M17X-R4 with GTX 1080 GDDR5X 8GB

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Sep 6, 2018.

  1. kingofswag187

    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    3D vision is only available on the GPU the laptop shipped with, so a 780M is the max you can use for it IIRC
     
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    880m as well, but is hardly worth mentioning.
     
  3. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I got the 120Hz LCd.

    Bad news. I get 8 beeps when I put in PEG mode. The display will not come on. It will come on via HDMI output. Not even in SG mode when using the 120Hz screen.

    Other than a LCD that is not 120Hz , it will display fine using SG mode.

    Conclusion: The card will display to non 120Hz using SG mode, but will display via HDMI Out in PEG mode. This card cannot do standalone PEG mode. I believe the bios on this Zotac card does not allow it to. It's likely I will not get an external bios flasher anytime soon, I'm gonna give up. :)

    This is also the same for the AW 17 R1
     
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    Ouch.
    Can you run a few benchs on an external screen? Just to give us an idea of it? If not, it's fine
     
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    Probably not the best of ideas. VRMs might burn out without a heatpipe to displace the heat.
     
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    If it displays and everything, why not try it out in the m17xR4 with the 60hz display in SG mode? After modifying the heatsink of course.
     
  7. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I bench 3dmark11 but it power trip And just became very very slow.

    But on the AW 17 , it bench fine with no pwr cap since it was using a 300W PSU, but throttle like crazy almost 11K score.

    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/12913989
     
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    you can try clevo or msi's vbios without g-sync, and turn to uefi mode.
     
  9. kingofswag187

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    I believe this has already been tried, and even so, he would need to either edit the VBIOS to reduce power draw, or feed the GPU extra power to maintain a score good enough to be considered over the 1070
     
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  10. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    @Danishblunt has made me a modded nvidia driver , I will give this another try to see if it can bench using GTX 1080 instead of integrated.

    8 hours till I get off work though ... lol
     
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