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Gigabyte G5 KC in review: Upgradeable gaming laptop

With a replaceable battery. The Gigabyte G5 KC is available starting at around 1,000 Euros (~$1,184), and it aims to win gamers' hearts over with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and very good upgradeability. Our review will reveal how well this works.
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Gigabyte G5 KC-5DE

With laptops like the Aero 15 OLED XD and the Aero 17 HDR YD, Gigabyte offers very high-quality, but also quite expensive devices. However, the Gigabyte G5 KC proves that the manufacturer can also offer more affordable models. In our test configuration, it's available with an Intel Core i5-10500H, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD for roughly 1,000 Euros (~$1,184).

With this configuration, it has to face the competition listed below, to which additional laptops from our database can be added under each section.

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Gigabyte G5 KC (G5 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10500H 6 x 2.5 - 4.5 GHz, 135 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, Core: 1425 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 105 W TDP + 15 W Dynamic Boost, Dynamic Boost 2.0, Resizable BAR, Optimus, NVIDIA 471.41, UHD Graphics 630
Memory
16384 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LM156LF-1F02, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4, 512 GB 
, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 1x mic in, 1 headset out, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (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): 28 x 361 x 258 ( = 1.1 x 14.21 x 10.16 in)
Battery
48.96 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 W, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Gigabyte Control Center 3.0, Nahimic Companion, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.13 kg ( = 75.13 oz / 4.7 pounds), Power Supply: 500 g ( = 17.64 oz / 1.1 pounds)
Price
1,000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
09/2021
Gigabyte G5 KC
i5-10500H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg28 mm15.60"1920x1080
81 %
08/2021
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
i5-11300H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080
80 %
03/2021
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg21.7 mm15.60"1920x1080
12/2020
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2.3 kg21.6 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Laptop with replaceable battery

The Gigabyte G5 KC's case is made of sturdy plastic that protects both the base unit as well as the lid of the gaming laptop against torsion. The screen can be folded back by about 135 degrees, and it's kept firmly in its respective position by the hinges. The build quality is good, and we were unable to find any uneven gap dimensions or the like.

A unique feature of the G5 is that the battery can be removed at the bottom without requiring any tools. You only need to release the lock, and then you can replace the battery.

Gigabyte G5 KC-5DE
Gigabyte G5 KC-5DE
Gigabyte G5 KC-5DE
Gigabyte G5 KC-5DE
Gigabyte G5 KC-5DE

The G5's footprint is similar to that of other 15-inch laptops. However, it's significantly thicker than the rest of the devices in our test field. At around 2.1 kilograms, though, the weight is once again in the midfield.

Size comparison

404 mm / 15.9 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.6 kg5.66 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 2.1 kg4.7 lbs365.5 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.6 mm / 0.85 inch 2.3 kg5.16 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.7 mm / 0.854 inch 1.9 kg4.27 lbs
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Connectivity - Gaming laptop offers many ports

The Gigabyte G5 KC has a respectable range of ports. These include a Gigabit LAN port and a Mini DisplayPort. Since some interfaces, including the power supply, have been placed on the back, you shouldn't expect too much congestion caused by connected cables.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Back: 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), Gigabit LAN, power supply
Back: 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), Gigabit LAN, power supply
Left side: Kensington lock, 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x microphone, 1x headset
Left side: Kensington lock, 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x microphone, 1x headset
Right side: 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, SD card reader
Right side: 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, SD card reader

SD card reader

With our 128 GB AV PRO microSD V60 reference memory card, the Gigabyte G5 achieves a passable result of 77 MB/s for copying data and 87 MB/s for reading data. Furthermore, the G5 is the only gaming laptop with an SD card reader in our test field.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Gaming
  (18 - 222, n=94, last 2 years)
114 MB/s ∼100% +48%
Gigabyte G5 KC
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
77 MB/s ∼68%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Gaming
  (20.5 - 257, n=94, last 2 years)
128 MB/s ∼100% +47%
Gigabyte G5 KC
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
87 MB/s ∼68%

Communication

The Gigabyte G5 KC has a Gigabit LAN port and is able to establish wireless connections via Bluetooth 5.2 as well as Wi-Fi 6. Using the latter in combination with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, we reach average speeds of 1,388 Mb/s for receiving data and 1,520 Mb/s for sending data. This allows the gaming laptop to claim the first place in our test field.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1530 (1393min - 1595max) MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1422 (1363min - 1490max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1149 (933min - 1432max) MBit/s ∼75% -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (301 - 1645, n=159, last 2 years)
1119 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=109)
1093 MBit/s ∼71% -29%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1388 (695min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1375 (1253min - 1402max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 (1014min - 1439max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (90 - 1743, n=159, last 2 years)
1186 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=110)
1171 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1365 (695-1450)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1530 (1393-1595)

Webcam

The Gigabyte G5 also comes with a low-resolution 0.9 MP webcam like most recent laptops. Image quality is correspondingly mediocre, with subjects appearing blurry and with pale colors even in good lighting conditions.

