I think i found an M17x R4 Compatible GTx 1070m

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Rayleyne, Feb 23, 2017.

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  1. Rayleyne

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    Thanks for the link mate...will this gtx 1070 require any hard modding to install...or is plug play type like zotac ones ?
     
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    This card needs an auxiliary power connector. Can be seen top right. Also it's taller, you have to ditch the secondary Storage drive for it to fit.
     
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    I was going to bring up all these points also I reached out to them weeks ago they told me their prices and I was shocked!


    If you are going to pay $900 only to get a non-standard GTX 1070 that requires storage sacrifices and an external power connector then your $900 is better spent on buying a Zotac Magnus en1070 from Striker1234 as the 1070 inside it is 100% MXM 3-B compatible sadly Zotac/PcPartner will not sell these MXMs by themselves or even ship them to users who damaged their OEM cards instead you have to jump through hoops
     
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    and those are confirmed working with the m17x R4? aka the ivy bridge model
     
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    I don't know, all I can say is your motherboard must output eDP to tyour screen and your screen must accept eDP because the pascal generation will not work with LVDS
     
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    I know they wont work on the R3 because the R3 doesn't do UEFI wich these cards need but does do EDP via the 120hz screen/3d screen, The R4 wich does do UEFI also has the seperate connector for edp for the 120hz/3d screen so yeah i'm hoping someone knows

    @Mr. Fox any idea?
     
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    I do not know. I think @aarpcard may have gotten a Pascal GPU working in an old Clevo with a first gen Core i7, so it may work. If it is going to work in any Alienware, it would be one with eDP, not any with LVDS.
     
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    @aarpcard @Mr. Fox I mean the 1060m supposadly works see here but i can't verify it https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/10982-m17x-r4-gtx-1060-upgrade/

    as it stands i am looking for a giant upgrade from my 6990m i have a 3d screen and cable for it sitting on the desk
     
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