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Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Review: Compact 4K Multimedia Notebook

OLED creator. A Core i9-12900HK CPU combined with a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU with access to 16 GB of VRAM are more than powerful enough to run all current games smoothly on the Aero 16's 16:10 4K OLED display. The device also comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Gigabyte’s Aero 16 is a blend between a compact gaming notebook, a portable workstation, and a laptop for creatives. It is powered by a Core i9-12900HK (Alder Lake) and a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Its main competitors are devices such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4, the Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021), the HP ZBook Studio 15 G8, the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max, and the Razer Blade 15 2022.

Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Processor
Intel Core i9-12900HK 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 115 W PL2 / Short Burst, 86 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1125 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 105 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 30.0.15.1165, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel-Mode, two memory slots (both populated)
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 283 PPI, Samsung SDC416B, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Phison ESR01TBMFCT, 1024 GB 
, + Samsung MZVL22T0HBLB (2 TB, NVMe), 2872 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC897
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.4 x 356 x 248.5 ( = 0.88 x 14.02 x 9.78 in)
Battery
99 Wh, 6514 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USC-C-Hub (Aero Hub), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.29 kg ( = 80.78 oz / 5.05 pounds), Power Supply: 726 g ( = 25.61 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.7 %
03/2022
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.3 kg22.4 mm16.00"3840x2400
88.3 %
12/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18.2 mm16.00"3840x2400
92.5 %
11/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max, M1 Max 32-Core GPU
2.2 kg16.8 mm16.20"3456x2234
87.3 %
08/2021
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3840x2160
84.6 %
01/2022
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2 kg19.8 mm15.60"3840x2160
89.1 %
03/2022
Razer Blade 15 2022
i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.1 kg16.99 mm15.60"2560x1440

Case – Aero with Robust Metal Case

The Aero 16 features a good-looking compact silver metal case with a matte and smooth surface. Various black elements, such as the keyboard, the trackpad, the display bezels, and the hinge cover, serve as design embellishments, as does the backlit Aero logo on the back of the display lid. The inside is easily accessible through removal of the bottom cover. The battery is not replaceable.

Overall build quality is good. Panel gaps are consistent, and we found no gap protrusions either. Rigidity is decent with a base that barely warps and a lid that warps and bends only slightly. The hinge is firm and manages to keep the display firmly in place without too much teetering. Its maximum opening angle is around 125-130° and it can be opened and adjusted one-handed.

Among our test group the Aero is one of the larger devices, and the heaviest by a small margin. With its 2.3 kg (5.07 lbs) it is a good 400 g (0.88 lbs) heavier than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4.

Size Comparison

356 mm / 14 inch 248.5 mm / 9.78 inch 22.4 mm / 0.882 inch 2.3 kg5.05 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 1.9 kg4.1 lbs357.5 mm / 14.1 inch 238 mm / 9.37 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 2 kg4.4 lbs355.7 mm / 14 inch 248.1 mm / 9.77 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.29 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2.1 kg4.64 lbs

Connectivity – Gigabyte Notebook with USB-C

In addition to a charging port and a headphone jack we find a total of three USB-C ports on the device, two of which support Thunderbolt 4 and one that is limited to just USB 3.2 Gen 2. All ports carry a DisplayPort signal, and the rear Thunderbolt 4 port also supports Power Delivery for charging the battery with a USB-C power supply, which has to be rated at 45 W or more. The included Aero hub adds additional more common ports, such as HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, USB-A, and Ethernet.

Right: Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C, DisplayPort), Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C, DisplayPort, Power Delivery), power supply
Right: Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C, DisplayPort), Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C, DisplayPort, Power Delivery), power supply
Left: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C, DisplayPort), audio jack
Left: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C, DisplayPort), audio jack

Communication

The built-in AX210 Wi-Fi modem is made by Intel and supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax. Its data transfer rates were very good overall under ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices nearby, close distance between notebook and server).

