Gear up for the latest games with the RTX 4070-powered Gigabyte Aorus 15

Gamer using the Gigabyte AORUS 15 gaming laptop to play a racing game
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Wherever you game, you need to know that your system will be able to keep up. Gigabyte’s new AORUS 15 gaming laptop is geared up just for that, with a compact, portable design that still lets its internals render games with high-quality graphics, fast frame rates, and beautifully ray-traced lighting, shadows, and reflections by way of the RTX 40 Series graphics.

At the heart of every great gaming laptop are two key components: the GPU and the CPU. For the AORUS 15, Gigabyte has fitted the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU into this system, giving it the advantage of not only a higher-tier card but also the latest technological capabilities offered by NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace architecture. On top of simply being a powerful chip, the GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU includes fourth-gen Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerators to enable DLSS 3.0 Frame Generation, a feature special tool that uses AI to create additional frames and can effectively multiply frame rates in compatible games. Gigabyte is also using special Max-Q technologies that allow for all this performance while still operating at lower power, for more efficient and cooler operation.

Gigabyte has paired this GPU with a robust CPU that can carry its own weight and avoid creating a bottleneck for the GPU. The CPU on board is an Intel Core i7-13700H boasts 14 cores, 20 threads, and clock speeds that can zip up to 5.0GHz. With that much power on tap, the AORUS 15 is not only ready to power through games but can also keep background tasks running smoothly at the same time. 16GB of DDR5 memory also helps in that regard.

A game like Alan Wake 2 really shows off the prowess of the GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU in the Aorus. This game taps into the latest, high-end graphical features, including fully ray-traced graphics that provide a photorealistic experience that’ll have you feeling like you’re truly stepping into Bright Falls. With the GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU on board, the Gigabyte AORUS 15 can also take advantage of NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 to deliver that ray-tracing with more efficient Ray Reconstruction, a new AI model that enhances ray-traced images. At the same time it can also benefit from Frame Generation to boost frame rates and NVIDIA Reflex to  increase responsiveness. 

Gigabyte AORUS 15 gaming laptop on a desk with accessories

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While the internals are key to making a powerful gaming system, there’s a lot more that goes into making a great laptop. Gigabyte aims to deliver with an elegantly compact machine. The AORUS 15 squeezes in a 15.6-inch display and all the aforementioned hardware into a sleek, metal chassis that’s only 20.8mm thick and weighs less than 5 pounds. That display is a colorful, sharp one with a 165Hz refresh rate and 1440p resolution, no less.

To make sure the CPU and GPU aren’t hampered by the thin design of the AORUS 15, Gigabyte uses a custom WINDFORCE Infinity cooling system built around five heatpipes, dual fans, and four exhaust vents.

Since a laptop is made for on-the-go use and you might not always have access to a power outlet, Gigabyte includes an extra-large 99Wh battery to give it a longer runtime. Power optimization settings are also available to let you dial in the efficiency and stretch the battery life, such as using the MUX switch to disable the discrete GPU for significant power savings. When you need a quick top up, the included charger can refill the battery to 50% in just 30 minutes. 

The AORUS 15 is already ready to serve as a complete battle station when you’re set up at home. It has front, side, and rear ports, offering plenty of USB-A, USB-C, and display connectivity options. A rear Thunderbolt 4 port can also let you dock it for a simple setup at home. And for connecting to the internet, you’ve got your choice between Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

All of that design and capability is set to deliver significant value for gamers looking to get the most from their next gaming system. With serious performance and a design that won’t hold you back, the Gigabyte AORUS 15 has a lot of promise. You can find out more about the Gigabyte AORUS 15 RTX 40-Series laptop here.