.

ColorChecker
23.7 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
28.8 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
26 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
26 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
31.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Aorus 7 KB: 22.75 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 34.3 ∆E
ColorChecker
19.9 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
21 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
14 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Nexoc GH7 716IG: 14.64 ∆E min: 1.18 - max: 24.28 ∆E
ColorChecker
10.7 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
17 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
12 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS: 14.42 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 21.36 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.5 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR: 12.99 ∆E min: 7.14 - max: 20.5 ∆E
ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76: 7.54 ∆E min: 3.64 - max: 11.75 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US: 6.96 ∆E min: 1.6 - max: 16.33 ∆E

Accessories

In addition to the usual documents (quick-start guide, warranty information), the laptop comes with a thermal pad for a second M.2 SSD and two screws. The latter are intended for connecting the 2.5-inch mounting frame (found inside the laptop) to an appropriate storage drive.

Maintenance

There is no maintenance hatch. The inside can be accessed after removing the bottom cover. For this purpose, all screws on the bottom side of the device are removed. Note: The battery compartment also contains screws that need to be removed! Afterwards, the bottom cover can be lifted with the help of a flat spatula. It sits quite tightly in its place.

Aorus 7 KB hardware
Aorus 7 KB hardware

Warranty

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

Input devices - Backlit keyboard on board

Keyboard

The 17.3-incher is equipped with a backlit chiclet keyboard that includes a number pad. The flat, smooth keys offer a medium travel and a clear pressure point. The resistance provided by the keys is fundamentally alright, but it should be crisper for our taste. The keyboard doesn't yield during typing. Overall, Gigabyte delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday use here.

Touchpad

The multi-touch capable touchpad occupies an area of approximately 11 x 6.3 cm. This provides plenty of space for the use of gesture controls. The pad also reacts to input in the corners. The smooth surface makes it easy for the fingers to glide on it. In addition, the two separate mouse buttons offer a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Aorus 7 KB input devices
Aorus 7 KB input devices

Display - Aorus laptop with fast 144 Hz IPS panel

The matte 17.3-inch display has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The contrast (977:1) and brightness (278 cd/m²) are slightly too low. We consider values beyond 1,000:1 and 300 cd/m², respectively, to be good. The 144 Hz panel used here offers fast response times. Positive: We couldn't detect any PWM flickering.

268
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
272
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPB1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 303 cd/m² Average: 278.1 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 303 cd/m²
Contrast: 977:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.13 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 0.7
ΔE Greyscale 3.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
90% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 66% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.156
Aorus 7 KB
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPB1, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Chi Mei N173HCE-G33, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Nexoc GH7 716IG
LG Philips LGD0615, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AU Optronics B173HAN04.7 (AUO479D), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
BOE NV173FHM-NX1, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPD2 (LGD05E0), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
AU Optronics B173HAN04.7, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Response Times
29%
-1%
-201%
-83%
-13%
-164%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
13.6 (6.8, 6.8)
6.8 (3.4, 3.4)
50%
15.2 (7.6, 7.6)
-12%
40 (19.2, 20.8)
-194%
22.4 (11.6, 10.8)
-65%
14.8 (7.6, 7.2)
-9%
35 (17, 18)
-157%
Response Time Black / White *
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
8%
8.6 (4.8, 3.8)
10%
29.6 (16.4, 13.2)
-208%
19.2 (9.6, 9.6)
-100%
11.2 (6, 5.2)
-17%
26 (14, 12)
-171%
PWM Frequency
25000 (18)
Screen
9%
-16%
-45%
-81%
-10%
-99%
Brightness middle
303
337.9
12%
303
0%
264
-13%
264.8
-13%
282
-7%
263
-13%
Brightness
278
305
10%
277
0%
244
-12%
253
-9%
261
-6%
246
-12%
Brightness Distribution
87
81
-7%
86
-1%
88
1%
90
3%
87
0%
85
-2%
Black Level *
0.31
0.29
6%
0.25
19%
0.23
26%
0.31
-0%
0.27
13%
0.47
-52%
Contrast
977
1165
19%
1212
24%
1148
18%
854
-13%
1044
7%
560
-43%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.13
2.18
-2%
4.15
-95%
3.85
-81%
4.73
-122%
3.18
-49%
5.07
-138%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.51
3.9
48%
10.52
-40%
9.13
-22%
18.89
-152%
8.39
-12%
20.5
-173%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.7
0.69
1%
0.9
-29%
3.4
-386%
4.64
-563%
0.95
-36%
4.9
-600%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.4
3.1
9%
5.38
-58%
1.95
43%
1.4
59%
4.1
-21%
2.55
25%
Gamma
2.156 102%
2.07 106%
2.35 94%
2.52 87%
2.16 102%
2.55 86%
2.37 93%
CCT
6850 95%
6882 94%
7680 85%
6371 102%
6641 98%
7260 90%
6446 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
66
62
-6%
61
-8%
42
-36%
38.4
-42%
61
-8%
37
-44%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
98.2
9%
96
7%
60
-33%
59.3
-34%
96
7%
59
-34%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
19% / 12%
-9% / -14%
-123% / -69%
-82% / -81%
-12% / -11%
-132% / -109%

