smgjohn

Latest AMD GPU's (2012 - 2019) on MXM 3.0a & 3.0b

Discussion created by smgjohn on Dec 26, 2016

I want to start this thread to collect information on where to obtain the latest AMD GPU's on MXM cards.

I have since the creation of this article now owned the Clevo Radeon HD 7970M 2GB, Clevo Radeon R9 M290X 4GB and now I own the Dell Radeon WX7100 8GB MXM GPU.

My first MXM laptop has been the Clevo P150EM and then I switched over to an Alienware M17x R4 which supports the 3rd generation Intel GPU but this allowed me to use WX7100.

Remember that workstation cards can accept mainstream vBIOS, W7170M can be flashed to M390X and WX7100 to either Rx 480 or Rx 580 because they are the same cards but better binned generally (higher quality).

 

2011 - Radeon HD 6990M 2GB (40nm) 100W MXM 3.0b (These work in virtually any laptop with MXM port)

AMD Radeon HD 6990M - NotebookCheck.net Tech 

6990M in "Computers, Tablets, and Networking" | eBay 

Taobao Search (6990M)

 

2012 - Radeon HD 7970M 2GB (28nm) 100W MXM 3.0b (These work in virtually any laptop with MXM port)

AMD Radeon HD 7970M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

7970M in Computer Graphics and Video Cards | eBay

 

2013 - Radeon HD 8970M/R9 M290X 2GB/4GB (28nm) 100W MXM 3.0b (These cards work in virtually any laptop with MXM port)

AMD Radeon R9 M290X - NotebookCheck.net Tech

AMD Radeon HD 8970M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

M290X in Computer Graphics and Video Cards | eBay

8970M in Computer Graphics and Video Cards | eBay

Taobao Search (M290X)

 

2014 - Radeon R9 M295X 4GB (28nm) 100W MXM 3.0b (Hard to get hands on, same performance as M390X)

AMD Radeon R9 M295X - NotebookCheck.net Tech

M295X MXM card using AMD Radeon™ R9 GPU - Zentrica Ltd

 

2014.08.25 AMD FirePro W5170M 2/4GB (28nm) MXM 3.0a

AMD FirePro W5170M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

W5170M | eBay

Taobao Search (W5170M)

 

2015.10.02 - AMD FirePro W7170M/Radeon R9 M390X 4GB (28nm) 100W MXM 3.0b (Confirmed to work with MSI, HP & Dell laptops)

AMD FirePro W7170M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

W7170M | eBay

Taobao Search (W7170M)

 

2016 - Embedded Radeon E9260 & E9550 (14nm) Polaris MXM 3.0a & 3.0b (Extremely expensive, avoid)

AMD Announces Embedded Radeon E9260 & E9550 - Polaris for Embedded Markets

AMD Radeon E9550 MXM | TechPowerUp GPU Database

Radeon E9260 Taobao Geocube Store

Radeon E9550 Taobao Geocube Store

 

2017 - Radeon Rx 480 4GB/8GB (14nm) Polaris 100W/150W MXM 3.0b (Warning! Does not work with Clevo!)

AMD Radeon RX 480M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

Taobao Search (Rx 480 MXM)

Eurocom.com sells brand new Rx 480 100W TDP MXM, ask their support for details.

 

2017 - Radeon Rx 560 4GB (14nm) Polaris 55W MXM 3.0a (Does not work with Clevo!)

https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-RX-560-Laptop.194834.0.html

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) GPU - NotebookCheck.net Tech

RX560 MXM显卡-4G GDDR5显存、Type A尺寸、第三代MXM3.1插槽-淘宝网 

 

2017 - Radeon Rx 580 4GB/8GB (14nm) Polaris 100W/150W MXM 3.0b (Does not work with Clevo!)

AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) GPU - NotebookCheck.net Tech

Taobao Search (Rx 580 MXM)

Eurocom.com sells brand new Rx 580 150W TDP MXM, ask their support for details.

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2018 - Radeon PRO WX 4130 2GB (14nm) Polaris MXM 3.0a 

AMD Radeon Pro WX 4130 GPU - Benchmarks and Specs - NotebookCheck.net Tech 

Taobao Search (WX 4130)

 

2018 - Radeon PRO WX 4150 4GB (14nm) Polaris MXM 3.0a

AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150 GPU - NotebookCheck.net Tech 

WX 4150 MXM | eBay 

Taobao Search (WX 4150)

 

2018 - Radeon PRO WX7100 8GB (14nm) Polaris 100W MXM 3.0b (Confirmed working in MSI and Dell laptops)

AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU - NotebookCheck.net Tech

WX7100 in Computer Graphics and Video Cards | eBay

Taobao Search (WX7100)

 

If you know any other cards or places to get these MXM discrete GPU's, please add them in the comments below, MXM cards are getting harder and harder to obtain these days and it looks like the only places to get the latest are sadly the embedded market which I have no idea how to access.

 

If you want to buy GPU's through Taobao do so through third party agent websites that buys the items for you and ships them to you, Google it there too many for me to list I can recommend Bhiner but there may be better ones.

 

Useful forums for MXM users:

The hopeful of keeping MXM 3.0b alive thread! | NotebookReview

Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops | NotebookReview

Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops - Alienware - Laptop General Discussion

M17x R4 and WX 7100 running on 120Hz eDP 3D display, IT WORKS! | NotebookReview 

 

2017.03.26 - Added Radeon Rx 480 MXM from TaoBao and updated some links

2018.05.06 - Added Radeon WX 7100 MXM GPU, added more links removed and corrected some links, added illustrations and included the first generations of GCN cards because they are still relevant today.

2019.05.09 - Added more mid range cards to list and added link to getting Polaris cards working with eDP and 120Hz displays.

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