M17x R4 and WX 7100 running on 120Hz eDP 3D display, IT WORKS!

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  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Oh really?

    Just got my 4930mx in the mail but I will await your results and may trade up. With my ranger the cpu will definitely be the weak link.

    Heavily considering the p5200 for it.
     
  2. Grant B Gibson

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    It's about 10% faster than the 4770K from what I've gathered, and if you OC it on the desktop it can go toe to toe with a 5GHZ 7700K as impressive as that sounds

    As for the P5200, don't know why you would, it'd be heavily TDP/power throttled to barely being faster than the GTX 1070 in your current machine and held back by your 4930MX, or even the 4980HQ, along with it being ridiculously expensive, you can get a proper GTX 1080 laptop off ebay for a couple hundred more thats updated with SKL-CFL, M.2. etc
     
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    Im doubtful that it would bottleneck the 1080 much, as sandybridge @5.0Ghz and 2133Mhz does well enough paired together with the 1070.

    As for the 4860hq, ill wait for your screenshots until then I have the 4930mx. I dont see any evidence of the 4860hq being unlocked but I only looked for a minute.
     
  4. Grant B Gibson

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    4860HQ is locked, but I decided to order the 4980HQ again from a different seller, hoping they have it in stock
     
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    There is a 4980QS on ebay for like 150 USD or so and another for 250 but says something about modified for desktop use.

    Im rather new to this HQ on rPGA systems type scenario.
     
  6. Grant B Gibson

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    So basically, a chinese person figured out how to adapt BGA to LGA, it leaked and sold like hotcakes, but given limited stock (dead boards/HTPCs etc) stock is drying up. Someone else or the same guy, idk, figured out how to also adapt to PGA, so the 4980HQ is the first cpu to my knowledge that is on BGA, LGA, and PGA.
     
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    Last edited: May 11, 2019
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  8. Grant B Gibson

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    Thats the ironically the one that canceled my order.
    Just search taobao for "4980HQ" and they'll pop up
     
  9. Sentarshi

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    So is that right that WX7100 will not work in M17xR4 native panel 120hz without VDA?
     
  10. SMGJohn

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    Correct, you can remove VDA during operation of the machine but the VDA must be plugged in before boot sequence is attempted otherwise the laptop will run the display at its native 120Hz and fail to work with the AMD card, with VDA the screen will default to 60Hz because of the BIOS/UEFI prioritising DisplayPort over its own internal display.
     
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