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ASHKANANIASHKANANI Posts: 7Member

Tinkerer

Hi

my 1st Q. is
my laptop its the Predator G9-793 , its i7 6th Gen the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 , can I swap or upgrade the processor to the 8th Gen also the  Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 ???
2nd Q. is
if its can be upgrade-bl from were can I buy the parts ?  
thanks


FAQ & Answers

  • Hi,
    Unfortunately, you can not upgrade both the CPU and GPU as they are soldered to the motherboard, CPU has support for only FCBGA socket and it means Ball Grid Array.
  • ASHKANANIASHKANANI Posts: 7Member

    Tinkerer

    :s :'(
    so my only hope is to sell my lap & buy other one  :'( :'(
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,689ACE Pathfinder
    You do have a thunderbolt 3 port.. so another solution would be to have a eGPU setup with a 1080 etc from there.

    You lose a bit of performance but it is still roughly the same performance as if you had upgraded to a mobile 1080 chip.
    - Hotel Hero
  • PredatorHelios500PredatorHelios500 Posts: 58Member Devotee
    ASHKANANI said:
    :s :'(
    so my only hope is to sell my lap & buy other one  :'( :'(

    Sounds to me like you are not the kind of user that should be buying a laptop but a desktop. Laptops are typically far less able to be upgraded than desktops. You still have a very good laptop but it reads as if you are desperate to be within a year or so of the the bleeding edge of top-notch performance. With those expectations, you'll have to buy a new laptop every year or so or buy a desktop and keep upgrading.
  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,231Member Overclocked Contributor
    edited October 2018
    ASHKANANI said:
    :s :'(
    so my only hope is to sell my lap & buy other one  :'( :'(
    i7 6 series... with a 1070... these two can go on for atleast another 2-3 years. My old laptop is an i-7 3 series and is still going strong.

    What shortcoming are you seeing in your i7 that you want to get a new laptop? For most tasks we do we barely use even 50% of our CPUs.

    Upgrading is a never ending process, if you get on to that path. By the way 1080 is not the latest anymore... 2080 is out.
  • xapimxapim Posts: 959Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited October 2018
    There are fully upgradable laptops on the market but unless you have thousands of $/£ to spend on one which i doubt u would be better with a desktop or choose a higher more expensive laptop that suits you for a couple of years :)


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  • ATR42ATR42 Posts: 47Member Devotee
    sri369 said:
    ASHKANANI said:
    :s :'(
    so my only hope is to sell my lap & buy other one  :'( :'(
    i7 6 series... with a 1070... these two can go on for atleast another 2-3 years. My old laptop is an i-7 3 series and is still going strong.

    What shortcoming are you seeing in your i7 that you want to get a new laptop? For most tasks we do we barely use even 50% of our CPUs.

    Upgrading is a never ending process, if you get on to that path. By the way 1080 is not the latest anymore... 2080 is out.
    ^^^ THIS
    OP you will not see any kind of significant performance gains...
    seriously look at the benchmarks

    Helios 500 . PH517-51-72NU . i7 8750H . GTX1070 . Evo 970 nvme

  • ASHKANANIASHKANANI Posts: 7Member

    Tinkerer

    I'm looking forward to buy the ACER PREDATOR 21X  B)
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