This was picked up by VideoCardz, which includes a lot of information on the Gigabyte Aorus 17 gaming laptop’s specifications, as well as the 2022 Aero 17 (plus Aero 16) for creatives. Of course, there are the usual cautions, but there are many photos of the computers in issue to back up this claim.
The mobile versions of Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti laptop GPUs, which are currently available for desktops, have been discovered in two Intel Alder Lake-powered Gigabyte laptops that are likely to be unveiled at CES 2022.
Indeed, VideoCardz estimates that Gigabyte will release up to five new laptops in total, so there might be a couple more models in addition to the ones seen below. All will be powered by Alder Lake 12th-generation CPUs and will be able to run RTX 30 Series Ti spins.
The 3080 Ti will be employed in both these versions, though the DDR4 laptops will use (up to) the Intel Core i7-12700H processor, whereas the boat will be pushed out further with (up to) the Core i9-12900HK in the DDR5 laptop. Furthermore, the 3080 Ti could be configured with a 105W to 130W TGP, depending on the exact model of Aorus 17 with DDR5 (cranking up the wattage means better performance, but also requires better thermals and cooling).
Starting with the Gigabyte Aorus 17, this will in theory offer the RTX 3080 Ti across various different configurations, some of which will use DDR4 system RAM, and others DDR5 (expect to pay a premium for the latter memory, naturally).
Apparently the Aorus 17 further offers an up to 4K resolution Mini-LED IPS panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz, and that’ll be a certified DisplayHDR 1000 screen (in other words, it’ll be impressively bright and make HDR pop more).
With the incoming Gigabyte Aero models, these will supposedly be the Aero 16, which is of course a 16-inch laptop that replaces the previous 15-inch model, alongside a refresh of the existing Aero 17.
The new Aero 16 is thought to have an AMOLED screen from Samsung with up to 3,840 x 2,600 resolution (DisplayHDR 500), or alternatively a Mini-LED with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 (DisplayHDR 1000 like the Aorus above, but with a faster 165Hz refresh rate in this case). Gigabyte has apparently done away with the chunky bottom bezel, too, which will help with a slicker and more premium look.
For the core spec, again these Aero laptops will have Alder Lake processors – up to Core i9-12900HK – and the RTX 3080 Ti or the 3070 Ti. However, these GPUs won’t be Max-Q (less powerful, more energy-efficient and thermal-friendly) versions, but the full-fat solutions – albeit limited to 105W (compared to the Aorus which, as noted above, can be pushed to 130W in certain models).