Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz review, including today's price to performance

Laptop announced date: 31st January 2021

Last reviewed: 18th August 2020

P2P score
Futureproof High/Ultra 4 Years 6 Months Low/Medium 10 Years 6 Months
Gaming Laptop? Excellent

If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games

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Gaming Laptop Analysis

Is the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz good as a gaming laptop? Excellent

Processor - This processor, the Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz, is excellent and can meet 2021 AAA title requirements with relative ease. Modern AAA gaming can use multiple cores and this processor comes with 8 of them. This makes it excellent for today’s gaming.

Graphics Card - The GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q is an excellent gaming GPU for 2021. Modern AAA gaming can lean on GPU VRAM and this graphics solution comes with 8GB. This makes it excellent for gaming.

System Memory - This laptop’s 16GB of RAM is excellent for 2021 gaming.

Screen Size - The review laptop here has a 17.3" physical screen, which we find a lot of modern gaming laptops sport nowadays. This panel size is an excellent size for 2021 gaming, that will help a gamer make out the details and menus in a game. Obviously the native resolution of the screen size will also make a difference to the on-screen definition, but the physical panel real estate offered here will be appreciated again and again for today’s gaming.

Refresh Rate - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. With just 60Hz refresh rate this is ok and passable for gaming, but ideally you are looking for a screen with a higher rate.

GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop

No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite Multiplayer which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 4K resolution, and at Ultra video settings. Lets compare the GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 499 at their minimum system requirements and then 482 games when looking at their recommended system specs.

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Comparing Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges

As you have probably discovered during your research into buying your next gaming laptop, getting an up-to-date value assessment that enables you to compare a laptop’s hardware performance against today’s games is tricky. And especially so, when we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the AERO 17 (2021) comes with. What we have done in this Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.

With a P2P rating currently of 0 out of 10 for the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. With a number of AERO 17 (2021) laptops in the model lineup this particular variant places at the 3rd position for Price to Performance value. Laptops closer to the top place (1st) are value gaming laptop options that deliver the best performance for the laptop price.

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Processor Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz
Graphics Card GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
RAM 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
Screen 17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Storage 1.0TB M.2
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Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz model range price to performance comparison table

Laptop Name Price P2P Difference
i7-10870H RTX 3060 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1080p 300Hz $1699.00 8.8 100%
i9-10980HK RTX 3080 8GB Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz Price Unknown
i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz Price Unknown

It's good to see how this AERO 17 (2021) laptop compares to models outside of its own model range as well. If we look at the very best P2P laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, our laptop has 100% worse performance difference when comparing its price to performance rating. That top laptop currently has a listed price of $999.00. Another great model is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $1049.00. Our AERO 17 (2021) laptop is 100% worse on Price to Performance.

How does the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our AERO 17 (2021) laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. We will choose the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 32% better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.

A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 481, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.

When compared to the recommended processor requirements of the most popular games today, like Far Cry 6 our laptop CPU is 23% better in performance. Compared to Battlefield 2042 our laptop processor is 25% better.

How does the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

A good comparison in terms of graphical power for our review model would be to compare it to one of the most powerful GPU focused laptop’s around today. This type of comparison can show us what another laptop, with a top end graphics hardware solution, can deliver and in turn provide us a relative point of laptop Graphics Card cost comparison. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card in it that performs 27% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q graphics hardware.

Currently 482 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q. Or 499 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.

When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended graphics requirements, our laptop graphics card performs as follows - Far Cry 6 our laptop video card is 6% worse and then looking at Battlefield 2042 our laptop GPU is 15% better and finally compared to Halo Infinite Multiplayer it has a performance difference : 15% better.

Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop

You could pick up a mouse to go with the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz. In our spotlight at the moment is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which today is $12.99. Over the past couple of weeks this mouse has dropped its price by $37, giving us extra confidence in matching it with today’s laptop as a good purchase. To give some extra insight into this mouse, we had it price tracked on 15th Aug 2020, where it was at its lowest price of $11.99.

Quality Mouse Price (USD) Check Regional Pricing
** PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons $13.99
** Redragon M711 Cobra $19.99
*** Cooler Master MM710 $42.85
*** Razer DeathAdder Elite $54.00

If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop, then the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.

Quality Headset Price (USD) Check Regional Pricing
** Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround $36.99
** HyperX Cloud Stinger $47.56
*** Logitech G635 7.1 $75.00
*** SteelSeries Arctis 5 Surround 7.1 $99.00
Can the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz run any game?

How well can the i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz run these popular games?