ColorChecker
7.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigabyte G5 KC: 10.21 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 16.11 ∆E

Maintenance

Apart from the battery, which can be replaced without tools, the Gigabyte G5's keyboard can also be changed if necessary. Removing the numerous screws on the underside also provides access to two RAM slots, two SSD slots, and a free 2.5-inch drive slot. The WLAN module can be replaced here as well.

Gigabyte G5 - Removable keyboard
Gigabyte G5 - Removable keyboard
Gigabyte G5 - Maintenance options
Gigabyte G5 - Maintenance options
Gigabyte G5 - Free HDD slot, replaceable WLAN module
Gigabyte G5 - Free HDD slot, replaceable WLAN module
Gigabyte G5 - Two SSD slots, two RAM slots
Gigabyte G5 - Two SSD slots, two RAM slots

Warranty

Gigabyte offers a 24-month warranty period for the G5 KC.

Input devices - Solid keyboard with backlighting

Keyboard

The Gigabyte G5's keyboard offers a clear feedback and is well suited for typing longer text. A full-sized numeric keypad is available, and the arrow keys were made in the standard size. Furthermore, most of the special keys are available as single keys, which prevents the keyboard from having an excessive amount of keys with a secondary function.

In addition, Gigabyte has integrated a keyboard backlight that ensures a uniform illumination of the labeling on the keys. However, users can't choose the colors themselves, since they can only select them from a predefined palette, which means that you can't set a white backlight, for example.

Touchpad

A classic touchpad with separated mouse buttons is available as mouse replacement in the G5 KC. It's well suited for navigating the mouse pointer. However, the pad responds a bit sluggishly when mouse clicks are triggered by touch. Nevertheless, the two mouse buttons are triggered reliably and audibly, although their feedback is a bit soft.

Gigabyte G5 - Input devices
Gigabyte G5 - Input devices
Gigabyte G5 - Backlight
Gigabyte G5 - Backlight

Display - 144 Hz panel with vivid colors

Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The screen of the Gigabyte G5 KC consists of a 15.6-inch IPS panel that offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 165 Hz. The average maximum brightness of 275 cd/m² is the highest in our test field. The brightness distribution of 86% is average, though.

Furthermore, no PWM is used for brightness control, which means that users with sensitive eyes don't have to fear any difficulties during use. In addition to the display used here, a version of the gaming laptop with a 240 Hz panel is also available.

295
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
255
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LM156LF-1F02
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 295 cd/m² Average: 274.6 cd/m² Minimum: 14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 295 cd/m²
Contrast: 1283:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.21 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 1.73
ΔE Greyscale 9.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
69.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
68.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.046
Gigabyte G5 KC
LM156LF-1F02, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
BOE NV173FHM-NX4 (BOE09B4), IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
AU Optronics B156HAN08.4, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-45%
-44%
-45%
Display P3 Coverage
68.2
36.7
-46%
37.65
-45%
36.73
-46%
sRGB Coverage
96.7
55
-43%
56.27
-42%
55.26
-43%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69.6
37.9
-46%
38.9
-44%
37.95
-45%
Response Times
-115%
-236%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
10 (5.2, 4.8)
24.8 (12.4, 12.4)
-148%
36.8 (19.2, 17.6)
-268%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
18.8 (10.8, 8)
-81%
31.6 (18.4, 13.2)
-204%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-15%
-12%
-18%
Brightness middle
295
286
-3%
266.5
-10%
285.4
-3%
Brightness
275
261
-5%
262
-5%
260
-5%
Brightness Distribution
86
83
-3%
91
6%
86
0%
Black Level *
0.23
0.23
-0%
0.18
22%
0.19
17%
Contrast
1283
1243
-3%
1481
15%
1502
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.21
4.92
6%
5.33
-2%
5.35
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.03
19.29
-37%
18.28
-30%
18.48
-32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.73
4.73
-173%
4.36
-152%
5.3
-206%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.4
1.9
80%
4.5
52%
4.2
55%
Gamma
2.046 108%
2.175 101%
2.35 94%
2.2 100%
CCT
8002 81%
6782 96%
6289 103%
7627 85%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35.6
37.95
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
55.8
55.26
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-58% / -36%
-97% / -51%
-32% / -25%

