P35W v2 News

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  1. Frobe

    Frobe Newbie

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    On the Lightbleed subject, I contacted Gigabyte and they recommended an RMA with the supplier as it was faulty arival, which i've done. I'll make another post when the replacement arives.

    As it's relevent to the topic; Gigabyte customer support was very polite and effecient.
     
  2. KernalPanic

    KernalPanic White Knight

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    Update for 860m vs 870m...

    Unlocked BIOS now allows up to 53% clock changes by moving a slider... most are claiming stable 20-25% core increases... a few are claiming 30%.
    Even just 20-25% seems to pull the 860m to within 8% of a stock 870m in benchmarks.
    (remember what I said about driver optimizations/updates for Maxwell... they may slice that down even further)

    This is not counting the extremes and exceptional cases... which might already exceed a stock 870m.

    Note that those running slimmer laptops with 870m are reporting LOWER scores than these 860m-equipped laptops in some cases.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/751352-860m-beast-33.html

    This doesn't mean the 870m is a bad call, (as it remains a solid price/performance GPU) it just means that people getting emo about how impossible they think something is need to rethink what they think they "know". It would also be nice if the name-calling went away. :)

    As an FYI... I am currently considering both 860m and 870m laptops for my next laptop for different reasons.
    Both the Gigabyte laptops are in my top 5.
     
  3. XxxKing YBxxX

    XxxKing YBxxX Notebook Evangelist

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    ^Im assuming that is with the maxwell 860m? Because I have a hard time believing that a Kepler 860m, which is what the downgrade of this laptop the p35g v2 has, is capable of achieving those numbers

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
  4. Korporal

    Korporal Notebook Geek

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    Does anyone know what the CF# means at the end of each model number and what the exact specs are for the P35Wv2-CF4? I have only seen CF1 and CF2 comparisons and it just looks like the RAM and mSATA are different. Do some models come with standard DVD instead of BluRay?

    I found this on ExCaliberPC:

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    A model on NCIX.com shows "Gigabyte P35 i7 4710HQ 128GB SSD 1TB HDD 16GB DDR3 15.6in FHD IPS GTX870M 6GB Win8 Gaming Notebook" as the title.

    And under the Specifications Tab:

    Model P35Wv2-CF4
    Operating System Windows 8.1
    Type Gaming Notebook
    Processor Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.4-3.4GHz
    Standard Memory 8GB DDR3L
    Memory Expansion max to 16GB
    Hard Drive 256GmSATA+HDD 1TB
    Optical Drive DVD
    Display Size 15.6"
    Display Technology FHD IPS Anti-Glare(1920x1080)
    Touch Screen No
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 6GB GDDR5
    Wireless 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet 10/100/1000
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam HD Camera
    HDMI Yes
    Keyboard Automatic adjustment backlit keyboard
    Battery Li-Polymer, 11.1V, 75.81Wh
    Dimensions 15.16 (W)x 10.63 (D)x 0.83(H)in
    Weight 5.09 lbs

    I emailed NCIX and they responded with "This notebook has one 128GB SSD and one 1TB HHD. ETA will be about July 16. It has 8GB memory and expansion max to 16GB"
     
  5. dennis96411

    dennis96411 Notebook Consultant

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    I believe it stands for "configuration".

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-T989
     
  6. Ramaya

    Ramaya Notebook Enthusiast

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    hey guys i have decided that I will bite the bullet and get a P34W V2 and I have a couple of questions:

    If i open it to re-paste the CPU/GPU do i void the guaranty?
    The reason i am asking is that i am going to buy it from the UK and i can either get the regular Gigabyte P35W v2 model:
    P35W V2-CF1, Gigabyte P35W, 58852034 - Save on Laptops right now.

    OR get the re-branded XMG C504 at the end of July, which will come re-pasted from the manufacturer,
    XMG C504 15.6" Core Gaming Notebook

    Also the Gigabyte P35W V2 comes with the Realtek 10/100/1000 network card,
    while on the XMG C504 i have the option to upgrade to an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (Bluetooth)

    can any of you guys comment on these options please?

    Is it worth waiting for the XMG model which will offer somehow better configuration for the price?
     
  7. µGamera

    µGamera Notebook Geek

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    If anything, I personally would do my own pasting and skip the wait.
     
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    davide.bassetti Newbie

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    Hi guys! I'm going to order the XMG C504 and this is my configuration. Do you have any suggestions?
    Schermata 2014-06-25 alle 17.06.12.png
    I will put an additional HDD on my own.
    Maybe something to say about the wifi card? The options are:
    Schermata 2014-06-25 alle 17.09.47.png
    Or about the 2x mSATA SSDs:
    Schermata 2014-06-25 alle 17.11.50.png
     
  9. Rafael_paez87

    Rafael_paez87 Notebook Geek

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    I've just received my p35w and i got to say that the build quality is very good, more than what i expected. However, it has a horrible light bleeding on the screen. I think is the worse i've ever seen in all my devices. I'm sending it back.

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  10. dennis96411

    dennis96411 Notebook Consultant

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    Wow, that's pretty noticeable. Luckily, mine doesn't show signs of severe light bleeding; there's a bit on the right side if you stare really close at it, but other than that there is nothing bad.

    By the way, has anybody gotten to know how to boot in legacy BIOS mode? I kind of want to use my bootable flash drive and flash a custom VBIOS, which requires BIOS, not UEFI.
     
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