Alienware Returns Kidnapped GPU Cores to m15 R5 Computer With vBIOS Repair (Up to date)


Replace: June 11, 2:25 p.m ET: Alienware has up to date the vBIOS for the Alienware m15 Ryzen Version R5 with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, which will have to repair the CUDA core reporting factor.

“Remaining week, we found out our new Alienware m15 gaming machine was once restricting CUDA Cores on 3070 configurations,” A Dell spokesperson informed Tom’s {Hardware}. “We’ve got launched a firmware replace to assist get to the bottom of the flawed atmosphere. Please take a look at the fortify web page right here(*11*) for the up to date vBios.”

The unique tale is beneath:

Alienware is addressing an error affecting the (*5*)Alienware m15 Ryzen Version R5(*11*) that limits CUDA cores on fashions with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card.

“We’ve got been made conscious that an flawed atmosphere in Alienware’s vBIOS is restricting CUDA Cores on RTX 3070 configurations,” the corporate informed Tom’s {Hardware}. “That is an error that we’re running diligently to right kind once imaginable. We’re expediting a solution via validation and be expecting to have this resolved as early as mid-June. For the time being, we don’t suggest the use of a vBios from every other Alienware platform to right kind this factor. We ask for forgiveness for any frustration this has brought about.”

Discussion board threads on (*2*)Reddit(*11*) and Pocket book Overview(*11*) confirmed folks noticing that device like CPU-Z and HWInfo are reporting the mistaken collection of CUDA cores for an RTX 3070. Relatively than 5,120 cores, it confirmed (*19*),608. HWInfo additionally reportedly confirmed fewer ray tracing and tensor cores. Some additionally had problems with the collection of render output devices (ROPs).

Some folks in the ones threads reported that switching to the vBIOS for the Alienware m15 R4 with an RTX 3070 mounted those problems, however that might motive different issues.

If the cores have been certainly being restricted, now not simply misreported, it is imaginable that efficiency shall be larger as soon as the repair is launched.