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2013 15" Samsung NP550P5C (GT650M) [4th,4C,Q] + RX 470 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.5c) + Win10  

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salihonur
(@salihonur)
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

Hi all,

I would like to share my experince. Here is my system:

  • 2013 15.6" Samsung NP550P5C 
  • Intel i7-3630QM 2.4~3.4 GHz 6MB Cache 4 Core 8 Threads 22nm
  • Hyperx Impact 2x8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ram (previously upgraded)
  • iGPU Intel HD4000
  • dGPU Nvidia GT650M 2GB
  • Hi-level 240 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (previously upgraded)

New things for eGPU

  • EXP GDC v8.5C mPCIe 50cm (I have bought it from local Turkey market (gittigidiyor.com). I supposed that it would come as v8.0, but the seller sent me the latest version)
  • A used MSI RX 470 4GB DDR5 GPU.
  • A brand new MSI RX 5500 XT 8GB DDR6 GPU. (for my desktop but tested with eGPU)
  • Powerboost BST-ATX300 300W PSU 
  • Internal display 1600x900 pixels

 

Images

A small hole was opened near the cover.

 

The cable was taped in case of the abrasion.

 

Made it strengthen with strong tape

 

I have discovered that the air flow of PSU makes the GPU cooler if it is placed closer. So I have designed a holding arms. Fans of the GPU runs rarely even if the load 100%. GPU temperature goes max 60 ºC. Around 57-60 ºC. I'm not sure if I put it into a box or just protect the fans.

 

It is suitable for both vertical and horizantal usage LoL

 

Tests

I didn't see a super performance with RX 5500 XT as an eGPU. It is super on desktop but I don't recommend it fro eGPU for money saving. And also 4Gb is enough for many games. I have seen max 3.5GB usage only on Mount & Blade Bannerlord II. Otherwise mostly around 2-2.5 GB.

I have watched benchmark of RX 580/570/480/470 and also GTX 970/980/1050 TI/1060s/1650s 4GB GPUs on Youtube. Generally AMD is cheaper with good performance.

And also comparing RX 470 with RX 570, the performance is similar. So for RX 480 and 580. So don't waste your money for RX 570/580.

I must say that the turbo boosting is very pain in the ass for AMD GPUs. You have to add games and softwares individually into the graphic settings list.

 

Here is the test result with internal 1600x900 display @ ultra settings

  • Battlefield 1 @ 30-35 fps (Vsync on, FXAA off)
  • Heroes and Generals @ 40-60 fps (Vsync on, FXAA off, fast particles on)
  • eFootall PES 2020 @ 30 fps (Vsync on)
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2 @ 30-40 fps (Vsync on, Antialasing off, shadow quality low)
  • Mount & Blade Bannerlord 2 Beta (Early access) @ 30-37 fps (Vsync off, FXAA off, shadow quality low)

I couldn't recorded because recording with full resolution at 30 fps makes FPS frop about 15-20. Because the CPU can't handle it.

 

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2013 15" Samsung NP550P5C (GT650M) [4th,4C,Q] + RX 470 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.5c) + Win10 [build link]  

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mr.ribeiro
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Joined: 5 years ago
 

@salihonur, Try to get an external monitor for more performance, you can see a noticeable difference in the games

 

2016 15" ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW (GTX960M) [6th,4C,H] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Orico TOM2T3-G40 * ADT-Link R43SL) + Win10 [build link]  

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gene_lottery
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

@salihonur, I have a question about your CPU. Normally this notebook comes with low power 35W CPUs. I can see that you've installed a 45W one. Is it stable? Did you have to do anything like modding BIOS? I'm thinking about upgrading the CPU and would really like to go for a 45W i7, but I've heard mixed opinions whether the motherboard can handle it.

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2011 16" Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1660 Super @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (PCE164P-N03) + Win10 1903 [build link]  

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Joaquin Lobos
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

@salihonur Did you have any troubles setting it up? I'm also going to use a mPCIe so I'm curious.

Was it just plug and play for you?

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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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salihonur
(@salihonur)
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

Sorry guys,

I haven't received any notification about your comments. It is too late but I want to answer them for new users.

  1. Yes with an external monitor I got 60 fps stable in almost all modern games except Hell Let Loose. It is early-access and has some optimization performance.
  2. My CPU is original. I haven't changed anything on the board.
  3. Yes, it was almost plug & play. I disabled Nvidia graphic card on Device Manager. Otherwise, a conflict occurs while installing the AMD driver.

I had to change my PSU after 1 week. I had an issue with freezing and a blue screen. Never trust the power level on the label of cheap PSUs. It couldn't handle the GPU. I bought a used Corsair VS450 80+ PSU. I haven't seen any problem since that change. Still using.

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2013 15" Samsung NP550P5C (GT650M) [4th,4C,Q] + RX 470 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.5c) + Win10 [build link]  

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