1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

M14x Battlefield 3 Perfomance & Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by gamba66, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. creagan1

    creagan1 Notebook Geek

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    88
    I oc'd my GPU at 750/1500/1080. Gives a noticeable amount of difference. Just thought I'd share my opinion.
     
  2. Kantide

    Kantide Notebook Geek

    Reputations:
    4
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    88
    I am downloading it on my m14x now. I played it on my desktop and the game is gorgeous. I will report back probably tomorrow with some screenshots and video.
     
  3. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

    Reputations:
    285
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,432
    So how about your fps and temp? Because I might want to try that as well.
     
  4. justinmpierson

    justinmpierson Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    10
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    Video Driver: 267.21
    Turbo Boost: Off
    GPU Clock: Stock NOOC
    Screen Res: Fullscreen 1600X900
    Video Options: Fullscreen/Ultra (no changes)
    FPS: AVG 25.4
    CPU: 85C Highest recorded

    Comments: The game felt pretty smooth for 25.4fps. Will try upgrading the video and doing some slight GPU overclocking, but for stock with turbo turned off I was very impressed.
     
  5. gamba66

    gamba66 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    58
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    479
    some great results, will be getting an m14x..

    but i will be very sad when the next revision will be out.. i mean the m14x is already out for about 6 months.. wont take that long for a second revision
     
  6. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

    Reputations:
    285
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,432
    Well what do you expect, Turbo Boost is a form of auto-OC for Intel CPU, if you turn that one off, then no more OC. The clock would stay at it original clock. Thus save for the heat, and sacrifice for the performance and the extra Ghz boost.
     
  7. justinmpierson

    justinmpierson Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    10
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    I was expecting it to be much worse then what it was, it ran very good for stock video drivers and no overclocking (cpu/gpu) running at full resolution with the ultra settings on. Even 25fps was very playable, a couple of tweaks and I can see it doing 40fps no problem.
     
  8. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

    Reputations:
    285
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,432
    Well about that "Ultra" Setting, I just found out that is not the Real Ultra (As I guess) it is actually Low Setting.

    Because I also try to change between Low - Med - High - Ultra and nothing different. Read this post for more info:

    Baseless "complaining" - a few facts Note to all: You MUST Be Able To Log Into Battlelog in Order to Read/See This Post.
     
  9. justinmpierson

    justinmpierson Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    10
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    Video Driver: 267.21
    Turbo Boost: Off
    GPU Clock: 720/1440/1080
    Screen Res: Fullscreen 1600X900
    Video Options: Fullscreen/Ultra (no changes)
    FPS: AVG 30.1
    CPU: 80C Highest recorded
    GPUT: 58C Highest recorded
     
  10. Kantide

    Kantide Notebook Geek

    Reputations:
    4
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    88
    Some of the video settings actually do work. Turning off ambient occlusion and lowering anistropy gained me 15 fps to an average of 40 on medium. Not too shabby.

    Battlefield 3 Beta on the m14x - YouTube
     
Similar Threads: M14x Battlefield
Forum Title Date
Alienware 14 and M14x Alienware m14x battlefield 3 Nov 11, 2012
Alienware 14 and M14x How well can we expect Alienware m14x to run Skyrim, Battlefield 3? Sep 14, 2011
Alienware 14 and M14x M14X BSOD/HDD Issues Apr 17, 2015
Alienware 14 and M14x Alienware M14x R1 temperature/aging problems. Apr 9, 2015
Alienware 14 and M14x How much could I sell my old Alienware M14x for? Mar 9, 2015

Share This Page