* ... smaller is better

According to our measurements, the panel in the Gigabyte G5 offers a good contrast ratio of 1,283:1 and an equally good black level of 0.23 cd/m². As a result, colors are well separated from each other, and black image content only shows a minimal gray veil. The color-space coverage of 96.7% (sRGB) and 69.6% (AdobeRGB), respectively, is the highest in our test field.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that colors are displayed out of the box with an excessive proportion of blue. However, this can be corrected almost completely with a calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the window located at the top, to the right of the display's brightness distribution graph.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

Gigabyte's gaming laptop can only be used outdoors as long as places in the shade are preferred. The display's brightness isn't high enough to present image content legibly in direct sunlight.

Gigabyte G5 KC vs. sRGB
Gigabyte G5 KC vs. sRGB
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Gigabyte G5 KC vs. AdobeRGB
Gigabyte G5 KC vs. AdobeRGB
Gigabyte G5 KC in outdoor use
Gigabyte G5 KC in outdoor use
Gigabyte G5 KC in outdoor use
Gigabyte G5 KC in outdoor use

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
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 5.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
10 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.8 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15345 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel of the G5 KC is very viewing-angle stable, allowing image content to be viewed without distorted colors even from flat angles.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - High-level performance in the Gigabyte G5

Gigabyte markets the G5 KC as a budget entry-level gaming laptop. However, they still make sure that the hardware can run all the latest games smoothly. Apart from our test configuration, the laptop is also available with a stronger processor. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 installed here is always used as the graphics card.

Gigabyte G5 KC - HWiNFO
Gigabyte G5 KC - HWiNFO
Gigabyte G5 KC - GPUz
Gigabyte G5 KC - GPUz
Gigabyte G5 KC - CPUz
Gigabyte G5 KC - CPUz
Gigabyte G5 KC - CPUz
Gigabyte G5 KC - CPUz

Processor

An Intel Core i5-10500H ensures smooth system operation in our test configuration of the Gigabyte G5 KC. The processor has six cores and can therefore process up to 12 tasks simultaneously. The clock rates are between 2.5 and 4.5 GHz. Besides the cooling system, the TDP that has been configured also determines how long the clock speeds can be maintained at a high level. In this case, the TDP settings are generous with a long-term PL1 of 55 watts and a short-term PL2 of 135 watts.

Our Cinebench R15 continuous loop shows that the Core i5-10500H reaches a higher value right at the beginning compared to the Core i7-10750H in the MSI GF65 Thin 10UE, for example. Following a gradual descent, the sustained performance of the i5-10500H is slightly above that of the Intel Core i7-10750H and can consequently lead our test field.

