M18X R2 and GTX 1080

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    What do you guys think?

    Will this work?

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    Edited: due to the over size of the card where it meet my fingers , the video connector is in the way. This prevent the card to be seated. :(

    I will try and see if the aw 17 R1 have clearance.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2018
  2. Raja786

    Raja786 Notebook Consultant

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    You trying dude? Well if if does I’m buying an M18x


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  3. Danishblunt

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    Nope, lack of power connector. You could try with your other 1080 tho.
     
  4. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Wrong.

    I think the power connector makes for the best scenario if you splice the power off the DC jack like what was done for the Ranger with the 980DT mod.

    The more troubling aspect is cooling.

    That being said Im not sure about running the 1080 in SG mode.

    Would that card fit in the Ranger or would it conflict with the CPU heatsink?
     
  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    No go due to obstruction of the video connector. Card is too big on the right side.
     
  6. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Yeah you would have to chop out that part of the frame as well, a lot of work compared to the 1070 for certain.
     
  7. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Just a bit longer, 2060 will be announced soon.

    Let's see if we can find 2060/2070 in MXM format lol
     
  8. chewbakaats58

    chewbakaats58 Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm really hoping one comes out that we can plop in our Alienware 18's and m18xr2's. Though I will say my 980M's sli are still going strong!
     
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    Raja786 Notebook Consultant

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    980’s are good but sli support sucks tbh.


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  10. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I just pulled out my dead Alienware 18 motherboard and it looks like a possibility that the card will fit , with a some modifications. I will update later, probably tomorrow when i get the dremel out.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018
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