Gigabyte AORUS 17X refreshed with a 16-core Intel Alder Lake-HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU
Gigabyte has listed the AORUS 17X YE on its Taiwanese website, seemingly before Intel would have liked. While the AORUS 17X YE resembles other AORUS 17X machines, Gigabyte has confirmed that it contains the unannounced Intel Core i9-12900HX. Still, Gigabyte has done Intel's work for it by revealing many key specifications, as the screenshot below shows.
Specifically, the Core i9-12900HX is a 55 W part from the Alder Lake-HX family. According to Gigabyte, the 16-core processor has a 2.3 GHz base clock that it can boost to 3.6 GHz on its efficiency cores and 5 GHz when engaging its performance cores. For reference, the Core i9-12900HX has 8 performance cores and a further 8 efficiency cores. Additionally, the processor comes mated to Intel's HM670 chipset.
Elsewhere, the AORUS 17X YE has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti that offers a 130 W TDP and 16 GB of GDDD6 VRAM. Moreover, the machine comes with dual DDR5 slots that support up to 64 GB of 4,800 MHz RAM and dual M.2 2280 slots for NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSDs. Unsurprisingly, the 17.3-inch laptop is cumbersome at 2.7 kg and requires a 280 W power supply on account of its powerful components. Pricing has not been confirmed yet, nor availability outside Taiwan. The machine will ship with a 360 Hz and 1080p display though, which should provide an engaging experience when gaming.