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2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [Jithin Jose] // VR Vive/VivePRO  

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Jithin Jose
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System specs
CPU: Intel i7 8550 U 4C/8T
Ram: 16GB DDR4
Storage: 512GB M.2
Ports: 2x 4lane Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB c 3.0 port.
Laptop display: 1080p 60Hz
external Display: 1080p 60Hz

eGPU hardware

Razer Core X using RTX2080 Ti, Using thunderbolt cable comes with Razer Core X

 

Hardware pictures



 

Installation steps
Pretty much straightforward, Open eGpu >> Place GPU >> connect to laptop TB3 port >> boot system >> install GPU drivers >> Connect  external monitor to GPU

 

Benchmarks 

I am only adding a few benchmarks here, If any of you guys need more let me know.



 

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Very easy installation and setup process in windows. Because I am a developer, I used to work in Linux systems, For ubuntu installation was not straightforward, but got it working.

 

Gaming Experience: Finally I am able to play my favorite game DCS, a massive upgrade from 10fps to 100+ fps,
CPU Bottleneck? Well, all the games I played kept CPU usage below 90%, I am not an expert here,  I think CPU is not a problem, for now, The main bottleneck is 1080p 60HZ monitor ;).
The curious case of the virtual link: I was very much curious about the virtual link port on RTX GPU. From my experiments, i found out it works like USB c 3.0 port. Now you can connect your mouse dongle to the GPU :), I have also connected External Disk, which also gives 400MB/s transfer rates(probably limited by SSD speed).
2080 Ti does not have a good FPS/$: True, but I care more about ML performance, for which 2080TI Does worth it(especially for Fp16). 

Please let me know if need more details/clarifications, I will answer my best. Also, let me know if any of you guys want to check for extra benchmarks/tests.

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2018 13" Dell XPS 13 9370 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  


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Jithin Jose
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Got 6769 score in 3DMark RayTracking Benchmarks, Unlike other benchmarks, I can see very high GPU usage.

https://www.3dmark.com/pr/2290

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Your rig completely destroyed my 15" notebook (Eurocom Tornado F5) with a desktop 7700K CPU and GTX 1080 in both TimeSpy and Heaven. I got significantly lower scores.

Can you run these same benchmarks on the internal display with the eGPU?

LG Gram 17 | Sonnet Breakaway Box 550 | Asus Strix RTX 2070 OC Edition | Win 10 Pro 2004 + Fedora 32 Dual Boot
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2018 17" LG Gram 17 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + Win10 [build link]  


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jerry Kansai
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Yes you should get new monitor 😛

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Portable Monitor Magedok 1440p HDR 60Hz usbA/C monitor

 
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Jithin Jose
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Sure, I have rerun for TimeSpy with and without External monitor, TimeSpy the difference is very low(2%).
First one is using internal monitor(8918) and the Second one is for external monitor(9178)

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Posted by: Jithin Jose

Sure, I have rerun for TimeSpy with and without External monitor, TimeSpy the difference is very low(2%).
First one is using internal monitor(8918) and the Second one is for external monitor(9178)

Wow, that's pretty impressive. Thanks for posting that.

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Hey. Could you do me a very quick favor? Can you just run a standard Firestrike benchmark for me on the external monitor? I'd super appreciate it. I'm trying to decide between this and the Dell XPS 15

Thanks!

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Nice setup, i have Matebook Pro X with same CPU (but 2-lane TB3) and GTX1080. I get only ~75% of your CPU score, in TimeSpy, on external monitor (1080p/60Hz). Is it the 2-lane TB3 becoming bottleneck, causing CPU to wait until data is exchanged with GPU or what is it.. ?

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HP Spectre x360 15" (Windows 10) /
Intel NUC8i3BEH (Xubuntu 18.04) with AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming box

 
2018 14" Huawei MateBook X Pro (MX150) [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (Zotac AMP Box Mini) + Win10 [build link]  


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That 2-lane TB3 is most definitely a bottleneck... especially if you aren't running an external monitor.

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Posted by: zamardii12

That 2-lane TB3 is most definitely a bottleneck... especially if you aren't running an external monitor.

Yeah, I know that with internal monitor it requires more bandwidth. But in this case I've external monitor in use. Would nice to know what exactly happens  🙂 I guess, in my case, CPU is not actually overloaded, but it's sitting idle waiting for slow I/O over 2-lane Thunderbolt 3, causing lower CPU score, because the execution of benchmark will be delayed as much as CPU have to wait for data exchange over TB3?

In my opinion TimeSpy CPU benchmark gives sort of "wrong" score for CPU, because it could execute more, but just have to sit idle and wait for TB3.. if that's the case for my low CPU score in here  🙂 

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HP Spectre x360 15" (Windows 10) /
Intel NUC8i3BEH (Xubuntu 18.04) with AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming box

 
2018 14" Huawei MateBook X Pro (MX150) [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (Zotac AMP Box Mini) + Win10 [build link]  


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