The individual tests show that the single-core performance of the Intel Core i5-10500H is slightly above that of the Intel Core i5-10300H in the Dell G5 15 5500. The multi-core performance is considerably better and can once again compete with or exceed that of the Intel Core i7-10750H. Our CPU Benchmarks article shows how the performance provided here compares with other processors.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Gigabyte G5 KC Intel Core i5-10500H: Ø1133 (1111.57-1288.95)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ Intel Core i5-11300H: Ø980 (953.06-988.73)
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1090 (1079.56-1097.57)
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2 Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø781 (767.11-794.98)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
211 Points ∼100% +12%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
202 Points ∼96% +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (108 - 254, n=197, last 2 years)
200 Points ∼95% +6%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
188 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
188 Points ∼89% 0%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
187.32 Points ∼89% 0%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (536 - 2804, n=209, last 2 years)
1562 Points ∼100% +21%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
1289 (1111.57min - 1288.95max) Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
1289 Points ∼83% 0%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1098 (1079.56min - 1097.57max) Points ∼70% -15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
989 (953.06min - 988.73max) Points ∼63% -23%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
794.98 (767.11min - 794.98max) Points ∼51% -38%
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
1426 Points ∼100% +23%
Average of class Gaming
  (1095 - 1619, n=78, last 2 years)
1356 Points ∼95% +17%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1248 Points ∼88% +7%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
1161 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
1161 Points ∼81% 0%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
1147 Points ∼80% -1%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (4621 - 14363, n=79, last 2 years)
10713 Points ∼100% +57%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6921 (6730.84min - 6920.58max) Points ∼65% +1%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
6820 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
6820 Points ∼64% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
6581 Points ∼61% -4%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
5106 Points ∼48% -25%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
546 Points ∼100% +21%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 634, n=187, last 2 years)
494 Points ∼90% +10%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
483 Points ∼88% +7%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
450 Points ∼82%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
450 Points ∼82% 0%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
445 Points ∼82% -1%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=188, last 2 years)
3676 Points ∼100% +23%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
2996 Points ∼82%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
2996 Points ∼82% 0%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
2673 Points ∼73% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
2533 Points ∼69% -15%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
1954 Points ∼53% -35%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
536.6 Seconds * ∼100% -38%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
466 Seconds * ∼87% -20%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
403 Seconds * ∼75% -4%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
389 Seconds * ∼72%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
389 Seconds * ∼72% -0%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 633, n=165, last 2 years)
320 Seconds * ∼60% +18%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Gaming
  (2945 - 6174, n=166, last 2 years)
5214 MIPS ∼100% +6%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
5209 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
4969 MIPS ∼95% +1%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
4897 MIPS ∼94%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
4897 MIPS ∼94% 0%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
4839 MIPS ∼93% -1%
7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (15146 - 75612, n=166, last 2 years)
44246 MIPS ∼100% +34%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
33084 MIPS ∼75% 0%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
33075 MIPS ∼75%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
33075 MIPS ∼75% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
25564 MIPS ∼58% -23%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
23493 MIPS ∼53% -29%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
1400 Points ∼100% +15%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1310 Points ∼94% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1777, n=165, last 2 years)
1301 Points ∼93% +7%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
1214 Points ∼87%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
1214 Points ∼87% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
  (1181 - 1214, n=3)
1203 Points ∼86% -1%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
1202 Points ∼86% -1%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=165, last 2 years)
7143 Points ∼100% +13%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6355 Points ∼89% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
  (6332 - 6340, n=3)
6335 Points ∼89% 0%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
6332 Points ∼89%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
6332 Points ∼89% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
4593 Points ∼64% -27%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
4314 Points ∼60% -32%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (4.4 - 19.8, n=165, last 2 years)
12.2 fps ∼100% +31%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.35 fps ∼77% 0%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
9.31 fps ∼76%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
9.31 fps ∼76% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
8.3 fps ∼68% -11%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
6.93 fps ∼57% -26%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
92.05 s * ∼100% -82%
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 113, n=157, last 2 years)
54.4 s * ∼59% -8%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
50.6 s * ∼55%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
50.6 s * ∼55% -0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
50.2 s * ∼55% +1%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
45.2 s * ∼49% +11%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H
0.645 sec * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H
 
0.645 sec * ∼100% -0%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.641 sec * ∼99% +1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
0.609 sec * ∼94% +6%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.589 sec * ∼91% +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.4907 - 1.088, n=160, last 2 years)
0.584 sec * ∼91% +9%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7109
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
37125
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
13.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.1 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1289 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
138 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
188 Points
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System performance

The Gigabyte G5 KC achieves a very good overall score in the PCMark 10 test, with which it can lead our test field. While the individual scores for Digital Content Creation and Productivity are comparatively high, the Essentials score is only enough for the penultimate place in the test field.

During the test period, the gaming laptop always showed a smooth system operation, and we didn't experience any micro stutters or the like. Programs were launched quickly, and accessing files was done without any lags.

PCMark 10 / Score
Average of class Gaming
  (3952 - 7884, n=177, last 2 years)
6045 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte G5 KC
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
5968 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
5968 Points ∼99% 0%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
5705 Points ∼94% -4%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5390 Points ∼89% -10%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
4800 Points ∼79% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Average of class Gaming
  (7148 - 11266, n=175, last 2 years)
9597 Points ∼100% +7%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
9156 Points ∼95% +2%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9093 Points ∼95% +2%
Gigabyte G5 KC
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
8945 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
8945 Points ∼93% 0%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8255 Points ∼86% -8%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
8721 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (5813 - 10066, n=175, last 2 years)
8179 Points ∼94% +3%
Gigabyte G5 KC
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
7956 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
7956 Points ∼91% 0%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7729 Points ∼89% -3%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6833 Points ∼78% -14%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Gigabyte G5 KC
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
8106 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
8106 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (3670 - 12250, n=175, last 2 years)
7786 Points ∼96% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
6311 Points ∼78% -22%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6047 Points ∼75% -25%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5322 Points ∼66% -34%
PCMark 10 Score
5968 points
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DPC latencies

With the hardware used here, the Gigabyte G5 KC shows very low interruption times in the test with LatencyMon. This makes it very well suited for real-time applications.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8187.2 μs * ∼100% -1606%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11300H, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
1369.2 μs * ∼17% -185%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
788.37 μs * ∼10% -64%
Gigabyte G5 KC
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H, ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
480 μs * ∼6%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Gigabyte installs a 512 GB SSD in the G5 KC that achieves average rates in the storage benchmarks. This places the gaming laptop in the middle of our test field.

