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Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD: 130-watt RTX 3080 meets octa-core Tiger Lake CPU

Offers very good system performance: The Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD
Offers very good system performance: The Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD
Gigabyte improves system performance in particular with the hardware configuration of the Aorus 15P YD. Compared with last year's model, there are new advantages as well as disadvantages.
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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.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 424 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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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 411 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Mike Wobker, 2021-06-18 (Update: 2021-06-18)