Halo Infinite Multiplayer

Can this laptop run Halo Infinite Multiplayer?
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Grand Theft Auto V

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto V?
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Cyberpunk 2077

Can this laptop run Cyberpunk 2077?
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Red Dead Redemption 2

Can this laptop run Red Dead Redemption 2?
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Minecraft

Can this laptop run Minecraft?
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Call of Duty Warzone

Can this laptop run Call of Duty Warzone?
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Resident Evil 8

Can this laptop run Resident Evil 8?
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Grand Theft Auto VI

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto VI?
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Valorant

Can this laptop run Valorant?
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Valhalla?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla minimum and recommended system requirements
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Battlefield 4

Can this laptop run Battlefield 4?
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Battlefield 6

Can this laptop run Battlefield 6?
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Fortnite

Can this laptop run Fortnite?
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Battlefield 3

Can this laptop run Battlefield 3?
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Can this laptop run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?
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Forza Horizon 4

Can this laptop run Forza Horizon 4?
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Grand Theft Auto IV

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto IV?
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PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

Can this laptop run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds?
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DOTA 2

Can this laptop run DOTA 2?
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FIFA 21

Can this laptop run FIFA 21?
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The Witcher III

Can this laptop run The Witcher III?
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Far Cry 3

Can this laptop run Far Cry 3?
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Fallout 4

Can this laptop run Fallout 4?
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?
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Battlefield V

Can this laptop run Battlefield V?
The laptop can run Battlefield V minimum system requirements
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Days Gone

Can this laptop run Days Gone?
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Genshin Impact

Can this laptop run Genshin Impact?
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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Can this laptop run Microsoft Flight Simulator?
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Apex Legends

Can this laptop run Apex Legends?
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ARK: Survival Evolved

Can this laptop run ARK: Survival Evolved?
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Battlefield 1

Can this laptop run Battlefield 1?
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Far Cry 5

Can this laptop run Far Cry 5?
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Control

Can this laptop run Control?
The laptop can run Control minimum and recommended system requirements
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Star Citizen

Can this laptop run Star Citizen?
The laptop can run Star Citizen minimum and recommended system requirements
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The Elder Scrolls V

Can this laptop run The Elder Scrolls V?
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eFootball PES 2021

Can this laptop run eFootball PES 2021?
The laptop can run eFootball PES 2021 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Odyssey?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Odyssey minimum and recommended system requirements
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Rust

Can this laptop run Rust?
The laptop can run Rust minimum and recommended system requirements
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Halo Infinite

Can this laptop run Halo Infinite?
The laptop can run Halo Infinite minimum and recommended system requirements
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Crysis 3

Can this laptop run Crysis 3?
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How well do we think the i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz can run these upcoming popular games?

Battlefield 2042

Could this laptop run Battlefield 2042?
We think the laptop can run Battlefield 2042 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Far Cry 6

Could this laptop run Far Cry 6?
We think the laptop can run Far Cry 6 minimum system requirements
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Forza Horizon 5

Could this laptop run Forza Horizon 5?
We think the laptop can run Forza Horizon 5 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Could this laptop run Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy?
We think the laptop can run Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy minimum and recommended system requirements
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

Could this laptop run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?
We think the laptop can run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 minimum system requirements
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Age of Empires IV

Could this laptop run Age of Empires IV?
We think the laptop can run Age of Empires IV minimum and recommended system requirements
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Elden Ring

Could this laptop run Elden Ring?
We think the laptop can run Elden Ring minimum and recommended system requirements
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Dying Light 2

Could this laptop run Dying Light 2?
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Naraka: Bladepoint

Could this laptop run Naraka: Bladepoint?
We think the laptop can run Naraka: Bladepoint minimum and recommended system requirements
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Diablo 2 Resurrected

Could this laptop run Diablo 2 Resurrected?
We think the laptop can run Diablo 2 Resurrected minimum and recommended system requirements
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Starfield

Could this laptop run Starfield?
We think the laptop can run Starfield minimum and recommended system requirements
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Madden NFL 22

Could this laptop run Madden NFL 22?
We think the laptop can run Madden NFL 22 minimum and recommended system requirements
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F1 2021

Could this laptop run F1 2021?
We think the laptop can run F1 2021 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance

Could this laptop run Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance?
We think the laptop can run Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance minimum and recommended system requirements
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Riders Republic

Could this laptop run Riders Republic?
We think the laptop can run Riders Republic minimum and recommended system requirements
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Back 4 Blood

Could this laptop run Back 4 Blood?
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