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2011 17" HP EliteBook 8760W (Q K3000M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 4Gbps-EC2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [velitacast]  

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Fliael
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I have the same computer (8560w, possibly with different graphics, haven't looked at it in a while), with 8GB instead. Will this setup work with an RX 460 instead? Also, is this the right item, and will the external brick supplied be enough? 

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velitacast
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Posted by: Fliael

I have the same computer (8560w, possibly with different graphics, haven't looked at it in a while), with 8GB instead. Will this setup work with an RX 460 instead? Also, is this the right item, and will the external brick supplied be enough? 

I apologize for the late reply. Theoretically, yes, the RX 460 should  work with this setup. It depends on two things; the drivers from AMD, and the type of internal graphics you have. And yes, that is the correct product from GearBest.

2011 17" HP EliteBook 8760W (Q K3000M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 4Gbps-EC2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [build link]  

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velitacast
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FEASIBILITY UPDATE 2018
UPDATE: FEB 2018 - I've abandoned this setup and purchased a new desktop.

Hey folks, it's 2018 now and I think it is necessary to make you aware of a few things I've discovered during my experience with using this setup with the 8560w and the 8760w. Both machines are still compatible with the setup, running Windows 10 Pro x64 (Build 16299.192 1/4/2018) and the latest Nvidia drivers (388.71 12/20/2017). I'll talk a little about the performance of the setup in the following scenarios:

Gaming - YES, this setup works great if your primary intention is gaming. I've been able to run many recent games (Need for Speed 2016, Star Wars: Battlefront I&II, Project Cars) in 4K on medium settings, and it is very playable. Everything runs great also in 1080p at high settings. This setup is an excellent choice if you are hoping to repurpose an old laptop as a cheap gaming system in 4K.

Media - YES, this setup handles formats all the way up to 4K H.264 and H.265 flawlessly (resolution 3840x2160). No problems with watching videos on a good 4K display.

Daily FunctionsAside from the obvious inconveniences of chainbooting and the inability to sleep/hibernate/reboot, this system runs very stable and quiet.

Video Production - Your mileage may vary. If you're using Adobe Premiere Pro, your system will not be accelerated by this setup hardly at all. This is due to the fact that OpenCL is very highly bottlenecked by the 2nd Gen i7 found in these laptops when used in conjunction with a modern graphics card. To test this, I rendered a file 3 times on the 8760w: first time (CPU Only) - 2 hours, second time (onboard 3000M) - 45min, third time (with eGPU 1060) - 30 min. I also ran the same file on another computer with a 4th gen i7 chip and the same 1060, and then render time was 6 min. After Effects cannot be accelerated by this setup at all. Sony Vegas 15 seems to be the best program that worked with this setup, but it would occasionally crash. TL;DR: if you're looking for video editing use, do yourself a favor and build a video desktop with a 4th gen or higher i7.

Multiple Monitors - NO, I did not have any luck with this system and multiple monitors. I did end up getting the internal display to work off of the eGPU (just set your display mode to mirrored), but any time I would use multiple monitors I would experience a major compromise in performance.

Alright, I hope this helps you guys as you make decisions on purchases and setups. A major reason to avoid this setup is purely its age. Being 7 years old now with only a 2nd gen i7 under the hood, these laptops just simply aren't capable of driving new graphics cards for computation activities (OpenCL)

 

2011 17" HP EliteBook 8760W (Q K3000M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 4Gbps-EC2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [build link]  

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Benjamin Meunier
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Hello, thank you for your feedbacks and tricks 🙂

I have a HP 8570w.

I still need some clarification

-Is it possible to run eGpu on a Windows 10 UEFI system?
-You tols about i*gen2 limitations. Are they still true on gen3 system? Is the limitation operating on CAD applications?
-I have a BPlus 2.1a eGpu. Is the EXP GDC 8.4b any better?

Regards.

Ben

... I forgot some questions:

-Does the eGpus works with Quadro GPUs?
-Do i have to disable my internal K2000m to use eGpu?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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