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Stigern
05-16-2012, 06:14 AM
Yes.

Was just wondering if anyone know if its possible to change graphics card on the G75?

For future upgrades.

Daevart
05-16-2012, 06:29 AM
Due to the past G74SX experience, which didn't allow to change the GPU (it was soldered directly on the motherboard), the myth of the non upgradable G75 born. False. The G75 sports a real graphic card on a MXM slot and, so, an upgrade should be possible. The same happened on the G73JH, where many users upgraded the current Radeon HD 5870M to a brand sparking new HD 6970 - HD 6990M. It required some saw-job on the cooler, tho.

Holy
05-16-2012, 08:10 AM
the 670m versions card is soldered on i be-leave.

Daevart
05-16-2012, 08:20 AM
No, it sits on a VGA card mxm with 2x width than a normal mxm card.

Holy
05-16-2012, 09:07 AM
intresting.

_
05-16-2012, 09:49 AM
the 670m versions card is soldered on i be-leave.

It's not on the G75, although the G55 is.

It's unlikely to be compatible with many other cards though due to the fact it's a custom PCB size, even though the socket is MXM. Bear in mind you can't just drop a 680M or whatever in there as there are power and cooling limitations to the socket.

Daevart
05-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Yes Marshall, I realized that (I am Marino of www.bitsandchips.it and www.dinoxpc.com) when I opened the notebook to make some inspection (we are writing a complete review + video).

The VGA PCB is CUSTOM size, but the connection is standard MXM, allowing upgrades. Basically and technically, the problems in swapping a graphic card are the different position of the mounting holes, and some "reworking" on the cold plate of the CPU Cooler, since it is made to embrace a different sized video card. For voltage problems, as experience teach us, they have to be checked case by case.

Happened the same with the G73JH: people said that it was impossible to upggrade the GFX card and we dropped in a Radeon HD 6970M easy. To switch to the Radeon HD 6970-6990 it was needed some edge - cutting of the plate and a new power supply.

It would be fine if it is planned to release new models of G75 with GTX 680, so people can buy directly the MXM card from Asus and avoid these technical problem.

Please check the fan noise thread, I have sent you a pm. Thanks.

Holy
05-16-2012, 02:32 PM
The maximum draw from my laptop has been 90watz runing prime95 and furmark. And my ac power supply is a 160watt unit if that means anything.

Daevart
05-16-2012, 03:04 PM
So it's fine. It will just be a mechanical problem (cutting the cold plate of the cooler and relocate some mounting holes, exactly like what we have done with the G73).

Cippoleo
05-16-2012, 10:15 PM
It's not on the G75, although the G55 is.

It's unlikely to be compatible with many other cards though due to the fact it's a custom PCB size, even though the socket is MXM. Bear in mind you can't just drop a 680M or whatever in there as there are power and cooling limitations to the socket.

MarshallR@ASUS it is in program a g75 with amd vga?

_
05-17-2012, 09:41 AM
MarshallR@ASUS it is in program a g75 with amd vga?

Not that I know of.

_
05-17-2012, 09:42 AM
Yes Marshall, I realized that (I am Marino of www.bitsandchips.it and www.dinoxpc.com) when I opened the notebook to make some inspection (we are writing a complete review + video).


Look forward to it!

Daevart
05-17-2012, 09:50 AM
ETA :

- Unboxing Video Next Monday
- Review , somewhere between Monday and Saturday

Guido7142
06-01-2012, 10:43 PM
Does the 670m version have the same PCI connection than the 660m ? In other words, is the motherboard of the 660m and 670m version of the G75 identical, only the graphics card changes ?
If so, it would be possible to switch between those two graphics cards, would have to check for the 675m for possible power limitations or physical issues. In any case, this would have to be provided by Asus itself since these cards use custom designed cards.

Is it possible to buy from Asus just a mobile graphics card ?

Daylife
06-02-2012, 12:38 AM
Yes.

Was just wondering if anyone know if its possible to change graphics card on the G75?

For future upgrades.

