2018 15" Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 (RX560X) [R2K,4C,U] + RX 580 @ 8Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Lin...
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2018 15" Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 (RX560X) [R2K,4C,U] + RX 580 @ 8Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R53SL) + Win10  


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System specs:

  • Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 15.6”
  • Ryzen 7 2700U
  • 32GB 2666Mhz
  • RX Vega 10 iGPU
  • RX 560X dGPU
  • Win10 Pro Ver. 2004

eGPU hardware:

Hardware Pictures:

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Installation steps:

  • following the usual procedure, Replace the wifi card with R53SL M.2 Wifi A.E cable.
  • Mount GPU on ADT-Link R53SL
  • Plug 4-pin floppy connector to adapter
  • Connect external monitor on the GPU
  • Shorted pins 16 and 17 (green and black wire) straight on to the power supply, so that I will not use the 24pin cables anymore.
  • I Disabled dGPU and PCI port for the dGPU to remove dGPU on the display adapter list, because sometimes it won’t go PCIE x16 3.0 @ x1 1.1 to PCIE x16 3.0 @ x1 3.0 on GPU-Z when dGPU is enabled.
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disabled pci port for dgpu







I have this eGPU working for almost 2 weeks now, and I’m not quite satisfied with the performance as I can only use it with PCIe x1 (3.0) too bad may m.2 slot is only sata. ☹

I will mostly prefer using dGPU when playing CS:GO as the FPS goes 100 – 150fps, but when I’m using the eGPU my fps just runs at 80 – 120fps.


I tried to install a fresh copy of windows.. and now I can play CS:GO at 230FPS at 1080p. 

Any suggestions to make my system run smooth will be appreciated.

2018 15" Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 (RX560X) [R2K,4C,U] + RX 580 @ 8Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R53SL) + Win10 [build link]  

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Thanks for sharing your build, is good to see an eGPU with Ryzen U mobile. Its my first time that i see something like this one..

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