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Multimedia
  (874 - 1700, n=6, last 2 years)
1318 MBit/s ∼100% +28%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1030 (752min - 1313max) MBit/s ∼78%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1333 (1044min - 1390max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (766 - 1367, n=5, last 2 years)
1118 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
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Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1029 (752-1313)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1363 (1311-1453)
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1263 (800-1659)
Razer Blade 15 2022  ; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1470 (1448-1522)
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1333 (1044-1390)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1419 (1169-1609)
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1459 (1142-1595)
Razer Blade 15 2022  ; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1529 (1341-1654)

Webcam

The 0.9 MP webcam runs at a resolution of 1280 x 720 and is not particularly color accurate with a DeltaE deviation of 9. Ideally, we would want to see less than 3.

ColorChecker
8.7 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5: 8.56 ∆E min: 3.35 - max: 14.82 ∆E

Accessories

In addition to the usual paperwork (quick start guide, warranty information booklet) the device also comes with a USB-C hub.

Aero Hub
Aero Hub

Maintenance

Maintenance and upgrades are comparatively easy to perform. After undoing every screw at the bottom the cover can be easily removed with a small spudger. Once removed you have access to both SSDs, the Wi-Fi modem, the RAM, and the fans.

Hardware Aero 16
Hardware Aero 16

Warranty

As usual European customers get two years of limited warranty while US customers are once again limited to just 12 months. Gigabyte does not offer any warranty extensions.

Input Devices – Gigabyte Laptop with Backlit Keyboard

Keyboard

The backlit chiclet keyboard is fairly smooth with moderate key travel and clear accentuation points with decent feedback and resistance. The keyboard does not flex while typing. The two-stage backlight is controlled by a function key. All things considered this Gigabyte keyboard is decent for everyday use.

Touchpad

The multi-touch touchpad (12.1 x 7.6 cm/4.8 x 3 inches) is very smooth for great usability. It detects user input up to its very edges, and its integrated buttons feature a rather shallow travel with a clear accentuation point.

Aero 16 input devices
Aero 16 input devices

Display – Deep Blacks Thanks to OLED

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Aero 16 comes with a reflective 16:10 16-inch 4K OLED display (3840 x 2400) with an excellent contrast ratio of 36,000:1, a black level of 0.01, and short response times. Its peak brightness of 367.6 nits is okay but nowhere near some of its competitors, such as the Macbook Pro 16.

At brightness levels of 58 % and below we found PWM flickering at 60 Hz, which increased to 240 Hz at brightness levels of less than 26 %. Sensitive users might suffer from headaches and eyestrain due to this low frequency.

360
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDC416B
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 380 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 367.6 cd/m² Minimum: 28 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 368 cd/m²
Contrast: 36800:1 (Black: 0.01 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.33 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 0.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
Gamma: 2.119
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Samsung SDC416B, AMOLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Mini-LED, 3456x2234, 16.20
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
SDC4145, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Samsung ATNA56WR14-0, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 2022
Sharp LQ156T1JW03, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y5CTO1WW (3050 Ti)
LP160UQ1-SPB1, IPS LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Display
Display P3 Coverage
99.9
81.2
99.1
84.3
sRGB Coverage
100
97.7
99.9
98.3
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
95.3
89.1
86.8
97.8
Response Times
94%
-4%
-490%
-2200%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2.4 ?(1.2, 1.2)
2.4 ?(1, 1.4)
-0%
3.2 ?(1.2, 2)
-33%
14.4 ?(6.8, 7.6)
-500%
60 ?(29, 31)
-2400%
Response Time Black / White *
2 ?(1, 1)
2.4 ?(1.1, 1.3)
-20%
1.6 ?(1, 0.6)
20%
11.6 ?(5.6, 6)
-480%
42 ?(23, 19)
-2000%
PWM Frequency
60 ?(58)
240.4 ?(52)
301%
60 ?(81)
0%
Screen
-21%
-70%
-58%
-328%
-587%
Brightness middle
368
507
38%
379.6
3%
443
20%
286
-22%
639
74%
Brightness
368
494
34%
380
3%
434
18%
271
-26%
612
66%
Brightness Distribution
93
96
3%
95
2%
94
1%
89
-4%
84
-10%
Black Level *
0.01
0.02
-100%
0.02
-100%
0.25
-2400%
0.47
-4600%
Contrast
36800
25350
-31%
22150
-40%
1144
-97%
1360
-96%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.33
1.4
40%
5.15
-121%
3.73
-60%
2.74
-18%
2.2
6%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.34
2.8
35%
7.79
-79%
8.12
-87%
5.21
-20%
5.3
-22%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
0.8
2.3
-188%
2.6
-225%
2.5
-213%
1.1
-38%
1.7
-113%
Gamma
2.119 104%
2.27 97%
1.99 111%
2.001 110%
2.2 100%
2.31 95%
CCT
6569 99%
6792 96%
6166 105%
6522 100%
6408 101%
6390 102%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.1
2.52
1.4
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -21%
12% / -15%
-31% / -43%
-409% / -361%
-1394% / -910%

