M18x US Launch Info

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by vzachari, Apr 27, 2011.

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  1. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Look at the price proportion difference when going GTX460M->SLI->CF. ;)
     
  2. vzachari

    vzachari Notebook Evangelist

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    Wild speculation on my behalf:

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    The Crossfire 6970 price was always between US $500-$600. What we were seeing on the US config website as the crossfire 6970 price was the remnants of the price for the 485m SLI which was removed for whatever reason.

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    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    460M--->Sli ($375)--->xfire ($522)

    Seems reasonable.
     
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    Painkilller Notebook Consultant

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    I'm gonna shoot for the Nvidia Sli, as soon as I can sell one of my kidneys on Ebay. ;)
     
  5. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    And when the GTX580M comes out, get ready to sell the second one ;)
     
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    Hmmm...roughly £3400gbp for the UK spec I would want (xm2920/500xt hdd/base ram/dual 6970's/2yr warranty/blu ray/Intel wifi/bluetooth)

    Could save a few quid on the blu ray and hdd but tbh, at £30 xtra for the XT over base, its a no brainer and £80 over base for the blu ray makes sense....ram I would do later.

    My only "gasp" was £850 extra over base for the XM...£500 over base for the 2820...kind of in line I guess as when I got my R2, the 840qm was £450 over base and the 940XM was actually £880 over base.

    LIkelihood of these SB XM's popping up on Ebay? - slim to none I would imagine.....

    Gonna have to have a word or to with my business rep to see what deal he could cut me....

    Who wants to buy a hardly used UK R2 as per sig LOLOLOLOL
     
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    If the rumors are true about the 580m coming out in the summer then how powerful do you think it will be. I believe the 6970m is a 6850 underclocked and the 485m is about a 560ti? Will the 580m be around an underclocked desktop 570? At CES Nvidia did state that the 485m wouldn't be replaced for some time so a June/July release doesn't look promising.
     
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    GTX 485m is a GF104 chip, it's a souped up GTX 460 desktop card.

    GTX 580m will probably be the GF114 aka the Geforce 560 GTX Ti. It will smash the GTX 485m and the 6970.
     
  9. JimmyC

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    Ahhh the circular waiting game rears its head again... I've waited long enough for the M18X as it is. Then we're supposed to wait another 3 months for the 'next' greatest gfx card only to see that trumped in another 6 months etc etc etc...

    CF 6970's will be more than adequate for me!
     
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