A comparison with other storage devices can be found in our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article.

Gigabyte G5 KC
ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
Average ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
32%
2%
-34%
2%
Write 4K
133.7
206.1
54%
157.3
18%
89.34
-33%
134 (130 - 138, n=3)
0%
Read 4K
46.88
77.76
66%
46.69
0%
41.42
-12%
46.1 (45.5 - 46.9, n=3)
-2%
Write Seq
2509
2842
13%
2389
-5%
1182
-53%
2361 (2269 - 2509, n=3)
-6%
Read Seq
2209
2552
16%
2196
-1%
1532
-31%
1635 (1052 - 2209, n=3)
-26%
Write 4K Q32T1
373.7
583.3
56%
407.6
9%
283.2
-24%
507 (374 - 601, n=3)
36%
Read 4K Q32T1
527.8
663.1
26%
518.5
-2%
353.2
-33%
620 (528 - 677, n=3)
17%
Write Seq Q32T1
2511
3014
20%
2401
-4%
1220
-51%
2520 (2511 - 2536, n=3)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3440
3556
3%
3344
-3%
2329
-32%
3398 (3372 - 3440, n=3)
-1%
AS SSD
8%
-21%
-231%
-9%
Seq Read
2971.97
2858.63
-4%
3001.79
1%
1776.19
-40%
2571 (2048 - 2972, n=3)
-13%
Seq Write
2276.2
2693.4
18%
2420.33
6%
720.59
-68%
2335 (2276 - 2403, n=3)
3%
4K Read
55.74
68.81
23%
48.46
-13%
38.58
-31%
50.6 (47.8 - 55.7, n=3)
-9%
4K Write
131.17
154.53
18%
114.31
-13%
70.94
-46%
111 (98.8 - 131, n=3)
-15%
4K-64 Read
1774.98
1859.62
5%
1872.64
6%
945.08
-47%
1709 (1606 - 1775, n=3)
-4%
4K-64 Write
2051.35
1679.81
-18%
1881.76
-8%
191.81
-91%
1930 (1473 - 2267, n=3)
-6%
Access Time Read *
0.091
0.043
53%
0.045
51%
0.111
-22%
0.1003 (0.079 - 0.131, n=3)
-10%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.028
-0%
0.101
-261%
0.588
-2000%
0.035 (0.028 - 0.039, n=3)
-25%
Score Read
2128
2214
4%
2221
4%
1161
-45%
2017 (1859 - 2128, n=3)
-5%
Score Write
2410
2104
-13%
2238
-7%
335
-86%
2274 (1815 - 2598, n=3)
-6%
Score Total
5595
5451
-3%
5565
-1%
2043
-63%
5313 (4645 - 5698, n=3)
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
20% / 18%
-10% / -12%
-133% / -148%
-4% / -4%

* ... smaller is better

ESR512GTLCG-EAC-4
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3440 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2511 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 527.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 373.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2209 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2509 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 46.88 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 133.7 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

An Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 is responsible for rendering graphically demanding applications in the Gigabyte G5 KC. It can be configured by manufacturers with varying TGP settings, and Gigabyte has set it to 90 watts. However, Dynamic Boost can increase power consumption up to 105 watts.

