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2017 15" Dell XPS 15 9560 (GTX1050) [7th,4C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 16Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10  

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spacegrass
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System Specs:

Dell XPS 15 9560
Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU* @ 2.80GHz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors
32 GB RAM
dGPU NVIDIA GTX 1050
iGPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
256GB M.2 2280 SSD
Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19041

* CPU undervolted -.100V and re-pasted to address well-documented heating issues. 

External LCD monitor: Dell UltraSharp 24 Monitor - U2415 (60hz)

eGPU hardware

Razer Core X
MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X

Installation Steps

Installing the graphics card:

Followed Core X quick start guide. Only minor issue was that the power cables didn't have a lot of 'play' in them, and needed to be turned 180 degrees to fit into the 6+2-pin socket on the card. I had to remove the three Velcro loops holding the power cables to the body of the Core X.

Installing on Windows:

  • No plug and play on Windows. Thunderbolt tray icon did pop up.
  • With the card still plugged in, installed Auto-Detect and Install Radeon Graphics Drivers for Windows. Crashes during autodetect. Reboot.
  • Disabled dGPU (GTX 1050) in Device Manager. (May not have done anything in particular.)
  • Turned off Thunderbolt security in the BIOS. On next book, "setting up VGA device" popup appears in Windows tray.
  • The external display came on briefly, but turned off. In Device manager got error saying "this device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12) If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system."
  • Rebooted again, and eGPU working. Rather than a full Radeon software suite I have an "AMD XConnect Technology" icon in the system tray.
  • Re-installed Radeon Software to get the new drivers. Got Error 205, so followed AMD guidance to avoid Windows reverting to old drivers. See: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-kb205
  • Has been stable for a week+ in Win10 and a couple games.

Benchmarks

Before (dGPU GTX 1050): 1876 in TimeSpy v1.2

After (eGPU RX 5600 XT): 5762 in TimeSpy v1.2

Comments

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 runs smoothly now on medium settings. Have not yet been able to get Oculus Link software to work with Oculus Quest.

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2017 15" Dell XPS 15 9560 (GTX1050) [7th,4C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 16Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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spacegrass
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Update: Oculus Link working with Quest headset. Popup in headset saying system does not meet minimum requirements, but tested with Star Wars: Squadrons, and VR gaming works well.

2017 15" Dell XPS 15 9560 (GTX1050) [7th,4C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 16Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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