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Well we've done it, the M18x-R1 just crossed the 9k GPU barrier with a SINGLE video card! Major props to @svl7 for his vbios, to nVidia for building Kepler (what an amazing GPU) and to Alienware for designing some awesome cooling, without any of the aforementioned this wouldn't be possible.

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and you have to wait for a mod before you can post as well? really?

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Five post minimum due to all the b.s. we had to deal with the last few weeks.

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ummm, i had more than 5 post before...or it got deleted...

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wow, really. only 3 post in what like 1 year. lol. guess i was just reading allot then. lol

so is that your record or jokers? or are you joker?

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wow, really. only 3 post in what like two years. lol. guess i was just reading allot then. lol

so is that your record or jokers?

One in the same bro. Yeah guess you were lurking, you need to toss some benchmarks here too.

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ok, it all makes sense now.

yeah i had talked to marc about that long ago...i think i quit doing that after the killerinstinct notebook thread nonsesne. where benching turned hostile. :D

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Which KI notebook thread? Was it here or NBR? I noticed a few of yours in the GPU benchmarking section (where you upload your SS). Anyway, grab some dell 680m's and give svl7 some feedback, the other guys aren't doing the job.

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back when killerinstinct notebooks had it's own forums. nothing here or on nbr....

that's right, i did start, but it seemed like there was no real benching interest so i think that's why i stopped.... but on a side note. way to put the smack down for alienware. :D (had to throw that in even though it's a clevo card)

as for the other guys...not really sure why the no good feed back...this should be the soul mission...cracking the the limits of the card.....

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Thanks, I wanted to see AW back on top ;) Hopefully @svl7 can sort out the Dell cards so those start performing like this Clevo one. I'll probably sell this and grab a Dell one once he's able to do it.

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yeah that definitely beats 7970 and by a lot. now all you need is another card for some SLI runs:chuncky:

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Vantage world record for a single mobile GPU as well:

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Is that Oced stable for gaming?

It's not recommended for gaming because it would wear down the card pretty fast, puts too much pressure on the voltage circuitry. I use 902/1100 daily.

Sent from my GT-N7000

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Thanks and triple pipe CPU sink coming:

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1 0MXJ5 Assembly,Heatsink,Central Processor Unit,QC XE,M18XR2





Should help those high CPU temps I get at 4 GHz.
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1 000DICE Box containing 10kg of dry ice, cut in 10x15x5cm blocks




Should help those high CPU temps you get at 5GHz :D
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holycow , is what im seeing is true ?

9k with a mobile gpu , unbelievable .

+1 rep for SVL7 and Brian for nice thread.

EDIT: your GTX 680m passed my HD 6990 in vantage .

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holycow , is what im seeing is true ?

9k with a mobile gpu , unbelievable .

+1 rep for SVL7 and Brian for nice thread.

EDIT: your GTX 680m passed my HD 6990 in vantage .

Thanks, waiting to get SLI soon for some 18k benchmarks :)

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Thanks, waiting to get SLI soon for some 18k benchmarks :)

I doubt it will scale linearly

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