LT Panel
RT Panel
Monday | January 23, 2017
Popular Review Links:
Gigabyte P37X Review (17.3″, i7, GTX 980M)

Gigabyte P37X Review (17.3″, i7, GTX 980M)

Gigabyte P37X Review – The System

Writing An Essay For College Application Virginia Tech Order Of Importance In A Persuasive Essay


For the keyboard there are two key features. The first is a set of macro buttons off to the left and secondly, this is a backlit keyboard which has ambient light sensor which adjusts the LEDs based on the condition we are sitting in.

Gigabyte P37X Review – Components


Inside the P37X for the CPU we have a Haswell based Intel Core i7-4720HQ. It is a 47w quad core processor with HyperThreading which gives us 8 threads running at 2.6GHz with turbo up to 3.6GHz. Memory wise, our sample used 2x8GB of Transcend DDR3-1600 (Cas 11). Our GPUs come in the form of the integrated Intel HD4600 for desktop/productivity tasks and for more advanced operations such as gaming the machine switches automatically to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M. This is an 8GB part with 256bit memory bus and features 1536 cores along with 64 ROPS and 96 TMUs. Gigabyte go with a core speed of 1038MHz, boosting to 1127MHz and the Samsung GDDR5 is 1253MHz. DirectX12 is of course supported as are 4k displays (and multiple displays).

Gigabyte will offer various drive configurations depending on the retailer but generally they are an SSD solution mixed with HDD (speed on one, storage capacity on the other). RAID options are supported also which combines multiple SSDs for maximum performance. Our sample uses 2x 128GB SSDs (mSATA) in RAID with a 1TB Hitachi mechanical storage drive. Wireless-ac is supported, as is Bluetooth 4.0 and our battery is a Li-Polymer model with 75.81Wh rating.

Gigabyte P37X Review – Software

info inst1 inst updates

Gigabyte install Windows 8.1 on the P37X and having been freshly re-built with the factory image we can see that they do install some updates at the factory. Additional software is minimal, which is great…


…basically we get Gigabytes Smart Manager which gives us control over key aspects such as wifi, volume, fan etc. Macro Hub lets us configure the extra keys on our system and LAN Optimiser allows us to prioritise traffic. There is also a nice app which monitors our drivers and BIOS for updates and allows us to grab the latest.

gigabyte-p37x-bios1 gigabyte-p37x-bios2

As far as the BIOS goes, no surprises here. A standard Aptio version with all of the key options we would expect.

Gigabyte P37X Review – Performance

Selected tests vs MSI GS70 Stealth (i7-4710HQ/GTX970M), MSI GT80 Titan SLI (4980Q/2x980M) and XMG P505 (i7-4710HQ/GTX980M) and MSI GE62 Apache. Buy Academic Papers Cinebench R15

Uk Essay Writing Service Music Conversion (2CD lossless to MP3)

Write My Paper Website Video Conversion 4K to 720p
gigabyte-p37x-review-video English Law Essays Online Memory Bandwidth DDR3-1600


Temps (Gaming)

3DMark FireStrike Extreme

Alien Isolation 1920×1080 Ultra FXAA

Essay For Online Banking DOTA2 1920×1080 Max


Call of Duty Advanced Warfare 1920×1080 Extra/Max HBAO FXAA


F1 2014 1920×1080 Ultra 8xAA


Gigabyte P37X Review – Conclusion

Starting with the build quality of the P37X we have a system which immediately feels well built as we unbox it. The metal chassis feels solid and we like the minimal branding and curved edges. The parts used by Gigabyte for the key components are all from quality brands and little touches like adding in an ambient light sensor for the keyboard LEDs help elevate this aspect to a higher level. Looking around the system we are happy with the port layout and choice of connectors. Maybe all USB 3.0 would have been nice but thats about it.

We were pleased to see that there is no horribly bloated software suite on the P37X, Gigabyte only install the essentials, a few of their useful apps and then leave the user to install the applications they prefer. Elsewhere the other Gigabyte features such as extra macro keys are a nice bonus, the swappable front bay is a good addition and it is always good to see a manufacturer go with the latest tech such as Wireless-ac.

That brings us to performance where two of the key items start us off well. The quality of screen used by Gigabyte is good, both in clarity/vibrance and viewing angles. Battery life is decent for this marketplace at 1.5hrs for gaming and 4-5hrs productivity. As is almost always the case on a thin laptop the speakers are at best average, so make sure you have a decent set of headphones for key tasks.

CPU performance is bang on where we would expect it to be for the model used, if not a touch faster than some of the competition. The drive configurations offered are ideal, a nice mix of speed from the SSD for daily tasks and capacity from the mechanical drive and we noted no issues with USB speed or network performance. When really pushing the system the fans do get noticeable (again solved by headphones) but in general use the system is quiet. As for gaming, that is where the system really shines. The GTX 980M and i7 combo offers excellent performance in modern games, regardless of their genre.

Summary: A premium price however build quality, performance and features make it worthy of the cost.

Performance Award

Available from Ebuyer.

About Author

Stuart Davidson

It appears you have AdBlocking activated

Unfortunately AdBlockers interfere with the shopping cart process

To continue with the payment process can we ask you to

deactivate your AdBlocking plugin

or to whitelist this site. Then refresh the page

We thank you for your understanding

Hardwareheaven respect you right to employ plugins such as AdBlocker.
We would however ask you to consider whitelisting this site
We do not allow intrusive advertising and all our sponsors supply items
relevant to the content on the site.

Hardwareheaven Webmaster