P35W v2 News

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  1. shempmalone

    shempmalone Notebook Consultant

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    It wasn't that, but thanks. It turns out that I needed to update my firmware, so I installed Smart Update. In doing so I discovered that the driver versions on Smart Update are, in some cases, newer than the ones on the web download page, so I updated a bunch of drivers. Problem solved. It's a really nice webcam!
     
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    Is it 720p? Nothing in the specs sheets indicate it.

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    Specs say HD camera, which suggests 720p.
     
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    The ones I've seen only say 1.3 megapixels.

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    Well, HD is about 1 megapixels while Full HD is about 2 megapixels.
     
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    I'm thinking of this same thing.
     
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    I would have gone with the P35G v2 if they had used the Maxwell 860M. I got a reply from Gigabyte that indicated that the laptop would have the Maxwell version, but my hopes and dreams were crushed when the owners started reporting that it uses the Kepler version. Just imagine the battery life with a GPU that uses only around half the power of this one.

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    There were some tests done comparing Maxwell and Kepler and the results were not that great. A frame rate limiter is applied and even limiting the FPS to 30 didn't achieve anywhere near double the battery life. Sorry, I can't remember where I saw the info, but when I read it I remember being quite underwhelmed.

    I'm also not sure if applying your own frame rate limiter would achieve a similar result.

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    I wasn't saying that you would get twice the battery life, because you still have other factors such as CPU, screen, etc. One thing for sure is that Maxwell is pretty efficient compared to Kepler. Heat would be another advantage Maxwell has over Kepler; since it runs cooler, there's more headroom for overclocking if desired.

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    I think there's a lot of Maxwell hype, on this forum especially.
     
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