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 product code: AERO 17 (2021) HDR XC

Laptop announced date: 31st January 2021

Last reviewed: 10th August 2021

P2P score
Futureproof High/Ultra 0 Years 0 Months Low/Medium 8 Years 5 Months
Gaming Laptop? Excellent

Our Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop review today is going to help us understand how well the hardware components in this machine can run today’s modern games. Taking a look at some of the most demanding popular titles we will see some expected frame rates for the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.

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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 is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2022 with little problem. This laptop CPU has 8 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.

Graphics Card - A GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q graphics card that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2022. The graphics solution in the laptop also has 8GB of VRAM. This is an excellent gamers amount of VRAM and plenty for today’s big games.

System Memory - Today’s AAA 2022 gaming is easily covered by the 16GB RAM in this machine, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice.

Screen Size - An excellent panel size, the 17.3" screen on this laptop has the physical viewability and real estate for 2022 games to be clearly displayed. Sometimes getting smaller laptops can mean squinting and struggling to see menu wording in games or being able to read hover over tags of units.

Refresh Rate - Gaming laptops might well be capable of getting high frames per second nowadays, but sometimes the laptop comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate is the number of times an image can be displayed by the screen. So if your graphics card and processor can get 100 FPS in most games, it will only ever be displayed by the laptop as 60FPS because of the refresh rate of 60Hz. Look for 120Hz on a good gaming laptop, or 144Hz on an excellent gaming laptop As far as refresh rates go, this laptop can be picked up with a 60Hz screen. When looking into modern gaming laptops this would be ok, but you would consider higher panel rates if you want to enjoy top frames per second..

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

Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Grand Theft Auto VI, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) and Stray. Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 4K resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. Coming loaded with the GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q, this laptop is capable of beating 499 games at their minimum system specs and 472 games at their recommended system specs. This is when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games.

Grand Theft Auto VI FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph

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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

A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz to all other laptops in terms of how much its $0 reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.

The Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz is getting a 0 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. This AERO 17 (2021) configuration is placed at 3rd position, when we order the range by their price to performance ratings. Those getting closer to the 1st position in this list will be better gaming laptops for their 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
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

Our AERO 17 (2021) laptop should also be compared to today’s best Price to Performance model, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. When stacked up against this, our laptop has % rating difference on its P2P. It's worth noting that the very best P2P model has a recorded price of $999 to consider and of course this is purely a value for performance basis. Another one to consider is the 2nd placed Price to Performance laptop, the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. This one has a price listed as $1049 and our laptop gets % against its price to performance rating.

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?

Now we will see if our laptop compares favourably against the top CPU performance focused mobile PC that is currently available. The CPU performance laptop we picked today is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. Its processor is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which delivers 24% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz.

Currently 466 games recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games today are worse in performance than our laptop’s Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz. Or it is 500 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum cpu specs.

Let's take a look and see how well our Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended CPU specs for Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop is 16% better, and compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) it is 16% better , where as against Stray it delivers 38% better 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 graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

Looking for a new gaming laptop often leads us quickly to consider the sort of performance the mobile graphics card can deliver. Mobile graphics cards are often underpowered versions of their desktop equivalent, but still often very capable. To gauge the performance ability in this graphics department we compare our laptop to a GPU focused laptop that is around at the moment, to help provide us with a good graphics performance metric and comparison. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it that performs 23% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q graphics hardware.

A snapshot today of performance for our Graphics Card, we can currently see it beating 472 of the 500 most demanding games available right now. This is considering their recommended system requirements. For a the top 500 Minimum system specs this is 499 games.

Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended gpu system requirements. First off we have the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) which currently our GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q is 7% better next let's see how well it runs against Stray. We can see it is 95% better. Ok finally lets see it against Grand Theft Auto VI. Here our laptop is 7% 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

We price track a number of good value gaming mice and the one that currently stands out is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which is currently available for $12.99. Price watching this mouse shows that it has had a price drop by $32.26 during the past couple of weeks, which gives us more reason to select it to go with today’s laptop. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.

Quality Mouse Price (USD) Check Regional Pricing
** IBats X8 gray 9 Btns $12.99
** PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons $13.99
*** Cooler Master MM710 $42.99
*** Razer DeathAdder Elite $49.29

A good value gaming headset available at the moment, one that should go well with the Gigabyte AERO 17 (2021) i7-10870H RTX 3070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 60Hz is, Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround with a price of $36.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $34.99.

Quality Headset Price (USD) Check Regional Pricing
** Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround $36.99
** HyperX Cloud Stinger $41.99
*** Logitech G635 7.1 $86.11
*** SteelSeries Arctis 5 Surround 7.1 $87.50
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?

