Just ordered Dell XPS 15 9570, Can it handle Overwatch?

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  1. custom90gt

    custom90gt Dellerator Moderator

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    I was quite happy with the performance of my 9570 after putting in some work. I highly recommend undervolting and adding thermal pad between the ram and the bottom of the cover at the very least.
     
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    EORUCIGN Notebook Consultant

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    Will definitely do that! I am also planning to upgrade rams and ssd as well!
     
  3. EORUCIGN

    EORUCIGN Notebook Consultant

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    I see where you are coming from, but I do have few arguments for it. First, while my primary reason for buying such a high spec laptop (?) is to play Overwatch, at the same time, I use this laptop for my school work. Therefore, I am not really willing to buy a Gaming laptop that looks like designed by a 14-year-old kid. Second, recently, there are some gaming laptops that look very mature, however, they only come with 1-year global warranty, and this is somewhat deal breaker for me. If I am spending $2000 + on my laptop, I would like to have at least 2-year global warranty, and Dell comes with accidental coverage as well, so that's extra awesome. Last but not least, I will trashtalk to the laptop, IF IT DOES NOT PERFORM AS INTENDED. The laptop has GTX1050ti Max - Q and i7-8750H, which means while I do not expect to perform like GTX1080, I at least expect it to perform as stated. And if it doesn't, then there's a problem with the design of the laptop.
     
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    _sem_ Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm afraid you are heading for trouble. Be warned that this laptop will not perform like what you would normally expect form GTX1050ti Max - Q and i7-8750H, because the cooling and possible the voltage regulators are underdesigned, Surely not from the factory, maybe will after tweaking. There is an obvious design problem and trade-off - it is designed to be thin and light and look "pro" and barely pass the short benchmarks with good scores.
     
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    kojack Notebook Deity

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    So I should trash talk my my Jeep because I cannot fit a refrigerator in it to carry it home? That makes no sense, It’s not a gaming laptop, so trash talking it because you bought the wrong device is just idiotic, just as it would be idiotic for me to trash talk my Jeep for not being a pick up truck. But hey...peoples messed up logic never fails to shock me . I do get the gaming laptop design trend however. Get a razer, the only non gaudy gaming notebook.
     
  6. EORUCIGN

    EORUCIGN Notebook Consultant

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    Isn't that the major problem of this laptop then? As far as I know, XPS stands for Xtreme Performance System, but if it cannot perform as intended due to the design and want to look like "pro", then something is wrong with the laptop and should look into it immediately - especially if Dell is using the same chassis for Mobile Workstation as well.
     
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    EORUCIGN Notebook Consultant

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    Or maybe, If you have a sports car, but cannot run as fast as other sports cars that have the similar engine, due to it's designed, then yeah, maybe you should criticize about the car indeed. You are saying Overwatch is a game, so I should buy a gaming laptop, but it's not like I am going to play the game at 4k at epic setting, and expect to have 144fps all the time. However, if the laptop has GTX1050ti Max - Q and i7-8750H, it should handle overwatch at the lowest setting if the laptop can cool it's component properly. If can't then there is some design flaws. Moreover, if a similarly equipped nongaming laptop can run overwatch while XPS can't then there's room for criticism. Moreover, as you said peoples messed up logic never fails to shock me as well :)
     
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  8. _sem_

    _sem_ Notebook Evangelist

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    Dell forgot the meaning of XPS a long time ago. Azor recently tweeted these are not intended to take full load on the CPU and the GPU at once. I'm just curious why they don't declare it in the specs somewhere in fine print at least. But they are still selling like hot cakes and obviously not enough folks complain. Most folks don't even notice they're throttling, or buy them for good looks and use them for FB and browsing Kardashians. And eventually Dell spends time on making 2-in-1s, which are even worse, rather than fixing cooling in the 9570 ;)
     
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    custom90gt Dellerator Moderator

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    Hah lots of fun going on in here. I agree that if the XPS comes with a high end CPU and a decent video card, it should be able to use them both at the same time. Going back to the jeep thing, it's like saying "oh you can use the rear locker, but only in 2wd so you don't stress out the transfercase too much."

    Read my thermal thread. Undervolt it, repaste it, pad it, and it will perform pretty well.
     
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    EORUCIGN Notebook Consultant

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    Will do! Thank you!
     
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