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

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  1. Sentarshi

    Sentarshi Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got from this tread that this is true for WX7100 flashed with RX480 vbios because RX480 does not support 120hz. But native WX7100 BIOS support it no?
     
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    Oh, where in the main post did I type something that would suggest so, I need to correct it so it wont cause further misunderstanding in the future.
    WX 7100 can be flashed to Rx 480 very easily but ANY AMD GPU requires the use of a VDA for 120Hz displays, the only laptops out there with 120Hz displays and AMD uses BGA GPU.
     
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    Well I got the AMD FirePro W5170 and it worked with no issues with 120hz panel
     
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    With no VDA and PEG mode?
    No one has ever gotten Radeon working on 120Hz displays that have at least said so on forums, I am sure many has privately but never written about it.
     
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    Well I could officially confirm that W5170 worked with no issues with 120hz panel. In PEG mode. I just broke it because im idiot and did not place thermal pads correctly.
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Is this eDP or LVDS and on what laptop?

    Iirc that card is mxm3.0a
     
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    eDP
     
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    Found a photo from that time
    Config AW m17x R3 120hz EDP screen AMD Crimson drivers https://photos.app.goo.gl/PnWcUjX1tY6zNSt19

    With fire pro drivers recognized as Topro XT
     
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    Very odd indeed, the WX 7100 does not work neither does it do with Rx 480 BIOS without the VDA, I have tested it.
     
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    Sounds interesting wondering if here are other owners of WX7100 with similar experience for statistics
     
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