There's seemingly more good news for Gigabyte's AI tech when it comes to gaming. We re-benched the above titles at their maximum quality settings with AI enabled, and four of the five showed healthy gains in performance. Middle-earth: Shadow of War, in particular, climbed from 70 frames per second to 87.
A significant gain, yet while the numbers look good on paper, they don't paint a complete picture. The performance uplift is heavily reliant on a drastic increase in fan speeds, meaning higher GPU frequencies for longer, but a lot more noise. When measuring noise output using a sound meter at a sitting distance, the laptop registered 31.8dB when idle and 48.5dB when gaming. The latter figure rose to an alarming 59.1dB with AI enabled.