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Aorus X9

Specifications

Aorus X9
Aorus X9 (X9 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) - 2x 8192 MB, Core: 1493 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 387.92
Memory
32768 MB 
, 2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, two of four slots occupied, max. 64 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 170 PPI, AUO B173QTN01.3 (AUO1396), TN, QHD, 120 HZ, X-Rite Pantone certified, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e, 512 GB 
, SSD. drive bays: 2x M2 Type 2280 (PCIe/NVMe or SATA-III) & 1x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: headphone (S/PDIF), microphone, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 428 x 314 ( = 1.18 x 16.85 x 12.36 in)
Battery
94.24 Wh, 6200 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2-watt speaker + 2x 2-watt woofer, Keyboard: chiclet, RGB, mechanical, Keyboard Light: yes, 330-watt power supply, Aorus sticker, cleaning cloth, QuickStart guide, warranty information, USB stick with drivers, dobe Reader XI, CyberLink PowerDVD 12, Killer Performance Suite, MS Office 365 Trial, XSplit Broadcaster Trial, XSplit Gamecaster Trial, various tools from manufacturer , 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.634 kg ( = 128.19 oz / 8.01 pounds), Power Supply: 1.168 kg ( = 41.2 oz / 2.57 pounds)
Price
3600 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.1% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 99%, features: 66%, display: 91% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 57%

Reviews for the Aorus X9

84.2% Aorus X9 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070 SLI, QHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Twin Turbo. While most manufacturers give their gaming notebooks only one dedicated graphics unit, Gigabyte has presented its brand-new 17-inch Aorus X9 with two Nvidia GPUs. We will find out whether it makes sense to use a GeForce GTX 1070 in SLI mode or if this feature has more disadvantages than advantages.
88% Test Gigabyte Aorus X9
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GTX 1070 in SLI combination. The 3D performance depends on the driver support for the game and may range from 0 - 90% faster than a single GTX 1070. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
3.634 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Aorus:

This company was founded as a subsidiary of Gigabyte in Tawain in 2014. The logo is a falcon head, since the name Aorus is derived from the ancient Egyptian falcon god Horus. Aorus primarily produces gaming laptops as well as computer accessories.

Since the market shares are still low, there are also few reviews. However, the products achieve relatively good ratings (as of 2016).


86.1%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Gigabyte Aorus X9
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Aorus X9 DT
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Aorus X7 DT v7
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Aorus X5 V7-KL3K3D
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Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 17.3", 3.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-11-23)