2017 13" Dell XPS 13 9365 [7th,2C,Y] + GTX 970 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [jc2222]
System specs (model inc screen size, CPU, iGPU, dGPU, operating system)
2017 Dell 9365 13"
Win 10 64-bit
eBay Aorus Gaming Box, no GPU
OEM 0.5m Thunderbolt cable
eBay Asus STRIX GTX 970 (broken fan)
PCIe 16x riser cable
8-pin power extension cable
- Opened up enclosure, connected GPU with riser cable and power extension cable
- Downloaded and installed Nvidia drivers
When rebooting with eGPU attached BIOS complains about incompatible USB-C device.
Heaven Score: 1385
CUDA-Z 1150.75 MiB/s
I tried updating the TB3 firmware with the utility provided by Gigabyte but it cannot detect the device. Is this possibly caused by using a different GPU?
I rehosted the images, updated opening post.
All of the above benchmarks have been with the internal screen and I don't know how much that affects the performance.
Update: why bandwidth is lower-than-expected
The lower-than-expected bandwidth numbers are due to the Dell XPS 9365 running a 2GT/s rather than 4GT/s OPI here.