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Tesla MXM card P106M 1060m

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Hello guys,

did anyone tried or maybe have some more knowledge about installing mxm card from Tesla to m18xr2? I read some comments and discussions on other forums but there is really not enough info to decide if it's worth the effort.

This is the exact model of the card:


I read that someone made it work, performance is similar to 970m or even 980m but there are issues with drivers and locked vbios. It would be great to have some insight from you, since i learned so much from the old forum.

Price wise, i could get this card for a cost of happy meal, and mu current setup is 6970m in SLI

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If you want Tesla P106m to work you absolutely need modded BIOS to force SG mode

Then you want to mod nvidia drivers, otherwise card will be detected as 3D accelerator.

Performances are alright (around 2200pt on Time Spy with i7 4700mq) -in between 970m & 980m-


Plus side is clearly the thermals as temperature on burn is around 70°C on MSI GT70, and 60° on Alienware 17.

Down side is locked bios & no turbo boost (card stays at 1200Mhz) thus the low performance compared to 1060 gtx 6Go (around 3400pt on time spy).


I tested them in MSI GT, Alienware 17 & M17X, DELL Precision M6700 & M6800, HP Zbook 17 G2... On MSI & Alienware everything works (even hdmi / DP) but on precision & Zbook you will not have any output on external (as hdmi & DP are routed directly to mxm) except for VGA out (routed to IGP).


On your m18x R2 you might get something better like RX480 (90€ on Ali), s7100X (60€ if lucky draw on ebay) or 1060 / 1070 / 1080 (expensive options...)

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