SLI MSI 1070 MXM in P370EM... An adventure

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  1. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    admittedly, that thought also entered my mind for like a second :p :D
     
  2. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Nice, even got SLI working. I really want to try that on the P870DM-G but it would require shaving the pc of the slave gpu to fit.

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    Me too I have another idea though.
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Other than shaving the tab of the slave PCB? The gap between card slots is literally like 1-2mm smaller than I wanted. I also don't like the idea of bending the PCB either.

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  5. bennyg

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    Here's the listing if anybody is interested

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NVidia-GTX-1070-8GB-N17E-G2-A1-Video-Graphics-Card-GPU106/182588894256


    I can't see why it wouldn't be compatible (1060s certainly are) - you'd even have no trouble with the LVDS screen due to Optimus translating card output to LVDS - but fitting might be the problem: from the quick look I had in my P170EM there's a tower capacitor sitting too close to the slot - it will get in the way of the the protruding wing side of this 1070. It's hidden under the frame in this pic (between CPU and GPU - which you'd probably have to cut out entirely) but you can juuuuust see a tiny bit of it to the right of the JUL-12 sticker. You'd also need to cut into the external casing on the bottom left which would leave it a bit ugly looking.

    [​IMG]
     
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    hot damn that price is killer for 1070. Too bad there is no way I can mod the GT60/GT70 chassis to work with it :(
     
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    Thanks for the info.
    That capacitor comes really close to the edge of a MSI card, damn "wing"!
    Maybe it doesn't fit. I must open a bottom case and check myself... next week, too busy right now on work.
     
  8. bennyg

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    Firestrike 17621
    http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12934421


    Time Spy 8370
    http://www.3dmark.com/spy/1952039

    Stock 1070 clocks
    CPU with unlimited turbo limits +400Mhz (so 3.9Ghz with turbo to 4.1ghz)
    Budget CL11-DDR3-1600
    Heatsinks are ok for short bursts. Highest was 85C on Time spy graphics test 2

    Silly 3dmark keeps trying to tell me this:
    [​IMG]

    Gsync vbios? Monitor is a Dell U2311H thats from a time before gsync existed
    Maybe flashing to a non-gsync vbios would get DP-out working?
     
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  9. Meaker@Sager

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    A short lead where the capacitor is sits to a different place should still work. Try and keep it as short as possible to minimise the impact.
     
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    should i pull the trigger for my p377sm-a?
     
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