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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD laptop review: 4K HDR meets RTX 3080

Octa-core Tiger Lake CPU. Not only does the Aero 17 HDR YD come with an HDR-capable 4K display, but it is also run by an Intel Core i9-11980HK. Our test will show what this can do in combination with the built-in RTX 3080.
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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

Compared to the Aero 17 HDR YC we tested in January, in the spec sheet only the CPU and working memory are changed. The Aero 17 HRD YD is run by an Intel Core i9-11980HK that is accompanied by 32 GB of working memory. The system is installed on a 512 GB SSD from Samsung, and a second 1-TB SSD is available for storing larger amounts of data. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is responsible for the display of the image contents.

This configuration costs about 3900 Euros (~$4751), and we compare it with the competing devices listed below. Below each of the sections, you can also add more notebooks to the comparison from our database. Since not much has changed visually or in terms of the equipment, we refer to our reviews of the Aero 17 XA HDR and Aero 17 HDR YC for more detailed descriptions of these sections.

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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD (Aero 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-11980HK 8 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, 109 W PL2 / Short Burst, 70 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1245 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 105 W TDP, NVIDIA 462.35, Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs
Memory
32768 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, AU Optronics AUO329B, IPS, glossy: no, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, 512 GB 
, + 1 TB Phison ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 1x headphone, 1x microphone, Card Reader: SD UHS-II, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 396 x 270 ( = 0.87 x 15.59 x 10.63 in)
Battery
99 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.766 kg ( = 97.57 oz / 6.1 pounds), Power Supply: 726 g ( = 25.61 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Price
3900 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors for Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
05/2021
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg22 mm17.30"3840x2160
87.6 %
01/2021
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg21.4 mm17.30"3840x2160
87.8 %
02/2021
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg19.9 mm17.30"3840x2160
85.3 %
04/2021
Alienware m17 R4
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
3 kg22 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case - A slim 17-inch gaming laptop

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Size Comparison

399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 294.3 mm / 11.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 3 kg6.61 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 270 mm / 10.6 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 270 mm / 10.6 inch 21.4 mm / 0.843 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 3 kg6.52 lbs

Connections - The Aero 17 HDR with Thunderbolt 4 and fast WLAN

Left side: 2.5 GBit LAN, UHS-II SD card reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, microphone, headphones, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
Left side: 2.5 GBit LAN, UHS-II SD card reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, microphone, headphones, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
Right side: 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 1x Thunderbolt 4, Mini-DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, power
Right side: 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 1x Thunderbolt 4, Mini-DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, power

SD Card Reader

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
199.6 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
194 MB/s ∼97% +5%
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
190 MB/s ∼95% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
184 MB/s ∼92%
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 222, n=84, last 2 years)
119 MB/s ∼60% -35%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware m17 R4
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
239 MB/s ∼100% +27%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
213 MB/s ∼89% +13%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
191.6 MB/s ∼80% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
188 MB/s ∼79%
Average of class Gaming
  (20.5 - 257, n=84, last 2 years)
133 MB/s ∼56% -29%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1588 (1508min - 1656max) MBit/s ∼100%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1550 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1539 (842min - 1691max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1190 MBit/s ∼75% -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (496 - 1645, n=156, last 2 years)
1161 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=117)
1094 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w
1600 MBit/s ∼100% +39%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1495 (788min - 1534max) MBit/s ∼93% +30%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1340 MBit/s ∼84% +16%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=156, last 2 years)
1222 MBit/s ∼76% +6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=118)
1173 MBit/s ∼73% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1152 (915min - 1267max) MBit/s ∼72%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1152 (915-1267)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1588 (1508-1656)

Webcam

ColorChecker
9.8 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
4 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
9 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD: 7.06 ∆E min: 2.86 - max: 14.6 ∆E

Maintenance

The insides of the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
The insides of the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

Input Devices - Powerful RGB illumination

You can find a detailed description of the input devices in our review of the Gigabyte Aero 17 XA HDR.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - keyboard
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - keyboard
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - ClickPad
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - ClickPad

Display - A very good image thanks to HDR and 4K

Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The display of the Aero 17 HDR YD consists of a 17-inch IPS panel that offers a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. At an average of 467 cd/m², the maximum brightness is only slightly higher than that of the Aero 17 HDR YC and significantly lower than in the Aero 17 XA HDR. At 86%, the brightness distribution is also the lowest in our test field.

