Clevo P375SM / Sager NP9390 GPU Upgrade

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  1. OH CANADIA!

    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I am new to the forums here and my original post for wanting to trade a 8970m + money for a 1070m got deleted.
    So I am just posting to find out if anyone knows if a 1070 MXM can fit into a Clevo P375SM / Sager NP9390 to replace a 8970m?
    Also as the new series of RTX 30xx is coming out, shouldn't the price of the GTX 10xx drop?
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Short answer, if you have the 120hz panel which utilizes eDP signal then 1070 is a green light.

    Otherwise you could look at @bennyg and his 1070 SLI water cooled laptop, hes got the P370EM which is I think one generation behind your laptop.
     
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  3. OH CANADIA!

    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Wow water cooled laptops do not seem like a good idea to be but thanks for the information.
    What do you think would be a fair price for the 1070 mxm Graphics Cards now that it is 2 generations old and the RTX 3070 and 3080 is gonna be $499 and $699 respectively?
     
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    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    Desktop card pricing does not dictate laptop card pricing unfortunately. For example, Mobile GTX 1080 cards still go for 500-800.

    1070's still command a decent premium especially the standard MXM form factor.

    eBay always gives you a decent idea of what to pay:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=gtx+1070+mxm&_sacat=0&_sop=15
     
  5. OH CANADIA!

    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the response.

    It's true that the Desktop GPU's won't influence the price of Laptop GPU's however; the fact that the 3070 and 3080 mobile versions have already been teased NVIDIA (they released a picture of a laptop running the 3070) indicates a much sooner release date.

    So let me alter my question slightly, what do you guys think the price of 1070 mxm would be after the release of the 3070 Mobile?
     
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    Sadly probably not too much, as MXM cards are in general getting more and more scarce since the amount of ODM/OEM use is dwindling. Plus the 1070 is one of the most versatile MXM cards out there.

    Last year I had gotten mine for 380 USD iirc and that was the MSI 1070n which is the best version that can be had in terms of build quality and potential performance. ebay prices tend to be a bit higher than what can be had in the forums from time to time, if you are in Canada though that changes things due to currency and duties.

    3070 and 3080 would only drive the price down if there are actual MXM cards, plus there is a lot of concern at present over nvidia's power consumption on them.
     
  7. OH CANADIA!

    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the response.

    That's true, they did say that with the new Ampere Architecture the 3070 and 3080 GPUs will be about 120W. But to be fair most heavy gaming laptops (MSI,Sager Clevo, Alienware, Asus, etc.) usually use 120W and higher (150W and 180W I believe) so I don't really see it as much of an issue as the RTX 20xx series can compensate for anyone with laptops below the 120W mark.

    Right now I can see eBay selling it for $320.00 at the moment, but if the price doesn't drop then I can't justify getting a 1070 mxm over getting a newer laptop with the 3070/3080.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    I have a 1060 it does everything cept dishes. 1070 is a nice bump up...i'd say 1070 for 1080p gaming and 3080 for 4k...no real reason for 3080 besides 4k
     
  9. OH CANADIA!

    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was actually considering the 1060m if I couldn't find a 1070m.

    Does anyone know what type of MXM (3.0a, 3.0b, 3.1, 3.1b)for either the 1060 or 1070 I will need to fit into the P375SM?
     
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    It comes down to what you need and why. How is your gaming now? GPU is holding you back, but to what degree? What game(s) are you trying to play?

    If a 1070 will allow you to game comfortably for the next 2-3 years @ $320.00, I would get the 1070 and be content for the next 2-3 years. You're looking at >=3x the performance of your 8970.

    On the other hand, you can hold onto what you have now and wait till late spring (or later) for mobile Ampere if you want to drop at least (probably more) 1000 on a mobile 3060 or higher which will outclass the 1070 and give you a brand new system across the board and sell your old system to offset the cost.
     
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