AW CES 2011 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by WaR, Dec 17, 2010.

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  1. the3vilGenius

    the3vilGenius 3vil knows no fear

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    My thoughts exactly
     
  2. IKAS V

    IKAS V Notebook Prophet

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    After seeing the benchmarks for the M17x and Sandybridge it got me thinking
    Will the next gen M11x have a dedicated GPU?
    Scoring over 16000 in 3DMark06 with just the integrated Intel HD Gpu is pretty amazing.
    Maybe I got too much free time on my hands but I've had this rattling in my head, all you need is SandyBridge and NO dedicated GPU!
    It would be about twice as powerful while only needing to power the CPU.
    That would mean thinner and a more compact profile while still having decent battery life.
    Makes sense to me:)
     
  3. Joebarchuck

    Joebarchuck Notebook Virtuoso

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    My thoughts on this matter is that only an M17X R3 will be presented at CES thus the huge. Skinny I think because it's possible that the PC is thinner. The other words just mean nothing. Alienware is known to use big words for no reasons... Remember the hummer thing...
     
  4. MICHAELSD01

    MICHAELSD01 Apple/Alienware Master

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    What about an ultra-thin 13" gaming laptop? Even if that isn't released, a M13x with M11x internals would be great because the M11x has such a huge bezel around the screen that the screen should be bigger than 11.6".
     
  5. drfelip

    drfelip Notebook Evangelist

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    Do you REALLY think this is possible? The desktop version of the Sandy Bridge IGP performs like an ATI 5450, I don't see any way the mobile version is 4x as powerful.
     
  6. bumbo2

    bumbo2 Notebook Deity

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    Le see in 18 more day at ces, lol
     
  7. Sirhcz0r

    Sirhcz0r Notebook Deity

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    I'm with drfelip on this one. I suspect that was actually a GTX 460M with some form of switchable graphics. The score is about right for a GTX 460M if you look at the CPUs in each benchmark, and account for how they affect 3dmark06.
     
  8. granyte

    granyte ATI+AMD -> DAAMIT

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    the score is about right for sli 460m the desktop 460 score that no way the single 460m can do it
     
  9. kingp1ng

    kingp1ng Notebook Evangelist

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    I agree. That M17x R3 had switchable graphics so 3D mark only recognized the integrated chip. This happens with the current M11x. Some programs like windows experience score and 3D mark only see the integrated yet it scores like 8000+ 3Dmarks.
     
  10. LamboFreak4ever

    LamboFreak4ever Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think its going to be the M17X, cuz if you saw those pictures of the new M17X that surfed the internet a while ago, it showed a red slimmer M17X with HD 6900M series card/s and sandy bridge.
     
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