2017 13" hp Sepctre x360 + [email protected] (Akitio Node) + Win10  

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tunatoro2
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October 28, 2018 4:26 pm  

System specs

  • 2017 13inch HP spectre x360
  • LG ultrafine 4k monitor 22inch
  • Intel Core i7-8550U 
  • 16GB ram
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 512GB Samsung SSD
  • Windows 10

eGPU hardware

Installation steps (what did you do to get it all going?)

  1. Installed the latest thunderbolt driver(In my case the laptop did not recognized the eGPU and showing code45 before installing the driver). From here
  2. Hot-plugged eGPU to the port that is closest to the user. 
  3. Installed the latest Akitio Node firmware.
  4. Installed the GPU driver. 

Benchmarks
Unigine Valley Benchmarks

FPS:
53.0
Score:
2216
Min FPS:
16.0
Max FPS:
78.9
Platform:
Windows 8 (build 9200) 64bit
CPU model:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz (1991MHz) x4
GPU model:
Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 23.20.16.5044/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 25.21.14.1634 (4095MB) x1
Render:
Direct3D11
Mode:
1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Preset
Extreme HD

Comments
The setup is working perfectly. One tip that I am offering is to buy used product. Got the ultrafine monitor for 130USD (Retail at 699USD) from a local buyer in like new condition; Got the 1080ti FE from my friend for 450USD; Got the hp from an ebay store for 1050USD. Yes I am a pawnstar :). 

Question
The monitor got 4 thunderbolt 3 ports. Three of them are downstream ports. My hp got 2 tb3 ports. How should I set it up? Do I connect the enclosure with my computer and then connect the graphic card to the monitor using a displayport to tb3 cable? 

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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