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AW18 1070

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Rymesis, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. sicily428

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    980M SLI will roughly net you 1070 performance, and you can force it for games that don't support it natively, but your mileage will vary
     
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    Around the same cost though I think it's better to have 2 dedicated cards over 1... Better for rendering as well but again I would go for whatever is cheaper of the 2 since they are under 5% difference in performance

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    One word: power. The 980M SLI pulls more juice than a single brick puts out (at least for the M18x). The 1070 is essentially a wash performance wise, might be better depending on SLI support, et al, but for 1/2 to 2/3rds the power draw. Cooler system and leaves more potential room to overclock the CPU to boost physics scores.

    A 1080 would be a no-brainer in either case.

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    True in those departments for sure... However you can run 980M SLI off a single 330W Brick. Whatever is cheapest of those 2 would be what I would go for personally though... If you have an AW18 you can't do the PSU mod so 1070 would be a better bet but for the M18x R2 either would be good cause you don't have that power limit there

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    If I'm willing to roll my own merge box and spend $200 on a second power brick. When playing Witcher 3, I routinely tripped the single power brick and had to unplug and plug it back into the mains. Anyway, when is someone going to post pics and how to for a 1070 in a M18x?

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    Probably not because it's not worth the effort and price vs 980M SLI


    This may change with volta
     
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    I'm hoping Volta reverts back to a regular MXM 3.0b size... It will most likely if they went with HBM2 but with GDDR6 idk

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    Clevo already threw the standard out with the full 980 MXM, standard out the window for everything by Pascal, doubt it will come back to normal with volta, especially with HBM requiring die design change.
     
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