G-Sync problems. AW 18 GTX 1070

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  1. Raja786

    Raja786 Notebook Consultant

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    Do you think if I went to a single 980m, would it be sufficient?


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    Single 980m in PEG will allow 3440x1440@ 120hz to work however, it is 50% the speed of 1070 so I doubt you'l be even able to reach the framerates.
     
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    Yes what a shame. Well I’m going for a desktop with a 1080ti. Keep laptop for gaming on the move.


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    In fact, I connected the M18R3 to an external monitor and successfully turned on G-sync in peg mode.
     

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    In PEG mode it will work. In SG mode which I’m in you lose all options in nvidia control panel apart from 3D.


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    Single 1070 would seriously struggle with 3440x1440 anyways. In newer games my 1080 Ti under full water-block @ 2025 MHz struggles to produce 75 FPS (Mafia 3, No Man's Sky etc.) but slightly older games, say Shadow Warrior 2, and it's 100-120 FPS everywhere maxed out. Same with Destiny 2. Considering a 1070 is roughly half as fast as 1080 Ti, you would be around 60 FPS with slightly older games and newer, more demanding titles may be 40 FPS or so, even with some settings turned down.

    GTX 1070 really isn't a 1440p UW card, it's a great 1920x1080 - 2560x1440 card though, depending on the title.

    My signature specs are outdated, here's my latest build, but with an Alienware AW3418DW (same panel as X34P) with both monitors on monitor arms (PG278Q). I intend to do a channel / build update soon:




    BTW, I'm considering selling my M18xR2, which I haven't used in over two years. It has an i7 3920xm and a single 980M. Nebula Red. It needs a boot drive, other than that no issues. PM all offers.
     
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