The RTX 3070 in the Aorus 15P XC has a higher TGP than in the Aorus 15G XC
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The Aorus 15P XC is a compact 15.6-inch gaming notebook. Gigabyte has packed the device's good hardware selection into a matte black plastic case with smooth surfaces. The very narrow bezels make the device a lot more attractive.
Our test unit was equipped with an octa-core Core i7-10870H CPU and a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. This combination of CPU and GPU is able to display all current games smoothly at Full-HD resolution and maximum quality settings. Resolutions above Full-HD (which would require users to connect a suitable external monitor) may have to be played at reduced quality settings.
The actual name of a GPU from the new GeForce RTX 3000 series is not enough to give you a good idea of its actual performance. Notebook manufacturers can now choose the TGP of their RTX 3000 GPUs themselves (within a range defined by Nvidia), which can lead to large differences in the available performance.
Gigabyte has almost maxed out the TGP of its RTX 3070 in this device at 130 Watt (140 Watt would be the maximum). The almost identical sister model Aorus 15G XC with the same hardware only has a TGP of 105 Watt. This gives the 15P an advantage of up to 20 percent while gaming (depending on the game). The heavier the GPU load of a title, the greater the performance advantage. Games that are more demanding on the CPU result in similar performance on both models.
Our test configurations of the Aorus 15P XC and Aorus 15G XC mainly differ in terms of TGP. So which device should you choose? The 15P XC offers more reserves for the future while the 15G XC weighs less and is also slightly cheaper. Smart spenders might be interested in the Window-less version of the Aorus 15G XC-8DE2430SD, which is even cheaper.
More information and numerous benchmark results are available in our Aorus 15P XC review.