P35W V3 and P35X V3

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  1. brach

    brach Newbie

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    Hi, I got my P35W last week and updated everything except the nvidia drivers due to the issues the 35x users were having. I've had some problems with the wireless card, the ac7260, becoming disabled after sleep/hybernate. I was having to disable/enable the device to get it working. I've rolled back the driver to stock and it seems ok at the moment. I've not used the blue tooth, but I have an error in the event log which is a known issue with this card. Haven't tried to resolve yet. I have a dual band router/modem which apparently I need to try to modify the settings so this card works better, but haven't tried that yet. Wifi speeds are superb though.

    The general build feels very good, the keyboard is very solid. I like that the head phone socket has a red light. The track pad takes a little getting used to as I keep moving the mouse when trying to click the butttons. I've yet to have a long gaming session, so the fans haven't kicked in at max, but when turning them on at max, they are very loud. This is my first high end machine, so everything seems fast to me. I've just grabbed the 3dmark demo from steam and run the basic firestrike test. Not sure about the results as it says the graphics driver isn't approved: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4710HQ,GIGABYTE P35V3
     
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    brach Newbie

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    Just updated the nvidia drivers and re-ran the firestrike test with improved scores, (seems turbo didn't kick in the first time): http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/5018146?

    Idle GPU is around 45/46 and idle CPU is around 45-50. Max cpu in test was the expected 91.
     
  3. aqnb

    aqnb Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for posting this.

    I've got MSI GS60 with GTX 970M. I was getting worried about my lower-than-expected physics scores in several 3dmark benchmarks. One theory was that it was thanks to running memory in a single-channel mode (my model has just one 8 GB RAM stick installed, only this was available in my country).

    Everybody else with GTX 970M who had posted benchmarks had 16 GB RAM (2x8 GB, so dual-channel) and they were getting better scores in CPU sections. Difference was quite high, up to ~25% sometimes.

    Your results are the first I have seen from somebody with GTX 970M and also with just 8 GB RAM. And you too got lower physics scores than others.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/msi...t-pro-970m-owner-s-lounge-90.html#post9858975
     
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    Just to add, max GPU temp during test was 90 degrees
     
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    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Single channel RAM is gonna lower your CPU performance for sure, I think it's about 10% reduction.
     
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    lamanian Notebook Consultant

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    3rd day with my p35w v3 and loving it so far. Initially I didnt really like the keyboard, but have gotten used to it and its honestly not bad. Temps will cause cpu to throttle when games are completely maxed out but with a few minor tweaks i can keep them in the mid to high 80's (setting fps to 60, turning off AA, and sometimes going to very high instead of ultra) gpu never gets above 80c. Battery life still great, can get around 4.5 hours streaming HD video and over 6 hours web browsing, gaming is about 1- 1.5 hours. For those of you out there that want a laptop that is portable, sturdy, can game like a champ, and also can be relied on to last pretty much all day at school or work or wherever for basic tasks then this might be the one for you. As long as it continues to perform how it is now, ill be hanging on to it as its definitely the best laptop ive owned. Only weakness is the thermals, but i am fairly certain there isnt a laptop out there thats this thin, with an i7 processor that doesnt throttle when maxed out. (If its not then turn up the settings!!)
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/5024397? My firestrike result.
     
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    Does anyone think they might update the chassis with additional cooling by removing the swappable drive?
     
  8. DelFang

    DelFang Notebook Evangelist

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    With larger fans maybe, I don't think they'll add a third fan, but hey, that's just me thinking.

    Regards
     
  9. RMXO

    RMXO Notebook Deity

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    the new GS60 970m is thinner, lighter and doesn't throttle like the P35W/X. With that said, I'm glad you're happy with your laptop because in the end that's all the matters.

    Hopefully, the next revision, GB will improve but I'm weary because they still haven't learned how their lesson on the Aorus X7 Pro. But one can only hope.
     
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  10. markjk7

    markjk7 Notebook Guru

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    I think all the talk of throttling is probably a bit over done with the P35, possibly because the first users to get the v3 had the iris pro CPU and 980m so higher temps, the results from the P35W V3 so far show only small amounts of throttling which seems to match the GS60, if you boost the fans up then it virtually goes away which i guess the MSI does the same.

    I seriously considered the GS60 but for the same spec it was slightly more expensive than the gigabyte and I liked the ability to upgrade easily msata drive, ram and repaste without taking the whole thing apart and larger battery at the expense of a little more weight too.

    I know the spotty 15 year old in me would of gone with the MSI and it's probably the safer mainstream gamer choice, but for some (like me) the Gigabyte offers a good alternative with the same gaming performance but enough differences to make it suit their needs better. I also feel much better taking the P35 to work than the MSI and I don't need to explain to my wife why I've bought a laptop with a glowing dragon on the lid ;)

    Summary - still more than happy with mine :thumbsup:
     
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