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Gigabyte Aero 15 XB laptop review: Taking the lead with OLED

Shine bright like a diamond. After we recently had the Aero 17 HDR in our editorial department, it's now time for the new version of the Aero 15 OLED to show what it's capable of. It packs an octa-core processor, a Super Max-Q chip and a brilliant UHD display.
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Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB

The Aero 15 OLED is available in several configuration variants. Depending on the model, a Core i7-10750H, a Core i7-10875H or a Core i9-10980HK is used as processor. There are even four options for the graphics card. In this way, the buyer has to decide from a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, a GeForce RTX 2060, a GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q and a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. In addition, there is a maximum of 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to two storage drives (M.2 type 2280) are added to this. The biggest highlight is, of course, the OLED display, which has an X-Rite Pantone certification and an ample resolution of 3840x2160 pixels.

Our test device, which is equipped with a Core i7-10875H, a GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 2x 8 GB DDR4 3200 RAM and a 500 GB SSD, currently costs around 2,600 Euros (~$2,808).

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP (Aero 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 930 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 442.53, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 3200, dual channel, all slots occupied, Max. 64 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, Samsung SDCA029, OLED, UHD/4K, X-Rite Pantone, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 356 x 250 ( = 0.79 x 14.02 x 9.84 in)
Battery
94.2 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo 2x 2-watt, Keyboard: Chiclet RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 230-watt power adapter, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.175 kg ( = 76.72 oz / 4.8 pounds), Power Supply: 690 g ( = 24.34 oz / 1.52 pounds)
Price
2600 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Since Gigabyte hasn't made any changes to the chassis, we won't go any further into the case, ports and input devices in this article. You can find the corresponding information in the review of the predecessor.

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
05/2020
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.6"3840x2160
83 %
05/2020
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.6"1920x1080
84 %
07/2019
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.6"3840x2160
84 %
08/2019
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080
82 %
09/2019
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.4 kg19.8 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
11/2019
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg22 mm15.6"1920x1080

Competitors of the Aero 15 OLED include other 15-inch gaming devices from the "thin and light" category with GeForce RTX 2070 (Super) Max-Q graphics such as the MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS, the Acer Predator Triton 500, the HP Omen X 2S and the Schenker XMG Neo 15. The latter laptops appear in the tables as comparison devices.

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB

Size comparison

362.2 mm / 14.3 inch 261.6 mm / 10.3 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 2.4 kg5.25 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.1 kg4.53 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.78 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2.1 kg4.73 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.88 lbs

SD card reader

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
204 MB/s ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
195 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼38% -62%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
243 MB/s ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
241 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85 MB/s ∼35% -65%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1360 MBit/s ∼100% +16%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1320 MBit/s ∼97% +13%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1170 MBit/s ∼86%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1330 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1310 MBit/s ∼98%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1140 MBit/s ∼86% -13%

Webcam

ColorChecker
20.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP: 10.3 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 21.2 ∆E

Display

Similar to the old Aero 15 OLED, Gigabyte has used the SDCA029 panel from Samsung. Not only does the 4K screen score points with a relatively high brightness (390 cd/m² on average) but also with a gigantic contrast thanks to the outstanding black value, which outshines all conventional panels (IPS, TN, etc.) and makes them look extremely pale and undifferentiated.

