Lowering the price of 980m

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by William Willis, Apr 13, 2016.

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  1. tgipier

    tgipier Notebook Deity

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    They even had 480M in stock leftover?
     
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    mobile gpu tend to drop slowwww, I sold my 6970m for ~180 last year.
     
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    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    The problem that keeps these GPUs so high (and even immediately increases their prices after manufacturing stops) is because many systems are stuck with the GPU that they came with. For a long time, Alienware was the only one that could be reliably upgraded to a new card. Clevo BIOSes would fail to POST if the card was unknown to it. Clevo fixed that in the SM-A models as I found out when my 880M got a bad flash and my old 260M from my M17xR1 actually did POST but didn't have display output because of the 120hz display not being supported. OEMs pull cards and hold onto them for warranty exchanges. The rest of the cards left out there get ridiculous markups.

    When my 880Ms failed for the second time I tried to get Sager to sell me 780Ms. They were 125 more a piece than the 880Ms for that very reason so I opted to get 980Ms instead.

    With all the problems I've had with this machine though, I still wonder if I made a mistake canceling my Alienware 18 order with 290X crossfire though...
     
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    nick81 Notebook Evangelist

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    Solo wing Notebook Consultant

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    The release of Pascal will lower Maxwell prices but don't expect a huge drop.
     
  6. William Willis

    William Willis Notebook Guru

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    Well, thanks for the tips. Gonna go ahead and get a 3940XM and the 980m, because I really wanna get balls deep in the oculus.
    Someone here sells the 980ms, who is it?
     
  7. Kevin

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    There's a landfill full of GTX 480Ms, in an unmarked location. Might literally have been the biggest mobile GPU flop of all time. Nah, it definitely was.

    The NBR forum was on fire when its details came out. Good times. The huge number of cores dropped our jaws, but then we noticed the comically low core and memory clocks.
     
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