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Gigabyte AORUS X7 DT v6 GTX 1080 Gaming Laptop Review

Gaming Performance


Grand Theft Auto V

Even though Grand Theft Auto V isn’t a particular new title, it’s a firm favourite among the PC gaming community and looks breathtaking. Once the panel was manually configured to 1920×1080, the frame rate remained extremely consistent and rarely dropped below the 100 mark. Interestingly, the performance deficit to other GTX 1080-based systems during 1080p testing is larger than I anticipated but it’s not enough to inhibit the user experience. After setting the resolution to 2560×1440, the frame rate barely dropped and was much more competitive. Even more impressive, the laptop can contend with the Very High preset while being connected to an external 4K monitor. This is staggering for a portable device and would have been unthinkable not so long ago.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

During the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark, the laptop fared extraordinarily well and exceeded 120 frames per second alongside a 1080p render. This creates a perfectly fluid user experience and the frame rate doesn’t appear to dip in a noticeable manner. Additionally, the 1440p performance was superb and not too adrift of reaching the 100 frames per second mark. Also, the minimum frame rate stays above 60 throughout the most visually intense sections. When testing the game on a 4K display, the laptop maintained a stable frame rate which is fairly playable. However, like many other GTX 1080 systems, the ideal 60 figure cannot be achieved and some areas tend to result in some minor stuttering.

Hitman

In Hitman, the laptop’s GPU excelled and managed to surpass 100 frames per second while running the game at 1920×1080. This is another fantastic result, especially when you take into account the ultra preset’s demanding effects. Also, the laptop offers similar performance to a number of premium desktops. When using the product’s native resolution, the frame rate falls just under 90 and doesn’t deviate too much. As expected, the laptop’s frame rate drops considerably once a 4K monitor is deployed although the gameplay feels relatively fluid.

Far Cry Primal

Here we can see, the AORUS X7 DT v6 easily copes with Far Cry Primal’s ultra preset and posts marvellous performance numbers. More specifically, the 1080p frame rate is very smooth and you’re unlikely to experience any kind of erratic drops. When using the panel’s native resolution, the frame rate is above 60 by a decent margin and G-Sync really makes any frame rate changes seem non-existent. Unfortunately, the laptop’s graphics solution begins to falter when trying to run the game on a 4K monitor at maximum settings. Thankfully, a few concessions in the options menu will make 60 frames per second a distinct possibility.

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