394
cd/m²
378
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDCA029
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 407 cd/m² Average: 390.4 cd/m² Minimum: 18 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 385 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.46 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 2.6
ΔE Greyscale 1.39 | 0.64-98 Ø6
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 98% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.31
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Samsung SDCA029, OLED, 3840x2160
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
AUO B156HAN12.0 (AUO328E), IPS, 1920x1080
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
Samsung SDCA029, OLED, 3840x2160
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NV156FHM-N4K (BOE082A), IPS, 1920x1080
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
AU Optronics AUO82ED, IPS, 1920x1080
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NV156FHM-N4G (BOE084D), IPS, 1920x1080
Response Times
-485%
-10%
-329%
-546%
-452%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2.2 (1, 1.2)
14 (6.8, 7.2)
-536%
2.4 (1, 1.4)
-9%
5.2 (2.6, 2.6)
-136%
15.2 (7.6, 7.6)
-591%
9.6 (4.8, 4.8)
-336%
Response Time Black / White *
1.8 (1, 0.8)
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
-433%
2.2 (1.2, 1)
-22%
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
-522%
10.8 (6, 4.8)
-500%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
-567%
PWM Frequency
60 (80)
60 (80)
0%
Screen
-34%
-31%
-34%
-67%
-31%
Brightness middle
385
316
-18%
373
-3%
288
-25%
324.8
-16%
313
-19%
Brightness
390
311
-20%
375
-4%
265
-32%
316
-19%
295
-24%
Brightness Distribution
93
92
-1%
93
0%
84
-10%
84
-10%
89
-4%
Black Level *
0.21
0.22
0.26
0.3
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.46
3.03
-23%
3.98
-62%
3.22
-31%
4.96
-102%
3.33
-35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.01
7.32
-83%
6.28
-57%
6.26
-56%
8.95
-123%
6.25
-56%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.6
1.1
58%
1.5
42%
3.23
-24%
1.77
32%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.39
3.9
-181%
2.81
-102%
3.43
-147%
5
-260%
3.1
-123%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.42 91%
2.62 84%
2.41 91%
2.21 100%
2.51 88%
CCT
6395 102%
7439 87%
6434 101%
7290 89%
7742 84%
6930 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
98
65
-34%
78
-20%
60
-39%
59.8
-39%
59
-40%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
0%
97
-3%
93
-7%
91.8
-8%
90
-10%
Contrast
1505
1309
1249
1043
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-260% / -116%
-21% / -26%
-182% / -88%
-307% / -154%
-242% / -107%

* ... smaller is better

The calibration also ensures a very accurate and natural color representation that is unlike any other. In general, the display impresses with a very large color space. Professional users will be especially pleased that the AdobeRGB color space is almost completely covered.

CalMAN: Grayscales (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: Grayscales (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: Color saturation (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: Color saturation (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

Gamers are likely to rejoice at the short response times. Just under 2 ms is an excellent value. For comparison: Even fast IPS panels achieve about 10 ms in our test. On the other hand, it's a bit of a shame that the screen only manages 60 Hz. Some buyers will expect more in times of 240 and 300 Hz panels.

Aero 15 OLED XB vs. sRGB (100%)
Aero 15 OLED XB vs. sRGB (100%)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Aero 15 OLED XB vs. AdobeRGB (98%)
Aero 15 OLED XB vs. AdobeRGB (98%)

Caution: Below 80% brightness, the Aero 15 OLED will flicker at 60 Hz (240 Hz at less than 44%), which can cause problems for sensitive users. However, the most annoying thing for us was the glossy surface. Due to the strong reflections, the device isn't really suitable for outdoor use.

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
1.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 0.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 60 Hz ≤ 80 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 60 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 80 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 60 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17520 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Test conditions

The preinstalled Control Center comes with a lot of settings options. Our tests use the "Auto" power profile (see screenshot #3) and were performed with Azure AI activated.

Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center

Performance

All editions of the Aero 15 OLED belong to the high-end segment. As already indicated, Gigabyte wants to attract professional users who are focused on video and photo-editing, for example, in addition to the gaming faction. Just to say it up front: The compact 15-incher manages this balancing act quite well.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
AS SSD Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark
 

Processor

While the Core i9-10980HK seems a bit oversized in view of the laptop's dimensions, the Core i7-10875H is the best choice for users who would like to call an octa-core CPU from Intel their own. The Comet Lake chip, which is still manufactured in a 14 nm process (AMD is already at 7 nm), offers 16 MB of L3 cache and has a TDP of 45 watts. The octa-core processor can handle up to 16 threads in parallel through Hyper-Threading. The base clock speed is 2.3 GHz, but via Turbo Boost up to 5.1 GHz is possible in the ideal case. 

