Gigabyte P56XT


Gigabyte P56XT
Gigabyte P56XT
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1443 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 378.66, Optimus
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, both slots occupied, max. 32 GB
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F), IPS, Full-HD, 60 Hz, glossy: no
Intel HM175
LiteOn CX2-8B256, 256 GB 
, NVMe-SSD + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD @ 7200 rpm. Drive bays: 2x M.2 Type 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA III) & 1x 2.5 inch
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 383 x 270 ( = 1.18 x 15.08 x 10.63 in)
91.2 Wh, 8000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 11.4V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 watt (Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater), Keyboard: RGB chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 200-watt power supply, Hot Swap bay, driver DVD, user's manual, warranty information, Adobe Reader XI, CyberLink PowerDVD 12, MS Office 365 Trial, XSplit Broadcaster Trial, XSplit Gamecaster Trial, various manfacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
2.672 kg ( = 94.25 oz / 5.89 pounds), Power Supply: 704 g ( = 24.83 oz / 1.55 pounds)
2400 EUR



Average Score: 74.27% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 94%, features: 69%, display: 85% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 64%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P56XT

82.8% Gigabyte P56XT (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop | Notebookcheck
A wild ride. After the successful Aero 15, Gigabyte has now provided us with another 15-inch notebook aimed at the gaming and multimedia sector. The P56XT is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1070. Will this configuration be enough for pole position? We shall find out in our detailed review. Update: Higher rating thanks to second test model
Gigabyte P56XT Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Gigabyte P56XT has a lot of good things going for it. This desktop replacement has the gaming performance to match its similarly-priced competition, namely the Alienware 15 R3, and a unique feature set. One of its biggest selling points is its per-key RGB backlit keyboard, something that’s still uncommon on gaming notebooks. The P56XT also features a swappable optical drive bay, which you can use to fit a second 2.5-inch storage drive. In total, this notebook can accommodate up to four storage drives (two M.2 SSDs and two 2.5-inch drives). We couldn’t find a competitor that offered more storage expansion capability.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2017
70% Gigabyte P56XT
Source: PC Mag English
Like other laptops with Nvidia's GTX 1070 rather than 1080 graphics, the Gigabyte P56XT is iffy for gaming at UHD rather than full HD resolution, but a solid choice for work at 4K and play at 1080p.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Gigabyte P56XT – Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
The latest Gigabyte machine has good benchmark pace and its newer processor and faster SSD help it sneak ahead of the Medion when it comes to real-world performance, but that’s the only area where this machine takes a convincing lead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2017
70% Gigabyte P56XT
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Gigabyte P56XT is a little quicker than its HP rival, and it’s solidly built – but it has a few issues. With a screen and battery life that are both middling, average ergonomics and heat issues, the HP offers a larger and superior device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Gigabyte P56XT GTX 1070 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: eTeknix English
Obviously quite tricky to provide you with a comparison for this system. It’s the first we’ve tested using our revised and improved benchmarking suite. Of course, the numbers do speak for themselves, and it’s not hard to see that the P56XT is a powerful notebook that’s sure to fit your gaming needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2017

Foreign Reviews

Die neue Oberklasse mit 15,6 Zoll und GeForce GTX 1070
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2017


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» 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.  

7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.672 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Gigabyte: GIGABYTE Technology is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. Established in 1986, its major customers include custom boutique PC manufacturers such as Alienware. Secondary lines in the company's product portfolio include complete PCs, laptops, optical drives, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, cooling components, mobile phones and high end mobile phone products (PDA phone, TV phone etc.), networking equipment, power supplies, and a line of barebone mid and full sized ATX computer cases. Gigabyte laptop reviews are rare and the global laptop market share low.

In the notebook sector, Gigabyte is a medium player and does not belong to the Top 10 manufacturers globally. There are many reviews on Gigabyte laptops with average ratings, but there are only few reviews on Gigabyte tablets. Gigabyte does not play a role in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

74.27%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09-29 (Update: 2017-09-29)