RTX v RTX Max Q?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Cariblo, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. specialist7

    specialist7 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah I remember when Max-Q was introduced and I had to explain to some people how it worked.

    But see it works, people without prior knowledge or make the effort into researching things get caught up and eat it. Even with the SKU replacement Nvidia did with the 20xx series had people confusing 2080 Super as being better than 2080 Ti lol.
     
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  2. Viares Strake

    Viares Strake Notebook Guru

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    Been perusing a few different 20** laptop models. Gotta say it seems websites do their best hide when a card is MAX-Q.
     
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    They usually do. Lol because who wants to pay double the cost for a step down in performance. Though most customers won't notice without a frame of reference.

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    Viares Strake Notebook Guru

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    I haven't been seeing double the cost but I generally agree that the MAX-Q model's performance doesn't fairly match its cost. Seems like it is just a way to continue the stagnation of laptop cooling and power delivery designs.
     
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  5. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Comparing performance full GPU vs mobile GPU vs price the best deals are still the full GPU from the "down number" model's, it's not as cool with model numbers that suggest less performance 2060 vs 2070MQ, but as long as you pick a well cooled model either one will be good on a good sale.

    Watch out for the thin and hot laptops, their batteries fail / inflate frequently, probably the worst part of thin and light laptops when you are trying to game on them - overheating the battery on heavy current draw in / out kills them quickly. Thin and light gaming laptops are a bad idea in that respect.
     
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    Viares Strake Notebook Guru

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    Valid input. "Thin and light" would classify models such as the Asus Zephyrus/Scar, Razor Blade, and MSI G75 Stealth correct? I have not been able to find much good information on the anticipated longevity of these models when sporting RTX non-maxq cards. Time will tell.
     
  7. seanwee

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    Most laptops with Max-q I'd say.
     
  8. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The proof is in the owners reports of swollen / inflated batteries, and Zephyrus is the one I've seen most of the battery problems.

    The others I haven't seen swollen batteries... anyone have links?

    Razer is out for being such a long term fail in reliability and customer support. Every new release people hope it's gonna be better this time, but so far it hasn't been better, just different.

    If you can see the layout of the heat pipes and cooling vs battery location and heat maps before buying as it's too early to get direct owner reports for a brand new laptop it's still a gamble - will the gaming load drive the heat up so high the battery fails in the short term like the Zephyrus?

    It may be a good idea for vendors to drive the laptops from a battery / charger pod external to the laptop, at the thinness they are trying to ship to gamers now.
     
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  9. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Not RTX graphics but you can clearly see the problem with wrong design vs. hardware ... This is what you get.

    The beauty of the smaller AW13R3. But its easy clean the inside after a couple of years use:D No need for a screwdriver:vbthumbsup:
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    How to fix this? (side popping)
     
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    Viares Strake Notebook Guru

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    "No need for a screwdriver" LMFAO
     

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