GIGABYTE AORUS 17 XE5, a 360Hz gaming laptop that competes with performance: ZUM News


On the left, RJ45, HDMI, Mini DP, and USB 3.2 ports are mounted.

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[smartPC사랑=남지율 기자] Even after purchasing a gaming laptop, there are cases in which an additional gaming monitor is purchased. The reasons for purchasing an additional gaming monitor vary from person to person, but some people who are not satisfied with the display size or want a higher refresh rate buy a gaming monitor.

If you choose a gaming laptop with a large display and high refresh rate from the start, you may not need to purchase an additional gaming monitor.

Products such as ‘GIGABYTE AORUS 17 XE5 (hereinafter referred to as AORUS 17 XE5)’ satisfy this condition. AORUS 17 XE5 boasts powerful performance with Intel 12th generation Core i7 processor and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. In addition, it has a 17-inch large-screen display with a 360Hz refresh rate, so you can enjoy the game more smoothly on the big screen.

GIGABYTE AORUS 17 XE5 Specifications

CPU – Intel Core i7-12700H (14 cores, 20 threads, P-core maximum clock 4.7GHz, E-core maximum clock 3.5GHz, cache 24MB)
메모리 – 16GB DDR5 4800MHz Memory (8GB x2), SODIMM x2
Storage – NVMe SSD 1TB (PCIe 4.0) x1, M.2 NVMe (PCIe 4.0) x2
Graphics Chipset – NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop (GDDR6 8GB)
Display Size – 17”
Display Features – IPS panel, 300 nits, sRGB 100%
Resolution – 1920×1080
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Refresh Rate – 360Hz
Communication – Intel AX211 Wireless (Wi-Fi 6E), Bluetooth 5.2)
Input/Output Terminal – Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) x1, USB 3.2 Type-A x2, 3.5mm headphone/mic combo, DC-in jack x1, RJ45 x1, HDMI 2.1 x1, Mini DP 1.4 x1
Camera – 1.3 megapixel webcam, IR sensor mounted battery – 99Wh
Adapter – 240W
Dimensions – 398x254x25mm
Weight – 2.7 kg

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The audio jack, USB 3.2 Thunderbolt 4 and DC-in jack are located on the right side.

Premium gaming laptops are different

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The cool black eagle logo that symbolizes GIGABYTE is added to the chic black color.

The Aorus 17 XE5 is one of Gigabyte’s premium gaming laptops. Therefore, it has an appearance that is different from ordinary cost-performance gaming laptops. The material is very luxurious. I looked at the top plate, which can be said to be the face of the laptop, and it stands out that the cool eagle logo that symbolizes Gigabyte is added to the chic black color. A small secret was also added to this logo. When the laptop’s display is turned on, the logo also lights up.

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The vents have a sleek design like a sports car.

The design concept is called a sports car. A look that resembles a real sports car can be found in every corner of the laptop. In particular, a sleek design like a sports car was adopted for the vents. The addition of points with Gigabyte’s key color, orange, is also impressive.

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The keyboard has a cool size befitting a 17-inch laptop.

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The lifespan of the keyboard is excellent enough to reach 10 million times according to the specifications, and it was fun to press with deep strokes.

The keyboard has a cool size befitting a 17-inch laptop. Thanks to the full arrangement, you can comfortably perform tasks that require numeric input as well as games. For reference, the lifespan of the keyboard is excellent enough to reach 10 million times according to the specifications, and it was fun to press it with deep strokes.

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RGB LEDs are also included.

RGB LEDs are also included. Compatible with GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0, the keyboard lighting features 16.7 million rich colors.

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By applying the ‘Windows Precision Touchpad’, more precise operation was possible, and the large size of the touchpad makes it more convenient to use.

How about the touchpad? By applying the ‘Windows Precision Touchpad’, more precise operation was possible, and the large size of the touchpad makes it more convenient to use.

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The battery capacity reaches 99Wh.

The battery capacity reaches 99Wh. It was Gigabyte’s intention to have a 99Wh battery instead of 100Wh. This is because the maximum battery capacity that can be consigned under the Aviation Act is 99Wh.

The power of Windforce Infinity

You should not buy a gaming laptop simply by looking at the installed CPU and graphics chipset. This is because, no matter how good components are installed, performance degradation due to heat can easily occur if heat control is not supported.

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It was confirmed that it was equipped with a dual fan with 59 blades and 5 heat pipes.

