The Aorus 17 YA is able to use Intel's Core i9-9980HK to the full extent
Thanks to Intel's Core i9-9980HK and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080, the Aorus 17 YA from Gigabyte is able to bring current games effortlessly to the screen. In contrast to many other gaming laptops, there is practically no throttling. There is enough space in the case for the sophisticated cooling system, which is able to dissipate the heat of the hardware without any trouble.
Via individual and preset profiles, users are able to influence the fan control, which also has a significant effect on the performance. The full performance can only be achieved using the "Gaming Mode" with an aggressive behavior of the cooling system. However, this will also produce an enormous amount of noise, which at up to 64 dB(A), turns out significantly higher than we already know from other gaming notebooks, which are quite loud anyways. Those who don't need the full performance are able to achieve a slightly lower noise level using another fan control profile.
The enormous performance also leads to power demands that cannot be met by a single power supply alone anymore. Therefore, the Aorus 17 YA includes two power supplies with a total weight of 2.5 kg (~5.5 lb). So if you need to transport the gaming notebook that is already heavy at almost 4 kg (~8.8 lb), your load becomes even heavier. You can find a detailed evaluation of the performance in our review of the Aorus 17 YA.
Notebookcheck review of Gigabyte's Aorus 17 YA
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