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January 7, 2010 10:21:22 AM

Well, I heard of Asus G73JH and I was wondering if Clevo is going to release something similar.So, today I visited their website and instead of their Clevo M980NU there was the Clevo X8100, a new 18.4 model in the same case as the M980NU but with mobile i7 processors (instead of Core 2 Extreme) and GeForce GTX 285M (instead of GTX 280M).Check it out: http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/products/prodinfo_2.asp?prod...

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January 7, 2010 7:58:10 PM

Not anyone interested?
January 8, 2010 12:05:41 PM

Yes that’s one fast of a laptop; I wonder how it will complete against ATI 5870 crossfire. The price will be ridiculously high in any case :??:  .

EDIT:

It Supports SLI, I wonder if Sager will sell the SLI version. But no DirectX 11 support, still 10.


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January 8, 2010 12:25:26 PM

ibnsina said:
Yes that’s one fast of a laptop; I wonder how it will complete against ATI 5870 crossfire. The price will be ridiculously high in any case :??:  .


Nah, it is cheap (relatively to other high end gaming laptops), if you make it yourself.
a c 244 D Laptop
January 8, 2010 12:54:40 PM

Looks pretty good to me,if rumors are true then GTX 285 will be the fastest single card available,waiting for benchies :D 
January 8, 2010 6:00:52 PM

Maziar said:
Looks pretty good to me,if rumors are true then GTX 285 will be the fastest single card available,waiting for benchies :D 


http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benc... --- Not true, it's still not going to be able to beat the 5870 as a solo card. It will close the gap some, but the 5870 still will be 5-10% faster. That's according to notebookcheck, and added to that the 5870 is a 40nm card.. The 285 is going to be a 55nm card.

Lastly, the 5870 will be cheaper since it's ATI; and it has DX11... I honestly don't know why anyone would pick the 285 over the 5870 unless you're a die hard Nvidia fan. :ange: 
a c 244 D Laptop
January 9, 2010 6:36:09 AM

if you read my post,i said "Rumors" so we can't judge until we get final real benchmarks
a b D Laptop
January 9, 2010 2:12:48 PM

fgocards said:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benc... --- Not true, it's still not going to be able to beat the 5870 as a solo card. It will close the gap some, but the 5870 still will be 5-10% faster. That's according to notebookcheck, and added to that the 5870 is a 40nm card.. The 285 is going to be a 55nm card.

Lastly, the 5870 will be cheaper since it's ATI; and it has DX11... I honestly don't know why anyone would pick the 285 over the 5870 unless you're a die hard Nvidia fan. :ange: 


Notice though that they don't have an numbers for those benchmarks, so it is still all speculation at this point. I'm reserving my judgement until I actually see some numbers for both.
January 9, 2010 2:56:55 PM

Guys, I would like to point your attention elsewhere.Both the Asus G73JH and the Clevo X8100 have an overclocking feature (I am not talking about the Intel Turbo Boost feature).It will be interesting because we haven't seen an overclocked mobile i7 processor yet.I personally believe that i7 is unstable in gaming and between a normal i7 920xm and an overclocked qx9300 I would pick the qx9300 for gaming, and therefore I am curious to see what those 2 notebooks will deliver processor-wise.Also, I see the number of laptops with 4 ram modules (the aforementioned Asus, Hp Envy 15) increasing and their price falling.
January 9, 2010 5:22:36 PM

Maziar said:
if you read my post,i said "Rumors" so we can't judge until we get final real benchmarks


Sorry, didn't read that word. Lol. :whistle:  I really hope that the 285m isn't even close to is, or I'll be saying way to go ATI just like lost was.
January 12, 2010 6:44:30 PM

One reason to prefer Nvidia over ATI is if you are running linux, where Nvidia has far better drivers than ATI. I personally would pick 5870 10 out of 10, but since I run Ubuntu Linux on my Alienware M17X, I'm limited to Nvidia.
a c 244 D Laptop
January 13, 2010 5:48:30 AM

Can you prove that Nvidia has far better drivers ? :) 
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a b D Laptop
January 13, 2010 6:27:44 AM

@ Maziar.

He stated it wrong..

Nvidia has far better Driver Support, And dont come up with can u prove it... Yes i can prove it.

When Ati came out with the 4870 mobility it immediatly was degraded by all previews and reviews because the lack of driver support. Even on Ati's own website. U had to get the drivers from the manufacturer (from which u bought the laptop) and u got VERY VERY OLD AND OUTDATED drivers.
Which was the biggest problem with the mobility 4870. AND !! moreover. with the asus W90VP u had the so called CROSSFIRE setup. DIDNT WORK CAUSE LACK OF DRIVER SUPPORT!!!

I have to give Nvidia 1 to that !! They do have very good support for everything. And better optimizations.
Although ATI comes up with better pricings and faster up with cards, they loose it in support.

