2018 14" Thinkpad T480s + [email protected] (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [MrBoudinPomme]  

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MrBoudinPomme
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June 1, 2018 3:54 pm  

Hi, i want to show you what setup i have now. Sorry for mistakes, english isn't my main language. Here we go : 

 

System specs 

2018 Thinkpad t480s

I5 8250u @1,6Ghz – Turbo 3,4Ghz

14-inch FHD touch display

8 Go DDR4 2400Mhz (soldered – single channel)

iGPU intel UHD 620 / no dGPU

Windows 10 family 64bits

 

eGPU hardware  
Exp Gdc v8 NGFF cable + gtx750ti OC 2GB +External 22-inch display 1080p + old PSU 580W

 

Hardware pictures

 

Installation steps 

Shut down laptop, open it up and remove wifi card

Plug all cables for exp gdc + plug ngff cable to the laptop + external screen dvi to graphic card

Close laptop : do not tighten the screws too hard.

Launch laptop, install drivers and play !  

 

Benchmarks 

CUDA-Z

External LCD

Internal LCD

 

Comments

The setup work like a charm : plug and play experience. When not gaming i just unplug the cable without removing nvidia drivers. When gaming just have to open and plug it in + ethernet cable. Next step is the enclosure and test it in games.


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kurbeco
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June 16, 2018 10:58 am  

Why aren't you using the TB3 port?

.:: AKiTiO Thunder2 CNC Cut | GTX970 | DA-2 | Mac mini 2012 ::.
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MrBoudinPomme
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June 18, 2018 7:07 pm  

I wanted to try that way first because of the price (40€ with delivery at aliexpress/ already had other stuff). Maybe i'll upgrade to a TB3 case but for the moment I only have a gtx750ti so it'll wait. 
PUBG running at 48 fps average, dropping at 40 fps but never under. 
Playing heroes of the storm too at high ultra 60fps vsync.


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June 18, 2018 7:34 pm  

Why do you use you WiFis M.2  NVMe instead of the WWANs M.2 NVMe?
You should be able to plugin there. The WWANs M.2 should have two PCIe 3.0 lanes according to Lenovo.
The WWANs M.2 NVMe should be the one next to your WiFi card with the black cover.


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MrBoudinPomme
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June 23, 2018 12:26 pm  

I haven't seen any information it would work so I took the wifi M.2.
Do you think it would improve performance ?


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