Too powerful i9-12900HX consumes resources: Aorus 17X XES gaming laptop
From the illuminated "Aorus" logo on the display lid to the RGB-illuminated keyboard, the looks of the Aorus 17X show that gaming is in the foreground. Considering a 360-Hertz monitor with a comfortably large diagonal, this would also seem natural.
In addition, there is also the solid, even if not outstanding, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with a maximum of 130 watts. This is sufficient to play even demanding games at high quality settings. Our benchmarks confirm the promised performance, but without the laptop being able to distinguish itself from the competitors.
Two devices in one
This might seem a bit surprising, since with the Intel Core i9-12900HX, there is an outstanding processor. Its eight Performance cores offer a clock speed of up to 5 GHz and it consumes a hefty 157 watts, if necessary. Together with eight additional Efficiency cores, this results in admirable 24 threads.
However, its positive effects on the gaming performance remain within limits. Sometimes, the high heat development and power consumption even lead to an opposite effect.
But this is of course not the case for the system performance, where the Aorus 17X XES achieves an impressive place among the top. Together with 32 GB DDR5-RAM, this leaves a lot of room for ambitious tasks.
Our extensive test, which is supposed to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of this surely powerful configuration shows how much of a workstation and how much of a gaming laptop the Aorus 17X really is.