LOL... Dell apparently disabling RTX 3070 Laptop CUDA cores...

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  1. TBoneSan

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    Have a agreed standard of MXM modules among manufacturers. That would get me back in the door. Nothing left to do do after purchasing a BGA disposable.
    Not going to happen though.
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    I find it nearly impossible to get excited about wasting money on laptops at this point. They're just too disgusting. Even the good ones with desktop CPUs and MXM ("one" is more accurate... no "s" applies anymore) that utterly annihilate the disposable BGA turdbooks have too many limitations. It is hard to put up with nonsense when you're used to not having to.
     
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    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    We can talk about disgusting... https://www.pcworld.com/ is Dell/Alienware's favorite paid review partners on the internet. They haven't said a single word about Dell's latest shenigans. The web is flooded with info from many web pages but the paids shill at Pcworld have closed their lips to help its partner in this difficult time.
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    Dell in Hot Water As Alienware m15 R5 Comes With Crippled GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, Class Action Law Suit Filed For False Marketing Too wccftech.com

    Dell admits to disabling CUDA cores on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 in the Alienware m15 R5; fix incoming notebookcheck.net | Today

    The question remains why Dell disabled 10% of the RTX 3070's CUDA cores on the m15 R5, and not the R4 or the R6. We doubt that Dell will ever explain what caused this 'incorrect setting' to apply to the only AMD powered machine of those three, unfortunately.

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    And here is a new way to try trick people.... Have you done it before (lure/trick the buyers), you will most likely do it again!!

    Intel Tiger Lake: Due to the shortage of chips, some notebooks are to be delivered without USB 4
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-lake-processors.831587/page-28#post-11099308

     
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  4. TBoneSan

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    My bro… you’re famous hahaha
     
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    I initially thought it was bad vBIOS patch that killed few percentage of cores. This is a new power move by Dell good thing, it was found out initially. PCs with purposefully cut down components and inflated prices are no-go nowadays.
     
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    Doesn't sound like the lawyers think the suit about false advertising for upgradeability has much hope of going anywhere. Lots of fine print ya know.
     
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    And from our very own @EepoSaurus who did wonderful work on the 17 R1
     
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    Im sure if they tried they could hit TJMax :)
     
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    Dell have opened up for that with the newest bios:) At least the Intel models can be put at the lower 100C temp target.
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    https://www.dell.com/support/home/e...ode=wt64a&productcode=alienware-m15-r5-laptop
    Still some headroom up to 105C. Just hope that the coming new firmware fix for the lost GPU cores don't make it to run hotter (Unified heatsink without Vapor Chamber). Remember the only fix for the high temps in this Dell AW Ryzen model is to completely disable Turbo Boost. Some said Intel was a worse choice?
     
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