An RTX 3080 Ti Gaming Laptop For Just ,699? Only If You Get The GIGABYTE AORUS 17 YE5 Right Now

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An RTX 3080 Ti Gaming Laptop For Just $1,699? Only If You Get The GIGABYTE AORUS 17 YE5 Right Now

The only other gaming laptop featuring NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 Ti GPU that was sold at an unbelievably low price was the MSI Creator Z16P, but with that stock already exhausted, we were biding our sweet time, waiting for the next best deal would pop up, and it has, in the form of the GIGABYTE AORUS 17 YE5. Sure, it might be a lengthy model name, but we can hardly complain with the Amazon listing going for $1,699 at this time, making it a tremendous deal for those who are looking for an absolute bargain.

We barely recommend 17.3-inch gaming laptops since their portability pretty much goes out the window at this display size, but when the deal is this good, we can choose to ignore a few outliers. The AORUS 17 YE5 sports a chassis that is made using a combination of metal and plastic, with the screen having a 1080p resolution and supporting up to a 360Hz refresh rate. This combination makes the gaming laptop ideal for running Esports titles such as Counter-Strike 2. Besides that, the RTX 3080 Ti features 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM and has a power limit of 130W.

The 16GB framebuffer will come in extremely handy when you hook the GIGABYTE gaming laptop to a high-resolution external monitor and crack up all the visual settings to the max, including ray tracing. You also get a capable Intel Core i9-12900H CPU, along with 32GB of DDR5 RAM and 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD. Despite the AORUS 17 YE5 sporting a 99.9WHr battery, which is the maximum limit for any laptop, you must keep realistic expectations regarding overall runtime.

Thanks to the powerful components fueling the innards, you will only rack up a few hours of endurance from this gaming laptop, and that too after checking out a few tweaking guides such as disabling background applications, adjusting keyboard backlighting and display brightnesst to name a few. When it comes to the I/O, the gaming laptop offers a versatile selection while also throwing in Thunderbolt 4 for that extra throughput.

About the only thing we do not appreciate about the GIGABYTE AORUS 17 YE5 is that the 1080p panel does not do justice to the immensely powerful RTX 3080 Ti and its 16GB VRAM. A 1440p resolution would have been the sweet spot, but you can purchase an external monitor in a couple of months to allow this machine to flex its muscles properly.

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