2019 15" Dell XPS 15 9570 (GTX1050Ti) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2080 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 2004 [l-fabinou]
Dell XPS15 9570 with Core i9 8950HK + GTX1050Ti Max-Q + 4K display + external Dell 27" 4K display through Displayport
EVGA RTX2080 Super
Not much, really. Put the GPU in the enclosure. Connected the TB3 cable supplied with the Razer Core X to the XPS15. TB3 default XPS driver immediately proposed me to accept the external device connection. GPU was then fully active. No tweaks needed yet.
All benchmarks and games I used on Steam and Epic recognized this GPU right away.
When disconnecting the GPU to move my laptop and work somewhere else, no issues at disconnection.
All benchmarks are on an external 27" 4K display
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 / 3840x2160 2xAA fullscreen / Ultra mode
- without eGPU: avg. FPS 2.8, score 116
- with eGPU: avg. FPS 50, score 2094.
This is nothing short of a miracle:
- I get near desktop performance with my work laptop. I can play all my games in 4K at full settings (minus RTX, which takes a severe hit on FPS => divides by 2 or 3 the avg. FPS)
- the Razer Core X charges my laptop. No need for a power adapter.
- Installation is painless
Thanks for the build report. Good to know the EVGA RTX2080 Super is pairing so well with your XPS15.
Is cold-booting with the eGPU attached working for you in Win 2004?
AFAIK, I'm already upgraded to Win 10 2004 and yes, I can cold boot with the Razer Core connected to my PC, without noticeable issues, except a minor inconvenience: if my laptop does not have the Dell charger connected, I get a post-boot Dell prompt like "are you sure you want to power your laptop with just 35W supplied by Thunderbolt 3 ? This will result in blah blah... you can disable this message in BIOS settings" (Note: haven't found how to disable this message yet)
TBH, I was kinda expecting way more issues.... but no: it just works.
are you facing issues ?
@l-fabinou, ""are you sure you want to power your laptop with just 35W supplied by Thunderbolt 3" 35W is strange, haven't you mistyped 65W? (that is what I'm getting on 7590, unfortunately that is normal with non-dell usb-c chargers) The message can be disabled in BIOS, but your battery might drain still, so it is better to plug in the dell charger as well
Some members recently reported cold-booting in Windows 2004 wasn’t working with their Nvidia eGPU setup.
Glad to hear cold-booting works with your XPS15.