* ... smaller is better

The display is X-Rite Pantone-certified to ensure natural color representation, and as expected color deviations were very minor and imperceptible out of the box. We also found no evidence of a blue tint. At this point during the review we would usually present you with and comment on our color space coverage readings. However, we have decided to hold these back for the time being as they differed immensely from Gigabyte’s official specs and we cannot rule out issues with our test equipment at this time.

CalMAN: grayscale
CalMAN: grayscale
CalMAN: saturation
CalMAN: saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker

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
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 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. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 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 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.8 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 detected 60 Hz ≤ 58 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 60 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 58 % 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The panel offers very wide viewing angles and is easily readable from every position. Outdoors, we found the reflective coating to impede usability drastically.

Aero 16 outdoors
Aero 16 outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – A Gigabyte Laptop with Cutting Edge Performance

The Gigabyte Aero 16 is a powerful compact 16-inch notebook with highly versatile usability in all areas. Its GeForce RTX Studio certification ensures high performance, optimized drivers, good software compatibility, and a high color space coverage.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
Nvidia Systeminfo
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 
 

Test Conditions

The device comes with the Gigabyte Control Center preloaded, which offers various performance profiles. These not only affect CPU and GPU performance but also brightness and the display’s color temperature. We decided to entrust our fate to the included AI mode allowing Control Center to make that decision and choose the best profile for us.

In addition, we ran some benchmarks with “Power Saving Silence Mode” and “Turbo Mode” enabled manually. The latter is not particularly well suited for long periods of time as it ramps up the fans to their maximum speed instantaneously and permanently.

Creator Mode Turbo Mode Gaming Mode Meeting Mode Power Saving Silence Mode
Power Limit 1 86 Watt 86 Watt 62 Watt 15 Watt 15 Watt
Power Limit 2 115 Watt 115 Watt 115 Watt 30 Watt 30 Watt

Processor

Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900HK features six performance cores with Hyperthreading running at between 2.5 and 5 GHz as well as eight efficiency cores without Hyperthreading running at 1.8 to 3.8 GHz. Combined, this makes for a total of 20 available CPU cores. Thanks to an unlocked multiplier, the CPU can also be overclocked quite easily.

When running our CineBench R15 benchmark the CPU ran at very high (multi-thread: P-cores 4-4.1 GHz, E-cores: 3-3,1 GHz) or even maximum (single-thread: P-cores 4.3-5 GHz, E-cores: 3.8 GHz) clock speeds. On battery, those were reduced significantly.

Multi-thread (on mains)
Multi-thread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)

