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A friend of mine has ordered 1 of these. It has a 120hz 1080P 3D display, 16gb ram, and a 2.4ghz I7 paired with a geforce gtx670. Toshiba offered no real performance upgrades so he has decided to order some. He is getting 2x solid state drives but would also like to see about a faster CPU and video card. I have never pulled down a Qosmio before so I do not know what options he has. I would assume he could upgrade the CPU as it has the Intel HM76 chipset, I would think it could go all the way up to the I7 extreme cpu. Is that correct? Also does anyone know if the gpu is built into the motherboard or if he is able to order a gtx680 somewhere and install that?

Any help would be great. Thanks.
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I have looked around and the GTX 680m is same socket and looks like almost the exact same size and layout board as the gtx670m. I am guessing it produces a crap tone more heat given the over 700 more cuda cores and higher over all clock speeds.

As far as the cpu goes, It looks like anything in the current lineup will work as it has a 180w psu in the system. Again I think heat would be the enemy.
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I have looked around and the GTX 680m is same socket and looks like almost the exact same size and layout board as the gtx670m. I am guessing it produces a crap tone more heat given the over 700 more cuda cores and higher over all clock speeds.

As far as the cpu goes, It looks like anything in the current lineup will work as it has a 180w psu in the system. Again I think heat would be the enemy.

The question is how would the Heatsink line up to the new GPU if it was capable? I'm pretty sure it'll bump up the heat production but there's always ways to remedy that(Even in a laptop) Add a few more cooper heatsinks
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The problem with the new Qosmio line is the fact that it's cooled via one fan. I would highly recommend that if your friend does upgrade, that he goes for a 670MX instead. It's cheaper, and runs cooler than the 680, while still being a good chunk faster than the 670M.

The CPU is plenty fast. If you've kept up with laptop CPUs at all within the last two years, you'll see that they aren't at ALL as slow as many are led to believe. The stock i7 there runs at 3.1GHz across all four cores when needed, so you'll be good to go from there. Again the cooling is the issue, not worth it to upgrade really. Just not good enough cooling capability. A repaste will help when you do dismantle it.


I actually skipped over that particular Qosmio for the very reasons above. Great build quality, just a little overpriced and a little too hot during games. redface.gif
     
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The problem with the new Qosmio line is the fact that it's cooled via one fan. I would highly recommend that if your friend does upgrade, that he goes for a 670MX instead. It's cheaper, and runs cooler than the 680, while still being a good chunk faster than the 670M.

The CPU is plenty fast. If you've kept up with laptop CPUs at all within the last two years, you'll see that they aren't at ALL as slow as many are led to believe. The stock i7 there runs at 3.1GHz across all four cores when needed, so you'll be good to go from there. Again the cooling is the issue, not worth it to upgrade really. Just not good enough cooling capability. A repaste will help when you do dismantle it.


I actually skipped over that particular Qosmio for the very reasons above. Great build quality, just a little overpriced and a little too hot during games. redface.gif

This man has said it the best!
     
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