2018 13" Lenovo Yoga 730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Doc...
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2018 13" Lenovo Yoga 730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Dock) + Win10 1803 [sabrefv]  


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I took only about 15 minutes to set this up and purposely did not use an external monitor because I want a fully portable solution to play low end games (e.g. Fortnite). I know there is a penalty by only using internal monitor. I purposely took the photos in my lap while lying on my recliner to highlight portability.
Lenovo supports ideapad 720s. I wanted to install on a cheaper Yoga 730 as it is 2 in1, touchscreen, cheaper and better value IMHO. Yoga 730 and 720 with i5-8250 can be had between $450-$550 on ebay in mint condition (mine was $508). I bought the graphics dock for $250 including all accessories in new condition.
Worked perfectly and easily with the Yoga 730.  I'm sure it would work with my other similar PCs (specter, HP x360, Dell xps 13).


System specs
(Lenovo Yoga 730 13.3", i5-8250 8th gen, iGPU - intel uhd graphics 620, Windows 10 home 1803)


eGPU hardware
(eGPU Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock, GTX 1050, included 1.5 foot TB# cable)


Hardware pictures 

setup 2
setup 1




Installation steps
Power cord (that came with graphics dock) to power and into dock
TB3 cable - one end in graphics dock other to TB3 port (there is one port on my PC that does TB3 and power charging) in order to do pass thru charging and Thunderbolt
Windows does plug and play install of Thunderbolt device and detects a default Windows VGA device
Download and install the graphics dock driver from Lenovo here I only downloaded and installed the driver and not the firmware
Restart machine






Benchmarks (Include a CUDA-Z or AIDA64 bandwidth pic. Optional: Valley, 3dmark, noting if it's on internal/external LCD )



Lenovo Yoga 730, Dell XPS 13
Akitio Node, Gigabyte Aorus 1070
Sapphire Nitro RX 580, Nvidia GE Force GTX 1070

2018 13" Lenovo Yoga 730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Dock) + Win10 1803 [build link]  

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Chang Ye
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Joined: 2 years ago

Honestly its kind of annoying how difficult this thing was to get set up for me. However, after awhile I was able to get the thing to work with my MacBook Pro. I get the feeling it is really only plug and play on Lenovo Devices. But one advantage to it though is it is one of the cheapest eGPUs you can get. The performance isn't all that bad either. 


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2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Dock) + Win10 [build link]