Eurocom Tornado F5/Eurocom Tornado F7 with 6-core Coffee lake cpus?

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  1. Support.2@XOTIC PC

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    Seems that this model only received a paper launch and it's getting a little late in the cycle...
    The firmware hosted at the GT75W support site would brick it as it is a copy-paste job for a different mobile chip model.
    Officially it doesn't even support unlocked 6 core (K model) chips or Geforce GPUs and ships with 230W out of the box.
    It clearly isn't targeted at a gaming but pro-sumer audience with deep pockets that are forced to work with Quadros.
    Even if the firmware part is taken care of and bundled with a larger PSU, I wouldn't expect the cooling etc to be up for the upcoming chips...but hey at least one more LGA system to choose from! :)
     
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    Launching Eurocom Tornado F7, heavy-duty GPU and CPU upgradeable,6C/12T Xeon E 2176G LGA1151 laptop with MXM3 based Quadro P5200, P4200 and P3200; up to 22TB of NVMe storage with four physical drives in RAID 0/1/5 and up to 64GB of ECC memory...
    http://www.eurocom.com/ec/specs(452)TornadoF7W
    C246 Chipset with a Core CPUs. :eek: even in the desktop segment, there is no such compatibility. Again a simple lock at the BIOS level? :mad:
     
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    Early on @Eurocom Support talked of this model being the one to support Intel's 8 core CPU. Is that still the case?

    October is a long time away, plenty of time for Intel to rush to market with an 8 core CPU for the Xmas season.

    Is the power and cooling of the F7 designed to support 8 cores?
     
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    This is going to be an interesting question. I suppose it's possible (anything is do-able and possible) if they make a special heatsink for the 8-core exclusively but the extra R&D cost behind that is going to be a lot.
    Or make one heatsink that can cover all ranges of processors used.
     
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    "Eurocom Tornado F5 4K 15.6'', i5 - 8600K @ 4.5GHz O.C, 16GB DDR4 RAM @ 2400MHz, GTX 1070 tdp 150W O.C, Crucial M550 512GB"

    Hi! could you share some infos about your cpu upgrade?
     
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    "MSI 16L13 Barebones (Eurocom Tornado F5) - The Roadie
    Intel i7 8700K | GTX 1070 8GB | Samsung EVO 850 500gb SSD | 16gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz CL16 | 15.6" 1080p 120Hz Innolux N156HHE-GA1 120Hz 3ms | Intel AC8260"
    Hi @Talon! could you share some infos about your cpu upgrade?
     
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    Yes the F5/Evoc can be upgraded to a CFL 6 core CPU 8600K/8700K/8086K and the lower SKUs as well with a custom BIOS. The CPU also requires (at least on the 6 core parts) two small pieces of kapton tape or electrical tape (worked for me) to isolate 2 of the pads on the back of the CPU.
     
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