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 product code: Aero 17 XB (2020) YB-8US4450SP
Laptop announced date: 2nd April 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Our Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K 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 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
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Gaming Laptop Analysis
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? Good
Processor - This processor, the Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz, is excellent and can meet 2022 AAA title requirements with relative ease. The processor in this laptop has 8 cores, which makes it excellent for modern gamers, minimising the risk of throttling game processes due to a lack of available cores.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution can run plenty of modern AAA game releases in 2022 and is a good gaming laptop GPU choice. 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 - This laptop’s 32GB of RAM is excellent for 2022 gaming.
Screen Size - Our review laptop has what we would consider, an excellent laptop panel size for 2022 games. It will help the gamer see in-game menus and be able to see some of the detail offered in game, without having to squint. Having at least a 17.3" panel seems to be the right way to go for gaming at the moment.
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. The top panel refresh rate for this laptop is 60Hz which is ok but not really your first choice, if you want a good gaming laptop. Look for panels that we mark as good or excellent if you think this laptop hardware can get higher than 60FPS on most modern games.
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
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 Grand Theft Auto VI, Star Citizen and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) 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 2070 Super Max-Q found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 492 at their minimum system requirements and then 320 games when looking at their recommended system specs.
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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 our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K will compare across all permutations of the Aero 17 XB (2020) model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
The Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K is getting a 4.2 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. Looking at how this configuration of the Aero 17 XB (2020) laptop compares against other laptops within its range we can see it currently is placed at the 4th spot. Those laptops that are closer to the top 1st place of the model range are considered better gaming laptops regarding performance and laptop price.
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|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 3200MHz|
17.3 " 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
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
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1,199.99||113%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1,968.99||80%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,681.16||44%|
|i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K||$3,823.66||0%|
The best performing laptop for Price to Performance is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. So if we compare this Gigabyte Aero 17 XB (2020) i7-10875H RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop to that laptop we can see that it performs 268% worse on Price to Performance rating. Out of interest, the top P2P laptop currently has a recorded price of $999. Lets move down the P2P ranking list to position 2. Here we find the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, which has a price at $1049. The Aero 17 XB (2020) laptop in this review is 221% worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
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?
Now the processing power is one of the primary areas that we will pay for in any PC and so let's see how our Aero 17 XB (2020) laptop is when compared against CPU performance with a top CPU focused laptop thats available today. A suitable comparison laptop that is CPU focused is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. This represents one of the laptops for the current cheapest price with the most powerful CPUs in it today. It has the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor tucked inside it which can deliver 20% better performance when compared to our CPU, Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz which is found in this review laptop.
A snapshot today of performance for our processor, we can currently see it beating 474 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 Star Citizen which currently our Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz is 5% better next let's see how well it runs against Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022). We can see it is 19% better. Ok finally lets see it against Grand Theft Auto VI. Here our laptop is 19% 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?
You will likely be considering buying a graphics and pixel crunching laptop perhaps to meet the latest and future game requirements. We will therefore be wondering how our Aero 17 XB (2020) review laptop competes against other GPU centric laptops in the gaming laptop market. To give us a bit of insight we will compare our laptop with a leading GPU performance laptop and see how its graphics capability performs against it. We have the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K as one of today’s best graphics crunching laptop. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it, which currently has 40% better performance compared to our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop Graphics Card can run at recommended requirements is 320, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min GPU specs this figure for number of games it can run is 492.
Games these days have a range of graphics requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop GPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, Grand Theft Auto VI and our laptop graphics gets 7% worse performance rating. Next we have Star Citizen where our graphics card gets 48% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022), which has a performance difference of : 7% worse, when put against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q.
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
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. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $32.26 during these past two weeks. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
|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|
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming headset is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Its price tag today is $36.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value headset. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $34.99.