Clevo P375SM / Sager NP9390 GPU Upgrade

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  1. OH CANADIA!

    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Right now my 8970m gives me anywhere between 11 - 26 FPS (Avg 18 FPS) when I'm playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey on the Lowest Graphic Settings, so upgrading the laptop or getting a new one is now a viable option.

    This laptop has lasted me 7 years (8 years in a few months) so it's had a good run.

    With games getting more and more Graphic Intensive (not to mention games no longer supporting SLI or Crossfire) I can't see the 1070 lasting 1.5 years for a subpar gaming experience at the most.

    So basically I'll be paying $320.00 for a GPU that'll last me 1.5 years and then I'll have to purchase a new laptop anyway.
    I'll probably get another laptop that'll last me another 7 years at least so it'll probably be expensive however; with RTX 30xx series it will be considerably cheaper compared to the RTX 20xx series or the GTX 10xx series when those first came out.

    If the price of the 1060m or 1070m drops to something more reasonable in a few months time, maybe it might be a viable option.

    On a separate note, assuming the prices do drop and I do proceed with the installation, 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 Clevo P375SM / Sager NP9390?

    This is a link to all the specs on my laptop if anyone is interested: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-EUROCOM-X7-Clevo-P375SM-Notebook.102312.0.html
     
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    MXM pricing doesnt really follow desktop pricing.

    780m = 300 USD
    980m = 225 USD

    1070 for 320 USD is actually pretty good for ebay, that is not likely to last.
     
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    i say go for the 1070 its alot faster than the 1060...should be good at 1080p for 4 years.

    new consoles are releasing and they are targeting 4k...2080ti performance....so a 1070 at 1080p might last 8 years....might
     
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    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the response.

    The 30xx series is being marketed at such low prices in order to compete with Microsoft and Sonys' new consoles. As such the mobile versions of the 30xx series will be cheaper than its predecessors.

    So if I can spend $1300 on a new laptop with the 30xx series GPU and sell my old P375SM for $1000 then I'd essentially be paying less than the cost of a 1070m upgrade ($320) for a new laptop with significantly better specs.

    On a separate note, assuming the prices do drop and I do proceed with the installation, 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 Clevo P375SM / Sager NP9390?

    This is a link to all the specs on my laptop if anyone is interested: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-EUROCOM-X7-Clevo-P375SM-Notebook.102312.0.html
     
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    No offense, I would be fairly surprised to see you get 1000 for that laptop. You would be relying on the ignorance of your buyer imho.
     
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    OH CANADIA! Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the response.

    I find that highly doubtful that it'll last 4-8 years; my estimate is 2 years max as the new generation of gaming that is yet to come is being built for 4k performance which means higher demands for graphics quality.
    Unfortunately, we won't know for certain until these games actually come out (Halo:Infinite, Cyber 2077, Horizon Zero Dawn 2, Resident Evil 8, etc.), and we can test them.
    Perhaps if SLI or Crossfire were still being supported it may last longer than 2 years, but that is not the case.

    On a separate note, assuming the prices do drop and I do proceed with the installation, 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 Clevo P375SM / Sager NP9390?

    This is a link to all the specs on my laptop if anyone is interested: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-EUROCOM-X7-Clevo-P375SM-Notebook.102312.0.html
     
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    Well even still, if I can get $800 for the laptop, it would still be a more financially beneficial deal than investing in the 1070 at $320 as I'd be getting more value and performance overall.
    Also no offense received, I am open to criticism as it'l help me improve my understanding of various things.
     
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    I understand its hard to beileve, but the 880m has been around for six years and can still rock new games. pascal aka 1060-1080 was a huge jump up and consoles are targeting 4k so divide a 2080ti by 4.
     
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    To put things in perspective, recently here in the forum marketplace a P157SM-A sold for 350 USD with a 4930mx, if SLI is truly dead and unsupported then the SLI capability isnt a selling point. If MXM to NVME adapters see success then you have another angle to push to a potential buyer but until then you would still be hard pressed to get 800 for that machine outside of nostalgia buyers. They exist to be sure but if they havent gotten one by now then waiting for a better price isnt far fetched either.

    i7 8750h and 1060 / 1660Ti laptops can be had for 800 new, especially with black friday looming on the horizon.

    I dont know about 1070 lasting 8 years from now, but it will enable significantly more than your current 8970m, which is basically a desktop HD 7870.

    I didnt lack for FPS with the 1070 installed in my 17 R1, I played what ever I wanted to play, its been about 7-8 months since I moved on to the P750ZM after finding out the EC limited my overclocking potential of the 1070 and I just gave up on the Ranger platform.

    Not going to say your laptop is worthless either, far from. I would just temper your expectations of a price on that machine. Even the Alienware 17 R1 was considered the best 4th generation laptop and it doesnt command an 800 USD price even with a 1070 installed.
     
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    VALID.....he is lucky to get 300
     
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