I think for the 660m you can remove it since its not soldered into the motherboard. But i dont think you can buy any better mobile GPU at the moment...........AMD 7970m isnt for sale for a 680m lol

Guido7142
06-02-2012, 12:51 AM
But in such a case, would it be possible to buy just a mobile card from Asus ?

Daylife
06-02-2012, 01:01 AM
But in such a case, would it be possible to buy just a mobile card from Asus ?

As of right now no. But maybe in the future?

mr-meteorite
12-20-2012, 04:54 AM
I need to upgrade the card in this to something that uses quad buffered stereo. Would the Nvidia Quadro 2000m work?

HulkSmash
12-22-2012, 08:00 AM
@daevart, please post link, or let us know of the review, or any findings. Also are you guys just testing the gtx670m version or the 660 as well?

Zygomorphic
12-22-2012, 11:29 AM
I need to upgrade the card in this to something that uses quad buffered stereo. Would the Nvidia Quadro 2000m work?

IF you could find a Quadro 2000M that uses ASUS custom MXM slot design, then maybe, just maybe it would work. My bets are still on the negative. If you need the Quadro cards, I would advise a workstation desktop (build yourself - cheaper and faster), or a mobile workstation, whereby you would get everything ISV certified. Also, with the quad-buffered stereo, am I wrong in my memory that it requires a special port to sync the glasses?

Guido7142
12-22-2012, 10:09 PM
Is it possible to take my G75 with 660m to Asus and have them change it to a 670mx ? Paying of course.

Adyghost
12-22-2012, 10:23 PM
Is it possible to take my G75 with 660m to Asus and have them change it to a 670mx ? Paying of course.
Same question from a 670M to a 670MX.

Zygomorphic
12-23-2012, 02:44 AM
Is it possible to take my G75 with 660m to Asus and have them change it to a 670mx ? Paying of course.

Probably not, but it is worth it to ask...they just might do it.

Adyghost
12-23-2012, 02:55 AM
But would it possible nonetheless? (Yeah, yeah, it voids the warranty)

chrsplmr
12-23-2012, 04:34 AM
Gotta love the 'enthusiasts' here. They 'Need' this upgrade .. where would we be without the 'tweak' ???

I am curious .. Is the 'improvement' worth tearing apart a $2000 lappy ??? drilling/cutting ??? really ??
At what expense ?? Making the total cost of that lappy ??? Personally, I dont see it.
Enlighten me.c.

Guido7142
12-23-2012, 04:37 AM
There's no cutting or drilling here, just swapping cards, they are both Asus official and they both fit the same notebook.

chrsplmr
12-23-2012, 04:47 AM
There's no cutting or drilling here, just swapping cards, they are both Asus official and they both fit the same notebook.

There is no 680 asus official that I am aware of .. Please read above please re read what our friend Marino said in his above
post .. I too will be waiting for this review .. fascinating.
Sounds to me like even more than just cutting and drilling .. cooling .. power supply .. The G is 'as-is' custom .. to
change it requires much ... apparently .. and on top of it .. a warranty Void'r ... yikes.

Just proves there is no enthusiast .. like a ROG.c.

Guido7142
12-23-2012, 04:57 AM
Ah, sorry, I thought you were talking about the 670m or 670mx. In the case of the 680m... there will be lots of cutting and drilling... I myself tried to see if the pieces to be cut would compromise the integrity of the notebook and eve so, the 680m would fit in the notebook. The main issue is modding heatsink and other hardware aswell as all that BIOS crap that can be catastrophic.

chrsplmr
12-23-2012, 05:09 AM
.. indeed .. and very expensive ..
imho .. when you get up to $3/4 Thousand dollars ..
thats a screaming desktop that no lappy could come close to ..
2x680's or 7970's ... yikes !!!

I would also say and/or think that 'most' G75 owners .. dont carry
them around much .. they are portable 'half'desktops at best. [[no offense to any.]].c.

Sketchman1981
01-23-2013, 07:05 AM
I have a g74sx and have been wondering since I got the laptop if anyone has swapped the gpu. im aware it may not be easy, but nothing is impossible with the right knowledge and effort.

Zygomorphic
01-23-2013, 11:09 AM
I have a g74sx and have been wondering since I got the laptop if anyone has swapped the gpu. im aware it may not be easy, but nothing is impossible with the right knowledge and effort.

Except that ASUS uses a custom form-factor GPU, so standard MXM GPUs will not fit. People have stripped down the laptops and found that out. The only RPG notebook that uses standard MXM is the original G73JH with the Radeon 5870M. That one people have upgraded to the modern 7970M.

Guido7142
01-23-2013, 01:32 PM
Really never investigated on the G74 but I head it is not possible since the GPU is part of the mobo or soldered, kind of something like that.

Sketchman1981
01-23-2013, 03:38 PM
Except that ASUS uses a custom form-factor GPU, so standard MXM GPUs will not fit. People have stripped down the laptops and found that out. The only RPG notebook that uses standard MXM is the original G73JH with the Radeon 5870M. That one people have upgraded to the modern 7970M.
In that case, maybe its worth downgrading to a g73 to be able to upgrade gpu's
Im actually surprised that Asus would make a ROG machine that isn't fully upgradeable. But then their new Tytan tower isn't available in the US, or at least I can't find it.
I'm. Pretty satisfied with my laptop, but of course I'm like many others, and would love to be able to increase performance. One reason i bought it was because i thought it was upgradeable, obviously should have done more homework. Apparently with Asus dedicated card doesn't necessarily mean you can change it out.

stribs
03-20-2013, 07:37 PM
So is it possible to upgrade a g75vw's graphics card? I'm hearing the 670mx is much better then the 670m that I currently have.

Vicodin
03-20-2013, 07:50 PM
I recently installed an mSATA SSD and re-pasted my Asus G55. So I can definitely tell you that upgrading the graphics in the G55 would be impossible. It is soldered to the mobo. As far as the G75, I am pretty sure it is in a socket from what I have heard. There for in theory it could be done. I don't think going from a 670 to a 670mx would be impossible.

Vicodin
03-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Due to the past G74SX experience, which didn't allow to change the GPU (it was soldered directly on the motherboard), the myth of the non upgradable G75 born. False. The G75 sports a real graphic card on a MXM slot and, so, an upgrade should be possible. The same happened on the G73JH, where many users upgraded the current Radeon HD 5870M to a brand sparking new HD 6970 - HD 6990M. It required some saw-job on the cooler, tho.

Thats odd. My asus G73 had the Nvidia 460m 1.5gb Dedicated Graphics.

kfire75
04-06-2013, 07:59 AM
I want a gtx 670MX!

TokoDude
04-06-2013, 08:48 AM
I want a gtx 670MX!

GTX 670MX is not verry much better then a GTX 670M compare it with the FPS it's not a huge diffrence...
I only would upgrade the grapich card if you can run every game on Ultra with MSSA on highest. Now iwith a GTX 670M you can most games already on ultra but only MSAA OFF

imprezasti12
09-02-2015, 08:33 AM
can a rog GL552jx change graphic card

jmhdj
09-02-2015, 11:06 AM
Hello. Asus g73jh/jw/sw all can be upgraded with standard mxm gpu's. Later two with nvidia and JH with amd/ati. I recomend SW model as it has sandy bridge cpu. I had my g73Sw upgraded with many different gpu's both from dell and msi (770m 680m 880m) Curently planning to upgrade to 970m/980m

scootasway
09-09-2015, 07:41 PM
Just tried changing my G75vw 3D edition's 670m to the 670mx. Didn't work. Keyboard lights up but screen doesn't turn on. Could be possible that I needed a custom vbios like some people have mentioned. However, I don't see one floating around anywhere. Also, yes my 670mx was a working card and when I put my 670m back in everything was back to normal.

jmhdj
09-10-2015, 10:58 AM
I never got my 680m to display on 3D modell of asus g73sw and after all research find out that one must have vbios with certificate from nvidia for 3D. Find someone who have 3D version laptop with 670mx and ask him for whole bios.

RosGar
06-13-2017, 08:09 PM
so is there a way to upgrade grafic card on my g75vw?