2018 15" ASUS Vivobook X510UR (930MX) [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 8Gbps-M2 (EXP GDC ...
 
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2018 15" ASUS Vivobook X510UR (930MX) [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 8Gbps-M2 (EXP GDC 8.5c) + Win10  

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Paulo da Silva Silveira
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System specs

Asus Vivobook X510UR 15'' (brazilian edition)
Intel® Core™ i7 7500U [7th,4C,U] Intel HD Graphics 620
Gerforce 930MX
Windows 10

 

eGPU hardware

EXP GDC 8.5c
Connection: slot mini PCIe NGFF (wifi card was taken out)
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 SC Gaming 3GB, GDDR5 - 03G-P4-6153-KR
Dell DA-2 12 v 18a 220 w ac m8811 ADP-220AB b

 

Hardware pictures 

 

 

Installation steps

  1. Open notebook plastic back (some screws are hidden in the rubber support, must force the rubber out)
  2. Remove wifi card, and connect NGFF cable (comes with EXP-GDC package)
  3. Mount enclosure connecting the power source (Dell D220P) and graphics card
  4. Connect the power supply (Dell D220P) on the outlet (light indicator will turn orange)
  5. Connect external monitor on the graphics card
  6. Finally turn on the Notebook
  7. Device manager detects the new GTX 1050 graphics card but disabled
  8. Disable the dGPU (930MX) in the device manager
  9. Install most recent NVidia graphics drivers (mine was version 446.14)
  10. Device manager now indicates Error 43 for GTX 1050
  11. Just run nvidia-error43-fixer
  12. Image on the big screen Smile

 

Benchmarks 

 

 

Comments 

Most of games are now playabe.
In low settings 720p i can play Cod Warzone now with 40 to 60 fps.
What I liked most about being able to run with GTX 10** it is the 4k 60Hz HDR support with HDMI 2.1b port.
Now I can use Windows 10 HDR in my 65" 4k TV.
The HDMI pre installed in the notebook couldn't even handle 4k 24Hz normal resolution because it was HDMI 1.1 (4k flickering about 5 to 10 minutes), now, with a proper HDMI cable, the image is clean and steady at 4k 60 Hz.

🙁  But I think the bigger bottle neck for gaming is that this mPCI NGFF conection is only PCIe x1 (3.0) wich can only provide 1GBps (correct me if i'm wrong).
If somebody knows how to improve this I would appreciate.

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