Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Eurocom Delivers Complete VGA Upgradeability with NVIDIA and AMD MXM 3.0 Modules

Eurocom, (www.eurocom.com) uses modular MXM 3.0b VGA technology in its notebooks and laptops so they can be easily upgraded with newer or higher performing cards of the same standard. This allows users who have purchased an upgradeable system to improve the performance and increase the lifespan of their system with an easy graphics upgrade

Eurocom integrates MXM 3.0b technology into its high performance notebooks and gaming laptops because it allows Eurocom notebooks to support the most powerful graphics technology on the market while allowing for continuous upgrade options.

"Eurocom is a market leader in offering VGA upgradeable laptops and notebooks from gaming notebooks to high performance mobile computers. Our notebooks are designed to support high end mobile graphics solutions, being custom built our customers can choose the exact graphics card they need for a specific performance level or application requirement" Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

Modular graphics solutions offer additional functionality as well as increased levels of performance compared to integrated graphics. Modular Graphics Processors allow for much more flexibility and the ability to provide various performance levels to far greater extents than typical embedded Graphics Processors.

Eurocom offers a complete range of VGA solutions with different TDP ranging from 65W-100 W with various performance levels capable to meet the GPU requirements in nearly any application.

Available Graphics Options from Eurocom:
The following VGA options can be configured into new, select Eurocom notebooks to offer the exact performance level that is required.

NVIDIA GeForce
  • 4 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 780M (N14E-GTX); 1536 CUDA; GPU/VRAM Clock 771 MHz/2500 MHz; Kepler (28 nm); MXM 3.0b; 100W
  • 3 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 770M (N14E-GS); 960 CUDA; 192-bit; GPU Clock 850 MHz; Kepler 28 nm; MXM 3.0b; 75W-100W
  • 2 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 765M (N14E-GE); 768 CUDA; 128-bit; GPU/VRAM Clock 850 MHz/2000 MHz; Kepler 28 nm; MXM 3.0b; 75W
  • 4 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 680M (N13E-GTX); 1344 CUDA; 256-bit; VRAM 1800 MHz; GPU 720 MHz; Kepler (28 nm); MXM 3.0b;100W
  • 3 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 670MX (N13E-GR); 960 CUDA; 256-bit; GPU/VRAM Clock 600 MHz/1400 MHz; Kepler 28 nm; MXM 3.0b; 75W
AMD Radeon
  • 4 GB GDDR5; AMD Radeon HD8970M (NeptuneXT);Pitcairn;1280 Stream Processors;256-bit;GPU 850 MHz;VRAM 1200 MHz;MXM 3.0b;100W
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2 Comments on Eurocom Delivers Complete VGA Upgradeability with NVIDIA and AMD MXM 3.0 Modules

#1
kiddagoat
They have been doing this for awhile..... I bought my 6970M almost 2 years ago.... Just need to make sure your cooling solution is adequate or Eurocom will fabricate one for you for about $60 normally.... Also check to make sure your power supply can handle the newer cards.... Had to get a 180W Lite-On because my 120W couldn't handle it.
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#2
svl7
That's unfortunately not completely true. Eurocom is just a Clevo reseller, and Clevo has in the past never cared about complying completely with the MXM specifications.
There have been many issues over the past years, and I don't see this changed with the current machines.
Some examples: Users with P1x0HM based systems had a lot of trouble getting for example the AMD 7970m to work in said system.
The Nvidia 780m, currently latest and best MXM 3.0 card does not work in any Clevo based systems except for the very latest models, meaning the P570wm and the SM series.

Upgrading an older system (even those which support the 680m, same GPU generation, even same architecture) to a 780m won't work. The firmware can take most of the blame, it is simply not MXM compliant.
Seeing how the systems behave it is not far-fetched when one assumes that this behavior is intended by the OEM, simply to force the user to buy a new system and getting rid of the most important upgrade possibility (GPU).

Currently there is not a single laptop (or MXM video card) manufacturer that implements the MXM specifications to 100%.
Those who come closest to it are Alienware and MSI.
The worst by far is Asus.
Clevo (and Eurocom) always claim to have "MXM Systems", but seeing the current (and past) situation, that is simply not correct, at least it is only true in a very limited sense.
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