2017 15" Gigabyte AORUS X5-V7 (GTX1070) [7th,4C,HK] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10
15.6 , I7-7820HK, Non Optimus, GTX1070, Windows 10 Home 10.0.1904
1. Fit RTX 2080 to ADT-Link R43SG.
2. Connect the power supply to the ADT-Link R43SG.
3. Connect the M.2 cable to the Nvme M.2 slot inside the laptop.
4. Power up the power supply.
5. Power up your laptop.
6. Your PC will reboot automatically.
7. Launch Geforce Experience to install the driver.
8. Error 43 will occur. Use the following link to resolve it: https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/script-nvidia-error43-fixer/
eGPU performance loss
Fire Strike(FHD) : 16.91%(28000 -> 23264), Time Spy(QHD) : 2.56%(11000 -> 10718)
Conclusion: I am very sorry to say that FHD has caused a lot of performance degradation. However, performance is very good at resolutions higher than QHD. Using Nvme M.2 at high resolution is very valuable. This is incomparable with TB3!!
P.S. Unfortunately, because my laptop does not have iGPU, the ADT-Link R43SG cannot be accelerated on the internal display. So there is no benchmark for internal display.
There's something wrong with your Firestrike M.2 results. I get > 27k with a slightly slower GTX 1080 Ti on a M.2 32Gbps link:
Yeah, you're right. I know there is a problem with my M.2. I saw the results of others using the RTX2080 as an eGPU. They scored between 26K and 27K. I've been trying a lot to solve my M.2's abnormal fall in performance for a long time, but I still haven't found a solution yet.
I attached a picture. This is a sample of RTX2080 configured by people with the same CPU as me. Look at the graphics score. Only I got 23K.
Hey nando4, I want to check something out, can you show me your Fire Strike GPU Load graph?
This picture shows my Load graph. I had 92 to 93% Load.
Is it a stable solution? Or crashes can appear from time to time?
And also, when you disconnect egpu, is complicated to go back to your dgpu on your laptop?
It's fairly stable. And when you unplug M.2, it automatically switches to dGPU. Too easy. And I got an abnormal performance loss in FHD. This is my personal problem. But nothing to worry about. You will get less than 10% performance degradation in FHD.
Thank you for a really fast response! I am checking EGPU community for a while now, and i am really interested in the egpu solution with m.2. I am considering to give it a try with my Dell G5 laptop with rtx2070s (to use for deep learning and rendering purposes).
By the way, did you check RayTraycing performance with m.2 connection?
I haven't measured RayTraycing performance. But I listened to you and measured performance. This is my measurement result. The result is quite impressive.
eGPU performance loss
Port Royal(QHD) : 1.9%(6300 -> 6180)
and my acquaintance uses RTX2070s with M.2. He suffered a 5.87% performance loss in FHD environments.
RTX 2070s_eGPU performance loss on External display
I will not attach his photo in order not to infringe copyright.
Fire Strike(FHD) : 5.87%(26000 -> 24474)
Most people have a 5% performance loss when using M.2. But TB3 causes about 20-25% performance loss. Therefore, I regret buying Razer core X.
I just want to ask more about stability. Did you encounter any crashes in particular? Such as in heavy or long load? Did something specific cause a crash or any instability issue in your case?