help change AW18 to Radeon?

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by scutterflux, May 24, 2020.

  1. scutterflux

    scutterflux Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    So I just picked up an AW18 with 2x gtx780m's, but I'm a linux enthusiast and would like to convert to AMD/Radeon. I'm really fine with a single card and in SG mode (DRI_PRIME=1) when using Radeon GPU. I'm open to all suggestions but here are my basic questions:

    What is considered the best AMD mxm 3.0b card out there?

    Is it the WX7100?

    Where is the cheapest one available... from a reputable source?

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    scutterflux Newbie

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    Can anyone tell me if the 100W heatsink can keep up with a 130W WX7100 or would I be better if with a 100W Rx 480?

    Thank You.
     
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    Mastersbest Notebook Guru

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    I hope to keep the radiator/heat exchanger/fins the same by using a mxm 3.0b AMD card, but I think I might have to modify (grind) the heat-sink itself to get it to sit flush or find a AMD heatsink.

    I already did a modded bios to A12, there's an A14 too that I haven't tried.

    I am a little slow on biting the bullet, I found a cheaper RX 480 (4GB model) and a WX7100 which is a little more pricey.
     
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    islam Notebook Guru

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    ( out of topic ) keep your unlocked A12. A14 and A15 had been reported to significantly reduce cpu performance
     
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