CLEVO P750DM GPU Upgrade Recommendations

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  1. e3ray

    e3ray Notebook Enthusiast

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    Recently received an ORIGIN PC EON15-X with a burnt 980m. Quite confident rest of system is intact and functional (removed MXM GPU and system would stay on instead of shorting out like before).

    Instead of just getting another 980m, been trying to go through the forums for a concrete answer on what this system will take to no avail. Looking at maybe a 1070 or 1080? Any nudges in the right direction would be of great help. Thanks in advanced!
     
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    What LCD panel do you have? I think they are all EDP in that model. In which case a 10xx series would work just you need a standard shaped module, so not the clevo ones.
     
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    From the documentation it's a 4k screen. When you say eDP do you mean enhanced display port? And standard shaped meaning the ones with actual straight edges, not the ones with funky bumps, is this right?
     
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    highest performance MXM gpu with standard dimensions would be a quadro P5200, which is basically equivalent to a 1080. otherwise u might go with an MSI 1060 or a standard shaped 1070 from Dell, available on ebay.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Is there a 1080 standard? Any kind of build log or upgrade guide? Will I have to change heatsink? And lastly any 20xx cards to your knowledge?
     
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    there are no standard MXM sized 1080 cards as far as im aware. the P5200 is the best thing u can get, but not sure about vbios/bios compatibility on our machines. plus, the standard SKUs come without an EEPROM chip soldered on the MXX board, which normally holds the gpu vbios. so ull have to get ur hands on a card with a presoldered chip. the good thing about quadros is that they also have a standard MXM layout of their components, so swapping from 980M to a quadro mobile means there is no need for a heatsink change :) the Dell 1070s available on ebay also have standard layouts, but the MSI 1060 differs in that regard.

    another options would be a quadro P5000, which is more or less equivalent to a 1070 in performance. but then id rather go for the Dell 1070s, since quadro cards are known to have ridiculous prices...

    as for 20xx cards, no standard MXM cards available (yet). mobile turing quadros have been announced, so here is to hoping that we will have some options. but that will only become available around fall this year. plus expect insane prices and difficult to source....
     
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    Thanks again for all the info jaybee. Hoping they keep up with the mxm standard and release some rtx cards our way soon. Meantime I'll probably look for 1070 and maybe run some kind of external thunderbolt 3 dock.

    Any other tips or tricks you can think off for the p750dm? 4k screen on a 15" is a first for me. I've heard about unlocked bioses a lot, but as you can see from my sig, I haven't been in the whitebook scene for a while.
     
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    On a other note, any way to run this system on external GPU (razer core) without a mxm onboard that you know off? Pretty sure there is no integrated GPU capability unless i have been misinformed?
     
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    You would need a special BIOS as normally that would brick the machine as it would have no GPU at all.
     
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    Got it, thanks Meaker, was a shot in the dark. Any word on rtx 20xx series mxm cards coming down from Sager? Even a 2060 would be nice.
     
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