Sager NP8358F2-S (Clevo PB51DF2) mini review: RTX 2070 super, Intel 8 core....

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  1. hodgeMN

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    I took advantage of gentech pc's great pricing, no sales tax, and free thermal upgrades!

    https://www.gentechpc.com/product-p/sager-np8358f2-s.htm

    Overall, I have been very impressed with this machine. Prime 95 26.6 will hit mid 80's pulling 112 watts with 4.2 ghz on all 8 cores. This is with an underovlt of -70mv on the core and -120mv on the cache. Fire strike results:

    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/47361464?

    I have also included some pics comparing the internals on my powerspec 1520 with this - the chassis is similar but the heatpipe design has changed. The new design is on on the left side.
     

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    How does the mux switch work? Is it available in the BIOS as a menu option? What about in Windows? Does it rely on Clevo Control Center software to operate, or is there a button or switch to flip from PEG to iGFX with no software installed?
     
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    Awesome, how much of an overclock do you have on the 2070 super? Are you undervolting the CPU in the BIOS? I think they are locked down in the OS right?

    Is it just me or does the new design look like less & smaller heat pipes?
     
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    The GPU mux switch is controlled via the BIOS - the same as the previous version of this laptop.
     
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    I was able to undervolt it using throttlestop. The CPU is not locked down like other laptops due to plundervolt. I can confirm the undervolt stuck via HWINFO in addition to better thermals and benchmarks. I was able to do +175 on the core and +800 on the mem. I have not pushed it further.
     
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    Some options in the BIOS including GPU selection:
     

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    What were the firestrike results? You posted a link, but it doesn't load for me.
     
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    3DMark Score 19,531
    Graphics Score 24,000
    Physics Score 21,758
     
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    Disable SGX (Software Guard Extensions) shown in your BIOS menu. The chances are if you disable that cancer cell you won't ever have to worry about Plundervolt mitigation crap in the future. Some of the turdbooks out there do not have that BIOS option and those folks will be up the creek with no paddle.
     
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