Gigabyte Updates Gaming Laptops With Broadwell And Details New Aorus Modelsby Brett Howse on June 3, 2015 12:45 AM EST
With today’s launch of the quad-core Broadwell laptop parts, there are going to be a lot of devices making the jump over to the new CPU. Pretty much the entire lineup from Gigabyte is getting some attention today, with plenty of news in their P Series lineup.
There are a lot of products from Gigabyte moving to the Core i7-5700HQ processor, which is a 2.7-3.5 GHz quad-core 47 watt part. Here is a table of the models for reference.
|Gigabyte P Series Notebooks|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-5700HQ (2.7-3.5 GHz, 14nm, 47w TDP)|
|X Series GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M||N/A|
|W Series GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M|
|K Series GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M|
|Memory||4-8 GB DDR3 (Max 16 GB)||8 GB, 16 GB Max|
|Display||17.3" 1920x1080 IPS||15.6" 1920x1080 IPS or 2880x1620 IPS||15.6" 1920x1080 IPS|
|Dimensions||417 x 287 x 22.5 mm (16.4 x 11.3 x 0.9 inches)||385 x 270 x 20.9 (15.2 x 10.6 x 0.82 inches)||380 x 269 x 26.8-34 mm (15 x 10.6 x 1.05 - 1.34 inches)|
|Weight||2.7 - 2.8 kg (5.95 - 6.17 lbs)||2.2-2.3 kg (4.85 - 5.07 lbs)||2.4-2.5 kg (5.3 - 5.5 lbs)|
Gigabyte also has their Aorus line of gaming laptops, and they have a couple of updates here as well. The X7 line is one of the first notebooks available with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology. The X7 Pro-SYNC is the 17.3” model which features a 1080p IPS G-SYNC display, and is powered by the Haswell Core i7-4870HQ processor and dual GTX970M GPUs in SLI.
New to the lineup is the X5 model which is a 15.6” gaming laptop with GTX 965M in SLI and the Core i7-5700HQ Broadwell processor. It is just 0.9” thick (22.9mm) and weights 5.5 lbs, which is fairly thin and light considering it has two GPUs inside. It comes with 8 GB of DDR3L-1866 memory but has four slots and can handle up to 32 GB of RAM. The display is a 2880x1620 IPS and also support G-SYNC.
|AORUS X Series Notebooks|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-4870HQ (2.5-3.7 GHz 22nm 47w TDP)||Intel Core i7-5700HQ (2.7-3.5 GHz 14nm 47w TDP)|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965 SLI|
|Memory||8GB DDR3L (32 GB Max)|
|Display||17.3" 1920x1080 IPS with G-SYNC||15.6" 2880x1620 IPS with G-SYNC|
|Dimensions||428 x 305 x 22.9 mm (16.9 x 12.0 x 0.9 inches)||390 x 272 x 22.9 mm (15.4 x 10.7 x 0.9 inches)|
|Weight||3 kg (6.6 lbs)||2.5 kg (5.51 lbs)|
Gigabyte is launching all of this immediately and you can currently find them on their site at www.gigabyte.com and www.aorus.com
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Rishi100 - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - linkThe X5 Aorus looks great product. Waiting for a review at Anandtech.
dragantoe - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - linkit's pretty much a full desktop 980 in a laptop 0_0
Refuge - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - linkThing is you've been able to get the P35x with a GTX 980m with full memory implimentation for under $2,000 from Gigabyte for sometime now.
Why would I pay over $2,000 for 965m's in SLI? Seems silly to me.
Thinner, 3k screen option, and a full GTX 980m without any SLI issues. All still for less than $2,000. I'll pass on the Auros X5.
jfallen - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - linkI await your review of these products Brett. Some kids just killed my Lenovo Y510p SKi with water and am looking to replace.
firewolfsm - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - linkThen why did the just released Macbook 15 refresh not include these processors?
damianrobertjones - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - linkSo Apple can milk the living crap out of people by releasing an updated model in x months. People and their money are soon parted.
benzosaurus - Saturday, June 6, 2015 - linkActually, probably the opposite of that— they didn't want to release so close to Sky Lake, especially since broadwell and haswell are so close in performance at that wattage.
Daniel Egger - Sunday, June 7, 2015 - linkThat does not make any sense. If they wanted to "milk" people they'd have to release now *and* in x months so the freaks who need to have the latest and greatest would buy twice...
WinterCharm - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkDid someone spill your cereal bowl this morning?
WinterCharm - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkApple is skipping the new CPU's for a skylake refresh early next year. Intel missed the CPU availability for apple's timeline.