This is my first eGPU setup. New to this field, so definitely appreciate your comments.
- 2018 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 6
- HDR 2560x1440 screen
- Intel Core i7-8650U
- 16GB ram
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- 1TB Samsung SSD
- Windows 10 Pro
- LG 34UC88 ultrawide (3440 x 1440 QHD)
- Connected via display port from Core X
Setting up: honestly, this was the most pleasant part. I did some basick reading on this website and others. updated the thunderbolt firmware from Lenovo before connecting the eGPU. Once the TB3 was plugged in, I was prompted to install Core X, followed by the GPU. After downloading nvidia driver, everything was ready to go.
Unigine Valley Benchmark:
Min FPS: 21.3
Max FPS: 144.2
UNigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0
Min FPS 9.0
Max FPS: 173.8
What do you all think about the benchmark for this setup? I am totally new to this hobby so i wasn't sure what to expect. Does the score seem reasonable for this setup? I am planning on using this setup for research work (microscopy, 3D image rendering) , but play some games on the side. Curious to hear your thoughts on this setup and it's performance.
@shinramen, Welcome aboard and thank you for sharing this build! Can you provide the settings of those Unigine benchmarks?