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Aorus X7 v2 Notebook Review Update
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:15:34 »
Two are better than one. Although it has not been long since it has appeared on the market, the successor is already available: Not even five months after our test, Aorus launched the next model of its slim high-end gamer, the X7. Instead of a pair of GTX 765M in SLI, two GTX 860M graphics chips deliver a lot of gaming performance, now.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Aorus-X7-v2-Notebook-Review-Update.122059.0.html

Bring on the Maxwell!

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Re: Aorus X7 v2 Notebook Review Update
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 12:21:30 »
I'm amazed they chose to use the Kepler version of the 860M in this small & thin laptop.  Cooling is at a premium in this environment, and the Maxwell 860M with it's greatly improved efficiency over the Kepler version would have meant that this would have been one awesome & cool (literally) performer if it had used the Maxwell variant.  The Maxwell card has a much lower TDP, while having the same or better performance - which would have enabled a large overclocking headroom on the Maxwell version of the 860M too.  Still, it's an impressive performer for such a thin laptop, but it could have been oh so much better if they had used the Maxwell version of the 860M.  I wouldn't buy this laptop, I'd wait until a Maxwell version of this comes out.

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Re: Aorus X7 v2 Notebook Review Update
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 16:16:28 »
I'm amazed they chose to use the Kepler version of the 860M in this small & thin laptop.  Cooling is at a premium in this environment, and the Maxwell 860M with it's greatly improved efficiency over the Kepler version would have meant that this would have been one awesome & cool (literally) performer if it had used the Maxwell variant.  The Maxwell card has a much lower TDP, while having the same or better performance - which would have enabled a large overclocking headroom on the Maxwell version of the 860M too.  Still, it's an impressive performer for such a thin laptop, but it could have been oh so much better if they had used the Maxwell version of the 860M.  I wouldn't buy this laptop, I'd wait until a Maxwell version of this comes out.


Unfortunately, as of yet, Maxwell doesn't support Sli; They had a choice to go Kepler or wait almost a year. They could have waited and saved some money in the redesign phase as the 765's were fine for this generation of games; but I assume they had little choice because Nvidia may have stopped producing the 765 in sufficient numbers.

Bring on the Maxwell!

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Re: Aorus X7 v2 Notebook Review Update
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 01:35:10 »
I'm amazed they chose to use the Kepler version of the 860M in this small & thin laptop.  Cooling is at a premium in this environment, and the Maxwell 860M with it's greatly improved efficiency over the Kepler version would have meant that this would have been one awesome & cool (literally) performer if it had used the Maxwell variant.  The Maxwell card has a much lower TDP, while having the same or better performance - which would have enabled a large overclocking headroom on the Maxwell version of the 860M too.  Still, it's an impressive performer for such a thin laptop, but it could have been oh so much better if they had used the Maxwell version of the 860M.  I wouldn't buy this laptop, I'd wait until a Maxwell version of this comes out.


Unfortunately, as of yet, Maxwell doesn't support Sli; They had a choice to go Kepler or wait almost a year. They could have waited and saved some money in the redesign phase as the 765's were fine for this generation of games; but I assume they had little choice because Nvidia may have stopped producing the 765 in sufficient numbers.

Ah, cheers for that info, you prompted me to do my own research, and I can't find a laptop using Maxwell 860M sli, with a lot of people saying NVidia have banned the sli of the Maxwell variant (GTX 750ti desktop upon which this chip is based is also not possible to sli).  Sucks that NVidia have chosen not to sli 860M Maxwell.  It would be perfect for laptops, I can barely understand NVidia's decision on this one - actually I don't understand it at all.

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Re: Aorus X7 v2 Notebook Review Update
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 10:07:36 »
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only 2.3 cm high
sli
860 Kepler
already get surprisingly warm while idle
Surprisingly? Seriously?

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Re: Aorus X7 v2 Notebook Review Update
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 01:20:49 »
They didn't make the maxwell ski compatible cause of the upcoming 900m series's...

 

 
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