Originally Posted by Keromyaou
I heard a lot about Enduro problems for HD7970m-based computers. I found this link (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-Radeon-8970M-MSI-GX70,22576.html
). I think that the last comment by the guy call 'sombodyspecial' seems to hit the nail. He quoted many other people's comments, saying that "Although Nvidia's Optimus technology still performs better (Optimus is more reliable and features more visual notifications and comfortable functions), Enduro is now fairly useful." If I want mobile gaming computers now, I would go Nvidia single gpu. Mobile gaming computers run hot and noisy. I don't want two gpus. At a small screen, the games look OK with 1600x900 instead of 1920x1080 so that it is possible to reduce the demand on gpu side. I feel that going with Nvidia single gpu configuration should reduce a lot of headaches. This is my general observation only. You should decide based on the opinions of many other owners of gaming laptops. If you haven't checked out this site (http://forum.notebookreview.com/what-notebook-should-i-buy/
), you should. There are many interesting observations and comments from gaming laptop owners.
I will be hooking this system up to a 4k HDTV in the future, so I wanted the extra performance for the same price. As for the heat generation, the Clevo chassis is actually fantastic for dispersing heat, each card and chip has its own dedicated fan, 2 for each GPU and 1 for the CPU. I will be utilising a cooling plate also, noise does not really bother me since I will be hooking it up to a surround sound in my lounge.
I've been using PCSPECIALIST for years, through clients etc... ordering ridiculous laptops, a few of them had ordered crossfireHD7970's, they hadn't complained once about any of the above, as I was the one overseeing their purchase.
The 3rd Gen i7 was idling at 22c in the Clevo, it was actually quieter and cooler than my current rig. I have a lot of experience with computers, headaches are usually welcomed, I love a challenge, especially one that requires me to finally find out how well crossfire works. Even if I have to disable it, one GPU is enough, and it is the same cost. I also want to try AMD again, especially also considering they're going up-market these days, PS4/Xbox One/iMac... More money will be poured into AMD, and their drivers can only get better.
I really appreciate the comment, and all the links provided, I had already seen the first one, which actually only excited me more. Plus, if anything goes wrong, it is up to PCSPECIALIST to sort me out an equivalent laptop. That second link only goes to the forum main page. I can't find the comments you're quoting, however, I'm sure I'll be fine. Pretty certain I want to go with Crossfire HD 8970's. This is a full desktop replacement, so I can go anywhere and everywhere, I want it to have the power to decimate any game I throw at it, regardless of finicky issues concerning crossfire.