Last year, Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, held the original Aero 15X as an example of what manufacturers could do with their Max-Q graphics, starting with a fast, thin but powerful gaming laptop boom. This year he used Aero 15Y. It is still only 19 mm thick but slightly heavier ̵
The only lightweight RTX 2080 Max-Q model is the MSI 4.2 weight GS65 Stealth. However, this laptop has a smaller battery, and how fast you see it is very different. The HP Omen 15 pack contains the RTX 2070 Max-Q and weighs 5.2 pounds, the Alienware m15 weighs 4.8 pounds, and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S with RTX 2080 Max-Q weighs just over 4.6 pounds. None of these weights, of course, often include heavy-duty bricks
Otherwise, the Gigabyte Aero 15 Y9 has the same low profile design as the last model. . It has small layers, so the laptop is smaller than its 15.6-inch screen, and it fits perfectly into the back of the Peak Design bag
T she was wise not to change; The Aero 15X design looks smart and will not be in any office or production home. I liked the last model to buy myself.
There are quite a number of ports. You get two USB 3.1 ports (5 Gbps), one higher speed USB 3.1 Gen2 port (10 Gbps), Ethernet, one Thunderbolt via USB C, UHS-II SD card reader, HDMI 2.0 port and 3.5 mm headset / microphone jack
But the new Aero 15 Y9 also delivers DisplayPort 1.4 via USB type C instead of a separate Mini DisplayPort like Aero 15X. The data speed is the same, but I had to buy a new cable (USB type C to DisplayPort 1.4) to get the best HDR screen performance. It is worth noting that all these ports are running at their nominal speed (checking) and not in all cases – laptops.
Due to its small design and high-end components, Aero 15 Y9 is also suitable for gaming and content creation. Of course, the model I tried had the drawer specifications. It features a six-core Intel Core i9-8950H processor, 2TB Intel 760p NVMe SSD, 32GB RAM (upgradeable to 64GB), NVIDIA RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics, 94 Wh battery and 4K 60Hz display. Gigabyte will eventually release a similar model with a 1080p 144Hz display screen which will surely be more suitable for gaming and has (much) longer battery life
The most important new feature except hardware is AI Gaming + & Professional +. When you play or run graphics software, it uses cloud-driven AI (or Gigabyte or Microsoft Azure) to optimize performance and computer fan speeds to optimize game frame rates. In practice, using the shadow of Tomb Raider I found that the rate of 4K frames per frame or two seconds increased in any mode.
Cannot control it, run only "Gigabyte", "Cloud" (Microsoft) or Off Mode. Due to its low productivity, it was not particularly useful. However, over time, he should learn more intelligently, so maybe it will improve the way.
As for the spy radio station, I could only use it in one game: Battlefield V . You are not a very specific computer setting with the latest version of Windows 10 (build 1806) and the latest NVIDIA driver. I'm talking about nice graphics, and ray tracking sometimes offers reflections, realistic lighting and a more atmospheric game. A recent NVIDIA patch ensures better RT performance Battlefield V and I found that I could play 1080p and below smoothly. Unfortunately, 4K had a lot of stutter and backlog.
Like many notebook manufacturers, Gigabyte uses the NVIDIA Optimus system, which switches between Intel Iris 630 and separate graphics to balance performance and battery life. If you use a laptop with an external monitor via HDMI or DisplayPort, it will only be used from NVIDIA graphics. This means you can connect an external monitor with a higher refresh rate and get better speed and features like HDR and NVIDIA G-SYNC.
4K AUO screen is pretty nice. It covers 100 percent. Adobe RGB product and factory calibration using Pantone settings. I found that it worked well with the exact colors of movies, games, and content creation. However, unlike the future OLED display models Dell and HP, it cannot process HDR. 283 units The screen is moderately, but incredibly bright. However, if you like 4K resolution, like me, Netflix movies and games looked incredibly sharp and colorful, everything was beautiful and vibrant
In addition to the higher resolution screen, the GPU is another attractive video editor and graphics professionals. The RTX 2080 is the first NVIDIA GPU to support full RGB 4K 10-bit H.265 HEVC decoding, which should ultimately make YouTube playback and H.265 image editing smoother.
NVIDIA has also joined forces with RED to support 8K playback of video files that will make image editing and impact much less painful. I tried to download one myself (Phil Holland's consent) along with RED Redcine X, and I can confirm that I was able to play a full-fat 8K RED video that is a bit abnormal on a laptop