Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD: 130-watt RTX 3080 meets octa-core Tiger Lake CPU
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This year's gaming laptop updates are usually limited to a new CPU. In this way, Gigabyte also installs a Tiger Lake CPU in the Aorus 15P YD with the Intel Core i7-11800H and retains the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. This increases processing power significantly, and the CPU almost reaches the performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900H in our Cinebench R15 endurance stress test.
Things look even a bit better when it comes to system performance, as it surpasses our chosen competition. In everyday use, however, the system not only proves to run very smoothly, but it's also flexible. The AI-controlled determination of the system mode always adjusts the configuration to the corresponding application.
This feature worked well in the test and ensured that Gaming Mode was automatically activated in games and Creator Mode when editing graphics. Raw graphics performance is only slightly better than that of the Aorus 15P XC predecessor, which we also reviewed.
Despite the fact that an RTX 3080 is now installed instead of an RTX 3070, 3D performance has only increased by about 5%. This is true for games as well as 3D benchmarks. In addition, you also have to settle for slightly lower battery life, since the average power consumption has increased. Nevertheless, a passable value is achieved with 5:19 hours in our practical WLAN test.
On the other hand, the Thunderbolt 4 port, the lack of which we had criticized in the predecessor, is a completely new addition. Our review shows what else the Aorus 15P YD has to offer.
Notebookcheck review of the Aorus 15P YD