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Gigabyte P55W v5


Gigabyte P55W v5
P55Wv5-CF2DE (P55 Series)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3 GB VRAM, Core: 1038 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, 192 bit interface, ForceWare 359.00 (, Optimus
8 GB 
, DDR4-2133, single-channel, two memory banks, one Bank occupied, max. 32 GB
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF4-SPH1, IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Samsung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe, 128 GB 
, SSD + HGST HTS721010A9E630 (1 TB HDD, 7200 RPM). Slots: 1x m.2 2280 & 1x 2.5 inches
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 headphone out, 1 microphone in, Card Reader: SD
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8G2
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 380 x 269 ( = 1.34 x 14.96 x 10.59 in)
61 Wh, 5400 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.25 V, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply: 180 watts, software: Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, MS Office 365 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds), Power Supply: 630 g ( = 22.22 oz / 1.39 pounds)
1600 Euro



Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: 65%, display: 86% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P55W v5

82% Gigabyte P55W v5 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Enduring. There are no obvious performance gains in Gigabyte's gaming laptop when compared with the predecessor. However, the new Skylake processor leads to a considerably better battery life. Furthermore, a fast NVMe SSD is also on board.
80% Gigabyte P55W v5 review
Source: Expert Reviews English version
In the end, though, the Gigabyte P55W v5 does several things right. It’s a beast of a gaming laptop and its decent battery life makes it a lot more versatile than its nearest competitors. The GTX 970M might be on its last legs, but it’s still a great chip for games here and now. The only real drawbacks are the P55W’s slightly disappointing display and mediocre build quality. However, when the P57W suffers from the same problems, the cheaper P55W is definitely the better buy overall. I’d also go for the P55W over Asus’ similarly-priced ROG GL552VW, as its GTX 970M chip puts it in much better stead for future games than the ROG’s GTX 960M.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Review: Gigabyte delivers amazing performance on a budget with the P55W v5
Source: PC Authority English version
It might not be a huge step up from the last version, but the use of Intel’s new Skylake CPU is a welcome inclusion indeed. Offering exceptional value for money, the P55W v5 is one of the best mid-range gaming laptops on the market… as it should be after five generations of improvement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Gigabyte P55W review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Gigabyte P55W might not look like a killer gaming laptop on the outside, but on the inside it has all the right ingredients to deliver some great performance. It will play games with ease, it offers reasonable battery life – and size-wise it's a more practical proposition than more monstrous gaming units, like the MSI GT72S Dragon Edition. While the design may be a bit stark and not terribly exciting,the P55W is far from unattractive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 70%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.6 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.

Gigabyte: Gigabyte Technology is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer founded in 1986, best known for its motherboards and graphics cards. Gigabyte offers a wide range of products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, monitors, systems and components. Gigabyte's laptops offer gaming and creative features on the go. Gigabyte monitors offer 4K Pro Gaming.

85.5%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-28 (Update: 2016-02-28)