* ... smaller is better

Color reproduction is pleasing out of the box. With a Delta E 2000 color deviation of just under 2.1, the target (Delta E less than 3) is met. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Moreover, calibration provides for improvements: The color deviation drops to 1, and the grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The AdobeRGB (66%) and sRGB (90%) color spaces aren't fully reproduced.

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 7 KB vs. sRGB (90%)
Aorus 7 KB vs. sRGB (90%)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Aorus 7 KB vs. AdobeRGB (66%)
Aorus 7 KB vs. AdobeRGB (66%)

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
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4.4 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. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 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. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9668 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The laptop is equipped with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Consequently, the screen can be read from any position. Outdoors, the display can only be read when the sun is not too bright.

The Aorus 7 KB outdoors (shot in an overcast sky).
The Aorus 7 KB outdoors (shot in an overcast sky).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Enough for the coming years

With the Aorus 7 KB, Gigabyte has a 17.3-inch gaming laptop in its product range that brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen and also cuts a fine figure in all other application areas. Our test device will set you back about 1,500 Euros (~$1,760).

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

Test conditions

The preinstalled Aorus Gaming Center software allows, among other things, the adjustment of the fan control and the selection of an energy profile. We conducted all tests with automatic fan control and the "Performance Mode" energy profile. To perform the battery tests, we switched to the "Entertainment Mode" profile.

Processor

The Core i7-10750H hexa-core processor (Comet Lake) represents a good compromise between performance, power consumption, and price. Consequently, it's found in quite a lot of gaming laptops - just like its predecessor. The CPU runs at a base speed of 2.6 GHz. The clock speed can be increased to 4.3 GHz (six cores) and up to 5 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported.

The processor briefly works through the multithread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark at 3.8 to 4 GHz. The clock rate then drops to 3.6 to 3.9 GHz. On battery power, the speeds are 2.3 to 2.4 GHz. The single-thread test is run at 4.2 to 5 GHz - both plugged in and on battery power.

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

We verify if the CPU Turbo is 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 sixth run and then remain at a fairly constant level. Turbo is used. The same processor reaches slightly higher Turbo speeds in the MSI GE75 Raider 10SE.

