*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 R4 / m17 R4 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Game7a1, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. mehtenj94

    mehtenj94 Notebook Geek

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    There’s a new VBIOS available to download on the support site. No changes in performance due to it.
    Can anyone check if resizable bar is supported on their nvidia control panel? Not sure if it was yes or no before, but it’s yes now
     
  2. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    The above is correct. Just checked your new vBIOS and this system uses the 165W 3080 and 140W version for both the 3060 & 3070.

    Edit: My bad, I was confusing a secondary/alternative 3080 140W vBIOS in the package for the 3060.
    Contrary to the readme there apparently is no 3060 vBIOS contained in the updater.
     
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  3. Normimb

    Normimb Notebook Evangelist

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    Backlight bleed are normal for IPS panel. Inexistant in OLED and TN panel. Too bad for dead pixel. My 300HZ display has a red stock pixel. Seems common to have issue with pixel with higher refresh rates panel.
     
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    Normimb Notebook Evangelist

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    Does both your numbers include a 15W dynamic boost?
     
  5. Game7a1

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    bjrebo Notebook Consultant

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    I appreciate the dialogue. I know it is a lottery swapping one for another. It had very minimal backlight bleed. I was actually pretty impressed with the screen other than the pixel. If the next one comes and is worse or has a pixel or two dead, I guess I will have to live with it. I was extremely pleased with the results otherwise. I have owned 4-5 alienware laptops over the years. The QC has definitely gone down. I was actually around when Mr Fox was helping us all with our SLI systems. lol
     
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  7. bigtonyman

    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

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    We'll see what compromises are made to house Ryzen and what 11th gen intel looks like. According to the rumor, only 3060 and 3070 were listed with ryzen. Would suck if 3080 systems are Intel exclusive. Give me a choice!!! :(
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Boost, yeah good one NVIDIA.

    Let's call it what it is >>> throttle.

    All 3 vBIOS use a 15W lower fallback throttle value, if the EC and/or driver signal that they are no longer "happy" with the power limit.

    3080 drops from 165W to 150W
    3070 drops from 140W to 125W
     
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    Normimb Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks a lot. Exactly how i see it. Dynamic Throttling boost. But i really like the way you present it. It's so much clearer this way.:)
     
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    FXi Notebook Deity

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