We run the CineBench R15 multi-thread test for at least 30 minutes in a loop in order to determine whether or not a processor is capable of utilizing high turbo-boost clock speeds under sustained load. The Aero 16 managed to maintain its high initial level of performance on both performance and efficiency cores. Enabling the “Turbo Mode” manually had no positive effect whatsoever.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø2616 (2562.79-2779.9)
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Intel Core i9-12900HK; Silence Mode: Ø730 (712.31-1010.15)
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Intel Core i9-12900HK; Turbo Mode: Ø2627 (2586.15-2785.9)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE Intel Core i9-11950H; BIOS 1.13: Ø1875 (1823.99-2089.32)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE Intel Core i9-11950H; BIOS 1.10: Ø1849 (1818.43-1953.6)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max Apple M1 Max; Rosetta 2: Ø1687 (1667.29-1693.05)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H: Ø1806 (1765.46-1841.11)
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021) Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1929 (1910.86-2050.14)
Razer Blade 15 2022 Intel Core i7-12800H: Ø2081 (2061.43-2178.41)
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)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Silence Mode)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Silence Mode)
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2780 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
233 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
279 Points
Help
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
18373 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18106 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (4796 - 19282, n=10)
16361 Points ∼89% -10%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
14893 (13078min - 14893.1max) Points ∼81% -18%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
12721 Points ∼69% -30%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
12385 Points ∼67% -32%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
12166 (11410min - 12166.4max) Points ∼66% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
12048 Points ∼66% -33%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=88, last 2 years)
8201 Points ∼45% -55%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
4796 Points ∼26% -74%
Single Core
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1940 Points ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
1938 Points ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1796 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (819 - 1940, n=10)
1703 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1586 Points ∼82% -18%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1569 Points ∼81% -19%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1530 Points ∼79% -21%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1513 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=82, last 2 years)
1397 Points ∼72% -28%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
819 Points ∼42% -58%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
7040 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6941 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (1828 - 7366, n=10)
6231 Points ∼89% -10%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
5731 Points ∼81% -17%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
4756 Points ∼68% -31%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4660 Points ∼66% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
4471 Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=99, last 2 years)
2950 Points ∼42% -57%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
2735 Points ∼39% -61%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
1828 Points ∼26% -74%
CPU (Single Core)
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
739 Points ∼100% +8%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
690 Points ∼93% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
685 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (316 - 739, n=10)
644 Points ∼87% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
621 Points ∼84% -9%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
610 Points ∼83% -11%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
585 Points ∼79% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=99, last 2 years)
523 Points ∼71% -24%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
390 Points ∼53% -43%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
316 Points ∼43% -54%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
2786 Points ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
2780 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (965 - 2944, n=10)
2467 Points ∼89% -11%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
2178 (2061.43min - 2178.41max) Points ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H (BIOS 1.13)
2089 (1823.99min - 2089.32max) Points ∼75% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H (BIOS 1.10)
1954 (1818.43min - 1953.6max) Points ∼70% -30%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
2050 Points ∼74% -26%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1841 (1765.46min - 1841.11max) Points ∼66% -34%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max (Rosetta 2)
1693 (1667min - 1693max) Points ∼61% -39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=112, last 2 years)
1326 Points ∼48% -52%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
1010 Points ∼36% -64%
CPU Single 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
279 Points ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
278 Points ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
258 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
244 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (119 - 279, n=10)
244 Points ∼87% -13%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
