The Aorus 17 YA is able to use Intel's Core i9-9980HK to the full extent

Extremely fast, but also extremely loud: The Aorus 17 YA
Extremely fast, but also extremely loud: The Aorus 17 YA
Due to the enormous size of the Aorus 17 YA, there is sufficient space for a cooling system that is able to skillfully master the built-in hardware. However, this also leads to other disadvantages that you should know before buying.
Mike Wobker (translated by Mark Riege), 🇩🇪

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.

Buy Aorus 17 YA i9-9980HK now on Amazon


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Mike Wobker, 2019-12- 7 (Update: 2019-12- 6)
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.