System specs (model inc screen size, CPU, iGPU, dGPU, operating system)
Dell XPS 13" 9370 (the 2018 version), i7-8550U, 16gb ram, 4k UHD screen
Hardware pictures (note: require 5+ posts for "attach files" button to appear. Or can link from say http://imgur.com )
Installation steps (what did you do to get it all going?)
pretty much plug and play, 1 restart to complete windows driver installation
installed nvidia drivers for 1080gtx (398.11 - aorus website had 384.76)
installed aorus engine utility from website and encountered "GvLedService.exe : Open driver handle failure!! in MapMem_Phys_To_Linear"
switched off LEDs via utility, checked version (v1.35 up-to-date)
checked bios, (F40 up-to-date)
checked driver version(22.214.171.12411)
Benchmarks (Include a CUDA-Z or AIDA64 bandwidth pic. Optional: Valley, 3dmark, noting if it's on internal/external LCD )
Version: 0.10.251 64 bit http://cuda-z.sf.net/
OS Version: Windows x86 6.2.9200
Driver Version: 398.11
Driver Dll Version: 9.20 (126.96.36.19911)
Runtime Dll Version: 6.50
Name: GeForce GTX 1080
Compute Capability: 6.1
Clock Rate: 1733.5 MHz
PCI Location: 0:60:0
Threads Per Multiproc.: 2048
Warp Size: 32
Regs Per Block: 65536
Threads Per Block: 1024
Threads Dimensions: 1024 x 1024 x 64
Grid Dimensions: 2147483647 x 65535 x 65535
Watchdog Enabled: Yes
Integrated GPU: No
Concurrent Kernels: Yes
Compute Mode: Default
Stream Priorities: Yes
Total Global: 8192 MiB
Bus Width: 256 bits
Clock Rate: 5005 MHz
Error Correction: No
L2 Cache Size: 48 KiB
Shared Per Block: 48 KiB
Pitch: 2048 MiB
Total Constant: 64 KiB
Texture Alignment: 512 B
Texture 1D Size: 131072
Texture 2D Size: 131072 x 65536
Texture 3D Size: 16384 x 16384 x 16384
GPU Overlap: Yes
Map Host Memory: Yes
Unified Addressing: Yes
Async Engine: Yes, Bidirectional
Host Pinned to Device: 2194.29 MiB/s
Host Pageable to Device: 1720.24 MiB/s
Device to Host Pinned: 2561.06 MiB/s
Device to Host Pageable: 1991.56 MiB/s
Device to Device: 102.322 GiB/s
GPU Core Performance
Single-precision Float: 9145.89 Gflop/s
Double-precision Float: 300.52 Gflop/s
64-bit Integer: 695.112 Giop/s
32-bit Integer: 3164.56 Giop/s
24-bit Integer: 2377.18 Giop/s
Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming?)
This runs to an external monitor- Asus MG28UQ
Tested Destiny 2 at 4K settings to reduce performance drop, trying to get it upto 60fps. Currently at 45fps on high settings.
Colour me impressed, have to remind myself I’m running this on a 1 inch thick 13” ultrabook 😵
I’ve looked around forum here and it looks like error pop up relates to the LED control (clues in the name hehe). Will await an update from gigabyte as others are. No material impact to performance as far as I can see
Did you try gaming on internal monitor of the laptop? This is my target so any feedback is appriated before I sink a couple of grands or more on this setup.
I haven't bothered with piping back to laptop screen as I gathered from my research that performance would drop further.
Considering the size of the laptop screen (13"), if I was to do this I would bump all settings to max and run at 1080p@60fps. As a comparison I have everything at high and running at 1440p@60fps into my 28" monitor.
Same here. Considering this same setup but for travel so the internal screen results would be cool to know. Glad things worked out.
As of now, I have the XPS in the cart and the high bid on the Aorus GB. Is everything still plug and play after a few weeks?
Thank you and great setup.
hi, thanks for the comment. Everything is still plug and play.
There is one curious thing I found with my current set up though, I have been online (youtube) and set up the xps to wake on usb connection. This means that once I get home from work I just dock the machine - connect 1 usb port - and everything connects and fires up (aorus, monitor, keyboard, mouse etc). If the machine goes into sleep mode, a setting I could extend/switch off in Win10, then it's a real bind to get back up without a hard restart. Even the internal monitor remains blank yet the keyboard lights up.
there's 2 options I've found around this.
1) switch off the machine after use and avoid sleep
2) turn off sleep function altogether
I want to keep the sleep function so when docked I do the former.
Good luck with your purchase if you decide to go ahead with it!
Thank you for the response. I won the Aorus GB so definitely doing EGPU as my next travel setup. I’m scoping the xps 13, Stealth and ThinkPad for host. Just have to make a choice.
hi, sorry for the late reply, benchmark wise it's anecdotal I'm afraid...
I'm running destiny 2 at optimal setting for a desktop 1070 GTX at 3440x1440 and achieving ~70fps give or take 10% depending on taxing encounters.
Hi thanks for the report.
I just got the same laptop and trying to setup a eGPU.
The Thunderbolt Controller says "External GPUs supported: No"
Does it say the same for you or which Thunderbolt Software version do you use?
I'm on the latest:
Software package version 188.8.131.520
NVM Firmware version 23.00