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2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 3070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10  

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Angelos Pikoulas
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This is just an RTX 3070 upgrade from my previous RTX 2060 build

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)!
    • One is connected to eGPU (Razer Core X)
    • The other one is for the awesome CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock
  • 4K touch panel + 2 External monitors (one is 240Hz capable)
  • 1TB NVMe PCIe GIGABYTE GP-GSM2NE3100TNTD + External disks
  • 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: Gigabyte RTX 3070 Gaming OC

 

Installation steps:

Uninstalled EVGA software, swapped the Cards & boom! Worked perfectly and benchmarks showed a huge difference (The only glitch I has was with the logitech unified receiver and MX Anywhere 2S mouse on a USB Switch having 2-3 seconds bumbs every 20 seconds or so, very annoying. They were resolved when I eliminated the switch from the setup)

 

Benchmark results

Comments:

Huge upgrade from 2060 - anything from 50% up to 80% FPS in most games & benchmarks. 

Very stable, I didnt have any crashes.

The Gigabyte RTX 3070 is extremelly cool (never went over 75c with utilization up to 98%) and the fans are off on normal windows use. Also they stay off when I go on standby / hibernate.

Very happy with Core X!

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2 X 32Gbps TB3) + Razer Core X + Gigabyte VGA RTX 3070 Gaming OC + Oculus Quest & wireless PCVR via Virtual Desktop / TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750

 
2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 3070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  


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