2019 13" Dell XPS 13 7390 [10th,6C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Tit...
 
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2019 13" Dell XPS 13 7390 [10th,6C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Titan) + Win10 1909  

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Bill Stripp
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System specs (model inc screen size, CPU, iGPU, dGPU, operating system which eGPU is being used)

2019 13-inch   Dell XPS 13 7390  , i7-10710U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Internal GPU: Intel UHD Graphics

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1x 1920x1080 60hz Acer K2424HL 24" 

1x 4k LG webOS TV UH6100 49"

 

eGPU hardware (eGPU enclosure, video card, any third-party  TB3 cable , any custom mods)

Akitio Node Titan
XFX THICC 3 RX 5700 XT
Included TB3 cable

 

Installation steps (what did you do to get it all going?)

Note: I had a Sonnet Breakaway box prior to this.  I was using it with a 580.  When I tried to upgrade it to the 5700 XT it triggered Bitlocker protection every time the laptop booted.

1) Installed a fresh copy of Windows, applied all updates to 1909

2) Enabled all thunderbolt items in bios

3) Enabled the PCIe power options in Power Settings and turned them to off while plugged in

4) Removed BitLocker from the system (not sure if I would have needed to do this with the Titan)

5) Plugged in the box with the card, let windows detect a basic adapter

6) Installed latest Radeon drivers

7) Set the Global Radeon option to fall back to slower HDMI speeds on failure

 

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

Furmark, run on the Internal LCD @ 1080p

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Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming)

I can run the main screen (1080p), a 4k monitor, and a second 1080p monitor for productivity.  I can play Black Desert Online on the external 1080p at 60 fps (monitor bound) in Remastered mode while having the 4k and main screen running other things.  This is in comparison to a 580 that could just manage 20-30 fps at the same settings.

Additionally, stability has been amazing and I can consistently run how I wanted too all along.  Hot swap works and really this is what I expected when I started down the road of eGPU.

One note.  None of my monitors/TVs had Display Port and the card only has one HDMI.  So I needed to buy a Display port to HDMI cable to power the 4k TV.

2019 13" Dell XPS 13 7390 [10th,6C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Titan) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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