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Project make M15x Pascal and Polaris compatible (DP only)

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by King of Interns, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 M$ BotNet 10

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    What is the DMC used for?
     
  2. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    Slot across from the wifi slot in the M18x...not sure where it was in the M17x, it's been 4 years since I touched one. DMC was a special mini pcie slot that was used to power the sibeam wihd option that was never really popular.....was like an extra 120, and you had to buy the receiver station separately.
     
  3. alienisme

    alienisme Notebook Geek

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    so, is there any update on this project or any successful attempt in soldering missing components to make eDP available?
     
  4. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    Not that I'm aware of, and frankly, there isn't much point to it other than a proof of concept. Nehalem will bottleneck anything beyond a 980M.
     
  5. alienisme

    alienisme Notebook Geek

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    but it would still great to have a 1060 in this machine which will deliver more performance than a 970m with better power effeciency as well as dx12.1 support and larger VRAM right?
     
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    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    1060 is 6GB VRAM, 970M is also 6GB VRAM. 1060 will not run cooler than a 970M, they are in the same TDP class. dx12.1 may be the only benefit, and it's not worth the massive amount of work to the motherboard only to find it might not work. 970M/980M is good enough for M15x.
     
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  7. alienisme

    alienisme Notebook Geek

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    oops, I forgot that the 970m also have 6GB of VRAM, my mistake. yeah, you're right, unless dx12.1 offers more thing than dx11, the 970m/980m seems like a better choice
     
  8. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    Yeah this project is on hold. I have way more pressing matters to take care of :) yes 1060 isnt a great upgrade. That said e9260 if it ever comes out would be a great low power unit and of course future low tdp cards that punch above 980M at a suitable TDP.
     
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