0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750180018501900Tooltip
Aorus 7 KB Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1155 (1131.83-1283)
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1317 (1253.05-1347.16)
Nexoc GH7 716IG Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1161 (1146.2-1359.85)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1847 (1814.88-1892.51)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1773 (1724.58-1815.79)
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1205 (1166.45-1263.34)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1205 (1105.06-1307.79)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
198 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1283 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
145.42 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
204 Points ∼100% +3%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
198 Points ∼97%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
195.82 Points ∼96% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (184 - 213, n=31)
195 Points ∼96% -2%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼93% -5%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼93% -5%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
189 Points ∼93% -5%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
181 Points ∼89% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=630)
162 Points ∼79% -18%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1892 (1814.88min - 1892.51max) Points ∼100% +47%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1816 (1724.58min - 1815.79max) Points ∼96% +42%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
1359.85 Points ∼72% +6%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
1347 (1253.05min - 1347.16max) Points ∼71% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1308 Points ∼69% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (804 - 1418, n=32)
1288 Points ∼68% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
1283 Points ∼68%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
1263 Points ∼67% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=637)
933 Points ∼49% -27%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
385 Seconds * ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=95)
382 Seconds * ∼99% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
379.1 Seconds * ∼98% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (322 - 531, n=25)
374 Seconds * ∼97% +3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
347 Seconds * ∼90% +10%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
271 Seconds * ∼70% +30%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
262 Seconds * ∼68% +32%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
51468 MIPS ∼100% +42%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
48837 MIPS ∼95% +35%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=96)
37287 MIPS ∼72% +3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
36370 MIPS ∼71% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
36225 MIPS ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (26040 - 37082, n=25)
34098 MIPS ∼66% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
32386 MIPS ∼63% -11%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
5202 MIPS ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
5086 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4504 - 5277, n=25)
5027 MIPS ∼97% -3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
5026 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=96)
4924 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4717 MIPS ∼91% -9%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4699 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
481 Points ∼100% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
478 Points ∼99% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
478 Points ∼99%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (431 - 504, n=25)
471 Points ∼98% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
461 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
460 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=139)
451 Points ∼94% -6%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4339 Points ∼100% +53%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4132 Points ∼95% +46%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
3178 Points ∼73% +12%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=140)
3017 Points ∼70% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (2467 - 3325, n=25)
2980 Points ∼69% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
2888 Points ∼67% +2%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
2839 Points ∼65% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
2837 Points ∼65%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8068 Points ∼100% +35%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7782 Points ∼96% +31%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=78)
6630 Points ∼82% +11%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
6403 Points ∼79% +7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
6317 Points ∼78% +6%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
6298 Points ∼78% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5242 - 6652, n=25)
6238 Points ∼77% +5%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
5960 Points ∼74%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
1307 Points ∼100% +4%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
1261 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1331, n=25)
1249 Points ∼96% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1227 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=78)
1225 Points ∼94% -3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
1219 Points ∼93% -3%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1197 Points ∼92% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1189 Points ∼91% -6%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13.1 fps ∼100% +33%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.2 fps ∼93% +24%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.5 fps ∼80% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=95)
10.3 fps ∼79% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (7.11 - 11.6, n=25)
9.88 fps ∼75% +1%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.82 fps ∼75%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.41 fps ∼72% -4%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
95.8 s ∼100% +76%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
61.4 s ∼64% +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=72)
56 s ∼58% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (46.9 - 99.2, n=26)
55.7 s ∼58% +3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
55.3 s ∼58% +2%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
54.34 s ∼57%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
50.24 s ∼52% -8%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Intel Core i7-10750H
47.5 s ∼50% -13%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.626 sec * ∼100% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.585 - 0.708, n=24)
0.618 sec * ∼99% -1%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.617 sec * ∼99% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=76)
0.616 sec * ∼98% -1%
Aorus 7 KB
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.61 sec * ∼97%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.596 sec * ∼95% +2%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.568 sec * ∼91% +7%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

Owners of the Aorus 7 KB are well equipped for the coming years. A powerful hexa-core processor, memory running in dual-channel mode, and a fast NVMe SSD ensure a fast and smooth system. The dedicated GPU brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the screen. This is accompanied by good results in the PCMark benchmarks.

Two memory slots are available.
Two memory slots are available.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4183 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4052 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5746 points
PCMark 10 Score
5091 points
Help
PCMark 10 - Score
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6268 Points ∼100% +23%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
5970 Points ∼95% +17%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5894 Points ∼94% +16%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5617 Points ∼90% +10%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
5594 Points ∼89% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (4984 - 6268, n=8)
5488 Points ∼88% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=311)
5339 Points ∼85% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5201 Points ∼83% +2%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
5091 Points ∼81%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5931 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5928 Points ∼100% +3%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5749 Points ∼97% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
5746 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5405 - 5928, n=6)
5726 Points ∼97% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5552 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=463)
5124 Points ∼86% -11%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
4993 Points ∼100% +19%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4780 Points ∼96% +14%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4515 Points ∼90% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=480)
4290 Points ∼86% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (3836 - 4539, n=6)
4254 Points ∼85% +2%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
4183 Points ∼84%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
3836 Points ∼77% -8%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we couldn't observe any issues with the DPC latencies. The system seems 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
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8851.6 μs * ∼100% -1201%
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
1217.7 μs * ∼14% -79%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
914.1 μs * ∼10% -34%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
680.4 μs * ∼8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
674.7 μs * ∼8% +1%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
526.7 μs * ∼6% +23%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The system drive is an NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from ADATA that provides 512 GB of storage space. The transfer rates of the SSD are very good.

