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650M Preliminary Benchmarks = up to 67% faster than 555M

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by littlezipp, May 6, 2012.

  1. Tsukurimashou

    Tsukurimashou Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah but about the drivers it will probably be the same for the 650m, we'll see for sure improvement in the future with new drivers.
     
  2. Thornox

    Thornox Notebook Consultant

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    You will probably get something around 1800.
     
  3. Lancer91

    Lancer91 Notebook Consultant

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    http://s7.postimage.org/6lujoqdxn/Metro_2033_oc750.jpg

    oc vs 650 stock is 17 percent higher for 650. Score was actually 30.94 (avg 3 runs) but I will round down as the author did. So 30 x 1.17 = 35.1 (17 percent).

    oc vs 650 oc is 35 percent. (30 x 1.35 = 40.5) cut the 555 a .1 slack here.

    All in all the 650 is a definite improvement over the previous 555. Whether or not its a 400-500 dollar upgrade is up to you. Assuming you sell your 555 for 700-900 and then purchase a new R2 for a decent rate. If you are a new alienware owner the m14xR2 looks to be a great buy. Congrats to the new R2 owners!
     
  4. shnarf

    shnarf Notebook Consultant

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    Best I have been able to put up with the 555 in my R1 is P2002 oc 835core/1080vram. I am happy to see my R2 will bump that up another 250+ even at stock speeds. I was really thinking it would suck if the huge overclock on my R1 translated to the same performance level.
     
  5. L1qu1d

    L1qu1d Notebook Evangelist

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    I have to give the 555M some respect, closing the gap when oced. I honestly never saw a laptop video card overclock as well as this card did:) I had it stable 770 mhz without voltage!

    Either way hopefully we see the 650M take on 200 MHZ oc soon:) Maybe with volt mods or just random cards (I know some oc better than others, when I replaced my motherboard I had to replace the 555M as well and lost 50 MHZ stability:().

    Anyways if it's a 200-300$ upgrade fee, yeah I guess its worth it, anything more...meh!

    Lancer said it best, new comers are in for a treat:)
     
  6. hammerfallts

    hammerfallts Notebook Consultant

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    Whats a safe overclock for the 650m and what program should I use?
     
  7. IKAS V

    IKAS V There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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    Why does the GDDR3 version of 650M have a better score?
    You would think the GDDR5 650M would have scored much higher.
    You can thank HTWingnut for being kind enough to run some comparo benches. All the credit goes to him.


    [image=500]http://i.imgur.com/vENrj.jpg[/image]
     
  8. CGSDR

    CGSDR Notebook Deity

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    Second request, since I'm one of the few who OC to the 800/1600 point, just want to see how much improvement between the 650M vs 555M OC.

    For the first question, I cant answer, for the second, there are 3 well known -> MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision and NVIDIA System Tools. Myself I use the NVIDIA System Tools but it is not so different with the other 2, just that you dont have to have a separated program since the NVST will be integrated with the existed NVCP.
     
  9. L1qu1d

    L1qu1d Notebook Evangelist

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    I don't think 3Dmark is a good benchmark...I've never trusted synthetics to show accurate scores. I think ppl should take things witha grain of salt when it comes to 3Dmark.

    @Ikas_V

    I think it's because of the Higher core clock sported by the DDR3
     
  10. R3d

    R3d Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yup, the GDDR5 version is clocked at 735mhz core while the GDDR3 version is clocked at 850mhz.
     
  11. hammerfallts

    hammerfallts Notebook Consultant

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    I ran mine and only got P2322 3DMarks
     
  12. littlezipp

    littlezipp Notebook Geek

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    Some Heaven results:

    Stock clocks:
    [​IMG]

    OC:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. hammerfallts

    hammerfallts Notebook Consultant

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    OC'd using the msi after burner GPU 880/memory 1200 and I got 2707 on 3dmark11
     
  14. spencer.spinach

    spencer.spinach Notebook Guru

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  15. JAD85

    JAD85 Notebook Consultant

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    Not to hijack the thread. But in case you guys wanted to see how the 650m compared to a 560m in heaven scores, tesellation is off for these. 650m is a pretty sweet deal in a smaller package.

    This is a stock 560m at 900p resolution

    [​IMG]

    Stock 560m at 1080p

    [​IMG]

    Oc 560m at 1080p

    [​IMG]
     
  16. L1qu1d

    L1qu1d Notebook Evangelist

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    Impressive, it seems maybe the 560m is still stronger since it can semi keep up with resolution?
     
  17. JAD85

    JAD85 Notebook Consultant

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    I'll run another bench later tonight with tesellation on to see how big of an impact it has. I wonder if the 650m could see an added performance boost once the drivers mature a bit.
     
  18. necromage9

    necromage9 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, do any of you guys know how if hyperthreading comes pre-enabled on the M14xR2 laptops, and if yes, is there any option in the BIOS to disable it? I read somewhere on this forum that one could boost gaming performance while keeping heat at a stable level by disabling hyperthreading and enabling the intel turbo boost
     
  19. willz92

    willz92 Notebook Consultant

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    Just ran Unigine and got the following benchmarks ;)

    First one is stock and second is overclocked (+50 MHz with msi afterburner)

    [IMage=500]http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6623/uniginestock.jpg[/IMage] [IMage=500]http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7492/unigineoc50mhz.jpg[/IMage]


    Let me know what you think, again they are just numbers to me =)
     
  20. Lancer91

    Lancer91 Notebook Consultant

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    Why is willz so much higher than littlezip? Quality benchmarks = full disclosure.
    Driver version
    Any OS optimization and settings
    GPU clock speeds (screenshot)
    CPU clock speeds (screenshot)
    Cooling (stock, pads or other)
    Any other details that are relevant to the benchmark
     

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