Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop announced date: 2nd April 2020
Last reviewed: 21st July 2020
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Gaming laptops are often expensive when compared to similar specced desktops. So today’s Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop review will be focusing on helping us demystify it’s performance capability in relation to its price. We will take a look at some of the latest demanding games to see the types of FPS returns we could expect to see for this mobile gaming price point.
Is the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - An excellent CPU for running AAA game requirements, especially during the 2020 gaming year. It will be solid for some time to come as well. Games are beginning to lean on more CPU cores for extra processing. Fortunately this CPU has 8 cores, making it an excellent gamers processor choice.
Graphics Card - This graphics card is considered an excellent2020 choice for modern AAA games. Loaded up with a huge amount of VRAM, this GPU has 8GB, which makes it excellent for AAA gaming.
System Memory - This laptop system memory is excellent at meeting today’s 2020 system requirements demands and with its 32GB of RAM it will certainly meet the requirements of games into the near future as well.
Screen Size - We were looking for 17 inch panels as the gaming standard for top tier gaming laptops. You can certainly game on smaller laptops but we have found that often the extra physical space helps provide 2020 games with the chance to read and make out in game menus and details that smaller panels can struggle to display clearly. So this 17.3" panel is an excellent gaming laptop choice for screen size.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. Now after those thoughts on refresh rates, today’s review laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, where we would say that is passable as a gaming laptop panel. For gaming we would consider getting a laptop with a higher refresh rate if our budget would stretch to it.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
As gamers, one of the biggest choices we make for a new portable machine is to select a laptop with the right mobile graphics card. With this laptop we are specifically considering how the price-to-performance of the graphics card looks and if it has the capability to run modern popular games like today’s most popular titles, Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs Legion in ultra graphics settings on its native 4K resolution. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q card that's powering the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 494 at min system specs and will run 390 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
Comparing Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During your research for your next laptop, you have probably seen that the laptops reviewed are often the top permutation of the range and even then they were reviewed some time back against games that were released around the time of the review. Today we will be working to provide an up to date value assessment on this Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K hardware performance against today’s games and then consider how it compares to all other laptops and how it sits within its own Aero 17 XB (2020) range.
P2P rating of 4.2 today the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. With these hardware components the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop is placed at 4th position within the Aero 17 XB (2020) range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
32GB DDR4 3200MHz
17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
2x USB 3.1
3x Thunderbolt 3
Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Now let's look at where this laptop sits compared to all other laptops, including those outside of the Aero 17 XB (2020) range. It currently offers 272%worse rating when comparing its price to performance rating against the best laptop available today for price to performance, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which currently costs $986.99. The 2nd best model for Price to Performance ratings today is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. It’s price is listed as $858.54. Comparing our Aero 17 XB (2020) laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 245%worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.
How does the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
A snapshot today of performance for our processor, we can currently see it beating 498 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 500 games.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the Watch Dogs Legion which currently our Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz is 37%better next let's see how well it runs against Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We can see it is 37%better. Ok finally lets see it against Cyberpunk 2077. Here our laptop is 37%better.
How does the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Now lets see how well our review laptop holds up compared against graphical performance with the top performing GPU laptop available today. We choose the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. This comparison shows that laptop to be 40%better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 390 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop GPU beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 494 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop is 31%better, and compared to Watch Dogs Legion it is 31%better , where as against Assassins Creed: Valhalla it delivers 31%better performance.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
You could pick up a mouse to go with the Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which today is $11.99. Price watching this mouse shows that it has had a price drop by $19 during the past couple of weeks, which gives us more reason to select it to go with today’s laptop. 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.
We price track a number of good value gaming headset and the one that currently stands out is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which is currently available for $47.14. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.