OMG: MSI is coming with a GTX 980M SLI notebook!!!

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  1. KCETech1

    KCETech1 Notebook Prophet

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    really depends on your software, I do a lot of professional 3d modeling for animation, video editing and architecture models etc. and depending on your software a low end quadro can beat a 980m or outright run circles handicapped around the 780/880m. if any of your major software runs much FP64 or raytracing any of the 600-900 series Gforces can handicap you. in other applications the reverse can be true where a top end gforce can rival a top end FirePro or Quadro.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irE7VsLS0hE here is a link just to show basics on the smallest current Quadro vs the 850m Maxwell.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z51SddilqSw ( k3100m vs 780m on specview, this is similar performance difference on MAYA and 3DsMAX

    as for the SLI, question. I would have to say no, I am currently unfamiliar with any prosumer or pro applications for video editing or 3D rendering that supports SLI or crossfire. some will actually just ignore your GPU's and dump everything on the CPU. and now with Adobe and others dumping CUDA support who even knows what we may need in a year or two.
     
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  2. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Definitely are very useful tips coming from a professional. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Certified driver support from the software company and nvidia mean often acceleration is not even an option unless you have a quadro and if it is then the work done on the quadro drivers is simply not there in the geforce.

    FP64 speed is the same on mobile quadro cards (GK104) as GK104 geforce. Both are only 1/24th of FP32 as they removed the extra FP64 units to help efficiency, only GK110 has more and it's not available in a mobile card.
     
  4. jcoltrane123

    jcoltrane123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Look how far we have come, THIS is a desktop replacement:

    Kaypro II computer,,
     
  5. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Ah yes the suitcase machines :D It's interesting to look into the engineering that went into those devices.
     
  6. GTVEVO

    GTVEVO Notebook Deity

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    Any idea when this will actually be out? The suspense is killing me.:eek:
     
  7. Cloudfire

    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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  8. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    My pessimistic prediction happened - custom extreme HQ. I was hoping that my optimistic one, would be THE one... When you think about it, they change sockets each generation, so it really doesn't matter that much if it's soldered when you get the top-of-the line option, given it performs as the current top-of-the-lines (unlocked multis, overvoltage possibility and etc). I can agree with such chip and decision. Of course there's those that hand-pick their chips and this is making it "a bit" harder :) I'm still behind modular machines ;)
     
  9. Meaker@Sager

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    Interesting to offer the intel HD option.
     
  10. ryzeki

    ryzeki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Man, the GT80 is shaping up quite good. Good find Cloud :)
     
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