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

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. cn555ic

    cn555ic Notebook Deity

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    -AGA needs to be used with external display

    -AGA has terrible air flow and the design and engineering didn’t account for larger cards.
     
  2. Wormwood

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    Not when you convert it to watercooling!
    Hybrid cards work well a tiny custom loop works even better!
     
  3. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    The AGA works fine with blower style cards. The problem is that very few actually are these days

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  4. cn555ic

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    When Alienware first introduced the AGA they accounted for blower type GPU cards which are more effective with the design but with fans which are on majority of the new cards, the air flow is total crap. I had to modify my case with added fans and vent holes and added a passive heatsink to backplate of card to get it to temps of 55-57c aircooled. I understand to solve the issue, one can just take the lid off and the problem is solved with air flow and larger cards,, but many like form and functionality. Alienware needs to come out with a newer and better design to incorporate larger cards and better air flow.
     
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  5. tom_mai78101

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    Never going to happen unless a ton of people give Dell a financial incentive to redesign AGA.

    I've been using my RTX 2070 card on the AGA. After using the AGA + 2070 card, I can say I'm completely satisfied with what I have, and would probably keep using the same system configurations for quite some time. Should last me at least 5 to 8 years, if the SSD doesn't give out or anything.

    Then again, since I don't play action games and is more into simulation games, the graphics doesn't really matter much to me.
     
  6. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Alienware has already stated that the current AGA is "PCIe 4.0 Ready" which means they will not bother redesigning it any time soon.
     
  7. rinneh

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    Dell did about 6 months ago a questionary/poll of what we would like to see in the AGA v2 so i wouldnt rule it out at all.
     
  8. cookinwitdiesel

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    Good to know, I was not aware of that. Hopefully they a) got good advice from users and b) will actually implement it in the near future.
     
  9. tom_mai78101

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    I wished they show us what were the most popular options/feedback. I didn't see the polls anyway, so...
     
  10. rinneh

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    It was pushed through reddit.
     
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