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CosmicRadis
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Hi all,

I've been looking for the best compact laptop (<=14") to use with the 3080 gaming box and I was really stunned by the poor thermal performance of almost every option out there.

After hours of CPU bennchmarks comparison (thanks notebookcheck) I ended up with the Razer Book 13 : supposedly the best performing <15" 1165g7 laptop currently available.

 

There are some small things that I dislike about it (RGB keyboard and narrow hinge angles) but overall i'm impressed by the chassis and the level of performance for such a small form factor.

 

Laptop specs :

Razer Book 13 FHD
Processor : Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, Tiger Lake UP3
Integrated Graphics adapter : Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 400 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz, DDR4, 27.20.100.8729
Memory 16384 MB, 2133.3 MHz LPDDR4X quad channel
Display : 13.40 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 169 PPI, 10-point capacitive, Sharp LQ134N1JW48, IPS, SHP1527, glossy: yes, 60 Hz, with Gorilla Glass 6
Mainboard : Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage : Upgrated to a Samsung 980 PRO NVMe PCIe 4.0, 1TO (from a Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, 256 GB)
Weight : 1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 285 g ( = 10.05 oz / 0.63 pounds)
 
Notebookcheck review : Here

 

eGPU hardware :

Aorus RTX 3080 gaming box connected to a Dell S2721DGFA monitor (27" QHD Nano IPS)

 

Hardware pictures :

Soon

 

Installation steps :

I tried with the nvidia drivers available from Gigabyte (v456.55), the GPU was recognized but I couldn't start Nvidia Control Panel. I then installed the latest version available on the Nvidia website (461.40) and it worked like a charm so it was almost "plug and play".

 

Benchmarks : with external monitor only and Razer synapse set to "performance"

Supersition (4K optimized) : 13391 (min fps : 71.81, avg : 100.16, max :125.38 / GPU °C min : 35, max 59 / Max GPU utilization 97%)

Time Spy Extreme : overall 6102 / graphics : 8314 / CPU : 2434 - avg temp : 47 °C link

 

I'm really impressed by the results and i hope the real gaming experience will be on par (or least close), I'll post some results as soon as I have some time to try a few games.

 

More benchmarks and pictures coming soon !

2020 13" Razer Book 13 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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@cosmicradis, Thank you for sharing this nice build! As you've discovered, thermal performance is the crucial piece to eGPU experience. The Razer Blade Stealth/Book has a thicker base that allows a better cooling system. How's the PCIe 4 NVMe slot performance after you install the 980 Pro?

I like the enhancements Razer made to this ultrabook (TB4 port on both sides, per-key backlight, microSD slot, and 19:10 display). Looking forward to seeing photos and more benchmarks!

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pjsum
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Thanks for this! I'm in the same boat, looking to replace my older 1060 desktop + laptop combo for a nice ultrabook + the 3080 gaming box. Just play some casual RPG games on the side so getting around 45fps@4k will suffice for me.

Both the Razer Book and 2020 MSI Prestige EVO (as shown by @itsage - thanks) look to fit the bill but I also have an eye on the Asus Flow X13/XG combo. Not sure when it'll actually be released and I'm back to Uni in a few weeks so I want to make a decision pretty soon.

I also had hopes of being able to use the Reverb G2 VR headset but am guessing pushing the 90 frames required may be a step above the 4 core CPUs. I should really just get a 3080 desktop but am willing to make sacrifices for an all in one solution - am well over managing software and files between two separate devices!

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Timothy Park
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@cosmicradis, did you end up having to use DDU to uninstall old drivers and install new ones? if so what exactly was the process? the startup screen on the DDU is pretty scary!

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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odin
 odin
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This setup crushed the score of my rig. (2019 LG Gram 17 + RTX 2070 OC)

 

Superposition 4K Optimized: 6467

Timespy Extreme: Overall - 2603 | GPU - 3894 | CPU - 905

2018 17" LG Gram 17 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + Win10 [build link]  

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Simon Hillbom
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Super interesting! How is the fan noise from the laptop when gaming? I'm considering the same setup but with the 2080ti from my current desktop.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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odin
 odin
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I did another Timespy Extreme run after reapplying TIM to my laptop. 

 

Overall: 2911 Graphics: 3981  CPU: 1154 .. still crushed it. Crazy that the CPU is over double the score. I guess 13W more + optimizations since Whiskey Lake.

2018 17" LG Gram 17 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + Win10 [build link]  

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