236 Points ∼85% -15%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
225 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=95, last 2 years)
206 Points ∼74% -26%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max (Rosetta 2)
197 Points ∼71% -29%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
119 Points ∼43% -57%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=97, last 2 years)
460 Seconds * ∼100% -130%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
254 Seconds * ∼55% -27%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
243 Seconds * ∼53% -22%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
226 Seconds * ∼49% -13%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (172.5 - 483, n=9)
216 Seconds * ∼47% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
200 Seconds * ∼43%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max (Blender 3.0 beta for mac)
189 Seconds * ∼41% +5%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
185 Seconds * ∼40% +7%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
72912 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
68520 MIPS ∼94%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (25736 - 75564, n=10)
65276 MIPS ∼90% -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
61936 MIPS ∼85% -10%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
55743 MIPS ∼76% -19%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50050 MIPS ∼69% -27%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=96, last 2 years)
34193 MIPS ∼47% -50%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
25736 MIPS ∼35% -62%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
6186 MIPS ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
6171 MIPS ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5773 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
5726 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
5521 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (2898 - 6186, n=10)
5471 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=96, last 2 years)
5060 MIPS ∼82% -18%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
2898 MIPS ∼47% -53%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
13925 Points ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
13865 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
12708 Points ∼91% -8%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
12434 Points ∼89% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (5869 - 14294, n=10)
12053 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
9408 Points ∼68% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
7969 Points ∼57% -43%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
7286 Points ∼52% -47%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=97, last 2 years)
6676 Points ∼48% -52%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
5916 Points ∼42% -57%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
1887 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
1870 Points ∼99%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple M1 Max
1782 Points ∼94% -5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1758 Points ∼93% -6%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1702 Points ∼90% -9%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (843 - 1918, n=10)
1679 Points ∼89% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
1631 Points ∼86% -13%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
1571 Points ∼83% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=97, last 2 years)
1424 Points ∼75% -24%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
843 Points ∼45% -55%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
21 fps ∼100% +16%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
18.1 fps ∼86%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (5.33 - 21.6, n=10)
18 fps ∼86% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
17.2 fps ∼82% -5%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
15.7 fps ∼75% -13%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.5 fps ∼69% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
13.8 fps ∼66% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=96, last 2 years)
9.24 fps ∼44% -49%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
5.33 fps ∼25% -71%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
89.1 s * ∼100% -128%
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=94, last 2 years)
53 s * ∼59% -36%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
51.5 s * ∼58% -32%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
48.8 s * ∼55% -25%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
48.6 s * ∼55% -25%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (34.8 - 89.1, n=10)
46.1 s * ∼52% -18%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
39 s * ∼44%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
38.6 s * ∼43% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
34.8 s * ∼39% +11%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Silence Mode)
0.994 sec * ∼100% -139%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=97, last 2 years)
0.598 sec * ∼60% -44%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.551 sec * ∼55% -33%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.549 sec * ∼55% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.545 sec * ∼55% -31%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (0.4155 - 0.994, n=10)
0.509 sec * ∼51% -23%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.4715 sec * ∼47% -13%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK (Turbo Mode)
0.4293 sec * ∼43% -3%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK
0.4155 sec * ∼42%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
91.6 pt ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
88.9 pt ∼89%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
83.3 pt ∼83%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
78.3 pt ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
73.4 pt ∼73%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
 
