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2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10  

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Angelos Pikoulas
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Laptop specs

  • Dell XPS 13" 9370 (2018)
  • Intel Core i5-8350U, 3600 MHz max
  • 16GB DDR3-1066
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 Video Adapter
  • 2 X TB3 (32 GBps, a.k.a. 4 lanes) + 1 USB-C 3.1 (no type A USBs)!
  • 4K touch panel
  • 1TB NVMe PCIe GIGABYTE GP-GSM2NE3100TNTD
  • Windows 10 Pro

eGPU hardware:

  • egpu enclosure: Razer Core X 
    • Using the 0.5m TB3 cable that came with it. 
    • Added a custom led light strip, externally powered & controlled - a poor man's Chrome:-)
    • Dispatched to UK from Hong Kong in 3 days (!) in the midst of Corona virus outbreak, very happy with them!

 

  • Graphics card: EVGA RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming (06G-P4-2068)

 

Hardware pictures (note: require 5+ posts for "attach files" button to appear. Or can link from say http://imgur.com BUT post the .jpg/.png image file rather than a link to it)

coming later 🙂

 

Installation steps:

Mostly plug and play, had to install drivers twice after some Windows + Intel driver updates. But runs smoothly for the last couple of days 🙂

 

Benchmarks:

AIDA64 bandwidth:

  • 2656 (read)
  • 264190 (copy)

Superposition:

  • 1080p Medium: 12974 
  • 1080p High: 9824
  • 1080p Extreme: 4439
  • VR Maximum, Vive Pro: 7753

Heaven

  • 1080p Extreme: 2100 

Comments:

Huge upgrade from my previous desktop with GTX 1650 - more than twice the FPS in most games & benchmarks. 

I bought it mainly for VR (Quest via Virtual Desktop, wireless baby) & a handful more games & also have a thin laptop for mobility. I'm really happy with it so far!

A small complaint is that when the laptop goes onto sleep mode, the Core X is idling with fans on very low speed (silent, but still going). I need to turn off the laptop for Core X to go into standby mode with fans off. 

Also, using the internal screen at 1080p doesn't make a big difference in speed (2-3%), maybe cause of TB3 x 4

Apologies for small review & no pictures (can't post 'em), coming later!

This topic was modified 3 months ago

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2 X 32Gbps TB3) + Razer Core X + EVGA RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming 6GB + Oculus Quest & wireless PCVR via Virtual Desktop / TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  


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