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Help Me Choose: Alienware Laptop Video Cards

Whether you’re gaming, streaming, or editing videos on your Alienware laptop, the quality of the graphics you experience is only as good as your video card.

Along with the computer monitor itself, the video card determines the level of detail of the image that will be displayed, as well as the contrast, resolution and overall gaming graphics.

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How Video Cards Work
Discrete video cards can provide better performance as compared to integrated video cards. Discrete video cards are separate from the motherboard and include a specialized graphics processing unit (GPU). Because of their onboard GPU, discrete video cards don’t have to share the CPU with other programs.

Discrete video cards include the memory of their own, measured in gigabytes (GB). Graphics memory is used by the GPU to accelerate graphics performance, store textures using game graphics, and make gaming, movies and other entertainment intensely realistic. High-performance graphics cards require a significant amount of graphics memory.

How to Get the Highest Performance
In Alienware PCs, two or more video cards can be linked together to boost total gaming performance. NVIDIA® video cards use a technology called Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) to enable two or more cards to work together when processing graphics data. Naturally, having two video cards working together to render graphics increases the available frame rate and provides more depth and detail. With the added horsepower of dual graphics cards, you can use higher resolution displays and enjoy high-definition (HD) gaming without sacrificing graphics performance.

Compare Video Cards

Alienware 13 Video Cards NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
Dedicated Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Cores 768 768 1280
Base Clock (MHz) 1493 1493 1404
Boost Clock (MHz) 1620 1620 1670
API's supported DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5 DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5 DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5
Alienware 15 Video Cards* NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080
Dedicated Graphics Memory 6GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5X
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Cores 1280 2048 2560
Base Clock (MHz) 1404 1480 1290
Boost Clock (MHz) 1670 1695 1468
API's supported DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5 DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5 DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5
Alienware 17 Video Cards NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080
Dedicated Graphics Memory 6GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5X
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Cores 1280 2048 2560
Base Clock (MHz) 1404 1480 1582
Boost Clock (MHz) 1670 1695 1771
API's supported DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5 DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5 DirectX12 OpenGL 4.5

* The Alienware 15 is now available with the new GeForce® GTX 1080 with Max-Q design, which provides more performance than ever before possible on our award-winning Alienware 15. The new Max-Q design is the new NVIDIA® innovative technology that allows more performance in thinner notebooks and since we are dedicated to providing uncompromised gaming experience we are offering the highest total graphics power available on the card (110W) supported by our optimized thermal management with copper material.
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