How to improve my K3100M's performance? (Dell Precision M6800)

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  1. iGideon2015

    iGideon2015 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Here are the results.
    The cpu scores just 1 point under the 3770 i7, so that will be okay i think
    The GPU on the other hand, is performing worse than a GT650.... That can't be good right?
     
  2. senso

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    Its not that unexpected its a mid tier GPU from 2013, so today-ish games will be awfull, even worse if you have a FHD display.

    Upgrading the GPU is your best bet, at least you know that its possible, and with some luck you might grab a 980m for 200-250$.
     
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    Any idea if an 870 will fit? Can grab that one for 70 euro's.
     
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    @RMSMajestic is the best person to answer that.

    It should work as far as I know, but the 870m will "only" play at medium or low settings at FHD, its a massive upgrade thats for sure, and for 70€, thats cheap, just dont expect great performance on AAA games because those are always a crap show at optimisation.
     
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    Stuck at the K3100M, the 870M is sold now.

    Any suggestions how to improve the GPU performance? I don't expect it to do 50FPS 1080P on ultra, but GTA V on 1080P on normal is the minimum :D
     
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    ijozic Notebook Deity

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    Did you check this overclocked vBIOS?

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-k4100m-k5100m-overclocking-vbios-mod.784164/

    When I had my K4000M on my M6700, I got some unlocked vBIOS and then overclocked the clocks by 50% with a marginal temperature jump (and got almost 50% performance jump, from e.g. 3800 points in 3dMark11 to about 5600 or so). Besides overclocking it like that, I don't see what else you can do besides buying a stronger GPU (I upgraded mine to 980M, but moved to AW 17 R4 eventually as I couldn't find a good deal on an MXM P5000M or something like that).
     
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    Tempted to say that you can boost the performance a bit but you got what you paid for. A really tough, reliable and fast machine suitable for the most demanding non-games software. There is a lot to love.

    Rather than balls it up, why not wait and in time get a proper games machine? Always better to have two so that one always works. Plus you can choose them for different strengths.
     
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