*OFFICIAL* Alienware "Graphics Amplifier" Owner's Lounge and Benchmark Thread (All 13, 15 and 17)

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    If you have an Alienware 13, 15 or 17 R2 (2015 and later release) that uses a Graphics Amplifier and you like benchmarks, you've come to the right place. Please use this thread to share your results, ask questions or have general discussion related to the benchmark performance of these machines when using the eGPU (Graphics Amplifier).

    Whenever possible, include a screen shot and a hyperlink to the results if they are validated online (i.e. 3DMark Suite, 3DMark 11, 3DMark Vantage, etc.).

    Any questions regarding the Graphics Amplifier, how to use it, tweak it, repair it, should also be presented in this thread. Those posting benchmarks here will be our resident experts on the subject and your best resource for the answers you are looking for.

    If you would like to share your performance results using the integrated discrete graphics card, please post those results in the corresponding benchmark thread for your specific model.


    Update 01/13/2016

    Added table below per @Game7a1 request:

    The table has been approved.
    NvidiaAMD
    GTX TITAN XR9 Nano
    GTX 980 tiR9 390x
    GTX 980R9 390
    GTX 970R9 380x
    GTX 960R9 380
    GTX TITAN BlackR9 370x
    GTX TITANR9 370 (OEM)
    GTX 780 tiR7 370
    GTX 780R9 290x
    GTX 770R9 290
    GTX 760 ti (OEM) R9 285
    GTX 760 192-bit (OEM)R9 280x
    GTX 750 tiR9 280
    GTX 750R9 270x
    GTX 690R9 270
    GTX 680 HD 8990 (OEM)
    GTX 670HD 8970 (OEM)
    GTX 660 tiHD 8950 (OEM)
    GTX 660 1.5 GB / 3 GB (OEM)HD 8870 (OEM)
    GTX 660 (Non-OEM)HD 8770 (OEM)
    GTX 650 ti BOOSTHD 7990
    GTX 650 tiHD 7970
    GTX 650HD 7950
    HD 7870
    HD 7850
    HD 6990
    HD 5970
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  2. kakashisensei

    kakashisensei Notebook Consultant

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    For anyone who has the graphics amp, I was wondering what the cable length is. I am surprised that I could not find a single thing online about the cable length. Thanks.
     
  3. raiden87

    raiden87 Notebook Evangelist

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    i would say about 1.5m, maybe 2m
     
  4. bumbo2

    bumbo2 Notebook Deity

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    The Graphics Amp Cable Length is 4 1/2 Feet.
     
  5. hi9580

    hi9580 Notebook Consultant

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  6. bigtonyman

    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

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    I don't see why they wouldn't be provided the PSU can supply the power to run them. Even then, you might be able to mod in a new PSU to support some crazy stuff like a 295x2 or a titan-z. :D
     
  7. hi9580

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    I mean without modding, even with better PSU if those cards are not supposed software wise by alienware will likely have problems/not work. Also cards like titan z will not fit in the enclosure due to their extended lenght.
     
  8. mikecacho

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    They will be supported, a non reference card is simply a fancy way of saying OCed
     
  9. octiceps

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    Er the factory overclock isn't all. What about custom cooler and PCB design and beefed up power circuitry, maybe even extra VRAM.
     
  10. mikecacho

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    What about it? The custom cooler is no more than an extra fan, the voltage can be duplicated with a modded vBios, and the VRAM is just more VRAM...
     
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