Just upgraded P177SM-A from GTX 970m to 980m

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  1. D2 Ultima

    D2 Ultima Livestreaming Master

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    Nah, I wouldn't buy a new laptop while I have this.
     
  2. Tirenz

    Tirenz Notebook Evangelist

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    :D Yeah, D2 Ultima, you have a hell of a machine, but if you would buy a new one and give me 10,000$ too, I guess we come out with the same system with identical hardware ;)...
    Well, to say the truth, right now I wouldn´t know what to do - since the new P7x1ZM that will come out soon that could be an option in the future, but once you have a SLI notebook you can hardly imagine to go back :(.

    Back to title:
    So, I did some more testing and btw got a 4800mq, which I overclocked at 3.9 GHz before the testing. So the results now are same hardware as yesterday, but with 4800mq - as you can see, no significant upgrade I would say, but I got it cheap, so why not ;).

    Benchmarks with 4800mq, 980m stock clocks:

    3DMark11:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4800MQ,Notebook P17SM-A

    3DMark Vantage:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4800MQ,Notebook P17SM-A

    3DMark06 (yes, still have it ;):
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4800MQ,Notebook P17SM-A

    3DMark Firestrike:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4800MQ,Notebook P17SM-A

    3DMark11 with overclocked GTX 980 (+135mHZ and some on the RAM, more is not possible without unlocked vBios):
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4800MQ,Notebook P17SM-A

    3DMark Firestrike with overclocked GTX 980 (+135mHZ and some on the RAM, more is not possible without unlocked vBios):
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4800MQ,Notebook P17SM-A

    And two other tests,

    Catzilla Tiger:
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    Heaven Benchmark Basic Preset:
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    Heaven Benchmark Extrem Preset:
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    The temps of the GTX 980m seem to be good, when not overclocked it does not get hotter then 75°, most of the time it is about 66-69°.
    The 4800mq is getting hotter than the 4700mq, sometimes 89°... maybe I have to repaste, maybe I was a little too fast with pasting ;).
     
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    D2 Ultima Livestreaming Master

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    The 4800MQ is running a full 400MHz faster than your 4700MQ, so it's natural it'd get hotter. I suggest propping up the back of your computer with folded toilet paper blocks under the laptop's feet or something. I found that using 4 blocks of 2-ply paper folded to the size of the rubber feet (4 blocks each, mind you) works best, and I use 3 blocks for the front feet too. Literal 15 degree drop in some instances (max fans). Rare I ever cross 82 degrees at stock now, even in my hot room.

    So good luck!

    Also, were those temps using max or auto fans? If auto, that's fantastic.
     
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  4. Tirenz

    Tirenz Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes, it's obvious that it's getting hotter... I tested it with auto Fans...you think it's all right then?

    LOL to the toiletpaper blocks ;)... Will try that... :D
     
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    Yes, with auto fans that's amazing for 3.9GHz benchmarking. I hit 97 deg on core 1 at 3.8GHz WITH my machine raised on max fans when rendering a video in handbrake. That being said, my CPU cooling is inferior to yours by design, and my room is SIGNIFICANTLY hotter.
     
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    Sorry, my mistake.
     
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