2012 15.6" Lenovo Y500 GT650M-SLI + [email protected] (Lenovo Ultrabay Adapter) + Win10 [rusTORK]  

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rusTORK
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September 23, 2018 1:52 pm  

You may also look for even more powerful build with Lenovo Y510p by @intruder here.

SYSTEM SPECS

Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 SLI
Display: 15.6" LG\Philips (LP156WF1-TLC1)
CPU: Intel i7-3630QM (4 cores, 8 threads, 6 Mb cache, 2.4@3.4GHz)
RAM: 2x 4096 Mb SO-DIMM Ramaxel (RMT3160ED58E9W-1600, DDR3-1600)
Motherboard: LCFC\Compal QIQY6 LA-8692P (Rev: 1.0)
iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (present but not functioning)
dGPU1: 2048 Mb NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (on Motherboard)
dGPU2:  2048 Mb NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (via Ultrabay slot)
SSD: 120 Gb Samsung SSD 850 EVO (mSATA)
HDD: 1 TB, Seagate/Samsung Momentus/Spinpoint (ST1000LM024, 5400 RPM)
Windows: 10 Pro, v1803, build 17134.286

eGPU HARDWARE

No enclosure (open stand);
eGPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming (11G-P4-6593-KB, bought used 1 year or so);
ePSU: 430W Seasonic S12II-430 (SS-430GB);
Ultrabay-to-PCI-E adapter /2 (custom made by user gerald at Techinferno forum);
HDMI Monitor Emulator;

Hardware Pictures

Ultrabay-to-PCI-E adapter /2 (picture with Avito stamp, since i got plans to sell first adapter i got and actually sold later)

Adapter and PSU installed

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti installed

REQUIRED MODIFICATIONS

BIOS
Experimental BIOS (yeah, things go wild right from start point) from user High_Voltage at Techinferno forum. It unlock using NVIDIA cards in additon to ATI\AMD ones. It's sound like a joke, since original ultrabay card was NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, but it's really true. It's Device ID was hardly added in BIOS.

It is possible to don't flash experimental BIOS, but solder Arduino on adapter. Since i don't have skills in soldering, but have in flashing BIOS...

Error 43

Just use this small script. It's working fast and simple.

SOFTWARE\HARDWARE DATA

Compal Motherboard Diagram

You may see on diagram that both VGAs (N13P-GT1) are connected directly to CPU.

HWiNFO64

GPU-Z

BENCHMARKS

AIDA64 (GPGPU) + i founded same card in web, but desktop (just for comparison)

CUDA-Z

Unigine Valley Benchmark v1.0 Basic (unable to run in fullscreen mode, only in windowed mode on internal display, also somehow it's thinking i have got Windows 8)
Settings: Preset (Custom), Quality (Ultra), Stereo 3D (Disabled), Monitor (Single), AA (x8), Full Screen (No), Resolution (1920x1080), Sound (Disabled)
Driver version: 399.24


Update #1: Benchmark was re-installed on SSD and tests was re-run properly. I used Dual Monitor Tools HotKeys to move test window on proper monitor and also run it without windows taskbar).
Update #2: Re-run tests again. I forgot to turn on High Performance power plan in Lenovo Energy Management Tool.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Basic (unable to run in fullscreen mode, only in windowed mode on internal display)
Settings: Preset (Custom), Quality (Ultra), Tessellation (Extreme), Stereo 3D (Disabled), Muti-monitor (Disabled), AA (x8), Resolution (1920x1080).
Driver version: 416.16


Update #1: New driver (416.16) show better results for Direct3D11:
+9 FPS;
+228 Score;
+9.2 Min FPS,
+4.1 Max FPS,
At the same time, OpenGL dropped down:
-0.7 FPS;
-11 Score;
-8.3 Min FPS;
-24 Max FPS.

3D Mark Professional Edition (Time Spy Custom, also was unable to run fullscreen or borderless, internal display)
Settings: All default, except next:  Windowed mode, Resolution (1920x1080)
Driver version: 399.24

Update #1: 3DMark was re-installed on SSD, tests was re-run with Dual Monitor Tools and with High Performance power plan. No diffirence at all with current screenshot.

Superposition?
Other 3D Marks?

COMMENTS

First, i understand that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is a bit overpowered VGA for such... configuration, but it was bought because of similar price on new GTX 1070 Ti\GTX 1080. Maybe later i will transfer card in standard desktop case - i don't know for sure. Alternative way - maybe disassemble laptop and move motherboard in custom case and convert laptop display in external monitor with a conversion kit. Simply because it's cheaper then buy new FHD and 2K monitor.

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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rusTORK
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September 30, 2018 2:27 pm  

Most data and pictures are collected and topic ready for public. Feel free to comment.

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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theitsage
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October 2, 2018 7:49 pm  

This is an excellent build. Thank you for sharing!

Best ultrabooks for eGPU use

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86 external GPU build guides


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rusTORK
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October 2, 2018 8:01 pm  
Posted by: theitsage

This is an excellent build. Thank you for sharing!

Hello!
Thank you for kind words. This motherboard defenitly have got very unique design. Special thanks to gerald too - this man did unique adapter to make this happen and High_Voltage for finally fix main problem especially for Lenovo Y500 (and probably for Y400).

Also, i must say that Y500 is small brother of Y510p which is even MORE powerful. I hope we will see it here one day. 😉

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intruder
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October 3, 2018 2:36 pm  

Great! 

I have a Y510p with the same ultrabay adapter. I will create a guide for it.

Laptop: Lenovo Y510P
eGPU: Gigabyte 1070 Mini OC
Current Build Link


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FireMonkey
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November 5, 2018 6:40 pm  

Hello there. I have a Y500 and i need to this adapter.But i couldn't find anywhere.Where can i buy or do you have a circuit diagram for this ? 
Please help me , Thank you.

Sory my bad English 🙂

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rusTORK
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November 5, 2018 7:10 pm  
Posted by: FireMonkey

I have a Y500 and i need to this adapter.But i couldn't find anywhere.Where can i buy or do you have a circuit diagram for this ? 

This adapter is custom made product. It's not something serial you can buy in store or online. It's made by user gerald at Tech | Inferno forum (topic: Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card). Unfortuanly, ultrabay slot part needed for assembling this adapter have got status EoL (End of Life - it's mean that this part is no longer produced), also gerald said he no longer have got PCB for adapter.

It's unclear when he release new batch of adapters and how much they will cost. But you still may join Tech | Inferno forum and post there that you are interested in adapter.

Link:  https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/9686-y510p-ultrabay-graphics-card/&

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