Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by steviejones133, Jul 4, 2011.
What country and date did you place your order?
Btw guys, for those of you who have the 580M SLI option, do you guys use the Dell drivers or can you install the Nvidia drivers?
Any reason why dell has removed the 6990m's from the m18x, and both the 6970m and 6990m from the m17x, on the UK site? It has been like that for a while now.
Probably lack of stock. At the price the 6990's were being sold for vs the 580m, that's quite understandable. I'm sure the 6970m is being phased out and replaced by the 6990m. Odd that they don't keep those for the 'lower price' config and just remove the 460's... those things are terrible and outdated.
I dont think the 6990m has made an appearance on the UK site yet....6970m crossfire is still available as is GTX 580m Sli. The single gpu option is still GTX 480m.
There is another possible reason as to why 6990m Crossfire hasnt appeared on the website.....Dell arent mugs....they know that as soon as it IS listed, it will take business away from those who want the most potent gpu config online - 580m Sli - which, in turn, would hit profits. (as the 580m's must be a huge money-spinner for Dell at that price)
My £0.02p's worth....
^^Very good point, with the 580m's as the only top GPU option for enthusiasts, Dell can rake in more profits for a few weeks or months from the UK users at least and then add the 6990m. It is strategy.
same for the 6970 if they placed 6990 on there which is actualy cheaper & beter then 6970 ppl would start to ask questions.
so they probally cant sell all there stock 6970 first
what you can do is ask for it and they will have them.
dunno if they have them in stock or just orderable,
caus mine is still somewhere in deadspace ordering
Could somebody please answer my query, i am thinking about upgrading to the 580M, but only if i can install Nvidia drivers, being stuck with Dell drivers is really no good.
I ordered on the 08th July, im in the UK.
Nice, congrats. The audience here is very hungry for the newly released GPU's and their benches (so am I)! 2 weeks to get the system shipped with no options available on the website is impressive indeed)
Try to update to the latest VGA drivers and post your results (benchmarks/temps) ASAP, and a lot of people should be very grateful to you for the input
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