What Is The Most Powerful Graphics Card Compatible With The Alienware 17 R1?

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  1. TheReciever

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    Or just wait for more options to surface, sell the current GPU and walk away with a minor investment.

    The Ranger is still quite capable of punching up. The only difficult part is getting the CPU to 4.5Ghz
     
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    Boo a voice of reason.
     
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    Yeah would love an rtx 5000 modded to 115w if it works. Investing a lot of money into fitness/health so I can't take the plunge to see if it works. It's basically around gtx 1080 performance iirc?
     
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    Pretty sure once you start getting into the GTX 1080 performance territory your 4th gen i7 is going to start becoming a bottleneck, GeCube has an "improved" 1070 with 150W TDP compared to the usual 120W of regular 1070 MXM, I dunno how good this GeCube "improved" version is considering their previous history with the 1070.
    I might take a risk and go for it, its a regular MXM size and 150W TDP is pretty good, I know that you can do 190W through the port but this might be a problem trying to cool it even with a custom heatsink in the Alienware as they are very much thinner than their Clevo counterparts.
    But seriously, do not go for a Quadro, you cannot even overclock them anymore as they are locked down FAR more than the consumer cards and that extra bit of juice is not really worth it considering how expensive they are unless you REALLY need RTX, but at this point it would be CHEAPER to just buy a new laptop than to buy a Quadro, trust me I played with the idea and when I found those Quadros on Taobao, I went outside to punch myself as I could not believe I was seeing things right.
     
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    My 4930mx at 3.4GHz still pushes my 1070 just fine in the games I play. 4.3Ghz+ should be fine for 1080 or 2080 levels of performance. However thats likely to be where the line of balance is met.

    There is no laptop that exists that could replace my ranger even with modifications, so while buying another laptop may well be a better route for most, its not a potential option for me.

    I don't personally desire rtx, only the performance it brings over my 1070. I'm not in a rush to buy right now anyways, but it's always good to have a look at the horizon.

    I'll keep upgrading this thing until I buy a desktop.
     
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    I would a expect a Quadro RTX 5000 (3072 cores) clocked at 1350Mhz boost to be around 13% slower than a RTX 2080 (2944 cores) clock at 1590Mhz boost.

    All depends on those clock speeds. It's definitely an interesting card.
     
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    Yeah I would really like one at 115w, Especially since I have interest in building landscapes in Unreal Engine 4 coming in the winter, my 1070 will suffice for sure but more performance never hurt lol
     
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    Yeah, I'd also say Ivy and Hasy Quads should still be powerful enough, even nowadays.
     
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    I found the card on eBay for $1,799 but it was sold. That's quite a price. I remember the P5000 was expensive too at first, now it can be found for $899 new sometimes.

    If that card was around $1,000 it would definitely be an interesting upgrade. To be fair even $1,799 isn't a bad deal considering the desktop version is over $2.2k:

    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/pny-nvidia-quadro-rtx-5000/apd/aa377360/graphic-video-cards

    https://www.amazon.com/PNY-QUADRO-5...eywords=Quadro+RTX+5000&qid=1572459668&sr=8-4

    Also I agree. 2nd gen i7 + is still relevant especially when overclocked to 4Ghz+. I run my 3920XM at 4.2Ghz all-core turbo, 4.3Ghz dual core and 4.4Ghz single core and it runs well. Within 6700 series speeds. It may be quad-core but those 8 threads have never been so relevant thanks to all the new 6/8+ core CPUs.
     
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