2017 14" Razer Blade GTX1060 + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [rb6freak]^  

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rb6freak
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June 25, 2017 5:17 pm  

Hello forum, I thought I'd share my eGPU benchmarks and thoughts on my current setup. I've been doing eGPU setups for a year now. Everything was plug-in-play with the Akitio Node. I did the firmware update as soon as I received it. MSI After Burner software was causing my Thunderbolt software to crash so I had to disable MSI After Burner. I lose fan control and in-game temperature monitoring, but its not a big deal to me. I use Razer GPU Switcher application which works just fine with the Node as it did with the Razer Core when I had it. I will complete any benchmark requests for you, cheers.

Current Setup:

Razer Blade 2017 (v6) i7-7700HQ w/ GTX 1080 Ti EVGA SC Black Edition (Via Akitio Node)

Fire Strike 14568 http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12950505

Past setups:

Razer Blade 2017 (v6) i7-7700HQ w/ GTX 1080 EVGA SC ACX 3.0 (Via Akitio Node)

Fire Strike 13410 http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12588995

Time Spy 3634 http://www.3dmark.com/spy/1717988

Razer Blade 2016 (v4) 12166 i7-6700HQ w/ GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6G (Via Razer Core)

Fire Strike 12166 http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8936034


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theitsage
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June 26, 2017 2:35 pm  

Thank you for sharing your setup and benchmarks. What's your impression of the performance difference between the GTX 1060 dGPU vs. GTX 1080 Ti eGPU?

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rb6freak
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June 26, 2017 3:15 pm  

I'd compare it to the dGPU playing games 1080p at high graphics settings while the eGPU playing games 1440p at ultra, both maintaining same frame rate. This seems to be the case with Rainbow 6 Siege and Deus Ex Mankind Divided games for example.


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February 2, 2018 12:11 am  

What made you switch from the Razer Core to the Akitio Node?


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rb6freak
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May 25, 2018 4:37 pm  
Posted by: Ryan Bernard

What made you switch from the Razer Core to the Akitio Node?

Few months late on this replay, sorry about that.  The noise level of the Core was unbearable to me.  The Node is easier to swap both fans with common, commercially available fan sizes.


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