*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R5 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by alexnvidia, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. rinneh

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    Saw it and responded to it!
     
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    Its going to be a very grey area now. Intel now states that the 45watt tdp is only for the base clock. 3.2ghz on all cores eats about 95watt now.

    But now a customer cant state that Intel is at fault and that the CPU isnt runnings to its specifications now. Because they do not claim that the CPU's should be able to run at full boost 24/7. Its kinda sad no review site questioned Intel about this.
     
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    There was a video anywhere in this Forum, an Asian test of the new aw17. He played BF1 and the gtx1080 was utilized 100%. The 8950HK was able to hold its boost at 4,3ghz all the time (except the thermal throttle)...

    so I think with repaste at least 4ghz allcore with acceptable temps are possible.

    @rinneh sure...clocks below 3,5ghz isn't throttling per definition but you know what I mean ;) ... lets say it more exact: I expect clocks below 3.5ghz allcore with stockpaste and temps in the upper 8Xs :)
     
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    Im curious about the first user experiences with these machines. Keep us posted!
     
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    yeah :) already searched the net about first user impressions... but it seems no one got his 8950 notebook delivered yet.
     
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    Jzyftw Notebook Geek

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    In this case, what is the point of paying for an unlocked 8950HK, instead of getting a 8850H which will run at the exact same frequencies ?
     
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    The 8850H also drops its frequency after prologned use.
     
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    the 8850H has a locked TDP and throttles down to 45w after 28 Seconds... For me there is still no sense buying this CPU. Noteboockcheck tested the 8750 and 8950HK. The 8750s clock was jumping between 2,6ghz and 3,6ghz due to the powerlimit. Ingame the FPS would go up and down between 60 and 90 FPS. A NoGo for me

    AND: even if the 8850H would be the better choice over the 8950HK.... Dell is not offering it...guess why
     
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    That's precisely my point ;)
     
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    you forgot to quote the first part of my sentence, which is precisely my point ;)

    ,,even if the 8850H would be the better choice over the 8950HK,, that mean it isn't the better choice
     
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