Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by steviejones133, Jul 4, 2011.
Don't think anyone has recieved a system with the 580s yet.
I'll let you know on Tuesday.
i just had a discussion with Dell Tech Support, they didn't even know that the graphics card existed, they don't know if they have drivers available for them, they don't know if we can use Nvidia drivers or if we are stuck with Dell drivers, they even said that the fact that the Alienware website was selling 580m's a glitch on the page...what morons...i will be selling this Alienware laptop and i am going back to a Asus laptop...maybe the new one with the 560M...at least that one i know we can use Nvidia drivers...what a waste of time and money...
One thing I can say for sure, - never call Dell (tech support or not) to ask about ETA's, availability or specs
Even product managers don't always have a clue, lol
It's just bloody ridiculous!
Btw, a question, have you tried any of the 580m's yet? Do you know about which drivers they use?
Haven't received any yet. Only Sager/Clevo versions and there are no reference drivers
Ok, but what drivers do the Sager/Clevo ones use?
Here you can find the Clevo modified drivers.
Just received my M18x with dual 580's - just tried the auto detect option on the nvidia site and got:
"The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site."
Not actually tried downloading and installing yet, but not looking promising...
vest ... run some benchies at stock
Sure thing mate - soon as i've finished getting everything set up i'll run some marks and post up.
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