Gigabyte Debuts Aorus Brand With Dual GPU Notebook

There's a new gaming laptop by Gigabyte that looks to compete directly with the Razer Blade Ultrathin notebook launched last year. This new laptop, the Aorus X7, marks as the first in Gigabyte's new line of Aorus gaming hardware.

According to the specs, this laptop features a 17.3-inch LCD screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Under the hood is a fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor clocked at 2.4 GHz (3.4 GHz turbo), and 4 GB to 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, depending on your wallet (4 slots, 32 GB max). This laptop also sports two Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M GPUs in SLI (GDDR5 4 GB).

Also included in this super-thin notebook is a 1.3MP camera mounted above the screen, Killer Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two 2 watt speakers and two subwoofers, and a Kensington lock. There are also three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two HDMI outputs, and a handful of other inputs and outputs.

The specs also show that this new laptop supports a triple-storage system: a pair of SSDs backed by a 2.5-inch 5400 RPM HDD. There's no optical drive, but Gigabyte does provide an SD card slot for even more storage. The laptop also provides a backlit keyboard that features a number of anti-ghosting keys and dedicated macro buttons.

Keeping this notebook cool are two fans, four vents and five thermal pipes. All of this hardware is backed by a 73.26 Wh battery.

With all that said, how thin is this notebook? 22.9 mm, or 0.901 inches tall. That doesn't beat the Razer Blade, which measures 0.66 inches tall. Gigabyte is expected to ship this gaming notebook in March with prices to be between $2,099 and $2,799 USD.

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  • chumly
    That's too much GPU for 1080p.
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  • skit75
    Anonymous said:
    That's too much GPU for 1080p.


    You think?

    At first glance, it seems this dual configuration of the 765m (128-bit interface @ 64GB/sec) is about as powerful as my desktop GTX 560Ti(256-bit interface @ 128GB/s). The graphics clock and cpu clock are pretty close also. Sure the 765m has twice the CUDA cores but it is strangled by the 128-bit memory interface. I would love to see some comparative numbers of this laptop vs.a desktop GTX 560Ti and maybe a desktop GTX 660.
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  • Blazer1985
    ...you can't compare two different gpus only looking at memory bandwidth. True they have double the cores but the fermi had a different shader clock (2x multiplier if I remember). So given the same core clock they should almost be on par. Then again you have 2 different architecture and kepler is more efficient than fermi for single fp (games). On the math 765m>560ti. All that said I would have gone for a single 780m :-D
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