AW18 1070

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  1. Homer S

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    I don't understand the cost comment, 2x 980m's = $1364.4 and 1x 1070 = $701.69 or 51%. Prices from alezka.com website.

    Hell... if I knew the 1070 would work, I'd sell someone my 980m's to cover the cost of the 1070.

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  2. Raidriar

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    That price is completely out of whack....you can get new 980Ms on ebay for 380$.....
     
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  3. Homer S

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    That makes the cost a wash with performance flip a coin depending on game. So these are the two sides:

    2x980m SLI - complex, lots of power, power throttling

    1x1070 - single card, lower power, shoehorn into casing, optimus

    I'm happy to take the latter to eliminate the former.

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  4. TheDantee

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    You can pick up used 980M for like 300-400$ on eBay and probably even less on taobao

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  5. Raidriar

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    980M SLI is not complex at all, yes it eats 200W, no throttling if you do the reset trick. You can force SLI on all games but YMMV.

    1070 is far from "low power" to run right it needs 150-175W. Optimus is not a benefit, knock off 5-10% off a standard 1070 MXM performance routed through PEG instead of optimus.
     
  6. TheDantee

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    thisis correct with that performance drop the 1070 performs basically on par to 980M SLI, hence why I always say just go with whatever is cheap of the 2 options
     
  7. pan0phobik

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    I don't mean to de-rail here, but where can you get a 1070 that would fit in an AW18? I've looked all over and somehow haven't seen options for upgrading the GPU on an AW18
     
  8. TheDantee

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    Eurocom has one and I think the MSI one works

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    Wow, for these prices you might as well just buy a new laptop. Thank you for letting me know though.
     
  10. TheDantee

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    1 1070 is about the same as 2 980M so just buy whatever is cheapest. eBay and taobao are good places to buy cards cheap.

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