M17x R2 Most modern graphics cards supported?

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by nforce4max, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Danishblunt

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    Just tell me what you already got, maybe you already have a game that pushes both pretty good.

    Most known titles that do that already are:
    - gta 5
    - witcher 3
    - ashes of singularity
    - rise of the tomb raider
    - project cars
    - crysis 3
    - Total War: Attila
    - Far cry 4
    - Shadows of mordor


    We could also go for something like the Prey demo, which is for free, I don't know if it's CPU heavy or not but it's free and we could already have 1 game as example, we should both record with MSI afterburner for the clockspeed etc. We could also use Dota 2 as a benchmark, which is free to play.

    EDIT:
    List of free games and Demos:
    - Dota 2
    - Prey Demo
    - The Division Demo
    - DOOM demo
    - DIshonered 2 Demo
    - Mafia 3 Demo
     
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  2. deadsmiley

    deadsmiley Notebook Deity

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    These are the games I have currently.

    - Witcher 3
    - Metro 2033 Redux
    - Metro: Last Light Redux
    - PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
    - MechWarrior Online
    - Far Cry 3
    - D00m 2016

    On my wish list, which means if I am going to spend money on it I want to spend it on these games:
    - Far Cry 4
    - Star Citizen
    - GTA V
    - Space Engineers (can be setup to to take a machine to it's knees)
    - Dying Light



    I will pickup my Daughter-in-law's M15x with 940XM, 16GB, 500GB EVO 850, M4000M tomorrow night. Will not be doing any testing until maybe Sunday night as I have a very full weekend.
     
  3. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    Not familiar with many up to date games. I've heard Rise of the Tomb Raider is really tough on old hardware though.

    Metro: Last Light Redux is extremely GPU demanding, but i'm not sure about the CPU (although i'd guess its intensive on that too).
     
  4. Etherstar

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    I just tried 980 on mine, the Laptop won't even recognize the graphics card. Not showin on BIOS. Already tried the Legacy from UIEF setting
     
  5. Raidriar

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    Huh
     
  6. nforce4max

    nforce4max Notebook Consultant

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    You need to use a Quadro Mx000M series card if you want to use Maxwell in a M17x R2 as the only the Quadro cards are enabled to run the sort of screens this laptop uses. The normal cards work just fine in the M15x.
     
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    Not true, only the M1000M will work. M2000M and higher give color inversion for whatever reason
     
  8. nforce4max

    nforce4max Notebook Consultant

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    Thank you for correcting me, I have to wonder why the higher end cards have this problem.
     
  9. Raidriar

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    Not a problem with the cards themselves, but the way the BIOS attempts to interface with some maxwell cores
     
  10. sumo64c

    sumo64c Newbie

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    Breathing some life in this dormant thread.......so all I do is play WOW and am looking to get my crossfire 5870 / 920M rig up and running to play battle for azeroth and I'd like to dual monitor / 2 account play. WOW no longer supports sli / xfire due to dx12 and is apparently CPU single core friendly so my 920m should be fine. I'm not that computer savy but could certainly get the old graphics cards out and a new one in. I'm just looking for the easiest plug and play route to go with a single GPU replacement. Your input greatly appreciated.

    Edit.... I've been reading so apparently a mobility radeon 8970M clevo is what I'm looking to purchase. Are there any cheaper alternatives that what Ebay is showing ?? $260+ usd and up to the mid 300's
     
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