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

We have checked the i7-10875H's clock-speed behavior with the help of Cinebench R15. It turned out that the Turbo lagged a bit behind its capabilities. Even in the first run of the multi-core test, the clock rate drops from 4.1 to 4.3 to 3.5 to 3.6 GHz after a while, which causes a performance loss of over 10%. As the lower graph shows, performance is then relatively stable beginning with the second run and remains at a similar level. With the MSI GS66 competitor, the result doesn't drop quite as much, but the MSI device performs worse overall despite the actually more powerful CPU. You can see very clearly here that more does not necessarily mean better.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1573 (1544.4-1818.6)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS Intel Core i9-10980HK, Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1541 (1518.31-1635.12)

The Core i7-10875H clearly sprints past the old hexa-core favorite, the Core i7-9750H. In the Cinebench R20 multi-core test, the improvement amounts to 55% to 65%. However, gamers will be happy with the Core i7-10750H too.

Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
511 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
477 Points ∼93% -7%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
Intel Core i7-9750H
457 Points ∼89% -11%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
442 Points ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼85% -15%
CPU (Multi Core)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
3801 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3713 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
Intel Core i7-9750H
2448 Points ∼64% -36%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
2384 Points ∼63% -37%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
2298 Points ∼60% -40%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
213 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
201 Points ∼94% -6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
192 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
Intel Core i7-9750H
189 Points ∼89% -11%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
181 Points ∼85% -15%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
Intel Core i7-9750H
178 Points ∼84% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1818 (1544.4min - 1818.6max) Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1635 (1518.31min - 1635.12max) Points ∼90% -10%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
Intel Core i7-9750H
1253 Points ∼69% -31%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
Intel Core i7-9750H
1188 Points ∼65% -35%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
1181 Points ∼65% -35%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
Intel Core i7-9750H
1057 Points ∼58% -42%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
295 Seconds * ∼100% -4%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
285 Seconds * ∼97%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
47170 MIPS ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
43786 MIPS ∼93% -7%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
5457 MIPS ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5227 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
8087 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7634 Points ∼94% -6%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1347 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1283 Points ∼95% -5%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
13 fps ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
12.2 fps ∼94% -6%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
52.4 s ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.4 s ∼100%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.592 sec * ∼100% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.547 sec * ∼92%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1818 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
146 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
213 Points
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System performance

In terms of system performance, the Aero 15 OLED also makes itself comfortable at the top of the test field. 6,580 points in PCMark 10 means first place among the comparison devices, although there are hardly any differences from a subjective point of view.

PCMark 10 - Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6580 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6490 Points ∼99% -1%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
5991 Points ∼91% -9%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5746 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
5522 Points ∼84% -16%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G8L
5439 Points ∼83% -17%

DPC latency

The latency is rather moderate and positions itself on the level of the MSI GS66 Stealth.

Latency
Latency
Latency
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
1916 μs * ∼100% -2%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
1877.3 μs * ∼98%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Surprisingly, Gigabyte has not used a "normal" PCIe SSD but an Optane model that combines a particularly fast 32 GB storage device (3D XPOINT) with a further 512 GB of storage (QLC 3D NAND). In practice, however, we couldn't determine any improvements - quite the contrary. On one hand, file transfers from our external SATA III SSD regularly dropped from over 300 MB/s to just 60 MB/s (tested on several USB ports with different cables). On the other hand, loading times in games often took longer than with classic SSDs. The storage benchmarks also show a tendency for the Optane drive to lag behind the competition.

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G8L
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
62%
34%
62%
70%
28%
Write 4K
127.4
131.3
3%
126.7
-1%
108.8
-15%
137.4
8%
108.7
-15%
Read 4K
147.5
45.84
-69%
66.11
-55%
40.31
-73%
41.37
-72%
41.4
-72%
Write Seq
485.9
2370
388%
1538
217%
2488
412%
2500
415%
1083
123%
Read Seq
1352
1509
12%
2269
68%
1916
42%
1576
17%
917.2
-32%
Write 4K Q32T1
476.5
481.5
1%
456.7
-4%
382.4
-20%
446.7
-6%
468.5
-2%
Read 4K Q32T1
531.2
559.6
5%
554.1
4%
421.8
-21%
522.4
-2%
529.6
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
1061
2392
125%
1541
45%
2542
140%
2796
164%
3057
188%
Read Seq Q32T1
2552
3232
27%
2567
1%
3320
30%
3415
34%
3422
34%
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2552 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1061 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 531.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 476.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1352 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 485.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 147.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 127.4 MB/s

Graphics card

The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is a particularly efficient and energy-saving version of the standard RTX 2070 Super. While the number of shaders (2,560 CUDA cores) and the size of the VRAM (8 GB GDDR6) are identical, the Max-Q edition has to make do with a lower clock rate. Instead of 1,140 MHz, there's only 930 MHz here.

