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Gigabyte Aorus 15G 2020 Gaming Laptop with 10th Gen Intel CPU and RTX Super GPU Now Available

Gigabyte’s top of the line Aorus gaming laptop also comes with 240Hz high refresh rate IGZO diaply, OMRON mechanical switches and many more!

The Gigabyte Aorus 15G, dubbed as “gaming notebook redefined”, is one of the company’s flagship gaming laptop powered with the latest Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU. Aside from a new and powerful CPU and GPU, this 15-inch gaming laptop also features a high refresh rate display and mechanical (keyboard) switches that’s actually really nice to type on. Gigabyte has also updated or upgraded the cooling system; built with newer and faster connectivity options, and many more. If you are in the market for the latest and fastest gaming laptop available, check out more details about the Gigabyte Aorus 15G below.

Gigabyte Aorus 15G 2020 Gaming Laptop

Gigabyte Aorus 15G 2020 Edition Features – What’s New?

The Gigabyte Aorus 15G is basically composed of five main variants; the YB, XB, WB, KB and SB. They primarily differ on the GPU installed in each variant. The Aorus 15G YB is powered by an RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, while the Aorus 15G XB is powered by an RTX 2070 Super Max-Q; and so on. You can check out the rest of the specifications on table below.

These new gaming laptops are powered with Intel’s 10th Gen mobile CPU; with the Intel Core i7-10875H being the more common CPU we see on the available variants in the market, and the Core i9-10980HK reserved for the high-end variant. The Core i7-10875H is a 45W CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads. It has a base clock speed of 2.3GHz and a max TVB frequency of 5.1GHz.

The 10th Gen Intel CPU doesn’t offer a huge performance increase from their predecessor, the 9th Gen series. But the 10th Gen Intel CPUs have a few tricks under their sleeves. The 10th Gen Intel CPU has a feature called Thermal Velocity Boost, that helps in boosting the clock speed automatically. Aside from that, the GPU now enjoys 16 PCIe express lanes; unlike in the previous gen with only 8 lanes.

Another exciting feature of the new Aorus 15G is its 15.6” full HD IGZO panel with 240Hz high refresh rate display. After all, what is a gaming machine with powerful GPU if not paired with a high refresh rate monitor? On top of that, the display also features 72% NTSC wide color gamut, with X-rite Pantone certified and individually factory calibrated panels. Note that the lower-end model, Aorus 15G SB, only features a 144Hz refresh rate display; since it is paired with a less powerful GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU.

LinusTechTips was able to test an Aorus 15G XB with an RTX 2070-Super Max-Q GPU. And based on their tests, the new Aorus 15G performs marginally better than their predecessor when it comes to compute power. But when it comes to gaming, it is almost on par with a desktop RTX 2070 Super powered with an i9-9900K CPU. Check out the graphs below.

Source: LinusTechTips – NVIDIA Super Mobile

The 2020 Gigabyte Aorus 15G is built with Omron mechanical switches, offering a 1.6mm actuation point and 15 million keystrokes. Just like a mechanical keyboard, the switches on the Aorus 15G offers tactile feel, something similar to a Blue switch. But according to Gigabyte, the switches on the 15G is quieter than the typical Blue switches on a full-sized keyboard.

Depending on the variant, the Aorus 15G sports DDR4 memory up to 64GB maximum capacity and up to 2933MHz speed. As for storage, there are two M.2 slots that supports NVMe PCIe and SATA SSDs for a fast storage and responsive system operation.

As for connectivity options, the 2020 Aorus 15G features Killer Wi-Fi AX1650 with Bluetooth 5.0. For wired connections, it has Killer Ethernet 2600 (RJ45), a number of USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, a Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port, HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/mic combo, a UHS-II SD card reader and the DC-in jack.


When it comes to cooling solution, the Aorus 15G features “Windforce Infinity Cooling System”; well it’s just a marketing name. But it basically means that the Aorus 15G has dual 12V fans; 5 heatpipes that draws heat from the CPU and GPU; and 4 exhaust vents. According to Gigabyte, with the infinity cooling system the cooling efficiency is up by 30%.

Finally, the Gigabyte Aorus 15G is powered by a 4Wh Li-Po battery. According to Gigabyte, battery life is rated to last up to 8 hours. But expect actual battery life maybe lower depending on use; or especially when playing games. It’s also advisable to use wall power while playing games.

2020 Gigabyte Aorus 15G Pricing and Availability

The Gigabyte Aorus 15G comes with a starting retail price of $1,699 for the lower SB variant; and can go up to $2,999 for the YB variant, with an i9-10980HK and RTX 2080 Super CPU. The price obviously varies, depending on the variant / model and configuration of the system. For the latest pricing and availability, you can check them out via the Amazon links below.

2020 Gigabyte Aorus 15G Specifications

 AORUS 15G YBAORUS 15G XBAORUS 15G WBAORUS 15G KBAORUS 15G SB
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
CPU10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK (2.4GHz~5.3GHz)
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H (2.3GHz~5.1GHz)
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H (2.6GHz~5.0GHz)
Display15.6" Thin Bezel 240Hz FHD 1920x1080 IGZO anti-glare display LCD15.6" Thin Bezel 144Hz FHD 1920x1080 IPS anti-glare display LCD
Video GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ With Max-Q Design GDDR6 8GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER™ With Max-Q Design GDDR6 8GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 With Max-Q Design GDDR6 8GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 GDDR6 6GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti GDDR6 6GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
System Memory2x DDR4 2666MHz/ DDR4 2933MHz slots (8GB/ 16GB/ 32GB, Max 64GB)
ChipsetMobile Intel® HM470 Express Chipset
Storage2x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe)
Keyboard TypeAORUS Fusion RGB Per-Key Mechanical Keyboard with OMRON Gaming Switch
N-Key Rollover
Key Travel:2.5mm
I/O Port3x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A)
1x Thunderbolt™ 3 (Type-C)
1x HDMI 2.0
1x mini DP 1.4
1x 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
1x UHS-II SD Card Reader
1x DC-in Jack
1x RJ-45
Audio2x 2 Watt Speaker
Microphone
Nahimic 3
CommunicationsKiller™ Ethernet E2600
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (Powered by Intel)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.0 + LE
WebcamHD Camera
SecurityFirmware-based TPM, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
BatteryLi Polymer 94Wh
Adapter230W
Dimensions356(W) x 250(D) x 25(H) mm
14.0(W) x 9.84(D) x 0.98(H) inch
Weight~2.2 kg
4.85 lb
Live StreamXsplit Gamecaster Premium membership (3 months)
Xsplit Broadcaster Premium membership (3 months)

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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