2019 14" Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 [10th,4C,U] + RX 560 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck) + Win10 [xPhil]
LENOVO_MT_20R1_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10510U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2304 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date LENOVO N2QET30W (1.24 ), 8/3/2020
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Built in Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
1) plug in power and connect the thunderbolt cable to the pc
2) go into the bois and check the security level of my thunderbolt cable. I had the security too high at the start and it was not allowing my computer to access the eGPU.
3) go to the Thunderbolt Control Center on my computer and approve the device
4) install drivers from AMDs website. link
This laptop is very nice, but it is not made for gaming. An eGPU was the best route to help me extend the capabilities of my laptop. I purchased the eGPU to play League of Legends with my friends and it has met my expectations. I have capped my frames at 60 fps to match the refresh rate of my monitor and the eGPU is able to maintain that during my games.
One small issue with the housing is that it continually charges my laptop. I fear that this will weaken the battery over time. Other than that, the eGPU works wonders