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HTWingNut's Sager NP9390 / Clevo P375SM Review!

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by HTWingNut, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Red Line

    Red Line Notebook Deity

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    check the voltage on both cards, as it was with P370EM + 7970M CF, 2nd GPU was downvolted to keep it cooler! Can anyone confirm if CPU OC is stable on this machine?

    The best way to do it is to run Throttlestop 5.0 1024 TSBench and see if the CPU downclocks! Tnx
     
  2. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    Throttlestop does not support Haswell... yet.

    Here's the two GPU's during 3DMark11, both same peak voltage 1.012.

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    And another run of 3DMark11 boosted scores 5%? Confusing. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M video card benchmark result - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz,Notebook P375SM

    Here it is without XTU OC and with 400MHz OC. I used full fans for the OC just to make sure it didn't throttle due to temps.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/79jb_nUir24" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>

    I have confirmed that the two main SATA ports and two mSATA ports are all SATA III and RAID works great with the mSATA ports:

    Stock Intel 520 240GB (Slot 0)
    [image=500]http://i.imgur.com/GUUUs45.jpg[/image]

    Samsung 830 256GB (Slot 1)
    [image=500]http://i.imgur.com/IZsBf2G.jpg[/image]

    Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA (Slot 3)
    [image=500]http://i.imgur.com/vxtqjV7.jpg[/image]

    Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA (Slot 4)
    [image=500]http://i.imgur.com/YIJQxo2.jpg[/image]

    Plextor M5M 2 x 128GB mSATA Windows RAID 0
    [image=500]http://i.imgur.com/ZZexxHn.jpg[/image]

    Plextor M5M 2 x 128GB mSATA Intel 8 Series Hardware RAID 0
    [image=500]http://i.imgur.com/syLhGfS.jpg[/image]
     
  3. DGDXGDG

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    will the raid0 setting lag the bios boot up? (blackscreen with blinking _ for few sensible second)
     
  4. HTWingNut

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    Not with UEFI.
     
  5. Rorschach

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    HTWingNut, in the above image, the gpu on the left doesn't have that plastic piece covering the fan and heatsink like the other heatsinks. Is that the gpu that is running warmer than?
     
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    That's the master GPU, and will tend to run hotter anyhow. The fit of the heatsink is actually very tight compared to last year's however.
     
  7. D2 Ultima

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    Question: Seeing what Johnkss (I think) has been doing with sli 780Ms in his alienware at the ambient temps he gets, is the M18x cooling that much superior to the P375SM? Not that I'm going with that (that'll get stolen in 0.002 seconds) but I'm just legitimately curious about how it all works. Also, their 330W PSU is stronger than this one?
     
  8. Meaker

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    Yes in sli the primary card works the heardest. Thats why some fancy motherboards let you change the priority.
     
  9. harmattan

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    Anyone able to get the new bios update yet? Emailed Sager support a while ago and haven't heard back...

    Also, I notice there's a new Hotkey application update in the drivers/utilities section. I assume this needs to work in tandem with the new bios?
     
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    I'm not sure, have you tried it?
     
  11. harmattan

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    Yes, the hotkey update fails/won't initialize when run on the original bios. I assume you need the bios update...
     
  12. 1nstance

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    In the Netherlands they only sell the P370SM. I hope that they will sell the P375SM though. I will get either one of these.
     
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    Why is it that Metro Last Light suffers so much on the P157 compared to all the rest of the benchmarks where it tends to be in the shadow of the 670 desktop card?? the SLI configuration more than doubles the fps (2.5x faster than a single 780m??)- seems a bit odd - especially for a game that was developed with nvidia?

    I guess the SLI configuration was tested using the newer beta drivers and got a healthy optimisation boost ??
     
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    The 4A Engine is known to have issues running on PC's. From what I've read the engine was developed for consoles first and as a PC port offered terrible utilization of Desktop/Mobile Graphics cards. The fact that the engine has a good multi-threading process though explains why two cards give a greater result and 1 card cannot reach 50% of their performance.
     
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    It's most likely the drivers.

    All graphics operations are already multi threaded (the 680M has 1344 "cores"), if SLI is scaling that much there is a driver issue for single card setups.
     
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    Guys, please shed some light here. Why exactly the p375sm doesn't support Optimus (use the onboard GPU for light tasks)?

    It`s a limitation of the 780M SLI?
    It's a limitation of the BIOS?
    It's a limitation of the 4nd Haswell intel CPU?

    I searched the thread but seems that I'm the only one that doesn't know this. :)
     
  17. HTWingNut

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    Optimus does not support SLI. Dual GPU laptops are really portable desktops.
     
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    Thanks a lot HTWingNut :thumbsup:
     
  19. joelteixeira

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    HTWingNut, could you please clarify this. Reading the manual I didn't found any HDD/SSD activity LED. Is this correct?

    If I understood well, from left to right the leds are: Air plane mode | Touchpad on/off | Battery | Power


    Edit: nevermind, found it on a video, seems to be next to the volume bar. I thought all the leds was in front. :)
     
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