AORUS Model S Review – Best Midrange Gaming PC

The all-new Aorus Model S from Gigabyte is a prebuilt Gaming Desktop that features Intel Core-i7 12th Gen CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU in a compact form factor!

While some gamers look for a Gaming PC with different assembled parts, some prefer a prebuilt gaming system. These compact gaming PCs come within a small form factor with Mini-Atx motherboards. And in 2022, Gigabyte launched a compact gaming PC known as the AORUS Model S. The form factor is similar to Corsair One or MSI Aegis Ti5.

Aorus Model S comes with both AMD Ryzen and Intel Processor and an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU. The Ryzen Version of the Gigabyte Aorus Model S has not been released yet, so today will use the Intel version of this Prebuilt gaming PC. As soon as we get the AMD Version of this model, we will share the benchmarks on this article, so make sure you bookmark it.

So without further delay, let’s check out the all-new Gigabyte Aorus Model S Prebuilt Gaming PC Intel Version.

Gigabyte Aorus Model S – Specs

Here are the detailed specifications of the Gigabyte Aorus Model S Compact Gaming PC of 2022

Form FactorSmall Form Factor
CPUIntel Alder Lake Core-i7 12700K
MotherboardGigabyte Aorus Z690 Chipset Motherboard
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 3070
RAM32GB DDR5 4800 MHz
Storage2 x 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
Ports on Rear1 X USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 x 2
3 X USB 3.2 Gen 3 Type-A (Red)
2 X USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A port
2 X SMA Antenna Connectors (2T2R)
1 x HDMI 2.1 from GPU
1 x HDMI 2.0 from the motherboard
4 x Display Port 1.4 (3 from GPU, one from motherboard)
1 x RJ-45 port3 x audio jack
1 x Q flash plus button
Front ports1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x Mic Headphone Combo jack
Wireless Network1 x Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax with 2T2R Antenna
1 x Bluetooth 5.1
LANIntel 2.5GbE RJ-45 (support 2.5G/1G/100M)
Audio2/4/5/7.1 Channel, DTS:X Ultra
PSU750W 80PLUS Gigabyte Gold Certified
Dimension190x189x400 mm
Volume14L

Aorus Model S Gaming PC – Price and Availability

The Aorus Model S Gaming PC is currently available globally with various offline Retailers and online retailers like Amazon. The Aorus Model S Intel variant is priced at around $2,299.99. But the price may vary from region to region, and you might also pay $12.99 as a shipping charge.

Gigabyte Compact Gaming PC – Design

Gigabyte Compact Gaming PC - Design
Gigabyte Compact Gaming PC – Design

This Gigabyte Aorus PC design is similar to the latest Xbox X console design. It has been manufactured with premium quality aluminium, and the main chassis body feels rugged and durable. Despite having a 14L volume chassis capacity, Gigabyte managed to squeeze in the latest Nvidia 3070 founder edition GPU.

This compact system has a great cooling technology. The air intake vents are big enough to maintain positive airflow within the chassis. Also, it has a beautiful RGB Aorus Icon in front of it. The front side ports are placed in the left below portion at an angle of 45 degrees, while only the power button is placed at the top left side of this mini prebuilt Gaming pc.

Gigabyte Gaming PC – Latest Gen Hardware

This Mini-ITX Gaming PC comes with a Gigabyte Z690 m-itx motherboard. This motherboard is based on the latest DDR5 platform capable of handling the Intel Alder lake Processor and Nvidia Powerful RTX GPU.

The I/O panel has 12 USB ports, of which ten ports are on the back, and the rest of the two are placed on the front. Also, this Mini form factor motherboard comes with a LAN Port of Intel 2.5GbE RJ-45, which supports 2.5G/1G/100M. It has Intel WiFi 6E 802.11ax and the fastest Bluetooth v5.1 model for wireless connectivity.

Aorus Model S Gaming PC – Performance and Benchmark

Aorus Model S Gaming PC - Performance and Benchmark
Aorus Model S Gaming PC – Performance and Benchmark

Gigabyte’s new Compact form factor Gaming PC Aorus Model S is equipped with the latest Gen Intel Alder Lake 12th Gen Core-i7 CPU and Nvidia Founder Edition RTX 3070 GPU. The system is based on the DDR5 Platform and features a 32GB DDR5 Memory along with 4TB NVMe Storage.

We did some benchmark tests with this Aorus Model S Gaming PC, and here are the test results.

Aorus Model S Processor Benchmark

Here are Aorus Gaming PC 12th Gen CPU Benchmarks!

Cinebench R23 Single Core1939 points
Cinebench R23 Multi Core22812 points
Cinebench R20 Single Core757 points
Cinebench R20 Multi Core8750 points
Cinebench R15 Single Core286 points
Cinebench R15 Multi Core3327 points
Geekbench 5 64bit Single Core1872 points
Geekbench 5 64bit Multi-Core14992 points
V Ray CPU Render Benchmark15450 points
iGPU FP32 Single-Precision GFLOPS768 points
Blender 3.1319 points
Passmark CPU Mark33955 points

Aorus Model S Gaming Benchmark

Here are Aorus Gaming PC Nvidia GeForce RTX GPU Benchmarks!

Game Name2k Resolution4k Resolution
Assassins Creed Valhalla76fps55fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider149fps85fps
Horizon Zero Dawn124fps76fps
Red Dead Redemption 298fps66fps
Watch Dogs Legion86fps56fps

Aorus Compact Gaming PC – Noise and Thermal

Aorus Compact Gaming PC - Noice and Thermal
Aorus Compact Gaming PC – Noise and Thermal

Gigabyte has designed its compact gaming PC with some of the most impressive cooling architecture. The company has managed to fit in a large heat sink placed at the centre position and comes with a separate copper baseplate directly connected to heat pipes. The heat pipes carry away the excessive heat from the CPU and keep the entire system cool. Also, this Aorus mini Gaming System has a three-way air intake and one air output system. The average temperature of this system remains at 38 degrees Celcius, even under heavy load mode.

This vertical cooling system has two giant fans at the top and bottom positions. Both fans keep the system temperatures under control. Also, both fan remains under 40dB noise level under heavy load.

Gigabyte Aorus Model S – FAQ

Can I upgrade my Aorus Model S Compact Gaming PC?

Unfortunately, this model does not come with any upgrade option.

How much warranty does Gigabyte provide for the Aorus Model S Compact Gaming System?

This model comes with two years of warranty. Besides, Gigabyte customer support is excellent when it comes to troubleshooting.

Aorus Compact Gaming PC – Verdict

Pros

  • Great Build Quality
  • The price of this Mid Range Mini Gaming PC is justified according to the current market condition.
  • Easy to carry
  • Lots of port options
  • Great Gaming performance

Cons

  • The delivery charge might get up to $12.99 extra
  • No upgrade options

That’s all, folks!


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