New Gigabyte Leak: Gaming Laptops, Alder Lake Motherboards

Christmas has come a little earlier for Gigabyte fans, as more than 30 new releases from the company have been leaked ahead of time.

According to various leaks, Gigabyte will soon introduce five new gaming laptops and 29 new motherboards. Motherboards range from ATX to micro-ATX, all for Alder Lake sockets, and the laptops also run Intel Alder Lake processors.

The new Gigabyte Aorus 2022 laptop.
Image Credit: VideoCardz

VideoCardz was the first source to share information on five upcoming Gigabyte gaming laptops with 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake processors and Nvidia’s best RTX 30 Ti series graphics cards.

VideoCardz also revealed photos of two laptop models, including the Gigabyte Aorus 17 E series and the Gigabyte Aero 17. We can also expect a laptop with a mechanical keyboard (17G) and a flagship model with Max-P graphics (17X,). but photos of those are not available yet.

The five new laptops are aimed at gamers and come equipped with some of the latest components. The Aorus 17 2022 line will include DDR4 and DDR5 models. DDR4-based laptops will come in various configurations, with the top variant featuring an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU and an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. Unsurprisingly, the DDR5 variant comes with even better specs, including a Core i9-12900HK processor and an RTX 3080 Ti GPU with variable TGP (105 watts to 130 watts).

Reports indicate that these laptops will feature high-end displays, including a mini-LED IPS panel up to 4K with 120Hz refresh rates. As it has received the Display HDR1000 certification, we can expect vibrant colors with a brightness of over 1000 nits.

When it comes to the Gigabyte Aero, we’re seeing an improvement in screen size – from a 15-inch screen to a 16-inch screen with a much thinner bottom bezel. The display quality is also expected to be high, with a Samsung AMOLED panel, a resolution of up to 3840×2600, and a brightness of over 500 nits (DisplayHDR500 certified).

In terms of specs, the Gigabyte Aero should keep up with the Aorus, with a range of the latest Intel Alder Lake processors. The top variant includes a Core i9-12900HK CPU and a choice of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or 3070 Ti, both limited to a 105W TGP.

New Gigabyte gaming motherboard.
Image Credit: hw_reveal

Laptops weren’t the only thing leaked ahead of time for Gigabyte in the past two days – we also learned from REHWK on Twitter that the manufacturer is working on a full range of Intel motherboards. Including 29 boards, the portfolio covers everything from standard ATX to Micro-ATX, but mini-ATX models are not included. All of these motherboards are designed for the mid-range Intel B660 socket.

The line includes DDR5 = and DDR4 motherboards, although DDR4 motherboards are the majority in this particular range. We can also expect to see LGA1700 motherboards with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

Although Gigabyte has yet to reveal anything about these new releases, most of this information comes from reputable sources, so it is likely that we will see an official announcement during CES 2022 in January. The exact launch date of the products themselves will likely remain unknown until then.

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