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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:)
  • 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 bumps every 20 seconds or so, very annoying. Resolved by moving unified received away from USB switch)

 

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!

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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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Joined: 10 months ago
 

@angelos_pikoulas, Thank you for your post, it's very helpful.

Are you currently playing games? How many FPS can you get if you have some to give as example? Using which resolution?

Thank you!!

 

2020 17" LG Gram 17 [10th,4C,G] + GTX 1660 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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