2015 15" Dell Latitude E5570 (R7 M370M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-M.2 (JHH-Link Dock-M.2 NVMe) + Win10 // first stable Gen3 M.2 eGPU adapter with detachable cable
System specs (2015 15.6" Dell Latitude E5570, i7 6820HQ (locked at 3.6Ghz all cores), Intel HD 530, AMD R7 M370 (disabled through BIOS), Win 10 64-bit)
1- I buy a SATA to MSATA converter for my Kingston UV500 480GB MSATA SSD (since the M2 slot get blocked by the HDD)
2- Mount the M2 ADT-Link JHH-Link to the laptop and switch on the eGPU make sure the power supply is connected. Turn on the Laptop and the eGPU should turned on too.
3- Boot into windows check on device manager showing the GTX 1080 Ti card is detected. Install the latest driver from Nvidia sites and restart laptop.
4- Once it boot into windows, it will show "error 43" as I'm using a 10' series card. Run the nvidia-error43-fixer (Thanks to nando for letting me know bout the script as I didn't aware of it) , then check the device manager under display adapter > GTX 1080 Ti > properties. The "error 43" should be gone.
**Will update more benchmark soon
**Still trying to figure out how to hide the cable inside my laptop (?)
Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming)
I just feel so great to get my hands on this JHH-Link Dock. Looks similar to the EXP GDC but the performance is way better than the EXP GDC dock. Seriously, never thought that it perform really well. Totally worth buying for those want to build a eGPU setup with detachable cable. This build is incomplete yet but I too inclined too share with you how great the JHH-Link Dock performance are. Honorable mention for @nando4 too. Thanks!
@jkeychen, thank you for being the first to share a build using the JHH-link Dock-M.2. This new eGPU adapter solves the biggest issue we had with the ADT-Link R43SG. Namely, it has a detachable cable end making undocking easy. Just unplug the HDMI ends and wrap cable around laptop when mobile.
Interesting that ADT-Link named this adapter a JHH-Link. Wonder if it's to give some protection against possible copyright claims for the dual HDMI cable design by EXP GDC? Regardless, this adapter uses superior quality cabling to give Gen3 stability and performance as your CUDA-Z performance and Forza 4 runs show.
@nando4, I will update on the cable wrap around the laptop. Still thinking the best way to do it without more cutting or holes on the laptop back panel. This will surely involve some cutting and velcro.
@jkeychen, I wasn't able to find it listed on the website. Only on AE. Do you know if it's up there on the site? Wondering if there'd be a TU version of the JHH-Link. If not now, probably in the future I guess.
You don't need the TU version because you can simply mod it to TU like shown at: