2017 15" HP ZBook 15 G4 (Q M1200) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Samsung...
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2017 15" HP ZBook 15 G4 (Q M1200) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Samsung X5 * ADT-Link R43SL) + Win10  


Paul Chen
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Laptop specs

  • 2017 15" HP ZBook 15 G4
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 2.9Ghz-3.9Ghz 4c/8ct
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
  • Quadro M1200 dGPU / Intel® HD Graphics 630 iGPU  
  • 3840 x 2160-pixel panel
  • 512GB SSD
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports

eGPU hardware


Hardware pictures 



Installation steps

No hoops to jump through. Just removed the ssd from the Samsung X5 drive, plugged the ADT-Link R43SL into the nvme slot controller board. I received help in this thread to get my gpu powered via jumping wires. Windows detected the device as Microsoft Display Adapter, but after installing the proper drivers, everything just sorted itself. I get a Nvidia GPU Activity in my task tray allowing me to see what is active and what isn't. 


Memory Copy
Host Pinned to Device: 2256.97 MiB/s
Host Pageable to Device: 1691.96 MiB/s
Device to Host Pinned: 2677.29 MiB/s
Device to Host Pageable: 2207.04 MiB/s
Device to Device: 43.8156 GiB/s
GPU Core Performance
Single-precision Float: 2595.49 Gflop/s
Double-precision Float: 85.5236 Gflop/s
64-bit Integer: 192.96 Giop/s
32-bit Integer: 892.152 Giop/s
24-bit Integer: 671.447 Giop/s

Seems like a good alternative to commercial TB3 eGPU solutions, and potentially cheaper if you can find deals on these. I managed to get 2 Samsung X5 500Gb Thunderbolt 3 drives for $66 USD each awhile ago which combined with the ADT-Link R43SL that I got for $13 bucks, is a steal for TB3 eGPU solution. I plan on getting a Mean Well EP-100-12 AC-DC power supply and build my own 4 pin connector out of it to boot this and build a case (possibly 3d print) for a compact solution.

I'm actually booting Windows off of one of the Samsung X5 drive (Linux is internal ssd OS) and using the second TB3 port for the eGPU.

For some other (untested) TB3 NVME enclosures, a few were found in this thread


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2017 15" HP ZBook 15 G4 (Q M1200) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Samsung X5 * ADT-Link R43SL) + Win10 [build link]  

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