The RTX 3060 achieves very good results in the 3DMark benchmarks that we performed, and it can place itself at the top of our test field. As a result, the G5 KC is also suitable for demanding 3D applications. In our GPU Benchmarks article, the RTX 3060 can be compared with other graphics cards.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Gigabyte G5 KC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10500H
26654 Points ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (1925 - 43077, n=188, last 2 years)
26417 Points ∼99% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (22063 - 30200, n=17)
26067 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
23840 Points ∼89% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-11300H
16967 Points ∼64% -36%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
13276 Points ∼50% -50%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Gigabyte G5 KC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10500H
124701 Points ∼100%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
117148 Points ∼94% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (47737 - 136275, n=16)
104969 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (23059 - 192950, n=164, last 2 years)
104377 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
65163 Points ∼52% -48%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-11300H
47354 Points ∼38% -62%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Gigabyte G5 KC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10500H
21009 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (16956 - 22460, n=19)
19998 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1360 - 34993, n=196, last 2 years)
19914 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
18434 Points ∼88% -12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-11300H
12736 Points ∼61% -39%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
9833 Points ∼47% -53%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Gigabyte G5 KC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-10500H
7997 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6475 - 8844, n=19)
7800 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (429 - 13210, n=199, last 2 years)
7616 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
7041 Points ∼88% -12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-11300H
4888 Points ∼61% -39%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i5-10300H
3618 Points ∼45% -55%
3DMark 06 Standard
37418 points
3DMark 11 Performance
21277 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
38579 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
17918 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7783 points
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Gaming performance

The Gigabyte G5 KC can run modern games smoothly and at high detail levels. Even in demanding games, the frame rates are always above 60 fps as long as the game is played in Full HD resolution. Only in the very challenging Cyberpunk 2077 did we have to reduce the detail levels from "Ultra" to "High" in order to reach over 60 fps.

The performance that can be expected in other games can be found in our GPU Games article.

F1 2021 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Gaming
  (55 - 119, n=11, last 2 years)
90.9 fps ∼100% +13%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
80.2 (61min, 39P1 - 90max) fps ∼88%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (67 - 80.2, n=2)
73.6 fps ∼81% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
55 (46min) fps ∼61% -31%
Cyberpunk 2077 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
55.6 fps ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.5 - 84.3, n=30, last 2 years)
55.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (48.9 - 58, n=6)
55 fps ∼99% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
29.5 (12.5min, 13.4P0.1, 20.4P1 - 71.1max) fps ∼53% -47%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
22.4 (11.4min, 11.8P0.1, 18.4P1 - 47.6max) fps ∼40% -60%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Average of class Gaming
  (10.9 - 219, n=67, last 2 years)
152 fps ∼100% +8%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
141 (49.1min, 106P1 - 218max) fps ∼93%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (113 - 144, n=15)
130 fps ∼86% -8%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
121 (82.8min, 89.6P1 - 197max) fps ∼80% -14%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
67.9 (10.4min, 14.5P1 - 279max) fps ∼45% -52%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
104 fps ∼100%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
97 (78min - 115max) fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (12 - 146, n=86, last 2 years)
96.9 fps ∼93% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (80 - 106, n=13)
95.7 fps ∼92% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
74 (54min) fps ∼71% -29%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.1 fps ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (16.6 - 113, n=151, last 2 years)
75.3 fps ∼96% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (61.9 - 87.6, n=19)
72.9 fps ∼93% -7%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
62.2 fps ∼80% -20%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
57.7 fps ∼74% -26%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Average of class Gaming
  (15.4 - 115, n=84, last 2 years)
81.7 fps ∼100% +4%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78.5 fps ∼96%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (67.4 - 87.2, n=15)
76.4 fps ∼94% -3%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
70.3 fps ∼86% -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
48.6 (29min) fps ∼59% -38%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Average of class Gaming
  (32.6 - 156, n=150, last 2 years)
116 fps ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
115 (96.6min) fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (90.7 - 144, n=19)
115 fps ∼99% 0%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
90.7 (76.9min) fps ∼78% -21%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
88.1 (78.8min) fps ∼76% -23%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
80.8 (64min) fps ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (24.3 - 123, n=195, last 2 years)
76.8 fps ∼95% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (62.8 - 88.5, n=19)
74.5 fps ∼92% -8%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
68.7 (63min - 74max) fps ∼85% -15%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
48.7 fps ∼60% -40%
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
34.7 (8.09min, 8.67P0.1, 28.2P1 - 154max) fps ∼43% -57%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Gigabyte G5 KC
Intel Core i5-10500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
87.4 (4.5min, 58.8P1 - 167max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (69.2 - 92.5, n=17)
83.2 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (4.18 - 112, n=88, last 2 years)
83 fps ∼95% -5%
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
69.2 (4.86min, 47.6P1 - 137max) fps ∼79% -21%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
63.9 (6.93min, 41.7P1 - 126max) fps ∼73% -27%

Our endurance load test with The Witcher 3 shows that the gaming laptop from Gigabyte does experience slight fluctuations in frame rates, but it can always stabilize them again even over a prolonged period of time.

The Witcher 3 FPS diagram

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