Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Eurocom Announces Sky X9E VR-Ready Gaming Notebook

Eurocom is launching the Sky X9E Extreme Edition unlocked, high performance "desktop Laptop" with Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 64 GB DDR4 memory and a beautiful 4K 17.3" display. Eurocom customers now have an ultra-high performance, fully upgradeable mobile platform that they have utmost freedom to control and to push it to the limits.

Equipped with the most powerful components ever assembled in a laptop form factor and now with the unlocked capability to push the performance to otherworldly levels. Eurocom provides an unlocked BIOS along with an Overclocking Seminar with overclocking expert Mr. Fox so users have a quick rundown on how to best push their new EUROCOM Sky X9E to the limits as well as setting limitations and safe guards for safe operation.

"Eurocom is all about freedom, freedom to choose the components of your upgradeable, custom built laptop and now users have the freedom to control the performance with an unlocked, Intel Core i7 6700K and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 equipped EUROCOM Sky X9E Desktop Laptop." Eurocom President Mark Bialic.

The EUROCOM Sky X9E is Virtual-reality ready, the beefy hardware of the Sky X9E blows away the minimum specs you will need to run the incredibly immersive experience and 360 degrees games and videos with an Oculus Rift of HTC Vive.

The EUROCOM Sky X9E is the unlocked edition of the X9 chassis and supports the latest, BIOS unlocked 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors up to 6700K due to the desktop Z170 chipset and LGA 1151 CPU socket. Four SODIMM are supported for up to 64 GB DDR4 2400 and 2133 memory to pair with a high performance, unlocked desktop i7 processor.

The EUROCOM Sky X9E is the most powerful laptop ever made. It is a completely user-upgradeable, fully customizable and extremely flexible, allowing the Sky X9E to be configured with a variety of options including NVIDIA GeForce graphics and high performance desktop socket processors. The EUROCOM Sky X9E has mission critical reliability and super computer performance with quality to last and upgradeability to improve capability along the way.

To display the exquisite graphics supported in the Sky X9E we fitted it with a high pixel density 4K Ultra HD matte IPS display with a whopping 8,294,400 pixels.

The EUROCOM Sky X9E M.2 PCIeX4 SSD storage allows enthusiast users to super-charge productivity and creativity of workflows. The Sky X9E utilizes the new NVMe protocol, designed from the ground up to take advantage of pipeline-rich, random access based storage.

"This machine (EUROCOM Sky X9E) is by no means the first example of an extreme performance notebook capable of insane overclocking, but I think it might be the best quad-core beast for the job" said Mr Fox.

EUROCOM Sky X9E is powered by desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics, a fully unlocked GM204 core with 2048 CUDA cores. 8 GB memory with 7 Gbps memory clock and GDDR5 memory interface is supported. The EUROCOM Sky X9E is the first laptop with upgradeable desktop graphics supported inside, another amazing innovation from Eurocom. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 is overclock-able for maximum control and performance. There are two MXM slots to allow the EUROCOM Sky X9E to support dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M cards in SLI or one NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980.

Not only does the EUROCOM Sky X9E have upgradeable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics, it also has socket based desktop Intel Skylake processors. The EUROCOM Sky X9E utilizes an Intel Z170 Chipset, socket LGA 1151 for support up to Intel Core i7-6700K processors. The Intel Core i7-6700K has 4 cores and 8 threads running at 4GHz, with turbo boost up to 4.2 GHz utilizing 14nm technology. The Intel Core i7-6700K is overclock-able for maximum control and performance.

The EUROCOM Sky X9E is full upgradeable and customizable, customers can choose between a variety of components.

Processor / CPU Options
  • 4GHz (up to 4.2GHz) Intel Core i7-6700K; 4C/8T; 8MB L3; Skylake-S; 14nm; LGA1151; 91W
  • - 3.5GHz (up to 3.9GHz) Intel Core i5-6600K; 4C/4T; 6MB L3; Skylake-S; 14nm; LGA1151; 91W
  • - 3.4GHz (up to 4GHz) Intel Core i7-6700; 4C/8T; 8MB L3; Skylake-S; 14nm; LGA1151; 65W
Memory (RAM) Configuration - Fully Upgradeable
  • 16GB; 2x 8GB; DDR4; 2400Hz; CL14; 260-pin; 1.2V; Kingston HyperX Impact; 2 SODIMMs
  • 24GB; 3x 8GB; DDR4; 2400Hz; CL14; 260-pin;1.2V; Kingston HyperX Impact; 3 SODIMMs
  • 32GB; 4x 8GB; DDR4; PC4-2133; CL15; 260-pin; Micron; 1.2V; 4 SODIMMs
  • 32GB; 4x 8GB; DDR4; 2400Hz; CL14; 260-pin;1.2V; Kingston HyperX Impact; 4 SODIMMs
  • 48GB; 3x 16GB; DDR4; PC4-2133; CL15; 260-pin; Micron; 1.2V; 3 SODIMMs
  • 64GB; 4x 16GB; DDR4; PC4-2133; CL15; 260-pin; Micron; 1.2V; 4 SODIMMs
VGA / GPU Graphics Options
  • 8GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GTX 980 (desktop) (N16E-GXX); MXM 3.0 107.6x115mm; 200W
  • SLI 2x 8GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GTX 980M (N16E-GX); 1536 CUDA; GPU/VRAM Clock 1038MHz/2500MHz; Maxwell (28nm); MXM 3.0b; 2x 103W
LCD Display Options
  • 17.3-inch (43.9cm); FHD IPS 1920x1080; MATTE (Non-Glare); 300nts; 700:1; 72% NTSC; eDP 30pin;LP173WF4 SPD1
  • 17.3-inch (43.9cm); 4K UHD 3840x2160; MATTE IPS; eDP; 1000:1; Adobe RBG 100%; 400nts; AUO B173ZAN01.0
EUROCOM Sky X9E Specifications:
  • Display: Choice of FHD 1920-by-1080 or 4K 3840-by-2160 pixels; 17.3-inch (43.94mm); LCD Display
  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express (Skylake)
  • Processor: Skylake, LGA1151, up to Intel i7-6700K, fully unlocked
  • Memory: up to 64GB; DDR4-2133/2400; 4 SODIMM sockets
  • VGA Technology: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (N16E-GXX); or 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
  • Storage: up to 4 drives; 2x HDD/SSD (SATA3) + 2x M.2 PCIe x4/SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
  • Communications: two 1Gb LAN RJ-45 ports Killer E2400 + M.2 WLAN/Bluetooth
  • Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows: 10, 8.1 and 7
  • Card Reader: 6-in-1 MMC/RSMMC/SD/miniSD/SDHC/SDXC up to UHS-II
  • Keyboard: Illuminated, backlit with customizable 7-colours
  • Security: TPM 2.0, Fingerprint and Kensington Lock
  • Audio System: Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3; external 7.1CH audio output; headphone out, microphone in, S/PDIF and Line-in port; two built-in ONKYO Speakers (2.2W)+ Subwoofer (2.5W)
  • Ports: 1x USB 3.1 / Thunderbolt 3; 2x miniDP 1.2; 1x HDMI 2.0; 3x USB 3.0 (1x Powered USB AC/DC); S/PDIF; Headphone; Mic; Line-in; 2x RJ45 (LAN)
  • Weight and dimensions: 4.8kg; WxDxH 428x308x45mm
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27 Comments on Eurocom Announces Sky X9E VR-Ready Gaming Notebook

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Insert battery jokes.

I'm really not a fan of the looks of this thing, but holy crap.
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#2
the54thvoid
Frick said:
Insert battery jokes.

I'm really not a fan of the looks of this thing, but holy crap.
I don't think Eurocom do pretty. They do brute force desktop power in a flattened format.
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#3
trog100
the54thvoid said:
I don't think Eurocom do pretty. They do brute force desktop power in a flattened format.
a pretty good description.. he he

that one does have genuine desktop power but as you say it aint pretty.. i bet it needs to be plugged into the mains to deliver it as well..

trog
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#4
9700 Pro
First thing to do: delid the CPU..
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#5
trog100
9700 Pro said:
First thing to do: delid the CPU..
true but i would think its the gpu at over 200 watts that will be causing the real cooling problems.. running balls out the entire machine will probably heat up a fair bit.. a bit toasty if its sat on your lap.. he he

ideal for VR in some ways.. not bothered in the slightest by a smaller lap top screen size..

trog
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#6
deemon
SO... this is like... desktop computer put into slightly roomier laptop case? Why do they call it notebook? It's 2x laptop size desktop.
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#8
P4-630
The design looks a bit like a Asus G750xx laptop

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#9
xfia
meh.. i would rather play minecraft on a hololense with it

i wouldnt even think about getting vr until the second generation to be honest because that much gpu is pushing it as it is and the next gen of visors are going to use two screens on top of each other and have even lower latency to make it more immersive and take away motion sickness
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
P4-630 said:
The design looks a bit like a Asus G750xx laptop


