980m vs 1060, What to go for?

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  1. TheReciever

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Nvidia...rentrq:bb99cc791680abd98fcd0adcffd1bd9f|iid:1

    This is what I am looking at. Given that OCing 3rd party cards doesnt have a good record I dont have plan to tdp mod it, just tune it for optimal performance.
     
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    That's fine. all you need to worry about is that the MXM card fits in the spot for the GPU and that the die and heatsink align correctly.

    I don't use MSI afterburner since running it might cause some anti-cheat apps to think you're using hooks to cheat so what I do is use nvidia inspector to test the OC, create a shortcut, take the command line arguments from the shortcut and create a scheduled task to run nvidia inspector with the command line arguments at login. DONE!
     
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    I just disable the overlay for siege and dont really play much multiplayer games anymore. Single player campaigns are where its at for me.
     
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    That's why i recommend nvidia inspector because it just runs once to set the clocks and the app will close after it's set.

    it's a "set and forget" type of thing.
     
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    Performance-wise no doubt go for GTX 1060, or GTX 1070 mxm (they are usually around $500, and believe me, the extra performance is worth the price)
    However there is a reason why those GTX 1060 cards are being sold at the same price or lower than 980m, that is, compatibility.
     
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    To be honest I am just looking for the cheapest card to run PEG/eDP mode but in case I cant ill try to get a 1060
     
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    It just means you won't be able to use the integrated GPU... Boo hoo! It's preferred to use the dGPU anyway.
     
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    Yeah only reason I am looking right now is because my 8950m wont boot peg even on the LVDS panel let alone PEG for eDP. But I found a cheap panel to upgrade from my Rangers default eDP panel, so if I can snag that on the cheap then I will feel better about the cost of the 1060.

    Thanks, but I am not looking for a new laptop. The Ranger will very likely be my last laptop, as everything else doesnt measure up to what I want in a machine.
     
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    Go for the 1060. I've owned 2 980Ms, as has @Mr. Fox and they both died for us. They are not good for overclocking as @Khenglish mentioned. They need to be power modded.

    You can flash the Clevo 88w TDP vBIOS if you want to try to extract extra performance, but a 1060 out of the box will work faster. Even in Afterburner, with some voltage tuning, it'll run well.

    120Hz PEG is where it's at. I bet even RTX 2060 would work in the future if it were ever made to work in the form factor.

    I don't think you need to worry about the 60hz panel since the 17 has eDP, which all new GPUs only support. 980M is more practical in a system like mine where you can SLI.

    EDIT: I'd message that seller and see what vBIOS TDP limit it has.

    MSI has 78W
    Clevo has a 88W OC'd

    Preferably it would be nice with a 100W TDP to really open up the card but here's what a few different vBIOSes can do with 1060:

    78W Stock (Optimus): https://www.3dmark.com/fs/15564093

    78W OC (Optimus): https://www.3dmark.com/fs/15551448

    88W Stock (Optimus): https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16841964

    88W OC (Optimus): https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16862393

    Secret Sauce Stock (Optimus): https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16860572

    Secret Sauce OC (Optimus): https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16862440

    Keep in mind, yours will run PEG so should be 5-10% faster across the board.
     
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