Gigabyte outs Aorus X7 GTX SLI gaming laptop

Gigabyte has recently introduced its thinnest and lightest GTX SLI gaming laptop that sports a 17.3-inch display, 4th-gen Core i7 processor, and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 765M GPU – the Aorus X7.

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The Gigabyte Aorus X7 aims to outperform the competition by equipping it with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI GDDR5 4GB GPU, 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ Processor (2.4GHz-3.4GHz), up to 32GB of DDR3L 1600 RAM, and a triple-storage system: 2 slots for 128GB/256GB SSD, and 1 slot for 500GB/750GB/1TB HDD.

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In addition, the Aorus X7 features a 17.3″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 LCD, backlit keyboard, high customizable Macro functions, and a Thermal+ design that incorporates 5 thermal pipes, 4 vents, 2 fans. All of that are housed in a full aluminum body chassis that is just 22.9mm thin and weighs in at 2.9kg.

The Gigabyte Aorus X7 will ship by March with an estimated price tag of between $2,099 to $2,799.

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8 Comments on this Post

  1. evollove

    Yeah… No.

    While SLI is good on paper, you’ll constantly be struggling to update your drivers every beta release to get good SLI profiles and sometimes that’s not even enough.

    Micro-stuttering is a bitch to live with and since this is a laptop with a 17.3-in. screen, it’ll be more noticeable.

    Not every game can take advantage of the 2 video cards, you’ll suffer poor battery life (if unplugged) or higher power consumption (if plugged) and the noise and temperature from 2 video cards can sometimes be too much.

    I’d get a Sager or an MSI 0NE/ MSI Dragon Edition with a single GTX 780M that performs better and probably is cheaper.


      I think that explains a lot more than this article. As for battery life that would be one of my only concerns with this laptop. I doubt if you could disable a gpu or both of them and run it off the integrated but we can only hope.

  2. Did I just see vents on the side? A big no no for gamers since the heat out of that thing will be a monster!

    • The cooling system on this laptop is very good. They have 2 fans one on either side but instead of being restrictive fans which only have vents on the side, they also have vents on the back.

    • That’s bad in my case, my friend’s gaming notebook I think that was an MSI, was bursting hot air on the side which was uncomfortable for the mouse.

      I think the concept is good, but they should have just focused on the vents to release hot air more than adding up more fans.

    • They did concentrate on releasing more air, they have vent on the sides going around to the back. Linus had a hard time making it go over 30 degrees Celsius under gaming load.

  3. TachiYuu

    Early Hands-on with this beast.

  4. TachiYuu

    Hands-on with this beast.


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