Gigabyte Aorus 17X laptop arrives w/ 8 core Intel i9 processor

Gigabyte just announced the latest version of AORUS gaming series notebooks along with AERO notebooks for content creators. In this post, we will focus on the new flagship Gigabyte AORUS 17X YB (2020) gaming laptop that features up to 10th gen Intel Core i9-10980HK 8 core processor along with the latest NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. It is the world’s first laptop to feature OMRON mechanical key switches. In terms of display, the new AORUS 17X offers a 17.3″ screen supporting Full HD resolution, 240 Hz refresh rate, & 3ms response time.

New Gigabyte AORUS 17X YB (2020) Gaming Laptop Features

New Processor

The new Gigabyte flagship AORUS 17X YB (2020) supports Intel’s latest 10th gen Core i9-10980 HK processor that features 8 cores boost clock up to a massive 5.3 GHz. Not only it is a great gaming laptop, but also a great choice for creators. The increase in the number of cores and clock speed provides outstanding performance under heavy workloads. Other processor options include Core i7-10875H & i7-10750H.

Superior Graphics

Along with the powerful processor, AORUS 17X YB 2020 also offers NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 GPU for exceptional graphics performance. RTX 2080 SUPER utilizes NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and boasts real-time ray tracing support. This allows gamers to enjoy realistic lighting effects leading to a better gaming experience.

With the support for Graphic Switch technology, gamers can switch different GPU modes via AORUS Control Center.

High Speed Display

In terms of display, the 17.3″ screen on the Gigabyte AORUS 17X YB 2020 gaming laptop features Full HD resolution, 240 Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time. Due to high refresh rate support, gamers will not suffer from motion blur issues. To ensure high color accuracy, the display of AORUS 17X comes tuned by X-Rite Pantone calibration with an accuracy of Delta E < 1.

Memory & Storage

Complementing the latest processor and GPU, the support for 64GB RAM at 2933 MHz makes AORUS 17X a great choice for content creators. AORUS 17X YB 2020 Storage options include:

  • 1 x 2.5” HDD/2.5“ SSD
  • 2x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe)

Tasks such as photo/video editing, 3D rendering, etc. will significantly benefit from high system memory and blazing fast NVMe PCIe SSD storage.

Latest Connectivity Standards

Gigabyte AORUS 17X YB 2020 flagship gaming laptop comes with the latest connectivity standards. The Killer Ethernet E2600 & Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 modules ensure robust and reliable network connectivity. The I/O connectivity options of the new AORUS 17X include:

  • USB3.2 Gen1(Type-A) – x3
  • USB3.2 Gen1(Type-C) – x1
  • Thunderbolt3 (Type-C)
  • HDMI2.0
  • DP 1.4 / USB3.1 (Type-C)
  • Microphone
  • Earphone (HiFi/SPDIF)
  • UHS-II SD Card Reader
  • DC-in Jack – x2
  • RJ-45

Better Thermal Performance

Compared to the predecessor, the new Gigabyte AORUS 17X YB 2020 gaming laptop offers 37% better thermal performance, thanks to the WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling System. Even under heady workloads, the cooling system stays exceptionally quiet. The cooling system includes:

  • 2x 12V Fans
  • 5 heat-pipes
  • 4 vents
  • 1x large vapor chamber

Gigabyte AORUS 17X YB 2020 Gaming Laptop Specifications

Gigabyte AORUS 17X YB (2020)
CPU (max)10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK
Base/Boost Clock (max)2.4GHz~5.3GHz
No. of Cores8
Display Size17.3″
Display ResolutionFHD 1920×1080
Refresh Rate240 Hz
RAM (max)64GB DDR4
Memory Speed2933MHz
ChipsetMobile Intel HM470 Express Chipset
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GDDR6
VRAM8GB
Storage1 x 2.5” HDD/2.5“ SSD
2x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe)
KeyboardAORUS Fusion RGB Per-Key Mechanical Keyboard with OMRON Gaming Switch
N-Key Rollover
Key Travel: 2.5mm
Connectivity I/OUSB3.2 Gen1(Type-A) – x3
USB3.2 Gen1(Type-C) – x1
Thunderbolt3 (Type-C)
HDMI2.0
DP 1.4 / USB3.1 (Type-C)
Microphone
Earphone (HiFi/SPDIF)
UHS-II SD Card Reader
DC-in Jack – x2
RJ-45
AudioESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC,
2x 2W Speakers,
1x 3W Subwoofer,
1x Dual-Array Microphone,
NAHINIC 3
Wireless ConnectivityKiller™ Ethernet E2600
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650(Powered by Intel)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.0 + LE
Webcam ResolutionHD
BatteryLi Polymer 94Wh
DimensionsWidth – 15.59″
Depth – 11.53″
Height – 1.49″
Weight3.75 kg/8.26 lb
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