GTX 970 / GTX 980M in M17x R2

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by lastshady, Oct 9, 2014.

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  1. lastshady

    lastshady Notebook Consultant

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    Hi:hi2:
    Here´s the question:

    Is it possible or are the chances high that i can put one or two gtx 970/980m in my M17r2 in the future?

    I read Gtx 970M has a tdp of 100 Watt while Gtx 980M´s Tdp is 122 Watt

    So i think it could only be possible with GTX 970M.
    Did anyone tryed this out already?

    Thanks in advance

    Shady
     
  2. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Are you referring to the M17x R2 or the Alienware 17 R2 that hasn't been released yet?
     
  3. lastshady

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    im refering to the old M17x R2
     
  4. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It looks like the GTX 680M & 780M worked in some M17x R2's. Nobody tried upgrading to an 880M, as far as I can tell.

    At this point, we don't know if the 970M/980M will even work in the M17x R4 or AW 17 R1. You'll have to wait and see. ;)
     
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    Ok, thanks on updating me
     
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    No cards are out in the wild yet, check back in 2-3 months and people will have tested some configurations.
     
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    You would need to compare those with the latest cards supported by the m17x R2 (680m and 780m) If the requirements are the same then you may be lucky, but no one can tell 'til they are released.
     
  8. lastshady

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    then...lets hope:)

    970m:biggrin: this would be soo nice
     
  9. pinoy_92

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    i wasnt aware that the 780m ever worked on a r2. AFAIK the best config on a r2 is a dual 7970m. by then, the cpu would be bottlenecking the gpu.
     
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    780m work only on external screen if i am right. And no sound , so usb stick required.
     
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