2016 14" Razer Blade (GTX 1060/i7-6700HQ) + GTX1080@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [rykys]^
PC: 2016 14" Razer Blade (GTX 1060/i7-6700HQ)
eGPU: AKiTiO Node (Thunderbolt 3)
GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING
The AKiTiO Node was plug and play with the 2016 Razer Blade. I upgraded the eGPU firmware before I received the graphics card, so I don't have before and after unfortunately... I did see quite a bit of improvement over the built-in GTX 1060 at both 1080p and 1440p:
These benchmarks were taken using an external monitor.
I will run them at some point this week when I get a minute. I was getting ~9400 with the built-in GTX 1060 in my Blade. The physics score with the i7-6700HQ brings down the Fire Strike score quite a bit. I haven't seen that translate to in game with the 1080 though...
Alright, you alleviated some concern I had before opening the package 🙂
Intel Nuc Skull Canyon
Gigabyte gtx 1080
That looks really good, have you tried running Firestrike benchmark too?
Here are the Fire Strike and Time Spy results:
Note that the CPU score brings the overall number down quite a bit. I got almost double the graphics score on Time Spy with the 1080 (6745) than I got with the 1060 (3472). I got around 6500 points higher on the Fire Strike graphics score using the 1080 vs the 1060. Overall I would say I'm happy with the performance of the 1080 and Node. For 1440p gaming I've noticed a large increase in FPS with the 1080.
Great setup 🙂 Can you run the eGPU on your Internal Display and to run Heaven again with the same settings ?
ϟ AKiTiO Thunder2 + EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming (macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and Windows 10)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Later 2013) 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7-4750HQ / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / 256GB SSD + 1TB
✪ mini eGPU ● PCI Express vs. Thunderbolt ● Mac CAN game ● Gaming Laptops vs. MacBook Pro with eGPU