I find most gaming laptops quite similar.
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#12
Drone
That's an excellent ... contributor to global warming
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#13
Katanai
The EUROCOM Sky X9E is the most powerful laptop ever made.
First time I see bullshit like this in a PR statement and it's not a lie hehe. I dunno about overclocking this thing but if it can handle the default speeds without overheating too much this thing is insane.
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#14
Katanai
P4-630 said:
The design looks a bit like a Asus G750xx laptop
It has nothing to do with Asus, afaik Eurocom, like most "custom" laptop companies, use Clevo laptops. They are the OEM behind this and they are pretty decent. I've never heard people complain too much about Clevo build quality or anything like that...
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#15
yotano211
I have a Clevo in my specs tab and I still love. Even my business laptop is a Eurocom w230ss aka Clevo design.
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#16
xvi
I have this exact laptop, but with a "Sager" name on it. GPU doesn't get too hot. CPU gets a tiny bit hot and will thermal throttle unless undervolted. At best, I got it to 4.2GHz with a tiny undervolt and no throttling. If anyone's interested, I can run some tests.

Edit: I just slung it on to my back. Yes, it's very heavy.
9700 Pro said:
First thing to do: delid the CPU..
I have been looking in to this extensively.


Edit 2: Just a sidenote, this has two MXM slots and can run two GTX 980m GPUs in SLI, but can not run two GTX 980 GPUs due to their slightly larger size (can see this in the photo). I ran the Steam VR benchmark and my results are here.
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#17
pantherx12
xvi said:
I have this exact laptop, but with a "Sager" name on it. GPU doesn't get too hot. CPU gets a tiny bit hot and will thermal throttle unless undervolted. At best, I got it to 4.2GHz with a tiny undervolt and no throttling. If anyone's interested, I can run some tests.

Edit: I just slung it on to my back. Yes, it's very heavy.

I have been looking in to this extensively.


Edit 2: Just a sidenote, this has two MXM slots and can run two GTX 980m GPUs in SLI, but can not run two GTX 980 GPUs due to their slightly larger size (can see this in the photo). I ran the Steam VR benchmark and my results are here.
Hello thought I'd pop my head in to say that it's turbo boost that causes over heating issues in these laptops.
Disable turbo boost if your bios supports it or in advance power options set max CPU utilisation to 99%.

I use this on my laptop that uses desktop 4790k runs at 4ghz and never thermal throttles.

With turbo boost enabled it would thermal throttle even running games due to the voltage increase.
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#18
xvi
pantherx12 said:
Hello thought I'd pop my head in to say that it's turbo boost that causes over heating issues in these laptops.
Disable turbo boost if your bios supports it or in advance power options set max CPU utilisation to 99%.

I use this on my laptop that uses desktop 4790k runs at 4ghz and never thermal throttles.

With turbo boost enabled it would thermal throttle even running games due to the voltage increase.
That would lower clock speeds though, wouldn't it?
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#19
deemon
Drone said:
That's an excellent ... contributor to global warming
man contribution to global warming is a myth.
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#20
pantherx12
xvi said:
That would lower clock speeds though, wouldn't it?
Only the Turbo clock speeds.

When Turbo turns on with a desktop class processor the voltage is increased the tiny heatsinks in a laptop just can't keep up TJ max is hit very quickly and processor downclock to around 1.7ghz ( with my cpu anyway) so I actually get far better performance running with Turbo disabled.
The heatsinks in my laptop are fairly robust as well.
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#21
xvi
pantherx12 said:

Wasn't this one nicknamed "Batman" or something because of the shape of the heatpipes?
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#22
Mr. Fox
Temps are awesome with the CPU delidded and Liquid Ultra on the die and IHS. And it overclocks like a bat out of hades with the modded firmware. Pretty sweet for single GPU.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/10733766


http://www.3dmark.com/fs/7059595


http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/5385013


Here's a sample with 980M SLI - :D ---------------- :D -

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/10709217


http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6888349


http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/5384717


And, some CPU and memory overclocking - :rockout:





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#24
yotano211
Mr Fox Nice of you to join over from Notebook review.
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#25
xvi
Mr. Fox said:
Temps are awesome with the CPU delidded and Liquid Ultra on the die and IHS.
:respect:
Did you have any issues getting enough mounting pressure on the heatsink after delidding?
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