November 30, 2023


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Gigabyte Aorus 15X Review: Brawny Raptor Lake, Laggard RTX 4070

Nvidia and Intel announced their next-generation GeForce RTX 40 laptop GPUs and Raptor Lake mobile CPUs earlier this year at CES 2022. The first round of gaming laptops using this new hardware are just starting to arrive, with Gigabyte outfitting the Aorus 15X with a blazing-fast Intel Core i9-13900HX processor and a new GeForce RTX 4070 mobile GPU.

It’s been two years since we’ve seen a significant generational shift in mobile GPUs from Nvidia, so it’s  interesting to see how performance stacks up with the GeForce RTX 4070 compared to the preceding GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti. The new CPU and GPU are wrapped in a handsome 15.6-inch chassis with a 240 Hz QHD display, a full-size RGB keyboard with a number pad and a large glass touchpad. There are a lot of entries vying for inclusion in our best gaming laptops list, but the Aorus 15X can’t get there, because its gaming performance leaves much to be desired.

Design of the Gigabyte Aorus 15X

The chassis of the Gigabyte Aorus 15X features a mixture of materials. The lid and bottom chassis are constructed of CNC-milled metals, while the keyboard deck is made from plastic. Nestled below the keyboard is a relatively large glass touchpad that is smooth to the touch and features an embedded Aorus logo. The 15X measures 14.1 x 10.8 x 0.78 inches (W x D x H), and weighs 5.73 pounds.

(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)