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2015 15" Dell Latitude E5570 (R7 M370M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 [Jkeychen Liew]  

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System specs (2015 15.6" Dell Latitude E5570, i7 6820HQ (locked at 3.6Ghz all cores), Intel HD 530, AMD R7 M370, Win 10 64-bit)

 

eGPU hardware (32Gbps-M2 ADT-Link R43SG, Zotac GTX 1070 8GB Mini powered by Dell DA-2, DiY eGPU enclosure)

 

Hardware pictures (note: require 5+ posts for "attach files" button to appear. Or can link from say  http://imgur.com  )

 

Here is some pictures why the M2 won't fit together with the stock HDD

 

Here some simple mod to keep the airflow underneath the laptop and hid the M2 cable (laptop stand)

 

Installation steps 
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 R43SG to the laptop and switch on the eGPU (I'm using Dell DA-2) make sure to put the SW-2 (switch 2 to "ON", this will enable always "ON" feature on the ADT-Link R43SG). After the eGPU turn on the laptop.

3- Boot into windows check on device manager showing the GTX 1070 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 1070 > properties. The "error 43" should be gone. 🙂

5- Enjoy!

**locked the CPU to run at 3.6Ghz all cores by using throttlestop

**this laptop is pretty much plug and play it didn't required hotplug/modded bios like my previous laptop which is Acer Aspire 4752G

***Update 05 April 2019
Regarding the usage of M2 extension from ADT-Link, it seems the extension can't deliver good signal of gen 3 speed and make the game micro-stuttering/sluggish and sometimes it crash. I've figured this out when playing games like FIFA 19 and PES 19. By removing the M2 extension, the game run smooth and no longer crash the games. I personally don't recommend using an M2 extension.

**Update;
I've bought M2 extension from taobao (here is the link) for PnP purpose. With some cutting and velcro tape the M2 eGPU is quite Plug n Play now. Here's some picture of it.

 

 

Benchmarks (Include a CUDA-Z or AIDA64 bandwidth pic. Optional: Valley, 3dmark, noting if it's on internal/external LCD )
**All benchmark are running on internal monitor

 

eGPU **eGPU + M2 extension

3dmark Firestrike 1.1  | Heaven Benchmark 4.0

Throttlestop temp after stress test & heavy gaming

3dmark Firestrike 1.1

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16978971


 

Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming)

Thanks to nando for guiding me on buying the next laptop for this eGPU project. I got this Dell Latitude E5570 for only US $399 (1659.xx MYR). This laptop is a beast and the price is so unrealistic as this laptop is really expensive in MY'. For the same specs, they'll be selling at 900 to 1200 USD. 

Why not build a Gaming Desktop??? Thanks but I've build my Gaming Desktop and the only thing I miss it the portable gaming. I used to have a gaming laptop (MSI GT70 20D) it cost me US $1714.xx on 2014 and sell it 3 years later and build a Gaming desktop.
Why don't you buy a budget gaming laptop??? it cross my mind but since the price is too much and I can't afford it and not to mention some of them already are really expensive even it doesn't come with M2 Nvme Slot.
Latitude E5570 might be my last eGPU laptop because it only weight somewhere around 2.1kgs (light) and gaming on eGPU system has been a step up from my previous eGPU setup (4Gbps-mPcie). With the stable 32Gbps even faster than TB3, gaming on this laptop is really great and with this processor I might even can use GTX 1080 Ti only if I found a good deal on it later. 

Enjoy and regards^^

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2015 15" Dell Latitude E5570 R7 M370 + GTX1070 @32Gbps-M2 (ADT R3G) + Win10


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@jkey , thank you for your build. Would you mind posting a final pic of the M.2 eGPU adapter together with the SSD? I understand you needed to use a mSATA SSD to allow these two items to coexist in the same space as a 2.5″ SSD + M.2 adapter are space limited otherwise.

 

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eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

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Hey nando,

I've update the build guide. If there is anything left that I didn't manage to put in it please inform me. 

Thanks!

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hi @jkey

Thanks for posting!

I literally just finished my Clevo N141ZU + M.2 ADT-Link R43SG + GTX 1060 6GB STRIX (I'll put a build guide together later) and was wondering about an M.2 extension. Do you know why CUDA-Z is reporting better stats with the extension? I expected the opposite effect.

