0 Replies Latest reply on May 5, 2018 6:47 PM by smgjohn

    Latest AMD GPU's (2012 - 2018) on MXM 3.0a & 3.0b

    smgjohn

      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.

       

      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 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 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.

       

      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

       

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

      2018.05.06 - Added Radeon WX7100 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.