2018 14" Huawei Matebook X Pro MX150 + [email protected] (Zotac AMP Box) + Win10 [noxo]  

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System specs

Huawei Matebook Pro

  • 13.9" screen
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor
  • Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5
  • Windows 10
  • 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz

 

eGPU hardware

 

Hardware pictures 

Installation steps 

Plug and play

 

Benchmarks

Unigine Superposition (4k external, 1080 internal, 1080 external):

Cuda-Z: (GTX1080, MX150)

Unigine Valley: (1080 Ultra/No AA: internal, external)

Comments 

I was looking replacement for Aorus Gaming Box, which PSU did blow up (but GPU was still working), and ended up buying this one. It is slightly smaller than Razer Core X which I initially thought of buying, it's also shorter and cheaper than Razer Core V2 which was also one of my candidates.

It's able to keep Matebook Pro battery level at 100%, so I guess it can delivery at least 60 watts over the TB3 cable. PSU has fan, but it does not make any noise, so box is nice and quiet unlike the Aorus Gaming Box.

The box can house max card length of 228mm and I'm considering trying out 2070 RTX series, e.g ZOTAC GeForce GAMING RTX 2070 Mini or MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Ventus should fit well in box.

Performance vice beats the build-in MX150 x 5-20 times depending on GPU use case (CUDA calculation/ rendering)

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January 11, 2019 6:11 pm  

Yeah, this is a rare one - I couldn't also find that much information about the box, except couple of  Youtube videos  🙂 I bought it from Amazon.de  https://www.amazon.de/Zotac-AMP-Box-Thunderbolt-External-schwarz-grau/dp/B079QLVWRD/. 400eur with shipping.

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January 11, 2019 8:23 pm  

Very nice build! I did not realize how compact the AMP Box is. Would you be able to provide additional details on the power supply?

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January 11, 2019 9:34 pm  

Wunderschön!! 😀 How about cpu thermal? Is there any improvement with or without AMP box? It’ll be great if you can run 3Dmark like firestrike or timespy if you have it, sorry I’m a gamer :mrgreen:

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Posted by: theitsage

Very nice build! I did not realize how compact the AMP Box is. Would you be able to provide additional details on the power supply?

Box has internal power supply, basis on product id (251-09100-7800F) it's build by Zotac. There is no mention of PD in specs, but I guess it's at least 60 watts. PSU has one ~90mm fan, interestingly facing downwards under the box.

  • 450W power supply
  • Up to 250W (2 x 8-pin PCI-E power cable)

http://hkftp.zotac.com/External/ExternalBox/AMP-BOX/Brochure/AMP_BOX_Brochure.pdf
https://imgur.com/a/KHCvGtS

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January 18, 2019 8:20 pm  

That 2-lane TB3 port is seriously gimping those internal display benchmarks. It's really a shame they couldn't have used 2-lane for the MX150 and gave 4-lane to the TB3 port. (Samsung did this with their Notebook 9 15" with the MX150).

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