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Clevo N141ZU + Win10 + M.2 ADT R3G + Zotac RTX 2070 8GB Mini
Clevo N141ZU + Win10 + M.2 ADT R3G + Asus GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC
Lenovo x230 + Win8.1 + EC PE4C V3.0 + Asus GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC
Lenovo x230 + Win8.1 + EC PE4C V3.0 + Asus GTX 950 2GB STRIX OC


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Posted by: timginter

hi @jkey

Thanks for posting!

I literally just finished my Clevo N141ZU + M.2 ADT-Link R43SG + GTX 1060 6GB STRIX (I'll put a build guide together later) and was wondering about an M.2 extension. Do you know why CUDA-Z is reporting better stats with the extension? I expected the opposite effect.

Hey, glad that you make yours. Regarding the M.2 extension affect the CUDA-Z score, it was affected by my processor speed which in my situation it was lower than with the extension because I didn't start the throttlestop and lock the CPU to run at 3.6Ghz all cores. It supposedly to be the same as score even with the M.2 extension and sorry that this is confusing you and the other member. But in term of real gaming experience, it way beyond my expectation as my first eGPU was using mPCIE. Gaming experience is very smooth, no stuttering, no unstable rendering even I'm using it on internal display all the time.

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Posted by: Jkeychen
Posted by: timginter

hi @jkey

Thanks for posting!

I literally just finished my Clevo N141ZU + M.2 ADT-Link R43SG + GTX 1060 6GB STRIX (I'll put a build guide together later) and was wondering about an M.2 extension. Do you know why CUDA-Z is reporting better stats with the extension? I expected the opposite effect.

Hey, glad that you make yours. Regarding the M.2 extension affect the CUDA-Z score, it was affected by my processor speed which in my situation it was lower than with the extension because I didn't start the throttlestop and lock the CPU to run at 3.6Ghz all cores. It supposedly to be the same as score even with the M.2 extension and sorry that this is confusing you and the other member. But in term of real gaming experience, it way beyond my expectation as my first eGPU was using mPCIE. Gaming experience is very smooth, no stuttering, no unstable rendering even I'm using it on internal display all the time.

Thanks. I had exactly the same shock - I moved to M.2 from ExpressCard 😀

Thanks for clarifying

Clevo N141ZU + Win10 + M.2 ADT R3G + Zotac RTX 2070 8GB Mini
Clevo N141ZU + Win10 + M.2 ADT R3G + Asus GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC
Lenovo x230 + Win8.1 + EC PE4C V3.0 + Asus GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC
Lenovo x230 + Win8.1 + EC PE4C V3.0 + Asus GTX 950 2GB STRIX OC


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Where did you buy the case? If you made it, what did you use?

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Hey,

Glad you're interested in this.

The case is self made by me. It was made from composite wood board and wrap with the case with carbon fibre sticker. Although this might required tools like cutter, screw, drilling equipment and etc.

I didn't manage to take a picture of how I made the case but it was pure DIY with own creativity. 😊

You can check it here https://imgur.com/a/iRl1t8Z

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Thanks for sharing @Jkeychen. Your DIY case looks great.

There is a metal case for Exp GDC but I'm not sure if it would fit the R43SG since the stated maximum width is 5 cm, while the board is 6.5 cm wide.

I also tried an M.2 extender, and it didn't work reliably, although it wasn't immediately obvious. So I second the suggestion not to attempt it.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 w/ Exp GDC 8.5c via ExpressCard & M.2
Lenovo Y700-17ISK w/ ADT-Link R43SG-TU via NVMe (More Info)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ (Part # 04G-P4-3975-KR)
PSU: Dell DA-2 D220P-01 (18A), Tyco CAD240121 (20A)


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Thanks for coming to my build. I’m planning on making a new case for my eGPU and it’s gonna be fully aluminium. Will post an update if I finally make it. 

Regarding the usage of M2 extension, I agreed with your opinion that using the M2 will not directly impact the reliability of gen3 link speed. R3G is a good eGPU adapter and the length of the M2 is <50cm to give a reliable gen3 speed. From what I learn after long term usage of the M2 extension, the longer the cable, the less the reliability of the gen3 speed. ADT suggest to never go for more than 60cm for the cable cause it will cause unstable gen3 link speed. My previous M2 cable is 15cm which is 65cm combine with the R3G cable. 

Now, I’m ordering a 5cm PCIE x4 to female M2 from ADT to make a much more convenient PLUG n PLAY solution for the RG3. Will post an update on this later. 