3DMark 11 Performance
24383 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
47119 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
18947 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8066 points
Help

Thanks to the automatic GPU boost, however, the clock rate is raised well above the base value under load. In this way, we could draw an average of 1,440 MHz from the Turing GPU (12 nm process) in 3D usage (a maximum of 1,860 MHz in the GPU-Z tool's render test). As our 60-minute test with the role-playing game The Witcher 3 proves, performance is kept quite constant even over a longer period of time. There weren't any frame-rate drops or other abnormalities.

051015202530354045505560657075808590Tooltip
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H): Ø80.3 (75-84)

The fact that the 15-incher is about 10% ahead of the MSI GS66 Stealth, which also contains an RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, in the 3DMark tests is probably related to the cooling system on one hand and to the Dynamic Boost feature (reduces the CPU's TDP in favor of the GPU) on the other hand; the latter runs by default in the Gigabyte laptop and is a very useful technology for gamers since most games are graphically limited - at least at higher settings or resolutions.

3DMark
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
4693 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
4280 Points ∼91% -9%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3738 Points ∼80% -20%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3719 Points ∼79% -21%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3717 Points ∼79% -21%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
7829 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
7084 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
6748 Points ∼86% -14%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
6526 Points ∼83% -17%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
6419 Points ∼82% -18%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
6387 Points ∼82% -18%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
21121 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
18992 Points ∼90% -10%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
18117 Points ∼86% -14%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
18060 Points ∼86% -14%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
17419 Points ∼82% -18%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
16483 Points ∼78% -22%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
28900 Points ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
25135 Points ∼87% -13%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
23133 Points ∼80% -20%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
22749 Points ∼79% -21%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
21861 Points ∼76% -24%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
18434 Points ∼64% -36%

Gaming performance

Despite the first-class performance, the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q doesn't manage to run all modern titles smoothly at maximum details and at the native 3840x2160 pixels. Demanding games like Red Dead Redemption 2Anno 1800Control and Borderlands 3 end in a real stuttering mess. In the QHD area, i.e. with 2560x1440 pixels (which is unfortunately not supported by the OLED display), the situation looks much better. Games that run below 40 FPS are rather the exception than the rule. 1920x1080 pixels is usually a breeze for the high-end chip (60 FPS+).

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
79.1 (64min) fps ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
70.5 (55min) fps ∼89% -11%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
69 fps ∼87% -13%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
64.4 (54min) fps ∼81% -19%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
63.5 fps ∼80% -20%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
60.4 (49min) fps ∼76% -24%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
152 (119min) fps ∼100%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
136.6 fps ∼90% -10%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
131 (109min) fps ∼86% -14%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
116 (97min) fps ∼76% -24%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
113 (95min) fps ∼74% -26%


low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 182 176 161 91.3 73.1 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 152 79.1 52.9 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 157.8 148.3 140.9 132.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 122 106 89.3 67.8 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 110 100 68 35 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 139 130 100 58.2 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 110 98 80 45 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 75.4 60.4 46.7 29.1 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 105 77 54 29 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 84.2 46.8 37 21.5 fps
Control (2019) 60.2 40.6 23.8 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 84.4 64.8 45.6 24.5 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 92 69 50 29 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 65.7 42.4 34.3 22 fps

