Alienware Graphics amp supported and unsupported card list

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  1. FaTT

    FaTT Notebook Consultant

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    Hi, I haven't seen anything like this anywhere so I thought I would make a thread. So the title says it all Alienware says that it will only fit up to 10.5 in, FE sized cards but through modifications and other means people have been able to use aftermarket cards, this is a list of supported graphics cards and cards that will not work if you have a graphics amp and have tried or are running a certain card please feel free to msg me and I shall add it to the list although I will not be adding any 950 1050 1050ti or older gen cards, reason is they suck and performance wise your better off spending a little more cash and getting a 960 or 1060

    !!!!!!Warning!!!!!!! to all i7-6700HQ owners, after much frustration I found out that anything over 1980 cuda cores will bottleneck this cpu in the aga so, if you stick to anything 1070 (including the 8gb versions) or lower you should be fine (1070ti,1080,and 1080ti all have over 1980 cuda cores) This also applies to the older gen cards so make sure you look at the cuda count before purchase

    Current Generation Cards
    Supported:
    1080 TI
    Gigabyte GV-N108TTURBO-11GD AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Turbo 11G
    Nvidia Founders Edition
    Asus Turbo
    Msi Aero Oc
    Msi Sea Hawk X (You have to mount the AIO cooler)
    1080
    Asus GtX 1080 Turbo
    Nvidia Founders edition
    1070TI
    Nvidia Founders Edition
    1070
    Nvidia Founders Edition
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2 8gb GAMING iCX
    EVGA Geforce 1070 GTX FTW Gaming Black edition
    1060 6gb
    Nvidia Founders edition
    1060
    Nvidia Founders edition
    1050 ti
    DONT BOTHER 960-970 are better!
    Previous Generation cards
    Titan X(Pascal)
    Nvidia Founders edition
    980ti
    Nvidia Founders Edition
    980
    Nvidia Founders Edition
    970
    Nvidia Founders Edition
    960
    Nvidia Founders Edition
    Unsupported(due to size power requirements ect.):
     
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  2. Jose Guerra

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    So you're saying if I have an i7 6700HQ with a GTX 1070 in my laptop already then there is no reason to get the graphics amp at all?
     
  3. Wormwood

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    Personally I have a 6700HQ 13 R3 paired with a water cooled 1080Ti and haven't had any issues.
     
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    Really useful thread so hope to see updates for the RTX cards soon!
     
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    If the card fits it will work. Pretty straight forward and it's pretty straight forward as far as which ones will fit without modifications.
     
  7. rickdeckard

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    If everyone felt this way this thread wouldn't have been created. Sometimes the certainty of knowing a specific card will fit is useful to people, pretty simple concept.
    I can add that the FE RTX cards absolutely fit so that remains a sure thing as before, the point is which of the aftermarket OC (ie better) cards will fit with zero modification.
     
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