Aero 15 X w/ 1070 Max-Q

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  1. ihaveabu

    ihaveabu Notebook Consultant

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    There seems to be a FB03 bios update on Smart Update but not showing up on Gigabyte's website. Anyone know what the changes are for FB03?

    I've been having issues with my 15x where after a few days or weeks windows refuses to boot and I have to recover using a previous system restore point. I wonder if this bios update fixes that
     
  2. Shinoke

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    But I thought only the low voltage 8th gen were out by then? With the 7700HQ equivalent - perhaps the 7800HQ or whatever they decide to call it - not out until the end of the year or September perhaps?

    The 7th gen 45 watt HQ will be better than the 8th gen U series - which would likely throttle under the same sustained load.

    Or is the 8th Gen HQ coming out earlier and going to be in the Aero 15X refresh?

    It would be odd for them to use a U series, but I've not seen any news about such an early release date - so something seems off there.
     
  3. buddy1065

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    I got a reply from Gigabyte regarding its update and availability on YouTube

    buddy1065 1 week ago
    I have one and it's awesome. Too bad I hear they are being discontinued? Not sure why. Once I got mine they became very scarce.
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    GIGABYTE 7 hours ago
    hey man there'll be definitely updated version of AERO 15X around Apr.
     
  4. Shinoke

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    Excalibur PC didn't post my Q and their A it seems, but here it is:

    You can research more on Core i7-8750H and it is rated at 45W TDP. You should see the next gen Aero 15X by mid of April and GIGABYTE said they will finalize the price and specs sometime in March.

    That's also the processor I found to be the most likely that they'll be using.

    So 6 core, 9MB of cache, 2.6GHz vs 2.8Hz, but higher max.

    Wonder what the thermals will be like, as same TDP, but 2 more cores (albeit lower speed), and it's essentially the same chip process I believe as kaby lake.

    We might be seeing a 120Hz screen, and higher res options.

    Personally I'd like 1080p touchscreen. Would be nice to add touch really.

    And a less stiff keyboard judging from reviews and comments.

    Can't expect more of a change than improved screen and keyboard I think.

    Doubt we'll see touchscreen but here's hoping.

    Lots of requests for 120Hz on youtube, but would that kill battery life?
     
  5. HussainQ

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    I don't think it will, unless they decide to hook it up to the dGPU instead which would reduce the battery life significantly.
     
  6. bradleyjb

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  7. Shinoke

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    It'll be the Core i7-8750H

    The only other non low voltage Coffee Lake option is the new Core i9 - I doubt they'd use that.
    Also I was already told they've use the Core i7-8750H
     
  8. Drekiko

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    How much of a performance improvement is that supposed to make?


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  9. Shinoke

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    Actually I see lower 4 core models listed there, but as per the message I got, and the author of that article:
    Yes, if you look at existing Kabylake-H processors they are often paired with GTX1050-1080 series.
    Heard from my source Gigabyte will have AERO with i7-8750H and GTX1050Ti.

    I assume that's for the Aero 14x though
     
  10. Shinoke

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    Pretty massive for multi threaded applications I'd say. Only a 0.2Ghz drop but but 6 cores - 12 threads.
    So 50% more if it were at the same clock speed. And there's boost.
    Although I don't know much about it at all.

    I'd say there's no point in struggling to get the current Aero 15X unless the new one will have thermal issues.

    Then there's also the rumoured GTX 20 series coming up.

    So potentially an Aero 15x with an i7-8750H and GTX 2070 maxq this year - maybe in autumn, around the time the 15X was released last year?
     
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