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That stuttering...is a little annoying. I really want smooth game play. Uhm, alienware offers dual 6990m's. Quadfire outperforms the dual 580m from what I've researched.


One thing to note that I found out. You will not void your warranty if you disassemble an alienware and upgrade the GPU or CPU yourself. The cpu is not soldered in. That's a huge bonus for me.

I just don't know a lot about laptops. I'm not sure of the pci-e slots inside of the laptop are universal for all mobile GPUs.

Also, is there any indications that anyone has heard of, of alienware getting ready for SB-E? Or whatever mobile version CPU there will be?
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Basically all I want is something that will be future proof. Something I could upgrade myself, or if necessary just have Dell upgrade it.
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I wouldn't wait for ivy bridge mobile processors, they're going to only be a tiny bit faster and the main features are better graphics and smarter power consumption. If you're familiar with streaming... do you by chance know how to set up the flash media encoder? I'd be happy to test it for you, I just don't know how to set it up and the guides I found are extremely complicated.
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I wouldn't wait for ivy bridge mobile processors, they're going to only be a tiny bit faster and the main features are better graphics and smarter power consumption. If you're familiar with streaming... do you by chance know how to set up the flash media encoder? I'd be happy to test it for you, I just don't know how to set it up and the guides I found are extremely complicated.

Ustream has it build in, but the quality isn't that good.

justin.tv has a tutorial which is basically the same for xfire and athenelive, of course if you get permission from athene.


http://www.justin.tv/p/fme
post #66 of 121
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It's different for a lot of streaming sites, but it basically comes down to this simply:

You download flash encoder, you start streaming through FME, do not keep your site open while you do this.

So for Ustream, you go to your profile, click advanced, and download the xml file that FME is encoding.

Then you're done.

Flash media encoder will encode your video in high resolution, send it to the adobe servers, then send it to your live streaming channel biggrin.gif


It's extremely simple.
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Oh snap, I think I figured it out with your guidance. I couldn't get my stream to connect at 5000 datarate, but it worked at 2500. The frame rate's quite slow at 1080p, but the thing that matters, the framerate in game... Silky smooth. So it's just as I expected, that choppiness was due to xsplit. The Flash Media Encoder is not even noticeable when it's running, that was fantastic. I'll have to do some more tuning, I get about 90 megs up here at work and 4 at home, so I'll keep playing with this when I have time. I am glad I was able to find out what I wanted though, the 2860qm is more than enough to stream 1080p without an impact on the game (at least swtor). One thing to mention, you can't stream crossfire, so you have to play the game with the setting full screen (windowed). It doesn't really impact performance though, because one 6990m is way more than is needed for swtor. I'll let you know how bf3 works on my next break.
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Alright cool man. If the quadfire 6990m's are being troublesome i might just go for dual 580's.
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Alright cool man. If the quadfire 6990m's are being troublesome i might just go for dual 580's.

I would definitely recommend the 580s, also fyi the mobile 6990 is a single GPU, the same one that's used in the desktop 6870. If the 580s were priced the way they are today though, I would have definitely bought them. Unfortunately at my time of purchase they were over $500 extra, which wasn't worth it for a bit more stability and about 5% +/- speed. Today though, go 580s all the way thumb.gif
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Alright, i'm going alienware. woot!
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