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    Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    The RTX3070 laptop GPU should feature 5,120 CUDA cores but shipped with 4,608.
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    Re: Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    So basically soft-locked GPUs?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    Another nail in the "What it says on the tin is not what's inside" which a lot of media sites are poking Nvidia over how obfuscated their specification is for the laptop GPUs. The fact that vendors are allowed to make a laptop, modify the GPU configuration so it's no longer apples to apples is quite silly.

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    Re: Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    I guess they just have to reduce frequency. Another way it is too hot inside, power consumtion too high etc.

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    Re: Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    I'm getting so tired of this. Just look at the spread of the 3070 laptop:

    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compar...4083vsm1445007

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    Re: Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I'm getting so tired of this. Just look at the spread of the 3070 laptop:

    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compar...4083vsm1445007
    If it said 3070m, it'd be fine but it doesn't and just says it's a 3070...

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    Re: Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    If it said 3070m, it'd be fine but it doesn't and just says it's a 3070...
    Absolutely, although I'd argue some kind of modifier to denote the TDP would be useful also. When you compare the model numbers to CPUs, there's a modifier so searching for a 5 series CPU, you're going to get "X" or no modifier on the desktop and "HS", "H", "HX" or "HS" for the laptop models. You're not going to quickly research a laptop with a 5900HX and accidentally read about the desktop variant. The 3700 is, in my view, a violation of trades descriptions as it uses the desktop marketing and an uninformed customer could easily be misled. There's no modifier to denote TDPs like on CPUs and there's a HUGE variation in performance. Using the 3700 branding for a GPU that can perform like a GTX1660 is unacceptable. Nvidia will be seeing none of my business whilst they persevere with this intentionally misleading nonsense. Computer hardware is impenetrable enough for the novice, never mind with this kind of labelling idiocy.
    Last edited by philehidiot; 07-06-2021 at 06:14 PM. Reason: clarity lost mid-rant.

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    Re: Dell: fix coming for Alienware m15 R5 with fewer CUDA cores issue

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Nvidia will be seeing none of my business whilst they persevere with this intentionally misleading nonsense.
    To be fair this isn't an Nvidia problem and isn't exclusive to that brand - this practice has been going on for years with all major GPU and CPU manufacturers, and you can never be sure that the laptop you are running has the same exact specs as another with the same major parts - they often vary in tuning/configuration due to power limits etc.

    Nvidia do list it as a specific mobile SKU, but manufacturers are not doing so in the marketing.

    This is an Alienware/Dell issue in this case, they should be clearly listing the fact it's a mobile part and what it's specs are. Pretty much all of them are at it to some degree.

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