Since PWM is not used for brightness control, there should not be any problems for users with sensitive eyes.

493
cd/m²
484
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO329B
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 493 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 467 cd/m² Minimum: 3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 488 cd/m²
Contrast: 1479:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.23 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.77
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
99% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
99% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
99.63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.99% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
86.86% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.169
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
AU Optronics AUO329B, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
AUO B173ZAN03.2 (AUO329B), IPS-Level, 3840x2160, 17.30
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
AU Optronics B173ZAN03.3, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.30
Alienware m17 R4
AU Optronics AUOEC91, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
0%
1%
-16%
Display P3 Coverage
86.86
87.29
0%
88.6
2%
69.83
-20%
sRGB Coverage
99.99
100
0%
99.98
0%
99.65
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
99.63
99.95
0%
99.94
0%
71.62
-28%
Response Times
3%
63%
70%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
52 ?(25.2, 26.8)
51.6 ?(25.6, 26)
1%
15.2 ?(7.6, 7.6)
71%
13.2 ?(6.4, 6.8)
75%
Response Time Black / White *
26 ?(10, 16)
24.8 ?(10, 14.8)
5%
12 ?(6, 6)
54%
9.2 ?(4.8, 4.4)
65%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-5%
-157%
-9%
Brightness middle
488
458
-6%
407.2
-17%
305
-37%
Brightness
467
446
-4%
403
-14%
301
-36%
Brightness Distribution
86
92
7%
90
5%
93
8%
Black Level *
0.33
0.37
-12%
0.42
-27%
0.19
42%
Contrast
1479
1238
-16%
970
-34%
1605
9%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.23
1.52
-24%
7.25
-489%
1.31
-7%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.94
2.51
15%
12.51
-326%
2.32
21%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.77
0.66
14%
3.62
-370%
0.91
-18%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
1.9
-27%
8.1
-440%
2.3
-53%
Gamma
2.169 101%
2.145 103%
2.24 98%
2.281 96%
CCT
6614 98%
6534 99%
5925 110%
6449 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
99
100
1%
88.1
-11%
72
-27%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
100
1%
100
1%
94
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1% / -3%
-31% / -100%
15% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

The contrast ratio turns out very good at 1479:1, and the black value is also only slightly elevated at 0.33 cd/m². In addition, the color space coverage of 99% for both the sRGB and AdobeRGB color spaces is excellent. Gigabyte advertises the display of the Aero 17 HDR YD with a calibration in the state of delivery that was validated by Pantone and that can be selected in the various modes of the Control Center corresponding to the current usage scenario. 

Accordingly, the CalMAN analysis also shows a DeltaE2000 deviation that is correspondingly low. Another calibration will only bring a small improvement from 1.5 to 0.5. You can download the corresponding ICC file from the link in the frame above, to the right of the schematic on the brightness distribution.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD outdoors on a cloudy day
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD outdoors on a cloudy day
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD outdoors on a cloudy day
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD outdoors on a cloudy day

The display brightness of the Aero 17 HDR YD is sufficient to show the image contents easily readable on cloudy days. While the matte display will prevent reflections in direct sunlight, reading the display contents will then still be harder.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD vs sRGB (99%)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD vs sRGB (99%)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD vs AdobeRGB (99%)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD vs AdobeRGB (99%)

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 50 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
52 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25.2 ms rise
↘ 26.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21103 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the Aero 17 HDR YD display are very stable, and the contents can be viewed from almost any angle without the colors or image becoming distorted. 

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Increased CPU performance

With the Aero 17 HDR YD, Gigabyte targets content creators and gamers who need a powerful laptop with a very good display. In addition to the configuration tested here, the HDR YD is also available with an Intel Core i7-11800H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with 8 GB of video storage. As "Aero 17 HDR XD," the laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-11800H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB of video storage.

