P375SM-A Vortex 1070

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  1. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Prophet

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    Got myself a Vortex 1070 for my P375SM-A. Out of the box it behaved the same way Bennygs 1070 did with a blackscreen on the monitor but worked with external screen. I also saw some performance problems as well, after some tinkering and modding the card finally works flawlessly:

    "Stock" runs at:
    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/30836751?

    Casual Overclocked runs at:
    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/30838135?

    @sicily428 u can add this to ur list of successful GPU upgrades.

    Cutting in the case was needed to get it to fit and to get those high 60s to low 70s temperature under gaming a heatsink mod was needed. I would assume with stock heatsink you'd be around mid 80s.
     
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    kothletino Notebook Consultant

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    I have 1060vortex in my clevo p170em and after reading the "high 60s to low 70s" I thought like "wth?!? my 1060 is about 75° during gaming"... and then I read the end part.
    So what exactly is this modification about? Pictures are welcome.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    Hi! Thanks for sharing these infos :)
     
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    kolias Notebook Evangelist

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    How much you paid for the card?
    And about the drivers,how you make them work for your Clevo?
    I’m about to pull the triger now but I don’t know how to do the info thing for the drivers man :(
     
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    430USD
     
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    Any link from where you purchase?
    You don’t have edp -cable-screen?
     
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    Got 120hz eDP screen and purchased it on ebay for 430USD. The P3xx series are one of the few notebooks without optimus support, hence having 120hz screen is required to run pascal.
     
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    Also I will probably answer a question you may have in your head right now. And that would be "is it worth upgrading?"

    It is an extreme hassle to get the card working, vortex cards can behave very randomly and you need to do some case modding, modded drivers, heatsink mods for good temperatures and the list goes on. However, that being said, once you got it working it is a rather huge improvement over your current GTX 970M SLI setup. While on benchmarks like Firestrike the difference doesn't seem huge, in actual games the difference is day and night. To give you some examples:
    Rise of the tomb raider maxed 1080p:
    GTX 970M SLI: 68FPS
    GTX 1070: 102 FPS

    Far Cry primal 1080p maxed:
    GTX 970M SLI: 60FPS
    GTX 1070: 89FPS

    The division 1080p maxed:
    GTX 970M SLI: 55FPS
    GTX 1070: 81FPS

    Just Cause 3 1080p maxed:
    GTX 970M SLI: 52FPS
    GTX 1070: 96FPS

    These are just couple of examples out there that showcase the rather huge difference in performance. However there is something you absolutely need to know, if you plan on 1080p gaming, I strongly recommend getting a 4930/4940MX CPU and overclock it as much as you possibly can. I have multiple games where the 1070 gets bottlenecked by my CPU if running below 4.4ghz.
     
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    OUH this is so great! But what about the modification of heatsink that gave you a drop of 10 degrees?
    During the tests, were the fans set at the maximum speed? Or if auto(stock), what the rpms were?
     
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    And of course, super low temps and no instructions of upgrade. I had P375SM with 4940MX@4,2GHz and 1070 and with fan speed mod - 20% overvoltage. Both CPU and GPU had ~90°C in GTA V with vSYNC.
     
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