P150EM upgrade GPU to GTX 1060

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  1. Kostasgreece

    Kostasgreece Notebook Enthusiast

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    hello.i have a p150em with v3b bios. I want to buy a Dell k3000m or an msi 290m. which one is supported to my laptop? I need a vbios flashing?
     
  2. Eurocom Support

    Eurocom Support Company Representative

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    Yes you need proper VBIOS for your system. We have complete upgrade kits available for P150EM so please check with our Sales Team.
     
  3. Kovlin

    Kovlin Notebook Enthusiast

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    Eurocom any chance we could get some benchmarks of your 1060 and 1070 cards in this laptop, I don't mind spending extra for a 1070, the modded heatsink and a new power brick if it has noticeably better performance but if it just throttles the whole time then I think I will just go with the 1060.

    Also, odd question, if I buy a 1060 or 1070 and in a few months this 5 year old laptop bursts in to flames or whatever, could I send the 1070 back, get it put in a new Sky X4C and save myself buying another vid card with that laptop purchase?

    Thanks for your time
     
  4. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    The GTX 1060 runs cool. I don't know about the GTX 1070 tho.
     
  5. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  6. Kovlin

    Kovlin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bought a 1070 and a 230w brick for my P150EM and have found something very odd with the benchmarks of the 1060 and 1070 cards, specifically firestrike and 3dm11.

    While I was running 3DMark 11 I noticed that the fps for all the GPU tests finished right under 60FPS, reran the test and watched it, its at 59.x the entire time. Tested the same thing on firestrike, same results, overall score is about the same as you see on most of these laptops, slight variation for cpu and ram speed.

    GTX 1070, 32GB 2166mhz, cpu @ 4.3Ghz
    Fiestrike graphics score 13648 https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14926022

    For a comparison, here is my GTX 1080TI desktop when I force gsync on and set it to 60hz
    Firestrike graphics score 13757 https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14925878

    Now here is where things get a bit odd, the GPU utilization on the 1070 is at nearly 100%, so it is rendering the frames, the 1080 I gsync locked was a lot lower, which makes sense. I have done the same tests with 3dm11, compared it to 1060 tests and see the same thing.
    On Heaven benchmark, in a window, it peaked at over 200FPS on extreme but when I ran it full screen 1080p at lower settings it reported 59.7FPS
    Timespy was fine but it can't hit 60FPS anyways https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/25161361?
    VRMark orange room was fine, averaging 171FPS (also in a window, starting to see a pattern here) https://www.3dmark.com/vrpor/202133

    My best guess is that our laptop in full screen mode somehow dumps any frames from reporting if they exceed the refresh rate. I would love to test this but my vive isn't going to work though optimus and my only other display above 60hz needs a dual link display port, ours is single. I did spend a few hours trying to get the intel hd 4000 to overclock, or even run a valid timing at lower res both on internal and external displays, but it just doesn't work. Intel app just complains that the setting is over the max bandwidth, CRU just does nothing. If I had a DP to DVI dual link 120Hz adapter it might change these results. Would love to see someone with a 120hz DP monitor test this.

    All tests done on Nvidia 390.77 and Intel 15.33.46.4885

    230w brick topped out at around 220w from the wall and idles around 35w. That is input, not output, so there is still headroom there. I can grab a multimeter and amp clamp from work if anyone wants me to work out actual DC input wattage and approximate efficiency but if nobody cars, I won't bother making up a test cable.

    I wish there was better info on the dGPU direct output that Khenglish got working, it needed both a custom bios and a custom vbios from prema. Shame, this thing would do VR quite well.

    Let me know if anyone wants any clarifications or other tests
     
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  7. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    100% usage does not actually mean what people think it does basically.

    With 3dmark 11 you have to run it stretched or something similar or the scores will be lower due to a quirk with the program.
     
  8. SMGJohn

    SMGJohn Notebook Consultant

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    Can you test Unigine Heaven benchmark and monitor the temps on the card if possible?
     
  9. kothletino

    kothletino Notebook Consultant

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    Same problem here...
    win10
    win7
    Physics Score is also lowwer.
     
  10. origin17em

    origin17em Notebook Enthusiast

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    can someone tell me what the difference is for the MSI vbios
    2016-10-25
    86.06.2A.00.0B

    vs
    eurocom 86.06.19.00.08
    unknown date


    non-gsync
     
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