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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD: Even more performance with Tiger Lake

Offers excellent system performance: The Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Offers excellent system performance: The Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
When a manufacturer already uses one of the most powerful graphics cards in its laptops, a new CPU also needs to ensure a higher performance.
Mike Wobker (translated by Mark Riege), 🇩🇪

Our test unit of the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC already used an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, which was accompanied by an Intel Core i9-10980HK and 64 GB of working memory. In the Aero 17 HDR YD that we are testing now, the CPU was replaced by the Intel Core i9-11980HK Tiger Lake processor.

This offers a basic clock speed that is slightly higher, but the Turbo speed is lower than that of the i9-10980HK. However, due to the Tiger Lake architecture, the performance of the Aero 17 HDR YD is still increased by about 25%, which can also be maintained over a longer time period. At 70 watts of constant performance (PL1), the TGP is configured very generously.

While this increase is also reflected in the benchmarks on the system performance, the gaming performance remains at the level of the predecessor. In both models, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with a TGP of 105 watts ensures smooth frame rates. Only in very demanding games at 4K resolution and high detail settings can the frame rates drop below 30 fps.

The excellent 4K panel that supports HDR and is already calibrated in the state of delivery is also onboard again. There are again various profiles that ensure a good image display not only during gaming, but content creators will also get a display that is targeted toward their needs.

In addition, there are the very good input devices and a powerful keyboard illumination that leaves out the symbols of the secondary functions, though. The battery life also drops by about 20 minutes, even though it kept the 99-Wh capacity battery.

Our review can tell you what else has changed in the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD.


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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 444 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 320 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Mike Wobker, 2021-05-31 (Update: 2021-05-29)