2020 13" HP Elitebook 830 G7 [10th,6C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming B...
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2020 13" HP EliteBook 830 G7 [10th,6C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 20H2  


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 System specs: 2020 13" HP Elitebook 830 G7, Core i7 10810u, 64GB of Ram, 4TB SSD, 7560 5G LTE, 400nit screen (i hated the sureview model..)



eGPU hardware: RTX 2070 AORUS Gaming box, the firmware is the full fat Thunderbolt firmware not the USB friendly one (i'll explain how I got around that) Cables used. 


1x Amazon.com: StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 Cable - 6 ft / 2m - 4K 60Hz - 40Gbps - USB C to USB C Cable - Thunderbolt 3 USB Type C Charger (TBLT3MM2MA): Computers & Accessories

1x the cable that came with the gigabyte box



Hardware pictures





Installation steps : No special setup, booted windows, plugged in eGPU, installed nvidia drivers and that's it. I left DMA protection on in the bios. 







Comments: I play a lot of overwatch and warzone. Overwatch loves hitting the 400fps limit on low and around 180-200 on Ultra settings. (you will need a high boosting CPU to get high frame rates, overwatch doesn't care about thunderbolt bandwidth. Warzone on the other hand is very bandwidth heavy. Going from a thunderbolt 3 20gbps cable to a 40gbps cable netted around 20-30% increases in performance. 

The CPU in this thing is beast, with some cooling mods and throttlestop mods, well you can see the result in that screenshot. I usually run PL1 at 40 watts and PL2 at 65w. My cinebench score is 2700 pre cooling mods so once I figure out how to undervolt, I'll run more benchmarks. 

As far as my HUB you see there on the back of my monitor. I have my laptop plugged into the hub where all my USB, ethernet and sound go through and my eGPU is attached to the passthrough port. Doing it this way means I don't have to worry about USB drop outs when heavily stressing the thunderbolt lanes. It does affect cuda z scores. I get H2D 2600-2700 and D2H 2800 but with the dock, I get much lower, as shown above. BUT this doesn't seem to affect games at all. 


Please let me know if you'd like me to run or test anything. 

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2020 13" HP EliteBook 830 G7 [10th,6C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 20H2 [build link]