NVIDIA’s Max-Q designs allow laptop makers to stuff high-performance graphics cards into relatively compact cases. But the Aorus X5 MD goes one step further.

The 15.6 inch laptop doesn’t just feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. It also has an overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor, 32-bit/8-channel audio, and a 3840 x 2160 pixel IPS display.

Measuring about 0.9 inches thick, the laptop’s a bit chunkier than some other portable gaming systems that use NVIDIA Max-Q designs. But it’s still pretty small for a notebook with those specs.

The Aorus X5 MD also features support for up to 3 external displays, Thunderbolt 3, Mini DisplayPort 1.3, and HDMI 2.0 ports, a backlit keyboard with adjustable RGB lighting for each individual key, and a fan control system with 10 different speed levels.

The display has a matte, non-glare finish and supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology.

There’s no word on the price or release date, but I wouldn’t expect a laptop with these specs to be cheap.


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4 replies on “Aorus X5 MD gaming laptop: Core i7-7820HK, GeForce 1080, under an inch thick”

  1. This got to be stopped by regulators, parts with same name but lower perf.
    Assuming that in this machine that Intel s downclocked and configured for 35W not 45W and ofc Nvidia’s so called Max-Q is mostly about selling the same part just clocked lower thus lower perf and folks buy it without realizing it.
    It’s a fraudulent trick.

    1. In practice this 1080 Max-Q performs a lot more like a1070 mobile than a 1080 mobile.

      1. I am very hooked can you please explain why this may be so or what you are referring to? Spec wise it looks what I have been waiting for

    2. It’s marketing. This is the same as when Intel sells 3 processors under almost the same name but their TDP and performance is totally different: i7 6700T, 6700 and 6700K

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