All the following benchmarks were run with the "Turbo" system setting.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - CPUz
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - CPUz
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - CPUz
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - CPUz
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - HWInfo
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD - GPUz

Processor

The Intel Core i9-11980HK used here is an octa-core processor, which can operate on up to 16 threads simultaneously. The clock speeds fall between 2.6 and 5 GHz, with the configured TDP playing an important role in determining the performance. Gigabyte has configured this as a PL1 of 70 watts and PL2 of 109 watts. With this, the maximum possible of 65 watts is even slightly exceeded, and the Aero 17 HDR YD is able to lead our test field in the benchmarks.

In our Cinebech R15 constant load test, the CPU is also able to maintain its performance for a longer time period, and it is able to quickly recover from smaller drops of about 9% in the performance.

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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD Intel Core i9-11980HK: Ø2023 (1924.65-2067.29)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1468 (1385.62-1761.11)
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch) Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1482 (1469.35-1489.04)
Alienware m17 R4 Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1833 (1809.95-1853.31)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (572 - 610, n=6)
589 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
585 Points ∼99%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
507 Points ∼86% -13%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
506 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=188, last 2 years)
504 Points ∼86% -14%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
490 Points ∼83% -16%
CPU (Multi Core)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
5256 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (3779 - 5256, n=7)
4598 Points ∼87% -13%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
4456 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=189, last 2 years)
3810 Points ∼72% -28%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
3531 Points ∼67% -33%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3526 Points ∼67% -33%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
230 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (224 - 231, n=5)
228 Points ∼99% -1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
211 Points ∼92% -8%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
209 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=194, last 2 years)
204 Points ∼89% -11%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
203 Points ∼88% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
2067 (1924.65min - 2067.29max) Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (1696 - 2287, n=6)
2032 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1853 (1809.95min - 1853.31max) Points ∼90% -10%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1761 (1385.62min - 1761.11max) Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=205, last 2 years)
1616 Points ∼78% -22%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
1489 (1469.35min - 1489.04max) Points ∼72% -28%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 555, n=178, last 2 years)
314 Seconds * ∼100% -35%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
302 Seconds * ∼96% -30%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
299 Seconds * ∼95% -28%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (231 - 284, n=4)
257 Seconds * ∼82% -10%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
247 Seconds * ∼79% -6%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
233 Seconds * ∼74%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
5668 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (5428 - 5735, n=4)
5623 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5463 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5444 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
5338 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=179, last 2 years)
5243 MIPS ∼93% -7%
7z b 4
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
56759 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (45226 - 56759, n=4)
51518 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
49275 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
45258 MIPS ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=179, last 2 years)
44994 MIPS ∼79% -21%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
44485 MIPS ∼78% -22%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
1613 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (1561 - 1645, n=4)
1612 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1351 Points ∼84% -16%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1344 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=174, last 2 years)
1327 Points ∼82% -18%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
1315 Points ∼82% -18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
9884 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (8786 - 9884, n=4)
9383 Points ∼95% -5%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8176 Points ∼83% -17%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8135 Points ∼82% -18%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
8134 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=174, last 2 years)
7279 Points ∼74% -26%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
15.8 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (13.1 - 16.3, n=4)
14.6 fps ∼92% -8%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
14.3 fps ∼91% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (6.13 - 19.8, n=178, last 2 years)
12.4 fps ∼78% -22%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.1 fps ∼77% -23%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
12 fps ∼76% -24%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=172, last 2 years)
54.5 s * ∼100% -33%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
51.5 s * ∼94% -25%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
51.4 s * ∼94% -25%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
45.3 s * ∼83% -10%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (40.6 - 45, n=4)
41.9 s * ∼77% -2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
41.1 s * ∼75%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.587 sec * ∼100% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=174, last 2 years)
0.58 sec * ∼99% -5%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.574 sec * ∼98% -4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.561 sec * ∼96% -2%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK
  (0.545 - 0.565, n=4)
0.554 sec * ∼94% -0%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK
0.552 sec * ∼94%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2067 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
200 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
230 Points
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System Performance

In the PCMark 10 test to evaluate the system performance, the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD places first in our test field. This goes for the overall evaluation as well as all the single disciplines. In everyday operation, the laptop runs very smoothly without showing any micro stutters or similar delays.