Mobility Radeon 4870 was original a true 4870 desktop, but it's bad support didnt help it much in the notebook industrie.
With its low clock speeds it still wasnt able to defeat a rebranded g92 core* (GTX280M).

Ow, and for those who think 5870mobile is gonna defeat the GTX280M, maybe they do with good support. But also dont forget THIS IS ATI'S first rebranding of the 4870 core !!! which means, it has DX11 support but still has: here it comes

800 Streamprocessors, 40 texture unints, 16 Rops. WITH ONLY a 128Bit memory bus which gives a max of 64GB/s!!
Dont overrate that 5870 mobile yet until numbers and benches come out !!

I am staying with Nvidia though, THe GTX285M is gonna be surprising since this one has the same core, but with finally very high clock speeds, which i was unable to get with overclocking the GTX280M.

Can u imagine? GTX285 stock speeds = GTX280M at very high overclocked speeds. Finally a stable card at that high speeds :p .
In SLI with INtel i7 Mobile which OUtperforms the old QX9300 by every possible test... thats awesome !!
January 13, 2010 7:18:36 AM

Aikimox said:
One reason to prefer Nvidia over ATI is if you are running linux, where Nvidia has far better drivers than ATI. I personally would pick 5870 10 out of 10, but since I run Ubuntu Linux on my Alienware M17X, I'm limited to Nvidia.


Which of the latest titles runs on Ubuntu Linux?
a b D Laptop
January 13, 2010 1:28:46 PM

Maziar said:
Can you prove that Nvidia has far better drivers ? :) 


In the past ATI's Linux driver support was awful, none of their cards were supported. I don't think that's really the case anymore though since ATI has Linux drivers on their download page. I can't attest to how good they are though since I don't run Linux.
January 13, 2010 3:29:33 PM

I don't need to prove anything since right now I'm running Dragon Age in Ubuntu 9.10 with GTX 280M, STOCK (185) drivers.
None of my friends with ATI 4870 cards were able to get them fully supported under any Linux distro.
At some point the situation may change but not yet...
January 13, 2010 3:35:50 PM

Haven't tried many games yet, but so far : Dragon Age, Kings Bounty Armoured Princess, Crysis work with some tweaking.
I recommend installing PlayONlinux+Steam.
a c 244 D Laptop
January 13, 2010 5:00:09 PM

oops i thought you meant for windows,because for windows ATI drivers are stable and good.
Sorry :) 
January 13, 2010 5:52:01 PM

No problem. Yes windows ATI (mobile) drivers are ok IMHO.
January 14, 2010 8:49:20 AM

Linux is good [or great] for many uses, but unfortunately gaming is not one of them.
January 14, 2010 9:21:26 PM

lostandwandering said:
Notice though that they don't have an numbers for those benchmarks, so it is still all speculation at this point. I'm reserving my judgement until I actually see some numbers for both.


The 5870 mobile paired with 8gigs of DDR3 1066, and an i7 720QM got a benchmark score of 7260. Not OC'ed as stated by Asus's chairman. (Thats on 3D vantage)

I'm just fine with that benchie! :p 
February 24, 2010 5:41:49 AM

NST said:
Well, I heard of Asus G73JH and I was wondering if Clevo is going to release something similar.So, today I visited their website and instead of their Clevo M980NU there was the Clevo X8100, a new 18.4 model in the same case as the M980NU but with mobile i7 processors (instead of Core 2 Extreme) and GeForce GTX 285M (instead of GTX 280M).Check it out: http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/products/prodinfo_2.asp?prod...


I have had the Clevo M570U Re branded "Metabox" for the past 3 years and have been very satisfied. I have now ordered the X8100 due to be delivered next week with the following options.

SLI 2 x NVIDIA Geforce Go 285MGTX Dedicated 1GB VRAM DDR3 w/256bit
Intel® Core(tm) i7-820QM Processor ( 45nm, 8MB L3 Cache, 1.73GHz ) 6GB DDR-3 1333MHZ RAM - $270 inc
160GB Intel X-25M SSD HDD - Primary
500GB 7200RPM -Secondary
Bluray Writer

February 25, 2010 7:58:21 PM

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I have had the Clevo M570U Re branded "Metabox" for the past 3 years and have been very satisfied. I have now ordered the X8100 due to be delivered next week with the following options.

SLI 2 x NVIDIA Geforce Go 285MGTX Dedicated 1GB VRAM DDR3 w/256bit
Intel® Core(tm) i7-820QM Processor ( 45nm, 8MB L3 Cache, 1.73GHz ) 6GB DDR-3 1333MHZ RAM - $270 inc
160GB Intel X-25M SSD HDD - Primary
500GB 7200RPM -Secondary
Bluray Writer


Congrats!Hope you like your new system! :D 

P.S.Your configuration is perfectly balanced.
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