Last month we took a look at Gigabyte’s latest 14-inch gaming laptop, the Gigabyte P34W v3. Now, we’re back to look at its bigger brother, the 17-inch P37X. This gaming laptop is impressively equipped, with a 4th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and the best GPU available to gaming laptops: Nvidia’s GTX 980M with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. That kind of firepower should make for a top notch gaming laptop, so it’s remarkable to see that the chassis of the P37X measures just 22.5 millimetres. Let’s see how well it performs!
Today we’re looking at the P34W v3, the latest compact gaming laptop from Taiwanese manufacturers Gigabyte. The P34W v3 is powered by some of the latest and greatest components, including a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and a Nvidia GTX 970 graphics card. Somehow, this is packed into a 1.8 kilogram design that measures just 21.9 millimetres thick. That should allow for impressive gaming performance in a tiny package, but how is it balanced by design, cooling and battery life? Let’s take a look.
Today I’m testing Zotac’s Nvidia GTX 980 Amp! Extreme Edition, one of the most powerful graphics cards on the market right now. Zotac have a strong history of producing excellent aftermarket graphics cards, so I’m excited to see what this card is capable of. Let’s get started!
I was incredibly impressed with the original Aorus X7 upon its release; the laptop packed an impressive amount of gaming horsepower into a dramatically thin 17-inch frame. Now the second version is here, with upgraded Intel processors and Nvidia graphics cards… and a few other nice changes that I’ve highlighted in the spec sheet below. Let’s see how it compares to the previous generation!
Today I’m testing the Zotac GTX 670, the GTX680’s little brother. This version of the GTX670 happens to be the Zotac AMP! Version of the card. Fitted with two large fans and massive heatsink, the cooler should do a pretty awesome job.SpecificationsInterface: PCI Express 3.0* x16 (Compatible with 1.1) GPU: GeForce® GTX 680 Core clock: 1110 MHz (base) – 1176 MHz (boost) Stream Processors: 1334 Memory Clock: 6608 MHz Memory Size: 2GB Memory Interface: 256-bit Memory Type: DDR5 DirectX: DirectX® 11 OpenGL : OpenGL® 4.2 DVI X 2 (DVI-I and DVI-D) HDMI-Ports X 1 DisplayPort-Ports X 1 VGA (With included DVI-to-VGA [...]
Today I’m testing the Zotac GTX 670, the GTX680’s little brother. This version of the GTX670 happens to be the Zotac AMP!; an amped up, overclocked, more powerful variant. Fitted with two large fans and massive heatsink, the cooler should do a pretty awesome job, but as with everything here, we need to put it to the test before deciding.
Let’s crack on.SpecificationsInterface: PCI Express 3.0* x16 (Compatible with 1.1) GPU: GeForce® GTX 670 Core clock: 1098 MHz (base) – 1176 MHz (boost) Stream Processors: 1334 Memory Clock: 6608 MHz Memory Size: 2GB Memory Interface: 256-bit Memory Type: DDR5 DirectX: DirectX® 11 OpenGL: OpenGL® [...]