You can find out what performance you can expect from other devices in comparison in our CPU benchmark list.

PCMark 10
Score
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7088 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (6937 - 7088, n=3)
7026 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
6684 Points ∼94% -6%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6531 Points ∼92% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4
6512 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=171, last 2 years)
6152 Points ∼87% -13%
Essentials
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10212 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9665 - 10291, n=3)
10056 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9919 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11064, n=170, last 2 years)
9652 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
9529 Points ∼93% -7%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4
9312 Points ∼91% -9%
Productivity
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9098 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8934 - 9107, n=3)
9046 Points ∼99% -1%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
8798 Points ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4
8746 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8448 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=170, last 2 years)
8341 Points ∼92% -8%
Digital Content Creation
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10403 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (9855 - 10823, n=3)
10360 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
9666 Points ∼93% -7%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4
9203 Points ∼88% -12%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9021 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=170, last 2 years)
7974 Points ∼77% -23%
PCMark 10 Score
7088 points
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DPC Latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the Aero 17 HDR YD shows increased latencies, and it is therefore not suited for applications with real-time processing.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4
3490.1 μs * ∼100% -30%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2676.3 μs * ∼77%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1713.5 μs * ∼49% +36%
Alienware m17 R4
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
584.8 μs * ∼17% +78%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

In our test configuration, Gigabyte uses a 512 GB SSD from Samsung that achieves very good read and write rates in the storage benchmark. In addition, there is also a 1-TB SSD as it is also used in the Aero 17 HDR YC, offering similar speeds.

You can find out what performance to expect from other storage solutions in our HDD/SSD benchmark list.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Alienware m17 R4
2x Micron 2300 512 GB (RAID 0)
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-38%
-45%
-41%
-19%
Write 4K
230.4
141.2
-39%
123.5
-46%
93.14
-60%
208 ?(137 - 237, n=9)
-10%
Read 4K
91.59
46.48
-49%
45.96
-50%
46.79
-49%
82.5 ?(47.3 - 91.6, n=9)
-10%
Write Seq
4216
2433
-42%
1861
-56%
2852.69
-32%
3116 ?(1150 - 4216, n=7)
-26%
Read Seq
4543
1742
-62%
1584
-65%
2556.2
-44%
3257 ?(1249 - 4543, n=7)
-28%
Write 4K Q32T1
666.5
564.7
-15%
466.4
-30%
474.99
-29%
542 ?(321 - 667, n=9)
-19%
Read 4K Q32T1
727.6
654.5
-10%
565.5
-22%
528.87
-27%
604 ?(293 - 728, n=9)
-17%
Write Seq Q32T1
5043
3028
-40%
2981
-41%
3330.8
-34%
3902 ?(1148 - 5089, n=9)
-23%
Read Seq Q32T1
6821
3424
-50%
3260
-52%
3318.8
-51%
5790 ?(1770 - 6838, n=9)
-15%
AS SSD
-33%
-67%
-66%
-12%
Seq Read
5437.72
2673.95
-51%
2068.48
-62%
2733
-50%
4822 ?(2629 - 5533, n=9)
-11%
Seq Write
3904
2458.37
-37%
2046.62
-48%
2822
-28%
3152 ?(1270 - 3920, n=9)
-19%
4K Read
56.23
52.08
-7%
47.85
-15%
45.04
-20%
68 ?(46.6 - 82.6, n=9)
21%
4K Write
165.79
113.38
-32%
87.38
-47%
88.36
-47%
182 ?(146 - 214, n=9)
10%
4K-64 Read
2488.63
1881.05
-24%
1932.35
-22%
1387.92
-44%
1864 ?(959 - 2489, n=9)
-25%
4K-64 Write
3479.64
2848.53
-18%
2016.74
-42%
1227.07
-65%
2335 ?(1257 - 3480, n=9)
-33%
Access Time Read *
0.054
0.102
-89%
0.055
-2%
0.079
-46%
0.0461 ?(0.033 - 0.078, n=9)
15%
Access Time Write *
0.026
0.033
-27%
0.128
-392%
0.095
-265%
0.028 ?(0.021 - 0.06, n=9)
-8%
Score Read
3089
2201
-29%
2187
-29%
1706
-45%
2414 ?(1360 - 3089, n=9)
-22%
Score Write
4036
3208
-21%
2309
-43%
1598
-60%
2721 ?(1567 - 4036, n=9)
-33%
Score Total
8620
6524
-24%
5612
-35%
4184
-51%
6405 ?(3573 - 8620, n=9)
-26%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-36% / -35%
-56% / -58%
-54% / -55%
-16% / -15%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6821 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5043 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 727.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 666.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4543 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4216 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 91.59 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 230.4 MB/s

