Gigabyte refreshes G5 and G7 gaming laptops with Intel Core i5-12500H and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Gigabyte has introduced 2022 versions of the G5 and G7, its cheaper options for someone who wants a dedicated gaming laptop. Revealed in a press release, the pair come in three configurations each, all with an Intel Core i5-12500H processor, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB PCIe Gen4 SSD. However, GPU options vary between configurations, as the images below show.
Specifically, Gigabyte equips 'GE' variants with the RTX 3050, a graphics card based on the GA107 GPU with 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and up to an 80 W TGP. Alternatively, 'ME' variants feature the RTX 3050 Ti, a nominally more powerful option also with 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and based on the GA107 GPU. Also, Gigabyte offers the RTX 3060 with 'KE' variants, a graphics card with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM that NVIDIA bases on the GA106 GPU.
According to our database, the RTX 3050 Ti can only manage 68% of the performance that the RTX 3060 achieves in games. Unsurprisingly, the RTX 3050 fares worse still, with it sitting at 62% performance relative to the RTX 3060. In other words, little separates the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti, but there is a huge gap between both RTX 3050 series GPUs and the RTX 3060.
Separately, the G5 and G7 come with 1080p and 144 Hz displays, plus numerous ports for connecting accessories and peripherals. Unfortunately, Gigabyte has not revealed pricing or availability yet. For reference, their predecessor's started at approximately €899. You can find more details about both machines on Gigabyte's website.