Emissions

Noise emissions

In the early days, Max-Q laptops were not only known for their moderate power consumption but also for their moderate noise levels. But the latter phenomenon hasn't happened for quite some time now. The Aero 15 OLED clearly draws attention under load too. 48 to 54 dB suggests the use of headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.13633.632.632.541.82541.541.338.442.837.446.83134.537.630.83231.936.14039.735.232.6353242.85033.829.134.929.727.3366341.227.42928.627.131.48028.627.926.926.227.538.810026.925.927.22623.628.712531.425.72826.224.630.716030.136.62930.72634.420031.925.528.224.822.934.825032.624.928.423.521.335.831533.926.329.824.519.939.540035.726.430.224.819.240.150036.226.530.825.11941.963036.425.630.92418.141.780037.725.431.12418.142.5100036.925.230.623.117.543125036.524.329.722.51943.1160037.324.830.622.71944.5200037.124.230.522.417.544.6250036.124.629.924.917.742.631503624.331.121.417.742.2400036.519.829.718.717.841.3500034.519.724.118.818.142.5630030.518.622.21817.740.2800025.818.119.617.917.734.21000022.918.318.917.917.7311250020.71818.217.917.628.11600021.71818.317.917.623.5SPL47.635.941.334.330.454.1N6.22.53.82.11.49.7median 34.5median 24.8median 29.7median 23.1median 18.1median 40.2Delta4.41.93.51.91.34.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseGigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP

As long as you use the auto mode, the fans are also audible in idle usage (34 to 36 dB) and tend to accelerate towards 40 dB at times, which isn't always comprehensible.

Noise Level

Idle
34 / 36 / 41 dB(A)
Load
48 / 54 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Noise
1%
-1%
5%
9%
3%
off / environment *
30
30
-0%
30
-0%
30
-0%
29
3%
31
-3%
Idle Minimum *
34
32
6%
34
-0%
30
12%
30.5
10%
31
9%
Idle Average *
36
34
6%
35
3%
33
8%
31.5
12%
34
6%
Idle Maximum *
41
39
5%
45
-10%
39
5%
31.5
23%
37
10%
Load Average *
48
53
-10%
43
10%
45
6%
40.6
15%
47
2%
Witcher 3 ultra *
48
48
-0%
52
-8%
49
-2%
49.5
-3%
50
-4%
Load Maximum *
54
53
2%
54
-0%
51
6%
53.4
1%
54
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Users should stay away from gaming sessions with the computer on the lap. Under full load with the FurMark and Prime95 tools, the case bottom heated up to 61 °C (~142 °F). A maximum of 56 °C (~133 °F) in The Witcher 3 is also uncomfortable. The chassis doesn't raise any criticism during idle use. Between 25 °C (~77 °F) and 29 °C (~84 °F) is a good value.

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
Stress test
Stress test
Top under full load
Top under full load
Bottom under full load
Bottom under full load

Let's take a look at the components, which become relatively hot under extreme load (maximum of 85 °C (~185 °F) @GPU, maximum of 95 °C (~203 °F) @CPU) but never throttle below their base values. The Turbo is always active to a certain degree.

Max. Load
 45 °C
113 F
49 °C
120 F
45 °C
113 F
 
 38 °C
100 F
45 °C
113 F
43 °C
109 F
 
 35 °C
95 F
36 °C
97 F
35 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 49 °C = 120 F
Average: 41.2 °C = 106 F
59 °C
138 F
61 °C
142 F
45 °C
113 F
57 °C
135 F
58 °C
136 F
40 °C
104 F
39 °C
102 F
38 °C
100 F
37 °C
99 F
Maximum: 61 °C = 142 F
Average: 48.2 °C = 119 F
Power Supply (max.)  49 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.4 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 49 °C / 120 F, compared to the average of 39.9 °C / 104 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 61 °C / 142 F, compared to the average of 42.7 °C / 109 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.6 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36 °C / 96.8 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (-7.2 °C / -13 F).
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Heat
-1%
-7%
-0%
-25%
-13%
Maximum Upper Side *
49
53
-8%
49
-0%
49
-0%
48.8
-0%
60
-22%
Maximum Bottom *
61
55
10%
59
3%
59
3%
55
10%
66
-8%
Idle Upper Side *
27
28
-4%
33
-22%
28
-4%
41
-52%
30
-11%
Idle Bottom *
29
29
-0%
32
-10%
29
-0%
45.6
-57%
32
-10%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.533.92537.437.43131.937.5403232.85027.332.56327.134.28027.531.510023.630.412524.632.9160264120022.946.725021.35531519.958.340019.265.85001965.963018.169.880018.176.5100017.57812501976.916001973.2200017.570.2250017.770.1315017.771.4400017.866.4500018.170.4630017.771.6800017.767.71000017.766.31250017.671.31600017.667.9SPL30.484.6N1.460.7median 18.1median 67.9Delta1.37.333.636.339.142.833.236.532.339.92936.526.93725.136.225.136.726.240.426.844.223.644.321.953.920.557.92069.418.378.81883.417.886.117.482.619.680.71881.217.879.917.976.717.873.717.972.118.170.517.969.517.971.617.962.517.955.717.849.830.591.11.483.5median 18median 70.52.112.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SPMSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 56% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 10% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 65% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management

