Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 - GTX 1080 MaxQ OC?

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  1. pitha1337

    pitha1337 Notebook Guru

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    Hello everyone,

    could someone tell me if it would be possible to overclock the GTX 1080 MaxQ in den Asus Zephyrus GX501 e.g. with MSI Afterburner. I wonder what could be possible with a "healthy" OC on the MaxQ GTX 1080. Would be nice to raise the clocks a bit.

    Someone has experiences with this or has results of such a OC e.g. in FireStrike?
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    You don't really have thermal headroom for any meaningful overclocking on that device. You'd need to raise voltage and the heat will overwhelm the cooling solution.
     
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    Mine will arrive tomorrow. I will give it a try. I will report here if there is anything to share.
     
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    From what users have reported, temps should be about 80-85*C max under load. Though it varies from machine to machine. The highest I've seen on the GX501 is 90*C
     
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    Just found this Post of a reviewer. Here is a short text about OC. Sounds very good to me. I will test it :)

    "Because of the Max-Q design though, performance isn’t like a full GTX 1080. Nvidia claims performance should be at least 90% of the desktop cards and my numbers match up. This is still better than a GTX 1070, so there is some value to having the Max-Q 1080, even though it’s a little slower than a fully powered card. Still, I’m pretty happy with the results I’m seeing.

    The heat is a little troublesome on the CPU side, but that can be fixed with a slight undervolt. With a simple -100mV undervolt, I was able to improve my CPU temperatures by 6-8C in benchmarks and gaming sessions. The GPU is far under the thermal limits in all my testing, so no worries there.

    There is some room for overclokcing the GPU as well. I was able to overclock the GPU and RAM by 225Mhz, using MSI Afterburner, and so far so good as far as stability is concerned. My Firestrike score increased to a combined score of 15204 with the graphics score going up to 20362. I also reran the Witcher 3 at the default Ultra 1080p settings – my framerates increased to 74-86fps. GPU temps were only a couple degrees higher.

    Considering the stock Firestrike scores on the Alienware 17, I reviewed the other day, were 15411 with a graphics score of 21690, this is actually pretty impressive. Even my desktop 1080’s graphics score gets a stock score of 21786. That puts the performance close to 94% of the full GTX 1080 card"


    Source: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/16110-asus-gx501-zephyrus-review/
     
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    A full-power 1080 laptop should score around 22000 at stock and closer to 24000 when OCed. That's about 20% higher than the 1080MQ. Also, testing by NBC confirms that a OCed 1070 laptop such as the MSI GT series beats the 1080MQ laptops consistently. Don't put your hopes too high, the 1080MQ is just a normal 1080 with a downclock.
     
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    yeah I know and I'm with you. All in all the Max-Q will be more than enough for a Full HD Panel. It is just for my own interest what a Max-Q card can deliver in performance. I really like the thin design and I hope more will come. Currenlty I'm using the Alienware 15r3 with 1070 and it rocks every game in Ultra and Full HD. But the Alienware is very bulky and I really like this "Ultra Book Style" of the ASUS.
     
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    Be prepared for a drop in battery life, though. The GX501 can only manage about 2 hours of battery use.
     
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