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. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Well, it is what it is.

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    I keep hearing of all this trouble I'm supposed to have but other than the AOTS DX12 mGPU experiment, and needing to change SLI profile for an app or game every now and then, it's worked fine even stuck on ye olde 2016 drivers.

    I tend not to play new games on day 1 tho so probably avoid the worst of the broken SLI profiles. I learned to avoid unpatched release frustration yonks ago.
     
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    just to visualize the work needed to be done on my 980M compatible heatsink:

    P5000 is absolutely identical to the 980M layout, so that would be perfect heatsink-wise.

    the Gecube / Eurocom 1070 would definitely need some heatsink modding. difficult endeavour considering I also have the CPU side to worry about @unified heatsink :confused:

    so according to @Prema only vRAM overclocking is locked on the P5000 and could be unlocked via vBios Mod. So adjusting it to stock 1070 levels might actually be possible, hmmm... decisions, decisions!

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    You definitely aren't playing many new games in SLI if you're still on drivers from 2016. :p
     
  5. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The eurocom 1070 is gimped to a 90w TDP so it might perform around the same as a notebook 1060 with a full mobile TDP. Not exactly a worthy upgrade to be honest and not for the money spent.

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    dont forget it can apparently be configured with various TDP envelopes via vBios. according to @woodzstack up to 145W. original stock TDP range was supposed to be 125-145W. the 90W TDP was set for older alienware machines with weaker cooling capabilities, i.e. the m15x.
     
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    If the component quality and design of the PCB is decent and what we've seen from the gecube cards is that the component quality is not great along with an unsuitable vbios is a recipe for disaster. I have my 1070's TDP set to 151-170w and it's going really well with stock clocks.

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    well thats the thing though. the desaster cases ive seen and heard of thus far were either from the very first faulty batch by gecube or from users applying incompatible vbios versions combined with improper cooling (heatsink left unmodded with simple thermal pad adjustments). thats why im still not convinced either way concerning the eurocom/gecube cards. giving them the benefit of a doubt while at the same time wary because of their overall bad rep among users here. hm...
     
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    That's the good thing about the MSI cards is that they've been proven to work.

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    I have my MSI 1070 at 210W TDP and it just laughs at me.
     

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