Constant Performance Reads: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 used here is currently one of the most powerful graphics cards in mobile devices. However, the actual performance depends on the configured TGP, which can be up to 165 watts. Gigabyte specifies this value as 105 watts, resulting in slightly lower but still very good results in the 3DMark benchmarks.

Our GPU benchmark list shows how other graphics cards fare in comparison.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Alienware m17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
43077 Points ∼100% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=32)
38764 Points ∼90% +8%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10875H
37171 Points ∼86% +4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
35787 Points ∼83%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=185, last 2 years)
26968 Points ∼63% -25%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Alienware m17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
192950 Points ∼100% +286%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10875H
149262 Points ∼77% +199%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (38816 - 192950, n=29)
121330 Points ∼63% +143%
Average of class Gaming
  (23059 - 192950, n=157, last 2 years)
104792 Points ∼54% +110%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
71670 Points ∼37% +43%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
49955 Points ∼26%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Alienware m17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
32366 Points ∼100% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (20538 - 32366, n=35)
28076 Points ∼87% +7%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10875H
26486 Points ∼82% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
26177 Points ∼81%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
25129 Points ∼78% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=195, last 2 years)
20298 Points ∼63% -22%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Alienware m17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
12718 Points ∼100% +27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8920 - 13210, n=34)
11044 Points ∼87% +11%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10875H
10898 Points ∼86% +9%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11980HK
9989 Points ∼79%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-10980HK
9646 Points ∼76% -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=199, last 2 years)
7766 Points ∼61% -22%
3DMark 11 Performance
29248 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
34027 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
22142 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
9800 points
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Gaming Performance

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 used here is able to play all the current games smoothly and at high frame rates. Only in very demanding games, the frame rates can go down to values below 30 fps in 4K resolution and at high detail levels.

