NEW Gigabyte P34 V2

Discussion in 'Gigabyte and Aorus' started by IKAS V, Mar 16, 2014.

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  1. Sebi97

    Sebi97 Notebook Evangelist

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    Excellent answer and I agree with you for the most part. The part I disagree is that SSD's need to be 30% empty to function at full speed. This may have been true in the past, SATA 3 and modern controllers have pretty much eliminated that as an issue. With 50gb free and 4.3gb free, I get about the same read/write speeds (+/- 5mb/s). I can also vouch for the 840 evo ssd; excellent drive. In the end you are correct it really depends on what you will use PC for. If not storing lots of movies (which is what takes the most room) and having games only, ssd just makes sense. Also remeber that with ssd, you will get a boost in battery life due to lack of moving parts :)
     
  2. chris_laptopfan

    chris_laptopfan Notebook Consultant

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    Ha, ha. Ok, then i know about that and don't have to ask that again... :D
    Man, quite big OCs on core and memory. I guess your core OC is +290 Mhz as you said your stock boost clock is 1097Mhz?

    For me it would be perfectly fine, to get to around 1300 Mhz (therefore around +200 Mhz) and VRAM with around +450 Mhz to get to a custom design of a OCed 750Ti like a Palit or similar. Hopefully would be achievable with slightly lower overvolting and temps though...?
    Quite disappointed of the marginal difference though... :confused: Max fan stage is significantly louder and faster than your reported 2nd fan stage on auto and only 1-2 °C improvement...? :confused: :(

    Do you have any idea, when your modded BIOS by Prema is available to public?

    Lastly another topic: What i like about 1080p on 14 inch is the high pixel density and sharpness. But on the other hand the screen is often reported to be a lil bit grainy. Does this slight grainy finish mess the (visual) sharpness of the screen up a bit?

    Sorry, for shooting tons of questions on you. :D :D
     
  3. Sebi97

    Sebi97 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yea that fan Auto vs. Turbo is interesting because like you said the noise difference is big while temperature difference is not... Perhaps this is why when on Auto, fans never reach turbo speed; it simpoly does not make sense... I keep asking Prema about it, but I'm not sure. Try messaging him; if he sees lots of people are interested, he will make one :D
    The screen is fine for quality in my opinion, everything looks sharp to me; of course this is subjective though. The matte screen is a must on any laptop in my opinion. I was just outside on a sunny day with brightness at 70% and everything was fine thanks to no glare; just awesome. I despise that it is 1080 though... 1600*900 would of been a WAAAY better choice in my opinion. On this size, a quality 900p panel looks just as good as a 1080 one while increasing (SIGNIFICANTLY) the fps (By about 20) and battery life.
     
  4. chris_laptopfan

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    Hi ephesix and thanks for your video. :)

    I'm quite a bit surprised about your fps in Crysis 3 though, which according to notebookcheck are supposed to be around 19 fps on ultra...
    Therefore i'm quite curious of your framerate frequently hovering in the low 20s and sometimes under 20 (outside area, like the benchmark sequence of nbc is) but with settings most on medium + a few on high.
    I know Crysis 3 is a extremely demanding game, but on that settings i didn't expect that low framerates only slightly above notebookcheck's ultra setting, especially when keeping in mind that your 860m is even OCed... :confused:
    EDIT: Just watched your Afterburner screen after Crysis 3. The clockrate graph seems to be a bit inconsistent, doesn't it?

    What makes that even more confusing is that your Far Cry 3 fps are impressively high though. FC3 should be similar in terms of hardware requirements (notebookcheck measured ~23 fps on ultra, which is very close to Crysis 3's 19 fps).
    But your fps are extremely higher with around 30-40 on ultra settings than the ~16-35 (outside area) on mid-high on crysis3...

    What also makes me wonder is the framerate on watch dogs. As you say this game seems to be quite poorly optimised (the wall graphics glitches at the end of the video LOL :D ) and to me it's inacceptable that Ubisoft releases a title with these issues. :mad:
    But anyway, also on watch dogs measures of notebookcheck seem to be significantly higher. (Note that the tested 860m there is Kepler, but as the Maxwell version is at least as fast as the 770m this still should be comparable...)

    Please don't get me wrong. Definitely don't wanna badmouth your laptop, but i'm very confused about the performance especially in Crysis 3 but also in watch dogs though...

    Temps of around 84°C if i saw that correctly also seem to be a bit high, as you didn't overvolt your GPU...? Sebi97 reported max 84°C but with a significant overvolt...
     
  5. chris_laptopfan

    chris_laptopfan Notebook Consultant

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    Ah, ok. Congrats. Excited to see what differences that will bring... :)
    Have to admit that I don't know so much about Crysis 3 and it's settings :D but shouldn't game effects, particles, post processing, shadows all set to medium and motion blur even disabled bring at least bit more, especially with the OC??
    Just quite confused about that though, especially because your Far Cry 3 fps are significantly higher on ultra settings than your Crysis 3 fps on mid-high settings (outside again) although both titles should be quite on par regarding hardware requirements and frames per second according to notebookcheck's benchmarks... :confused:

    If you're going to redo some gaming tests with your new modified vBIOS anyway, could you then reproduce notebookcheck's benchmarksequence (check out the video under the headline 'benchmark') one time with their ultra settings and another time with their high preset (except their crappy 1366x768 resolution :p , but 1080p) again? Would be quite interesting to see the direct comparison between notebookcheck's bench with stock 860m and your OCed one as well as the comparison between the very high and high preset... :)
     
  6. Rafael_paez87

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    There is a new bios version and a bunch of new drivers available in the smart update application. Has anyone tried the new bios version? Thanks


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. Dret

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    I did apply the new BIOS: Only noticeable change to me (there's probably more that isn't visible to the end user): A revised boot screen featuring a bigger Gigabyte logo.
     
  8. Curunen

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    Question to all owners - what backup solution do you use for the ssd?

    What is the size of the OS install on the ssd?

    One of the first things I like to do with any new system is make sure I've got a reliable clean slate, should anything go seriously wrong... but having never used windows 8 I'm not sure what the best option is. Would be nice to create a recovery usb flash drive - is windows 8 built in backup/restore good enough?
     
  9. Sebi97

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    I bought a cheap 5$ 16gb USB that I moved the recovery partition if anything should go wrong. Also, turning off hibernation will save you 8gb on the ssd (if you have 8gb RAM).

    Also, guys, I have GREAT news :D

    I have finally finished filming and editing my battlefield 4 OC video :) I will set it to upload tonight so in about 12 hours; it should be up :)
     
  10. Curunen

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    Excellent, thank you. I've just looked up the procedure and it looks pretty straightforward to move or copy the recovery partition to a usb stick. I'll make sure to buy a 16GB stick then.

    Another question to all owners - what bag or protective case are you using to carry this? I know it's got a thin sleeve included, but I'm looking for something with a hard external shell - or a bag with a built in protected compartment.
    I carry things with me that would be likely to damage the laptop if only in a soft sleeve, so looking to either get a new bag (I kind of need one in any case) or a hard case for the laptop.

    Just like to make sure I have things prepared in advance, even though I might not be buying for a month or so. :)
     
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