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Aorus X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Aorus X5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and sound.

portability, performance, design, screen, durability

usability, keyboard, reliability, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Aorus X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Cat Thomas (

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on) - Pocket-lint


The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as "Earth's most powerful 15-inch" laptop in the company's official literature. That's a bold statement for any manufacturer

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (

Aorus X5 v6 review


This slim Pascal-powered gaming laptop is almost the full pacakge

Powerful performance ; Slim design ; Attractive 3K display ; RGB-backlit keyboard

Noisy fans ; Build quality issues ; Wide and long ; Rattling keyboard

Loud and proud, the noisy Aorus X5 V6 sounds off big time when you're pushing it to its limits. Put up with that, though, and you'll enjoy its powerful gaming chops, stellar display and vibrant, RGB-backlit gaming keyboard.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Seth Macy (

Aorus X5 review


One beast of a machine, so long as you're near an outlet

Gamer-specific features ; Gorgeous screen ; Tons of storage

Fan noise ; Lackluster speakers ; Battery life

Scores in depth Update: Gigabyte has informed TechRadar that a new BIOS update has fixed a bug that caused Nvidia's G-Sync technology to drag down the Aorus X5's performance. We've since installed the new firmware and retested the laptop to find the...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : (

AORUS X5 V7 Review


Introducing the GIGABYTE AORUS X5 V7, featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, GTX1070 graphics, M.2 storage, 4K UHD screen and much more, all squeezed into ...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Nic Healey (

Aorus X5 promises epic gaming power without the back-breaking size


Just 22.9mm thick and only 2.5kg, the 15.6-inch Aorus X5 gaming laptop still has a 3K display, dual GeForce GTX 965M chips and an Intel Core i7 CPU.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Aorus X5 v8 (i7-8850H, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review


Praiseworthy six cores. Gigabyte equipped the 2018 version of the Aorus X5 with a hexa-core CPU belonging to Intel's Coffee Lake series. The CPU is accompanied by a GeForce GTX 1070 and a 144 Hz display. Find out in our review whether the 15-inch...

certified for X-Rite Pantone ; superb performance ; RGB lighting ; useful tools ; Thunderbolt 3 ; 144 Hz panel ; NVMe SSD ; G-Sync

right fan rattles under pressure on certain parts of the case ; temperature- and noise development in 3D operation ; the CPU could make better use of the Turbo ; high power consumption ; backlight bleeding

The 2018 version of the Aorus X5 v8 is able to stand up to its rivals in most areas. Not only the rather robust metal case but also the connectivity, the input devices and the display were convincing. The 144 Hz IPS panel offers a perfect compromise...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Christian Hintze (

Aorus X5 v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review


4K vs. battery. Aorus has made several improvements since last year's model of the X5: 4K display, Thunderbolt 3 and a Kaby Lake CPU are only a few of the positive additions. Can the X5 v7 improve on its predecessor's rating (83%) or might it even...

good 4K display ; relatively slim ; high-performance hardware ; Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0 & miniDP ; fast card reader ; overclocking tool ; macro keys

high power consumption ; low battery runtimes ; mediocre Wi-Fi ; high temperatures in the WASD area

The Aorus X5 V7 is a good gaming package that has improved noticeably since its predecessor, the V6. The good 4K display, the many ports including Thunderbolt 3, the macro keys and Aorus tool for overclocking and quick changes of important settings are...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Aorus X5 v6 Notebook Review


No performance compromises. The unique Aorus X5 is back with Pascal, individually lit RGB keys, and 120 Hz/5 ms FHD display options all in a chassis just under 23 mm thick. Owners will get the same gaming performance as a desktop with GTX 1070...

4x storage bays, 4x SODIMM slots, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports ; very fast performance; overclockable CPU and GPU ; high sRGB coverage; high quality WQHD+ panel ; 120 Hz/5 ms FHD or WQHD+ display options ; stylish design; thin and portable ; dedicated column of...

coil whine and backlight bleeding on our test unit ; slight CPU throttling under extreme loads ; high power demand; average battery life ; PWM detected on all brightness levels ; slightly uneven keyboard backlight ; Aorus software is clunky at times ;...

Aorus has carved itself a niche in the gaming market by offering hardware normally found on larger notebooks in a chassis half the thickness. The X5 v6 even offers a unique set of features including its 3K 1620p display, dual HDMI 2.0 ports, and Live...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Aorus X5 Notebook Review


SLI and G-SYNC. Aorus may be less than a couple years old, but the manufacturer already has some of the thinnest gaming notebooks with the latest hardware and features in the market. Are the GTX 965M SLI GPUs and 2880 x 1620 resolution G-SYNC screen...

GPU performance rivaling GTX 980M, 3x M.2 RAID bays, 1x 2.5-inch SATA III, 4x video-out ports, 4x SODIMM slots, High quality 3K matte G-SYNC display, Very high performance-to-weight ratio, Live Streaming Engine, No GPU throttling, Easily accessible...

Loud fan noise when gaming, Very warm surface temperatures when gaming, No PCIe x4 slot or external desktop GPU support, No Thunderbolt support, Soldered CPU and GPUs, Build quality of lid could be better, Shallow key travel, Glossy touchpad exhibits...

The Aorus X5 is everything we've come to expect from Aorus. It's a notebook for users who aren't satisfied with the performance and features of ultralight gaming notebooks like the Asus G501 or MSI GS60, but still want the power and expandability of...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Nic Healey (

Aorus X5 promises epic gaming power without the back-breaking size


Just 22.9mm thick and only 2.5kg, the 15.6-inch Aorus X5 gaming laptop still has a 3K display, dual GeForce GTX 965M chips and an Intel Core i7 CPU.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 3


Battery capacity (Watt hours):73.26 / 94.24
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Front Camera:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2880 x 1620
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)


Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:200


Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM97
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-5700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:G0 / R0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:87716 / 88969
Processor code:SR2BP / SR2FL
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256 / 1512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.2 / 272
Height :2.29 / 22.9
Width:39 / 390