70.8 pt ∼71%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
67 pt ∼67%
Average of class Multimedia
 
57.8 pt ∼58%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
29.2 pt ∼29%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
15493 KRay/s ∼100% +87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
15282 KRay/s ∼99% +85%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
14407 KRay/s ∼93% +74%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
9048 KRay/s ∼58% +9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=71, last 2 years)
8661 KRay/s ∼56% +5%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
8265 KRay/s ∼53%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (2677 - 9759, n=10)
8167 KRay/s ∼53% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
7671 KRay/s ∼50% -7%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
2677 KRay/s ∼17% -68%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
64283 Points ∼100% +68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
63303 Points ∼98% +65%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
60286 Points ∼94% +57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=71, last 2 years)
44354 Points ∼69% +16%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
41548 Points ∼65% +9%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
38277 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (12762 - 43695, n=10)
37339 Points ∼58% -2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
36695 Points ∼57% -4%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
12762 Points ∼20% -67%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
4332 MB/s ∼100% +48%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
4254 MB/s ∼98% +45%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
4003 MB/s ∼92% +37%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
3169 MB/s ∼73% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
2931 MB/s ∼68%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (841 - 3504, n=10)
2884 MB/s ∼67% -2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
2681 MB/s ∼62% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=71, last 2 years)
2205 MB/s ∼51% -25%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
841 MB/s ∼19% -71%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
107161 Points ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
107042 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (60202 - 107161, n=10)
99249 Points ∼93% -7%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
98772 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
98176 Points ∼92% -8%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
93492 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
91924 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=71, last 2 years)
69735 Points ∼65% -35%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
60202 Points ∼56% -44%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
10451 Points ∼100% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
10259 Points ∼98% +6%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
9828 Points ∼94% +2%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
9787 Points ∼94% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
9655 Points ∼92%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
9205 Points ∼88% -5%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (3225 - 10402, n=10)
9156 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3124 - 12542, n=71, last 2 years)
7351 Points ∼70% -24%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
3225 Points ∼31% -67%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
38524 Points ∼100% +68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
38046 Points ∼99% +66%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
35735 Points ∼93% +56%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
25019 Points ∼65% +9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=71, last 2 years)
24468 Points ∼64% +7%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
22873 Points ∼59%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (7417 - 27285, n=10)
22755 Points ∼59% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
21312 Points ∼55% -7%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
7417 Points ∼19% -68%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
147249 MB/s ∼100% +62%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
145983 MB/s ∼99% +60%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
98817 MB/s ∼67% +9%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
91041 MB/s ∼62%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
84048 MB/s ∼57% -8%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (32382 - 106367, n=10)
77267 MB/s ∼52% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13739 - 147249, n=71, last 2 years)
62104 MB/s ∼42% -32%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
55775 MB/s ∼38% -39%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
32382 MB/s ∼22% -64%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
1121 MB/s ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (314 - 1209, n=10)
1006 MB/s ∼90% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
988 MB/s ∼88%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
928 MB/s ∼83% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
820 MB/s ∼73% -17%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
807 MB/s ∼72% -18%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
767 MB/s ∼68% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=78, last 2 years)
511 MB/s ∼46% -48%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
314 MB/s ∼28% -68%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
8393 KRay/s ∼100% +76%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
8306 KRay/s ∼99% +74%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
7871 KRay/s ∼94% +65%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
5189 KRay/s ∼62% +9%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
4776 KRay/s ∼57%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (1501 - 5748, n=10)
4767 KRay/s ∼57% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=72, last 2 years)
4726 KRay/s ∼56% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
4173 KRay/s ∼50% -13%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
1501 KRay/s ∼18% -69%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
40992 MPixel/s ∼100% +5%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
38990 MPixel/s ∼95%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Turbo Mode)
38885 MPixel/s ∼95% 0%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (24991 - 40648, n=10)
37758 MPixel/s ∼92% -3%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
26732 MPixel/s ∼65% -31%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800, Silence Mode)
24991 MPixel/s ∼61% -36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=72, last 2 years)
24084 MPixel/s ∼59% -38%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (v6.33.5700)
22621 MPixel/s ∼55% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (v6.50.5800)
12933 MPixel/s ∼32% -67%

System Performance

Unsurprisingly, overall system performance was very fast and smooth thanks to its powerful internal hardware. The computer did a fantastic job in all application tests. Overall performance is further increased by the dual-channel DDR5 memory interface, as the excellent PCMark benchmark results bear witness to.

