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Review: Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED (GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop)

by Parm Mann on 8 February 2021, 14:01

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

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Test Methodology

Comparison Laptops

System Name
Form Factor
15.6
15.6
17.3
15.6
CPU
Intel Core i9-10980HK
Intel Core i7-10875H
Intel Core i7-10875H
Intel Core i7-10875H
CPU Base Frequency
2.4GHz
2.3GHz
2.3GHz
2.3GHz
CPU Max Turbo Frequency
5.3GHz
5.1GHz
5.1GHz
5.1GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
8 / 16
8 / 16
8 / 16
CPU TDP
45W
45W
45W
45W
Integrated GPU
Intel UHD
Intel UHD
Intel UHD
Intel UHD
Memory
64GB DDR4 (2x32GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
2,933MHz
2,933MHz
2,933MHz
3,200MHz
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 8GB (105W)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 8GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 8GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 8GB
Graphics Driver
Nvidia Studio 461.40
Nvidia Studio 456.38
GeForce Game Ready 445.87
GeForce Game Ready 451.67
Display Size and Model
15.6in SDCA029 AMOLED
15.6in SDCA029 AMOLED
17.3in AUO329B IPS
15.6in BOE08EA IPS
Display Resolution
3,840x2,160
3,840x2,160
3,840x2,160
1,920x1,080
Display Refresh Rate
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
144Hz
Adaptive Sync
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen
No
No
No
No
Battery Capacity
99Wh
94Wh
94Wh
80Wh
Wireless
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2600
Killer E2600
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Storage
2x 1TB ESR01TBTLCG-EAC-4 M.2 SSD
512GB Intel Optane Memory H10 M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung PM981 M.2 SSD
1TB Samsung PM981a M.2 SSD
Power Supply
230W
230W
230W
230W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (1909)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
3‎56mm x 250mm x 20mm
3‎56mm x 250mm x 20mm
396mm x 270mm x 21.4mm
360mm x 255mm x 20mm
Weight
2.0kg
2.0kg
2.5kg
2.1kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Two years
Two years
One year
Date Reviewed
February 2021
October 2020
April 2020
August 2020
Price When Reviewed
£4,200
£2,100
£2,700
£2,200

Benchmark Suite

CPU
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark tests the single-thread power of the CPU.
Cinebench This popular cross-platform benchmark examines both single- and multi-core performance.
Blender We render the Classroom scene in this popular open-source creation suite.
Memory and Storage
AIDA64 Benchmark that accurately depicts memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Free-to-use benchmark testing both sequential and random 4K storage performance.
System
PCMark 10 A set of tests covering a wide variety of tasks performed in the modern workplace.
VRMark Using the DirectX 12 API, the Cyan Room test examines a system's VR credentials.
3DMark We run Time Spy, a QHD DirectX 12 test of both GPU performance and stability.
Gaming
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Tested in DX11, with 4x MSAA and Ultra quality settings.
Far Cry: New Dawn Tested in DX11, with TAA, HDR10, Ultra quality settings and HD textured enabled.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Tested in DX11, with FXAA and Maximum quality settings.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Tested in DX12, with TAA and Highest quality settings.
Vitals
CPU Temperature Core temperature recorded when idle and when rendering via Blender.
GPU Temperature GPU temperature recorded when idle and when playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Power Consumption System-wide mains power draw recorded when rendering via Blender and when playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Noise System noise output measured when idle and when playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Battery Life Measured using PCMark 10's Modern Office and Gaming battery tests, with a dedicated power plan, wireless radios disabled, and screen brightness set as close to 200cd/m2 as possible using a calibration device