The Mighty Clevo P870DM-G "Phoenix" Gets an 8700K and GTX 1080 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Mr. Fox, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Ryan Russ

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    http://benchmark.finalfantasyxv.com/result/

    I'd be expecting something close to 8-10k in results for a 1080, more if OCD.
     
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    yep, one has to do far less modding on desktops to realize such solutions due to basically no space restraints.
     
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    So I guess we do an 1080P high benchmark then. The only problem I have with the site is, that it doesn't make a difference between a notebook GTX 1080 and a desktop GTX 1080. Which is kinda meh. According to the site the GTX 1080 average is ~7500 points

    however a desktop GTX 1080 gets around 8k


    Still a nice and quick way of testing it. I don't know how demanding this is on the CPU tho.
     
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    On my p157sm it is a roughly 2 core intensive process.
     
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    Oh, sounds like a terrible port then :'D

    Well it would be interesting to see the result anyways.
     
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    Fox made the cable, but the 8-pin is 4 power pins on the left and 4 GND on the right, so the 2 4-pin connectors need to be interleaved.

    For my P150EM mod I only bothered to connect the power pins since the GND connection is already very low resistance through the slot. MXM power is not connected to the cable power through the card though, so connecting at least the power pins is required.
     
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    Actually I find it much better as a port than other games, mostly because it is so GPU dependent. A lot of games tend to get hung up on your CPU and give you a bottleneck. Not so much with ffxv, because of things like dx12 API overhead and other fixes streamlining the game for notebooks and weaker CPUs lol
     
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    You got it..... Also, which IC or capacitor you guys used as the junction?
     
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    This is my biggest issue with the newer clevo mxm cards. The cards themself don't necessarily need to have the extended power connector, it's mostly possible through the GPU slot, but they do it anyways. Speaking of which, I wonder if it's possible to create a cable that feeds mxm power directly to that port eliminating the need for specific cabling.
     
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    Are you asking where I pulled 3.3V from on the board? I grabbed it from a jumper, PJ67 iirc. I can verify later.
     
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