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Eurocom boasts upgradeable MXM Pascal GPUs for its notebooks

Eurocom boasts upgradeable MXM Pascal GPUs for its notebooks
Eurocom boasts upgradeable MXM Pascal GPUs for its notebooks
The Clevo-based systems include auxiliary power cables to meet the power demands of the Pascal cards.

While most major manufacturers now offer notebooks with Pascal options, almost all have their GPUs soldered right onto the board like on the HP Omen 17 or are made difficult to access like on the Asus G752VS. Eurocom and its Clevo-based notebooks are notable for being tailored to tinkerers and enthusiasts with accessible modular components. This has been the case for the past several years, but Eurocom is leveraging this advantage over its competitors with a new press release to remind gamers why they may want to choose a Eurocom notebook over other popular alternatives from MSI or Asus.

The latest Sky series of notebooks including the X4E2, X7E2, and X9E2 all sport MXM 3.0b slots capable of delivering up to 120 W of power. While this is sufficient for a GTX 1060, the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 require 150 W and 190 W of power, respectively. To combat this, these same notebooks are equipped with the necessary auxiliary power connectors to sufficiently run even the most demanding Pascal GPUs currently available. Owners can open the bottom panel without voiding the warranty unlike on most recent MSI G series notebooks.

We recently reviewed the X7E2 and found it to be a beast of a system, though its thermals and operating temperatures are much warmer than the average gaming notebook since it sports powerful desktop-class CPUs and GTX 1080 options.

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(Source: Eurocom)
(Source: Eurocom)

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Allen Ngo, 2016-11- 4 (Update: 2016-11- 4)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.