Aorus Boosts Framerates While Streaming

First shown at CES 2016, notebook brand Aorus has now launched its UltraHD gaming product: the 15.6″ X5S V5. The product uses an IPS panel.

Running Windows 10 on an Intel Core i7 processor, with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M GPU, the laptop also features G-Sync technology (designed to eliminate tearing). Streaming and recording games live, without excessive framerate drops, can also be accomplished due to a dedicated chip. This optional feature is called the Hardware Live Stream Engine, and is said to boost framerates by up to 30%, compared to running these processes in software mode. OBS and XSplit are built in.

Other gameplay-oriented features include the Macro Engine to build macros, and macro keys that they can be mapped to. Four fan speeds keep the notebook cool and quiet, and a new LAN chip is built in to ensure 100% packet transmission, even over busy networks. Wireless speed is faster due to the 802.11ac WiFi.

In addition to the above, users can ensure that their device is performing correctly with the System Gauge feature. This puts information on CPU and GPU loads; temperature; fan speed; network conditions; and power scheme into one place.

A 256GB SSD is installed, as well as three M.2 PCIe slots to add additional storage. The Core i7 processor is supported by up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM (8GB/16GB installed as standard).

Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 (x3), USB-C 3.1, VGA and RJ45 ports are featured, as well as two 1.5W speakers.

Aorus is selling the X5S V5 now, starting at $3,000.

A 1920 x 1080 laptop, the X7 Pro V5, was released at the same time; it has twin GTX 970M GPUs in an SLI set-up, with a 17.3″ display and G-Sync technology. It will cost $3,140.