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Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by sicily428, May 21, 2017.

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    A little over 1k for extras with it :) not bad
     
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    I think the 1070m would definitely draw more. The cards are configured with more speed.
     
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    Can anyone here explain me somethings!

    MXM was not only meant to make repairs easier, but also to male upgrades easier(atleast from msi and eurocom), then why in the hell world are these cards so expensive??

    I mean they are more then double thecprice of full pciex16 cards!

    Just why?

    @Papusan @Mr. Fox @Eurocom Support
     
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    Supply and demand basically.

    There's a lower volume sold, meaning higher development costs per board sold. And sales volume is continually dropping with the rise of BGA soldered stuff all the way up to the halo 1080sli products like the GX800 and P21X.

    The boards are made by OEMs (who can control pricing and availability), not independents. Cross brand compatibility is not engineered into the boards because the OEMs only need to care about compatibility with their own laptops. Which is silly, because the micro STX form factor is all but dead because of the unavailability of affordable MXM GPUs, none of them obviously want to bother selling single GPUs.

    10 series saw nvidia drop the reference board design so OEMs designed their own, which meant compatibility went through the floor, and with 1080s they raced to outdo each other by cramming more power circuitry onto PCBs which needed to be bigger to fit it all. Up til then Clevo MXM GPUs were like the "universal donor" - they would go in anything. Now because of the bigger pcb size they fit in nothing else, not even their own earlier models

    ... Although, with the crypto stupidity driving up the cost of desktop GPUs, at the moment MXM prices actually aren't looking as bad as usual.
     
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    P170EM

    upgraded my eurocom 980m 8gb to eurocom/msi 1060 6gb

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    to upgrade to the p170em gtx 1060,what you need?
     
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