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SLi Power Supply

Postby PhilHibbs » 24 Nov 2013, 12:16

http://pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/omegaII/

What does the SLi adapter on the power supply mean? Does it have a separate power input for the graphics cards? Am I going to need to plug this beast into two power sockets?!
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Re: SLi Power Supply

Postby Johnmcl7 » 24 Nov 2013, 13:01

I've done a little reading and found that you have a little adapter which you plug both power supplies into the adapter then the adapter plugs into the laptop allowing you to run both power supplies into the laptop even though it only has a single socket. This is the adapter here:

http://www.avadirect.com/product_detail ... PRID=20126

The question is, how much performance do you lose on only one adapter - I found this very helpful thread over on NBR:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-c ... eview.html

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Re: SLi Power Supply

Postby PhilHibbs » 24 Nov 2013, 13:48

Interesting. Thanks. Looks like it's not compulsory, but then again a laptop should run without any external power really.
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Re: SLi Power Supply

Postby Johnmcl7 » 24 Nov 2013, 21:04

I don't really think the LGA2011 platform is remotely suitable for a laptop, the IB-E processors are workstation/server-class processors so they are big and power hungry with a 50% higher TDP than the highest desktop i7 and double the TDP of the highest mobile processor (which at 65W is still absurdly high)

I use an LGA2011 processor in my desktop (i7 3930K) which is water cooled with a very big fan, I wouldn't ever want one in a laptop. Aside from the cooling it needs, not much software benefits from the 12 threads as I've been disappointed with the upgrade over a quad core i7.

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Re: SLi Power Supply

Postby PhilHibbs » 24 Nov 2013, 21:47

Johnmcl7 wrote:I don't really think the LGA2011 platform is remotely suitable for a laptop...

The main reason I went for that is that the chassis has 3 hard drive bays, and PCSpecialist don't do that chassis with a mobile processor. Well, maybe 2TB will be enough: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebook ... xIV-Elite/

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