m18x r2 works perfectly with gtx 1060

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by tanzmeister, Apr 25, 2017.

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  1. aaronne

    aaronne Notebook Evangelist

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    @tanzmeister

    Please! Would you like to post some bench of m18x r2 + 1060m?
     
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    I mean, we need to see if the performance, especially considering the 100W limit of the heat-sink, is any better than 980M before being compelled to upgrade. Could you please post some benches that are modern and relevant, i.e. 3DMark Firestrike, Superposition, etc.

    At least it's not 3DMark Vantage, but yeah, I have no idea what kind of performance I'm looking at here.
     
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    and please could you provide the Device-ID from gpu-z or windows device manager?(for msi 1060, I wanna add its microcode to m18xR2's bios)
     
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    ok, I will try to do that today, just finished with moving my stuff.
     
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    If that can be added to the bios would that allow for legacy mode and sli with the 1060's?
     
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    Likely yes (i hope for PEG mode),
    gpu is on the way and Tuesday will be at my home, Wednesday I'll update all worklog here.
     
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    nor very likely... the gpu still doesnt support LVDS, only eDP, which is the reason why we need to run with one card and optimus... i dont think the card is physically capable of runnig signal over lvds.

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    exactly this....there isn't even any LVDS code in the vBIOS, no way this is ever going to run dGPU only over LVDS. Also, 1060 doesn't support SLI at al...only select 1070 cards and 1080s
     
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    Hi All!

    So my msi 1060 from Alezka.com @woodzstack was arrived yesterday, fast, very well packaged , and with a bit of icdiamond7.

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    Removed (not very well) the tiny metal square on heatsink, that touch ram on 1060.


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    put thermal pads everywhere to match heatsink space.

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    Absolutely do not tight or strengt too much the gpu because has on his backside a big squared capacitator that push on motherboard

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    Here 3dmark11 to start benching
    msi1060 (stock clocks) + 3920xm(4.2Ghz) on m18xR2 .

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/12179694
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/12179815

    Score 13334
    GraphicScore 15076
    Physics 10077
    CombinedScore 9654

    Max GPU temp 70° (at 24° t.amb).

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    And Here 3dMark

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19968894

    Score 9849
    GraphicScore 11547
    Physics 11182
    CombinedScore 4318

    Max GPU temp 71° (at 24° t.amb).

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    Superposition benchmark

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    Now I'm start to look if performance is aligned with other 1060's powered laptops.

    All suggestion are very welcome!

    Bye All!
     
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    Brave of you to test, glad you got it working! I assume this is under SG and not PEG mode right?

    Also seems you have some power throttling...maybe a good idea to power cycle a few times.
     
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