However, Gigabyte is a company with a lot of know-how in heat control. The ‘Windforce Infinity Cooling System’ was also applied to this laptop. I disassembled the laptop myself and looked at the cooling system. It was confirmed that it was equipped with a dual fan with 59 blades and 5 heat pipes.

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After running ‘Red Dead Redemption 2 (FHD best option)’ in the prologue for 20 minutes, the temperature of the GPU was confirmed to be 85.5 degrees.

What about actual performance? To check this, when I ran ‘Red Dead Redemption 2 (FHD best option)’ in the prologue for 20 minutes, the temperature of the GPU was found to be 85.5 degrees.

A laptop that stands out

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Using the dedicated software ‘Control Center’, I was able to control a wide range with one software.

The Aorus 17 XE5 isn’t just a laptop with great hardware. Dedicated software for user convenience is also excellent. First, we looked at the ‘Control Center’, which can control various settings in an integrated way. You can have comprehensive control over the laptop, including choosing how much to charge the battery, power mode, fan rotation speed, as well as controlling the RGB LEDs on the keyboard to your liking.

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The installation of ‘DTS Sound Unbound’, a premium spatial sound effect, is also noteworthy.

‘DTS Sound Unbound’ was also added. In other words, you can enjoy premium spatial sound effects without additional purchases. It supports DTS:X decoder to reproduce DTS:X sound when outputting HDMI, and if you use DTS Headphone:X through headphones, you can experience up to 11.1 channels of surround sound when using supported content.

High immersion with 360Hz

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This laptop has a display with an incredible refresh rate of 360Hz.

If you like shooting games, you should pay more attention to the display of the AORUS 17 XE5. This laptop has a display with an incredible refresh rate of 360Hz. It can realize a screen that is 6 times smoother than general office monitors and 2.5 times smoother than 144Hz, which is the standard for gaming displays.

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Even with a high-end display, the bezel is only 3mm thick.

Even with this high-end display, the bezel is only 3mm thick. In other words, you can be more immersed in the game screen.

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I played the FPS game Overwatch myself, and I was able to feel the surprise of 360Hz.

I played the FPS game Overwatch myself, and I was able to feel the surprise of 360Hz. It’s a completely different experience from a 144Hz gaming monitor.

How about performance?

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The CPU is a Core i7-12700H with 14 cores and 20 threads.

I personally checked the performance of the Aorus 17 XE5. First, we checked the performance of the Core i7-12700H through the CPU-Z benchmark. It scored 702 points for single thread and 7883.9 points for multi-thread. It was found that the CPU performance improved dramatically compared to the Intel 11th generation based product.

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SSD benchmark. Continuous read speed: 7016 MB/s, Continuous write speed: 5012 MB/s

For storage, a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (1TB) was installed. When I measured the crystal disk macro speed, the continuous read speed of the NVMe SSD was measured to be 7016 MB/s and the continuous write speed was measured to be 5012 MB/s. Both speed and capacity make this SSD suitable for gamers.

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The GPU is a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.

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Fire Strike Benchmark Graphics Score: 28,733

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Time Spy Benchmark Graphics Score: 10,693

The GPU is a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. When I checked the graphics score with the Fire Strike and Time Spy benchmarks, they recorded 28,733 points and 10,693 points, respectively.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Benchmark: Up to 132.4 fps, average 78.2 fps (Best option / FHD)

Then, we conducted an actual game performance test. First of all, I confirmed this with ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’. When I ran the benchmark, it recorded a maximum of 132.4 frames based on the FHD resolution best option preset and an average of 78.2 frames.

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Overwatch Training Grounds: max 393, min 202, average 274 frames (very high option / render scale 100 / FHD)

Next is Overwatch. The option is a Very High setting for FHD resolution, and the render scale is 100%. When I looked around the training ground, I recorded a maximum of 393 frames, a minimum of 202, and an average of 274 frames.

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Riders Republic: Max 152, Min 103, Average 119 frames (High / FHD)

The last game we tested was Riders Republic. When I ran the in-game benchmark in FHD resolution with the High option, I recorded a maximum of 152, a minimum of 103, and an average of 119 frames.

concluding

AORUS 17 XE5 is a gaming laptop featuring an overwhelming 360Hz refresh rate on a large display that makes it hard to remember a gaming monitor. To support the high refresh rate, the performance is also excellent, and the design is enough to call it a premium gaming laptop. It’s a particularly good choice for shooters who want the smoothness of 360Hz.

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