Gigabyte adds AI to a laptop to increase your battery life
That means it will intelligently over and under-clock your hardware depending on what you’re doing.
Gigabyte was at the front edge of thin and light gaming laptops, spurring an industry-wide trend that is now the norm. So the question now is: how do they innovate further?
AI is being placed into everything from smartphones to toilets, and now it’s coming to a Gigabyte laptop near you. The latest Aero 15-X9 and Aero 15-Y9 models integrate Microsoft’s Azure AI to tweak your laptop’s performance to get the optimal CPU and GPU power usage depending on your usage.
That means it will intelligently over and under-clock your hardware depending on whether you’re gaming, creating content, or just watching YouTube videos. This should prolong battery life when you’re not plugged in, but it will also likely keep the thermals of today’s high-end parts under control as well.
The specs found in the Gigabyte laptops
About those parts – the flagship Aero 15-Y9 has an i9-8950HK 6-core chip with a 15.6-inch, 4K, X-Rite Pantone certified panel, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics chip, up to 64GB of RAM and two m.2 NVMe slots for speedy storage.
The Aero 15-X9 has similar specs, but can also have the i7-8750H CPU and a 15.6-inch, 1080p, 144hz panel as well as the i9/4K loadout. The top GPU chip for this model is the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q.
Both laptops have 94 Wh batteries and weigh around 4.4 pounds.
You’re going to have to share some data
Users opt-in to sharing processor, graphics, fan, keyboard, and audio usage data with Microsoft’s Azure AI cloud service (yes, the one powering the destruction in Crackdown 3). That data is then crunched and optimal settings sent back to your laptop for whatever you’re currently doing on it.
Existing owners of Gigabyte Aero laptops will also get the AI functionality as a software upgrade at some point.
No pricing or release date details have been released as yet. The last Aero 15X range started at $2,200, so expect around the same price point when these land.
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