Grand Theft Auto V

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto V?
The laptop can run Grand Theft Auto V minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 173
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Borderlands

Can this laptop run Borderlands?
The laptop can run Borderlands minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Valorant

Can this laptop run Valorant?
The laptop can run Valorant minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Minecraft

Can this laptop run Minecraft?
The laptop can run Minecraft minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
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Recommended

Red Dead Redemption 2

Can this laptop run Red Dead Redemption 2?
The laptop can run Red Dead Redemption 2 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
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Recommended

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Can this laptop run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?
The laptop can run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
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Recommended

Cyberpunk 2077

Can this laptop run Cyberpunk 2077?
The laptop can run Cyberpunk 2077 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
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Recommended

Assassins Creed

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Shogun 2: Total War

Can this laptop run Shogun 2: Total War?
The laptop can run Shogun 2: Total War minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
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Recommended

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Ghosts?
The laptop can run Call of Duty: Ghosts minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 149
Test Report
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Recommended

Forza Horizon 3

Can this laptop run Forza Horizon 3?
The laptop can run Forza Horizon 3 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
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Recommended

Call of Duty: WWII

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: WWII?
The laptop can run Call of Duty: WWII minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Dying Light 2

Can this laptop run Dying Light 2?
The laptop can run Dying Light 2 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 141
M: 111
H:75
U: 54
Test Report
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Recommended

League of Legends

Can this laptop run League of Legends?
The laptop can run League of Legends minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Assassins Creed: Origins

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Origins?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Origins minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:198
U: 142
Test Report
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Recommended

Far Cry 6

Can this laptop run Far Cry 6?
The laptop can run Far Cry 6 minimum system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 139
M: 109
H:74
U: 53
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Fortnite

Can this laptop run Fortnite?
The laptop can run Fortnite minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 173
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Call of Duty Warzone

Can this laptop run Call of Duty Warzone?
The laptop can run Call of Duty Warzone minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 185
M: 146
H:98
U: 70
Test Report
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Recommended

Stray

Can this laptop run Stray?
The laptop can run Stray minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:137
U: 98
Test Report
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Recommended

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Valhalla?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 102
M: 87
H:75
U: 51
Test Report
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Recommended

Genshin Impact

Can this laptop run Genshin Impact?
The laptop can run Genshin Impact minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Elden Ring

Can this laptop run Elden Ring?
The laptop can run Elden Ring minimum system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 152
M: 120
H:81
U: 58
Test Report
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Recommended

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Odyssey?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Odyssey minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 116
M: 99
H:85
U: 58
Test Report
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Recommended

Just Survive

Can this laptop run Just Survive?
The laptop can run Just Survive minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

FIFA 22

Can this laptop run FIFA 22?
The laptop can run FIFA 22 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

FIFA 17

Can this laptop run FIFA 17?
The laptop can run FIFA 17 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

ARK: Survival Evolved

Can this laptop run ARK: Survival Evolved?
The laptop can run ARK: Survival Evolved minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:160
U: 115
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

Can this laptop run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds?
The laptop can run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Forza Horizon 5

Can this laptop run Forza Horizon 5?
The laptop can run Forza Horizon 5 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 152
M: 120
H:81
U: 58
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?
The laptop can run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 185
M: 146
H:98
U: 70
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Apex Legends

Can this laptop run Apex Legends?
The laptop can run Apex Legends minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 177
H:119
U: 85
Test Report
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Recommended

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?
The laptop can run Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Black Ops 3?
The laptop can run Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:187
U: 134
Test Report
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Recommended

Grand Theft Auto IV

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto IV?
The laptop can run Grand Theft Auto IV minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Assassins Creed: Rogue

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Rogue?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Rogue minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Watch Dogs

Can this laptop run Watch Dogs?
The laptop can run Watch Dogs minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Rust

Can this laptop run Rust?
The laptop can run Rust minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 199
M: 157
H:106
U: 76
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Can this laptop run Wolfenstein: The New Order?
The laptop can run Wolfenstein: The New Order minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Can this laptop run Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands?
The laptop can run Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Can this laptop run Star Wars: The Old Republic?
The laptop can run Star Wars: The Old Republic minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 200
M: 200
H:200
U: 200
Test Report
Minimum
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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?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

Could this laptop run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)?
The laptop can run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 141
M: 111
H:75
U: 54
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

Could this laptop run Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered?
The laptop can run Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

FIFA 23

Could this laptop run FIFA 23?
The laptop can run FIFA 23 minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 185
M: 146
H:98
U: 70
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Gotham Knights

Could this laptop run Gotham Knights?
The laptop can run Gotham Knights minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 141
M: 111
H:75
U: 54
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Skull and Bones

Could this laptop run Skull and Bones?
The laptop can run Skull and Bones minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 152
M: 120
H:81
U: 58
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Could this laptop run Resident Evil 4 Remake?
The laptop can run Resident Evil 4 Remake minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Could this laptop run Warhammer 40,000: Darktide?
The laptop can run Warhammer 40,000: Darktide minimum and recommended system requirements
FPS (1080p)
L: 198
M: 156
H:105
U: 75
Test Report
Minimum
Recommended