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. SMGJohn

    SMGJohn Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry I meant the M290X, I screwed up, but people have tested it in the Ranger with 120Hz display it wont work, its because the Ranger never officially supported M290X with 120Hz displays in fact the Ranger that came configured with M290X always came with the 60Hz display. And again I say this because its a firmware issue, manufacturers just wont support AMD with 120Hz displays for some reasons I am guessing because they always came with the 3D technology and nVidia had a monopoly on it back then.
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Not following, I didn't get the m290x either. I got the wx 7100 which is newer and should be suitable for eDP panel.

    I already ordered it, so we will find out for sure when it gets here. If it doesn't want to work then I may just scrap the ranger altogether.

    I guess I can also look for a nice 4k panel with good color accuracy. The WX 7100 supports 10-bit color on the desktop card, think the mobile variant also supports 10 bit or would that be a stretch?
     
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  3. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Vega 7nm coming to gamers after all.


    I cant post linn for some reason but it's on arstechnica announced from ces I think.
     
  4. SMGJohn

    SMGJohn Notebook Consultant

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    Because nVidia has unofficially killed MXM now, Dell has invented a new standard of upgradable mobile GPU's, and I hope it is widely supported by everyone because MXM while great has its downsides.
    I applaud Dell for their effort in upgradability with this new approach.

    Video of Linus tearing down the laptop, I hope there is an AMD option in the future, that be great, also 2080 Ti in a laptop, you wont see that on MXM standard
     
  5. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Deity

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    DGFF isn't a standard when it's a different form factor in every system that uses it. Precision 7530, Precision 7730, and Area-51m use 3 different designs.
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I do like that the display connectors are actually on the GPU card ... like on a desktop GPU, rather than routed through the motherboard.
     
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    dzpliu Notebook Consultant

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    so Clevo is still using their Clevosized MXM, but you might need to change the heatsinks.

    MSI only made 2070/2080 MXM, 2060 only exists as BGA.
    and both 2070/2080 probably uses the same design as MSI 1080 MXM.

    update: MSI mxm machines all dead.
    LINK: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/6004445045

    AW/dell uses DGFF and it has 3 different design for 3 different laptops.

    upgrade-able laptops sounds dead to me.:rolleyes:
    My next machine is going to be a desktop.
     
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    By 'dead' you mean the different size/shape/layout of the cards means no upgradeability of existing models?
     
  9. dzpliu

    dzpliu Notebook Consultant

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    at least not upgrade-able to mine. 16L1/GT62/GT63 *MIGHT* has a chance by modifying the heatsinks, but the screw positions are different now, and might not have enough space for the fatter side.
     
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    Yup , DGFF and Clevo's MXM design are last ones left.


    MSI has shown they will continue to change the design over and over.
     

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