Energy consumption

In order not to waste energy unnecessarily during simple activities like running Office applications, video playback and browsing the web, the Aero 15 makes use of the Optimus technology from Nvidia, which dynamically switches between the GeForce GPU and the graphics chip of the processor (UHD Graphics 630depending on the scenario. As a result, the 15-incher only consumes 18 to 38 watts in idle mode. That other devices are even more energy-efficient is mainly due to the dimmer and lower-resolution displays. Under load, the measuring device showed between 113 and 256 watts. Therefore, the included 230-watt power supply is properly utilized, whereby the degree of efficiency is missing in our tests.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 18 / 21 / 38 Watt
Load midlight 113 / 256 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Power Consumption
15%
-2%
34%
-65%
28%
Idle Minimum *
18
13
28%
23
-28%
7
61%
46
-156%
11
39%
Idle Average *
21
16
24%
25
-19%
12
43%
59
-181%
15
29%
Idle Maximum *
38
27
29%
33
13%
22
42%
65.5
-72%
21
45%
Load Average *
113
109
4%
96
15%
86
24%
99.8
12%
94
17%
Witcher 3 ultra *
149
155
-4%
168
-13%
144
3%
154.1
-3%
143
4%
Load Maximum *
256
236
8%
197
23%
177
31%
222.7
13%
173
32%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The 15-incher offers quite good battery life. The 94 Wh battery lasted around 6 hours in the WLAN test at medium brightness, which is in line with the MSI GS66 Stealth's result (99.9 Wh).

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
8h 38min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 04min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 46min
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 94.2 Wh
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 99.99 Wh
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 94.24 Wh
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q,  Wh
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 72 Wh
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 62 Wh
Battery Runtime
-14%
-1%
6%
-58%
-25%
Reader / Idle
518
505
-3%
591
14%
666
29%
221
-57%
439
-15%
WiFi v1.3
364
364
0%
342
-6%
478
31%
129
-65%
340
-7%
Load
166
102
-39%
149
-10%
96
-42%
80
-52%
79
-52%

Pros

+ light and compact case
+ stable, high-quality materials
+ outstanding image quality
+ Thunderbolt 3
+ strong battery

Cons

- secondary functions lack backlighting (keyboard)
- high noise level under load
- very glossy display

Verdict

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB. Review device provided by Gigabyte Germany.
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB. Review device provided by Gigabyte Germany.

If you place great importance on the image quality of a laptop, the Aero 15 OLED is exactly the right choice.

If you exclude the reflective surface and frequency, the 4K display only has plus points. Apart from the high brightness, the great contrast and the short response times, the large color space, which comes into its own thanks to X-Rite Pantone, should also be mentioned on the positive side.

Since the Aero 15 OLED doesn't allow itself any other flagrant errors, gamers and creators who connect a headset in 3D usage (keyword "volume") can go for it.

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP - 05/11/2020 v7
Florian Glaser

Chassis
87 / 98 → 89%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
69 / 80 → 87%
Weight
62 / 10-66 → 93%
Battery
69 / 95 → 73%
Display
88%
Games Performance
94%
Application Performance
92%
Temperature
79 / 95 → 83%
Noise
57 / 90 → 63%
Audio
77%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
75%
85%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Florian Glaser, 2020-05-14 (Update: 2020-05-15)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.