2018 14" Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 6 [8th,4C,U] + Quadro P5000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [FirstAscent]
- 2018 Lenovo X1 Carbon
- Intel Core i7-8650U
- 16GB RAM
- Intel UHD Graphics 620 iGPU
- 1TB Samsung SSD
- Win10 Pro
- External Monitor 1: Asus PA329Q (4K@60)
- External Monitor 2: LG 27UD88-W (4K@60)
- (I'll upload some pics later)
Everything was super smooth and easy actually:
- Install GPU into Core X
- Connect Core X to laptop via supplied TB3 cable
- Connect Displayport cables (user supplied) to monitors
- Power on Core X
- Nothing happened yet (as expected since no drivers installed)
- Download and Install latest Nvidia drivers
- BAM both monitors now displaying properly
- Went into Nvidia Control panel and set both monitors to be 10 bpc, they were set to 8bpc by default.
I witnessed with my own eyes that graphics rendering is much faster and smoother now =)
First off I should mention this is mainly for photography/video editing (Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro) with some other design software as well. I don't do any gaming so can't comment on it from that perspective. I should also mention this is somewhat of a temporary setup as I really want to get this working on a macbook pro but I'm waiting for the new ones (hopefully a couple months) to be released before trying that, I miss using mac so I'm switching back. Seems as though AMD is a little more supported in the mac world but that's for another discussion =)
Anyways, I'm super excited about this build and making edits is much quicker and smoother. All my software automatically selected the use of the Nvidia card in its settings for use and I haven't experienced any issues yet. Everything including the drivers installed perfectly and the last couple hours have been amazing. Really excited to refine my workflow.
Hi First Ascent,
This is great, I was looking for someone to specialise on video editing eGPU.
I am not actually looking to upgrade my MacBook pro just yet and was hoping the best eGPU setup which I could do to help me with 4k and 10 bit editing. My MacBook pro is the late 2014 specced to the max. But it only has Thunderbolt 2. Now, I know I should upgrade the MacBook but its not so cheap these days...but I wanted to get an eGPU setup that would easily work with a new MacBook pro setup once I do get one.
So, any chance you have tried doing the above setup with a MacBook yet?
Thanks in advance!