A total of two RAM slots are available
A total of two RAM slots are available
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4775 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6920 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5343 points
PCMark 10 Score
7816 points
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PCMark 10 / Score
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7149 - 8186, n=5)
7867 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
7816 Points ∼99%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7706 Points ∼98% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
6919 Points ∼88% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=81, last 2 years)
5433 Points ∼69% -30%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
10945 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9870 - 11205, n=5)
10757 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10708 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
10508 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 11019, n=81, last 2 years)
9483 Points ∼87% -13%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
10050 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9173 - 10422, n=5)
9978 Points ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
9581 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
8790 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=81, last 2 years)
7792 Points ∼78% -22%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (10951 - 13098, n=5)
12318 Points ∼100% +5%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
12104 Points ∼98% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
11777 Points ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
9735 Points ∼79% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=81, last 2 years)
6028 Points ∼49% -49%
CrossMark / Overall
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2113 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (970 - 2138, n=5)
1770 Points ∼84% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1649 Points ∼78% -22%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1586 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=20, last 2 years)
1537 Points ∼73% -27%
CrossMark / Productivity
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2031 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (921 - 2038, n=5)
1677 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1655 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=20, last 2 years)
1476 Points ∼73% -27%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1361 Points ∼67% -33%
CrossMark / Creativity
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2161 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
2102 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1007 - 2210, n=5)
1892 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2210, n=20, last 2 years)
1682 Points ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1678 Points ∼78% -22%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
2228 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1012 - 2234, n=5)
1722 Points ∼77% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1547 Points ∼69% -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=20, last 2 years)
1370 Points ∼61% -39%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
M1 Max 32-Core GPU, M1 Max, Apple SSD AP2048R
1080 Points ∼48% -52%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62522 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
62419 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (53861 - 62959, n=10)
61185 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20927 - 67871, n=72, last 2 years)
40982 MB/s ∼66% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
27947 MB/s ∼45% -55%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65933 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65835 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (57237 - 66989, n=10)
64617 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 67758, n=71, last 2 years)
44704 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
26064 MB/s ∼40% -60%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
66074 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (54443 - 65268, n=10)
62713 MB/s ∼95% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
61981 MB/s ∼94%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 66728, n=71, last 2 years)
43734 MB/s ∼66% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
22302 MB/s ∼34% -64%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
89.7 ns * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Intel Core i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
87.8 ns * ∼98% +2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0 - 119, n=78, last 2 years)
75.4 ns * ∼84% +16%
Average Intel Core i9-12900HK
  (98.4 - 109, n=10)
57.5 (98.4min - 109max) ns * ∼64% +36%
Razer Blade 15 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (browsing the web, 4K video playback, Prime95 high load) we were able to detect a few DPC latencies inconsistencies. The Aero 16 does not seem to be suited particularly well for video and audio editing. Having said that some of its competitors suffer from even higher DPC latencies. In the past, we found that DPC latencies can be improved by software updates over time. Unfortunately, the opposite is also possible.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
1604 μs * ∼100% -157%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1508 μs * ∼94% -142%
Razer Blade 15 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1364 μs * ∼85% -119%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1056 μs * ∼66% -70%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK, Phison ESR01TBMFCT
623 μs * ∼39%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our review unit came with two SSDs installed, a 2 TB Samsung M.2-2280 and a 1 TB Phison M.2-2280, the latter of which was used for the operating system. Thanks to their PCIe 4.0 interface both SSDs performed admirably and very fast.

Primary 1 TB NVMe SSD for the operating system
Primary 1 TB NVMe SSD for the operating system
Secondary 2 TB NVMe SSD for a total of 3 TB of storage
Secondary 2 TB NVMe SSD for a total of 3 TB of storage
CrystalDiskMark (Samsung SSD)
CrystalDiskMark (Samsung SSD)
AS SSD (Samsung SSD)
AS SSD (Samsung SSD)
Phison ESR01TBMFCT
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7076 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5000 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 1134 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 809 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4217 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4454 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 88.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 332.6 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Phison ESR01TBMFCT
92.5 pt ∼93%
Average Phison ESR01TBMFCT
 
92.5 pt ∼93%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
79.5 pt ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
75.1 pt ∼75%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
67.5 pt ∼68%
Average of class Multimedia
 
40.6 pt ∼41%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
39.9 pt ∼40%
DiskSpd
seq read
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4119 (4098.66min - 4118.81max) MB/s ∼100% +8%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3829 (3821.85min - 3829.08max) MB/s ∼93% 0%
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Phison ESR01TBMFCT
3819 (3405.77min - 3819.33max) MB/s ∼93%
Average Phison ESR01TBMFCT
 
3819 MB/s ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
3675 (3650.76min - 3674.84max) MB/s ∼89% -4%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
2222 (2190.89min - 2222.39max) MB/s ∼54% -42%
Average of class Multimedia
  (816 - 4480, n=84, last 2 years)
2079 MB/s ∼50% -46%
seq write
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Phison ESR01TBMFCT
4457 MB/s ∼100%
Average Phison ESR01TBMFCT
 
4457 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Late 2021)
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4318 (3897.94min - 4317.86max) MB/s ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 15 2022
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4167 (4120.63min - 4166.62max) MB/s ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4-20Y50040GE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV1T02
4042 (4002.62min - 4041.84max) MB/s ∼91% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 4457, n=84, last 2 years)
2121 MB/s ∼48% -52%