The laptop contains a total of two M.2 2280 slots (1x NVMe/SATA, 1x NVMe). If both slots are equipped with NVMe SSDs, they could form a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array if required. In addition, there's also room for a 2.5-inch storage drive. The mounting frame and SATA slot are available.

The 7 KB offers space for two M.2 2280 SSDs.
The 7 KB offers space for two M.2 2280 SSDs.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can also be installed.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can also be installed.
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3242 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2471 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 546.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 418.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2696 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2365 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.49 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 158.7 MB/s
Aorus 7 KB
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT)
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Nexoc GH7 716IG
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-9%
18%
-41%
-13%
-53%
-22%
Write 4K
158.7
139.2
-12%
201.6
27%
94.59
-40%
189.7
20%
102.7
-35%
140
-12%
Read 4K
60.49
53.03
-12%
54.75
-9%
47.12
-22%
62.25
3%
29.12
-52%
49.04
-19%
Write Seq
2365
1950
-18%
2999
27%
850.2
-64%
1681
-29%
362.2
-85%
1963
-17%
Read Seq
2696
2328
-14%
3023
12%
1157
-57%
1608
-40%
1010
-63%
1455
-46%
Write 4K Q32T1
418.4
408.9
-2%
545.3
30%
277.7
-34%
468.6
12%
298.1
-29%
398.2
-5%
Read 4K Q32T1
546.1
550.9
1%
635.8
16%
546.2
0%
540.6
-1%
349.6
-36%
461.9
-15%
Write Seq Q32T1
2471
1938
-22%
3262
32%
907.5
-63%
1770
-28%
787.6
-68%
1969
-20%
Read Seq Q32T1
3242
3467
7%
3550
10%
1632
-50%
1898
-41%
1490
-54%
1927
-41%
AS SSD
9%
51%
-79%
-41%
-80%
-7%
Score Total
3141
4863
55%
5893
88%
2232
-29%
2333
-26%
1038
-67%
3563
13%
Score Write
1567
2045
31%
2842
81%
554
-65%
1132
-28%
372
-76%
1747
11%
Score Read
1052
1865
77%
2029
93%
1119
6%
775
-26%
458
-56%
1194
13%
Access Time Write *
0.031
0.09
-190%
0.026
16%
0.189
-510%
0.113
-265%
0.037
-19%
0.045
-45%
Access Time Read *
0.043
0.049
-14%
0.047
-9%
0.089
-107%
0.043
-0%
0.184
-328%
4K-64 Write
1221.17
1734.24
42%
2447.23
100%
345.4
-72%
819.84
-33%
204.58
-83%
1149.88
-6%
4K-64 Read
714.04
1600.88
124%
1663.55
133%
928.29
30%
586.4
-18%
300.9
-58%
975.6
37%
4K Write
121.6
127.15
5%
142.51
17%
116.75
-4%
158.51
30%
98.77
-19%
105.03
-14%
4K Read
53.52
60.56
13%
64.29
20%
48.51
-9%
56.27
5%
23.23
-57%
38.21
-29%
Seq Write
2239.86
1834.63
-18%
2520.63
13%
922.19
-59%
1538.61
-31%
687.53
-69%
1921.81
-14%
Seq Read
2843.79
2036.44
-28%
3007.73
6%
1420.18
-50%
1319.58
-54%
1339.43
-53%
1804.37
-37%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
0% / 1%
35% / 37%
-60% / -63%
-27% / -29%
-67% / -69%
-15% / -14%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Aorus 7 KB GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (ASX8200PNP-512GT): Ø3268 (2685.07-3288.96)
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ: Ø3189 (2737.41-3216.61)
Nexoc GH7 716IG GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB: Ø3537 (3317.98-3566.84)
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G: Ø1628 (1434.31-1634.19)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8: Ø1659 (1402.78-1729.52)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00: Ø1619 (1192.44-1742.94)

Graphics card

The dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 2060 (Turing) GPU delivers 3DMark results at the expected level. However, the results are slightly behind those of the MSI GE75 Raider 10SE equipped with the same CPU-GPU combination. The RTX 2060 can access fast GDDR6 graphics memory (6,144 MB). Furthermore, the UHD Graphics 630 chip that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

Nvidia specifies a speed level between 960 MHz (base) and 1,200 MHz (boost) for this DirectX 12 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 1,908 MHz. In addition, our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,486 MHz.

Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
3DMark 11 (battery power)
 
3DMark 11 Performance
18213 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
36217 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14690 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6190 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
24617 Points ∼100% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (19143 - 24662, n=37)
21419 Points ∼87% +1%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
21232 Points ∼86%
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
20793 Points ∼84% -2%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
20530 Points ∼83% -3%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
20511 Points ∼83% -3%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
19971 Points ∼81% -6%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
16937 Points ∼69% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=728)
14934 Points ∼61% -30%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6732 Points ∼100% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (5660 - 6910, n=38)
6211 Points ∼92% +1%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6141 Points ∼91%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=265)
6079 Points ∼90% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6011 Points ∼89% -2%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
5744 Points ∼85% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
5736 Points ∼85% -7%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
4331 Points ∼64% -29%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
18114 Points ∼100% +11%
Aorus 7 KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
16353 Points ∼90%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (14768 - 18358, n=40)
16301 Points ∼90% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15700 Points ∼87% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15642 Points ∼86% -4%
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
15334 Points ∼85% -6%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
12753 Points ∼70% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=650)
12383 Points ∼68% -24%

Gaming performance

The Aorus laptop can bring all the latest games smoothly onto the screen - at Full HD resolution and high to maximum quality settings. The GPU can also handle resolutions beyond Full HD (an appropriate monitor would have to be plugged in for this) - at reduced quality levels.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
65.9 (61min - 72max) fps ∼100% +5%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
63 fps ∼96% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
62.8 fps ∼95%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.6 - 74, n=38)
61.3 fps ∼93% -2%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
58.4 fps ∼89% -7%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H
55.6 (53min - 60max) fps ∼84% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=421)
54.3 fps ∼82% -14%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
52.8 (44min) fps ∼80% -16%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
45.4 (38min) fps ∼69% -28%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
MSI GE75 Raider 10SE-008US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
86 fps ∼100% +13%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
78 fps ∼91% +3%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
76 fps ∼88%
Average of class Gaming
  (23 - 126, n=111)
75 fps ∼87% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (54 - 86, n=21)
74.7 fps ∼87% -2%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H
73 fps ∼85% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
73 fps ∼85% -4%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
54 (43min) fps ∼63% -29%
Doom Eternal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (25.9 - 219, n=40)
138 fps ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (98.7 - 138, n=10)
122 fps ∼88% 0%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
121.8 fps ∼88%
Nexoc GH7 716IG
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
120 fps ∼87% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
108.9 fps ∼79% -11%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
fps ∼0% -100%
F1 2020 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (17 - 161, n=24)
96.8 fps ∼100% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (93 - 98, n=4)
94.8 fps ∼98% +1%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
94 (78min - 108max) fps ∼97%
Horizon Zero Dawn - 1920x1080 Ultimate Quality
Average of class Gaming
  (34 - 104, n=19)
66.8 fps ∼100% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (54 - 67, n=6)
60.2 fps ∼90% +11%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
54 fps ∼81%
Serious Sam 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra (DX12) AA:2xMS
Average of class Gaming
  (27.8 - 95, n=14)
62.6 fps ∼100% +7%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
58.7 (17.5min, 32.7P1 - 111max) fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (50.3 - 63.3, n=6)
58.3 fps ∼93% -1%
Gears Tactics - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (60.7 - 665, n=7)
151 fps ∼100% +133%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.5 - 665, n=33)
90.3 fps ∼60% +40%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
64.7 fps ∼43%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
60.7 fps ∼40% -6%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
55.1 fps ∼36% -15%
Flight Simulator 2020 - 1920x1080 High-End AA:TAA AF:8x
Average of class Gaming
  (25.5 - 64.6, n=10)
43.5 fps ∼100% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
  (41.8 - 44.7, n=3)
43 fps ∼99% +3%
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
41.8 fps ∼96%

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 is not moved. A drop in frame rates wasn't found.

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