17 R4 + Alienware Amplifier + 2080Ti

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by LaptopGamingGeek, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. LaptopGamingGeek

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    Hi all,

    Ended up waiting to buy all this as I decided to wait until nvidia's next GPU's.

    Do we know if the 2080Ti is compatible? (connected to an external monitor)

    Thanks.
     
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    Why wouldn't it be??

    I see no reason as o why it shouldnt be compatible.
     
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    that's what I was thinking, thought I'd better be safe then sorry.
     
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    Well it's basicially just a casing with a PCI-E 16X slot with External PSU capabilities, which translates to the thunerbolt port from Alienware products, so it should be threated as a desktop slot really.
     
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    We don't know if it will be fully compatible. By fully compatible, I mean once you disconnect the AGA, you should still be able to use your internal GPU. There has to be driver support from AMD and Nvidia (the IDs in the INF file) for it to be fully compatible. There were issues early on with the 900-series GPUs not working because there was no driver support from Nvidia.
    We also don't know if it'll be compatible at all since the AGA software must recognize it as well (but this is usually a non-factor).
     
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    Alienware official announced compatibility for all RTX cards on the AGA on a youtube stream a few weeks ago :)
     
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    Oh. Well that answers the question.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks guys!!!!! I think this way I can eek some more life from my R4, I just need to get the courage to repaste it now... On that note is there anyone in London/UK that would do this for me (I'd pay of course!)

    Thanks
     
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    pathfindercod Notebook Deity

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    They say a lot of things that doesn’t happen. I would definitely not hold my breathe waiting. Someone will guinee pig it..
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Pete Light?
     
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