Graphics Card upgrade for M6800 ?

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by derei, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    I'll say it again. Use the "Make an offer" feature. No matter which GPU you choose to buy. You can get it for well below asking price. My P5000 just cost a bit over half of the regular going rate. It might take a few tries but you should be able to find someone who will give a decent discount. The cards don't sell that quickly and they'll want to be moving them.
     
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    Yeah..
    for anything above $1000, I would still recommend getting a used or open box Asus GX501.
    Asus GX501 will give you much better CPU and 1080 max-Q... and it's super portable.

    M5000M is selling for $460 so that makes more sense to me...
     
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    I didn't pay anywhere near 999 for my P 5000......patience is the big thing needed when acquiring one.....
     
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    Yeah... in 3 years, P5000M will be much cheaper.
    AMD M5100 MXM card was over $200 when It first came out. Now it sells for only $30 on ebay.
     
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    The AMD M6100 mxm outperforms a gtx 860m and I have have seen them going for like 35 bucks on ebay. If someone wanted to set up a gaming PC on the cheap a precision M6600 or M6700 could be gotten along with the M6100 and run any modern game just fine........probably costing in the vicinity of $300.00 total .....
     
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    Well it looks (a lot) like the p5000 I bought had been rebaked....it has developed a black screen problem which is typical of solder joint cracks with Nvidia cards (In fact it is almost *always* the issue).
    So right now my options are ........ rebake it again and get another 3- 12 months out of the card (this is a roll of the dice but it's free and if it fails I'm no worse off.) Get a gtx 980m or a m5000m . Hope to find another reasonable P5000. Give up and get a new laptop ..........
     
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    After extensive researche it looks like the P5000, even if it costs 900, is the best way financially to go. The RTX 2060 Q and the RTX 2070 Q (Which are the only ones you can really get for lees than 4000 in a laptop ) and rtx 2080 q are *slower* than the GTx 1070m due ri *really* cur down clock speeds.
     
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    Fwiw, I eventually gave up on my M6800/1070 combo. It was _just_ unstable enough to be irritating and the last straw was that I blew a VRM on the motherboard and it wouldn't boot with any MXM card after that. I replaced the MB and reverted back to my 980m, then decided to sell everything off and get a different laptop.

    I went through a couple of supposedly refurbed laptops. I bought a Lenovo with a 2080 Q that went back because I received one with a 2070 Q. Then I picked up a Dell 7730 with a P4200, which went back because it had a bad fan. I finally settled on a Clevo with a full 2070.

    But the moral of the story is that all of those were much faster than my 1070m.

    Here's a comparison of my own Time Spy results for those laptops:

    https://www.3dmark.com/compare/spy/7615936/spy/7463892/spy/5987462/spy/6662346/spy/7268458
     
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    So, no M6700/M6800 configs out there with a (fully functional) Pascal card except for @DynamiteZerg at this point? :p
    I'm sticking with M5000M and have given up any notion of another GPU upgrade. Saving up for a full refresh in 2021 (hello Precision 7760 / NVIDIA Ampere).
     
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    well my failure was due to (I'm convinced) an unscrupulous seller providing me with a baked card....it operated flawlessly until the black screens.....which I've seen time and time again in end of life Nvidia cards. That said.....I too have a toaster oven and I'll rebake again hoping it lasts long enough to save the the money for an Asus ROG Strix Scar II which is the only machine I've found that arrives complete as opposed to bare bones with the actual RTX 2070. I'd like to stick with Dell but all I'm seeing are Max Q cards in their products.
     
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