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thatguy2911
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Alienware 17 R4 : Upgradable Graphics Card?

Hello,

 

I have a year-old Alienware 17 R4, which has an 7th gen Intel i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 2GB GDDR5. I was recently gifted an Oculus Rift with Touch Controls, and unfortunately my GPU is having a hard time handling the VR setup. I was wondering if it would be possible for me to upgrade my GPU? If so, what cards would be compatible? Alternatively, would it be possible for me to use an Alienware Graphics Amplifier? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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kqmqverick
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Re: Alienware 17 R4 : Upgradable Graphics Card?

The internal graphics are bga which is soldered directly to the mother board. The R4 fully supports the AGA though.  I personally have a 1080ti and it works great. You have a performance hit when using the laptop screen but still a lot better than a 1050ti