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Review: Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic

by Parm Mann on 3 June 2019, 14:00

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Benchmarks: Gaming

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.