The hopeful of keeping MXM 3.0b alive thread!

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by King of Interns, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Guru

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    Yeah I know. Vega 10 = V64 and V56. Polaris 10 = RX 580/480 and RX 570/470.

    I just have a hard time seeing how they can fit this huge thing on MXM-B. The GPU die (486mm^2) and HBM2 (92mm^2 each) together is 670mm^2, and the molded package according to that AMD slide is 815mm^2. I'd imagine the package height is larger than normal as well given the interposer that the GPU and HBM stacks sit on. At the very least, massive heatsink changes are needed.
     
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    It would actually fit fine on mxm since there's no need for space to be wasted where the gddr5 chips normally go.

    Plus there's still the RX Vega Nano that is supposed to come out, but I highly doubt we will see Vega in MXM form. I think Eurocom was just trying to see how much interest there would be.
     
  3. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Guru

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    But the mounting holes for the heatsink standoffs would get in the way, unless maybe the package was rotated 45 degrees. But that would necessitate heatsink changes like I said to account for the package orientation and z-height.
     
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    Thanks for sharing guys.

    I am not a huge fan of nvidia but its not like I will oppose buying the 1070 outright just because of it. Though if there is chance of getting an AMD alternative then that would be great as well.

    Wouldnt mind an RX 580 8GB or Vega alternative as long as I can install it without too much modifications or supplementary power.
     
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    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks friend!!!

    I just get 5 samples MOSFETs for the card from TI, I think I can solder them on weekend...

    Should I use a heatgun with flux just like a normal chip??? any special recomendation?

    How can I know if they are working once I solder them?, I mean I want to perform a benchmark before/after to know if they are working...
     
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    I imagine you would have to mod the tdp of the card and if it doesn't blow up it might be a good sign
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i'll be interested if it perform better than the 1070.
     
  8. dzpliu

    dzpliu Notebook Consultant

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    Recently, there are more versions of MXM3.0B 1070 released into the market, they all looked like the GECUBE's card. (i have no idea how to tell the difference)
    This might be why Eurocom's 1070 looks like gecube's.
    and apparently, this version of the standard 1070 is still functioning after furmark and games. (will update if boom)
    link

    update: died after stress testing.
     
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    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    looks like a minefield there :(
     
  10. poprostujakub

    poprostujakub Notebook Guru

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    Your welcome.

    Hot air station will be definitely more safe. For heatgun I recommend also buying Kapton tape or cover all surface around the soldering point with e.g aluminum foil.
     
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