Regards.

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Great build, great guide! Very helpful! Thanks! 🙂 

Can you add 2-3 clear photos of your setup, now that you removed the M.2 extension?

My Future Build: Zen 2 Laptop with M.2 PCIe x4 eGPU

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Need some help here and though this would be the right thread to post. I want to take out the gpu from my Aorus 2070 gaming box and attach it to my Dell g5 using the ADT Link R43sG cable. My Dell G5 has two hard drives. One is a 512 Gb NVME and the other one is a 2.5 inch SSD.  I am planning to attach the R43sG cable to the NVME slot and simply use the 2.5 inch SSD to boot my laptop. Will this work ? I know I will loose the NVME speeds but i am fine with that . Also I see that this R43SG adapter is available for $51 , will this be good enough for my use ? Please help.

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@nikunj_nik

Hey, regarding using this as eGPU setup you will get more performance compared to TB3 eGPU but you will have to deal with the consequences like cable management, external power brick, and might void your G5 warranty as well including making a hole at the back cover of the your laptop. 

Let's take a look at what you're after? 

For me, I want portable gaming setup with upgradable desktop GPU that will provide good performance at lower cost. If I have a laptop that comes with TB3 setup, I might just grab a TB3 eGPU too for easy setup. So, it still depends on your objective. If you're asking bout will it work or not? Yep, it is because most of dell laptop are easy to setup with eGPU even using only the NVME slot. 

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@jkeychen

Thanks for the response. Yes I want more performance as compared to the Tb3 Aorus RTX 2070 Gaming Box. I dont think I need to drill a hole at all. The beauty of the G5 is that it has a single screw which allows you to take off the bottom panel without any effort. Can I not simply pass the wires from the side of the panel ? How thick are the wires ? I know the fit will not be great of the bottom panel but it is better than drilling a hole at least !

As for the cable management are there any enclosures which we can use to fit the GPU and the Power supply ? if not I guess that is a price to pay for having a portable solution. 

My job makes me move cities a lot (and sometimes even countries). I was thinking having a portable ADT Link setup as my RTX2070 GPU is already super small and I can easily buy a power supple cheap in any country I go to. Am I just being optimistic 🙂  ? 

 

Edit: in the link I provided above, I see two models. One is R43SG and the other one is R43sG -TU. For 50 CM both the prices show as $51 . Which one should I get ? Please help.

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@nikunj_nik

The thickness of the cable is 2.5mm. I made my own case so I don't know which case that can be use to fit both the GPU and PSU.

The different between the R43SG with R43SG-TU is the direction of the cabling to it's M.2 connector. So, it depends on the position of your NVME slot and where you want the cable to pass through. But going with the R43SG only is suffice as you can change the direction of the cable by bending it on opposite direction and wrap with insulation tape (remember you only do it once to avoid breaking the cable)

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@nikunj_nik

R43SG-TU appears to be for desktop motherboards where the M.2 slot is on the top side of the motherboard.

R43SG appears to be for laptops where the M.2 slot is on the bottom.

The cables are semi-flexible so either will work but minimizing bends is probably a good idea.

http://www.adt.link/product/R43SG-Shop.html

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Thank you guys I will order the adapter today. Wish me luck 🙂 !!

 

Also do I order from Aliexpress ? I have never used them before but I have heard good things.

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@nikunj_nik

Order from anyone that's selling it. AliExpress works. The ADT Link store also works.

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Need some more help here please. I found the same adapter in Amazon for a little more money. Here is the Amazon link for the same :-

https://www.amazon.com/ADT-Link-External-Graphics-GTX1080ti-R43SG-TU/dp/B07XYZ89J7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=r43sg&qid=1574349548&sr=8-1&th=1

Isnt this the same exact item as this one below ?

http://www.adt.link/product/R43SG-Shop.html

However when I contacted the seller to ask about their product they told me that this should not be used with my G5 as it can damage my motherboard .Here is their exact response :-

"Our technical staff tell us this product is theoretically not available for notebooks, because it is necessary to consider the driver compatibility of the notebook.To confirm if our product is compatible with your device,it requires a determination from the notebook vendor whether to adapt the RTX2070.And using the adapter on the notebook can easily damage the motherboard. So if you still want to use it,pls consult your notebook vendor.If they also can not confirm,we don't recommend using this product with the RTX 2070. Any more questions ,pls contact us freely."

 

Please help.

 

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