Thermal Testing – CPU/GPU
The thermal solution is a proprietary design that GIGABYTE has developed to be able to move the maximum amount of heat away in the most efficient manner. The GPU and CPU each have their own fans over their respective heat sinks. The problem is that it isn't exactly the best at keeping the system cool. During our testing, we noticed that under the most extreme of circumstances, when the CPU and the GPU are 100% stressed, that it would throttle. That kind of behavior didn't show up during normal operations, though, even though the hot air coming out was a bit uncomfortable, but that's also a sign that heat is being moved from the source.
NZXT's CAM software was used to log the temperature while playing Star Wars Battlefront for 30 minutes.
Thermals, thankfully, are well controlled, though again, this is under normal conditions you're likely to actually encounter.
Noise is always a concern with a laptop. You want it to be as quiet as possible when browsing the web, and you also want the same when you're doing anything else that taxes the GPU and CPU. The problem is that physics doesn't make that possible at the moment, even with a relatively cool-running GTX 970M and the Skylake i7-6700HQ. Inevitably there'll be some noise. Here it's relatively well controlled, even under load settings. To measure this, we took a Reed R8050 and placed it 1 foot away from the laptop in a position that approximates where you'd sit, and took a reading while during the Battlefront temperature playthrough.
The results aren't so terrible, considering. At a reasonable and realistic load level, it's well under an annoying range. In fact, it's "quiet" and generally not noticeable with headphones in.
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