Our GPU games list shows the performance you can expect in various games.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
115 (84min) fps ∼100% +23%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
108.3 (98min - 117max) fps ∼94% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (87.7 - 123, n=33)
106 fps ∼92% +13%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
96.1 (74min) fps ∼84% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
93.4 (80min) fps ∼81%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=194, last 2 years)
78.1 fps ∼68% -16%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
3840x2160 High Quality
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
49.3 fps ∼100% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (42.9 - 53.2, n=6)
48.5 fps ∼98% +7%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
45.4 fps ∼92%
Average of class Gaming
  (14.6 - 50.8, n=19, last 2 years)
37.2 fps ∼75% -18%
2560x1440 High Quality
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
84.3 fps ∼100% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (71.2 - 90.3, n=11)
82.3 fps ∼98% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
75.9 fps ∼90%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.9 - 90.3, n=33, last 2 years)
67 fps ∼79% -12%
1920x1080 High Quality
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
109 fps ∼100% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (85.4 - 115, n=24)
103 fps ∼94% +4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
99 fps ∼91%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
98.2 fps ∼90% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.4 - 115, n=97, last 2 years)
80.4 fps ∼74% -19%
Cyberpunk 2077
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
27.9 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (19.7 - 27.9, n=3)
23 fps ∼82% -18%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
21.4 (13.7min, 15.4P0.1, 17.1P1 - 64.3max) fps ∼77% -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.68 - 27.9, n=8, last 2 years)
18.2 fps ∼65% -35%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (39.8 - 49.7, n=4)
43.7 fps ∼100% +2%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
42.8 fps ∼98%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
42.3 (14.4min, 15.2P0.1, 17P1 - 107max) fps ∼97% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (16.4 - 49.7, n=12, last 2 years)
38.6 fps ∼88% -10%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
80.6 (14.3min, 43.6P0.1, 64P1 - 132max) fps ∼100% +52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (52.9 - 84.3, n=8)
70.4 fps ∼87% +33%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
60.6 (12.9min, 14.6P0.1, 17P1 - 141max) fps ∼75% +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.5 - 84.3, n=33, last 2 years)
55 fps ∼68% +4%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
52.9 fps ∼66%
Dota 2 Reborn
3840x2160 ultra (3/3) best looking
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
128 (107.9min) fps ∼100% +14%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
112.6 (96.4min) fps ∼88%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (99.9 - 128, n=7)
111 fps ∼87% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (56.4 - 145, n=19, last 2 years)
106 fps ∼83% -6%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
101 (85.4min) fps ∼79% -10%
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
138.4 (119.3min) fps ∼100%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
134 (115.1min) fps ∼97% -3%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
132 (114.9min) fps ∼95% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (103 - 156, n=34)
127 fps ∼92% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
122 (105.3min) fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (22 - 156, n=165, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼85% -15%
Strange Brigade
3840x2160 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
84.1 (69.5min, 72.1P1 - 112max) fps ∼100% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (72.1 - 91.7, n=6)
83.5 fps ∼99% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
77 (63.2min, 64.3P1 - 103max) fps ∼92%
Average of class Gaming
  (34 - 91.6, n=11, last 2 years)
70.3 fps ∼84% -9%
2560x1440 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (123 - 165, n=11)
145 fps ∼100% +12%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
143 (80.5min, 115P1 - 249max) fps ∼99% +11%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
129 (86.2min, 98.9P1 - 224max) fps ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (48.7 - 165, n=27, last 2 years)
122 fps ∼84% -5%
1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
212 (79.6min, 151P1 - 362max) fps ∼100% +23%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
197 (81.6min, 149P1 - 298max) fps ∼93% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (151 - 219, n=26)
188 fps ∼89% +9%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
172 (86min, 125P1 - 285max) fps ∼81%
Average of class Gaming
  (10.9 - 219, n=85, last 2 years)
148 fps ∼70% -14%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD
Intel Core i9-11980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
103 (5.99min, 71.4P1 - 221max) fps ∼100%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (QHD Touch)
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
99.5 (5.74min, 71.4P1 - 185max) fps ∼97% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (84 - 112, n=27)
97.9 fps ∼95% -5%
Alienware m17 R4
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
93.9 (6.12min, 62.5P1 - 193max) fps ∼91% -9%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
90.7 (10.4min, 62.5P1 - 166max) fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.18 - 112, n=103, last 2 years)
84.3 fps ∼82% -18%

In our The Witcher 3 constant load test, the Aero 17 HDR YD does not show any drop in performance. You therefore do not have to expect any limitations in the gaming performance even after longer periods of playing.

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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ; FPS: Ø97.2 (95-100)
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 185 178 166 103 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 93.4 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 172.8 156.1 145.7 138.4 112.6 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 193 127 99 75.9 45.4 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 129 110 89.3 62.2 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 118 96 54 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 442 236 193 172 129 77 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 74.8 52.9 42.8 27.9 fps

Emissions - Quiet operation is possible

The emissions were measured with active AI and the "Normal" fan adjustment.

Noise Emissions

Fan noise characteristics
Fan noise characteristics

The Aero 17 HDR YD can be very quiet in everyday operation. When using office and browser applications, the fans will only rarely rev up slightly. During gaming, the laptop operation will be clearly noticeable, depending on the load. During high load, the noise levels will reach up to 59 dB(A). This makes the fans annoyingly loud. 

Noise Level

Idle
30 / 32 / 41 dB(A)
Load
43 / 59 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25 dB(A)
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