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2020 13" Dell XPS 13 9300 [10th,4C,G] + GTX 1660 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 2004  

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Peter
(@peter_1)
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System specs

Dell XPS 13 9300

16GB Memory

512GB Storage

FHD+ Touchscreen

i7-1065G7 Ice Lake Processor

 

eGPU hardware 

Razer Core X

Using the short  TB3 Cable  included

EVGA 1660 Super SC Ultra

Asus VG259Q external monitor

 

Installation steps 

1. Insert Graphics Card into eGPU. 

2. Connect Display Port cable from eGPU GRaphics Card to Monitor.

3. Connect  TB3 cable  bundled with eGPU to Laptop

4. I had to update windows for step 5 to work

5. Download Drivers from Nvidia.

6. Restart computer.

7. Enter in Windows Recovery Key in BitLocker (make sure your microsoft account is set up so you can find it easily)

8. Success

 

Benchmarks 

Heaven: Ultra Quality, Extreme Tessellation, 8xAA

I am really confused as to why, but I got 1688 (67.0 FPS) on the XPS screen and only a 1439 (57.1 FPS) on my external monitor with G-sync disabled. If someone has a theory please let me know. 

 

3D Mark Time Spy: Default settings

Things were normal here, with a score of 5489 on the external monitor and 5056 on the XPS screen

 

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

I bought the XPS 13 for school and my PC was going to be a little big to bring around campus, so I figured the eGPU route was the best option. I didn't get the XPS 15 as I prefer a small and light 13" laptop. Anyway, my favorite game, Rainbow 6 Siege, is finally playable as I am getting around 120 FPS at mostly high settings. On the Iris Plus integrated graphics I was averaging around 40 at bare minimum settings. I also plan on upgrading to a 2070 Super to really make things run smoothly and utilize the 144Hz my monitor can put out. 

 

Problems / Solutions

Problem: Every time I connect or disconnect my eGPU, I get prompted with bitlocker again. 

Solution: I disabled BitLocker with Command Prompt: "manage-bde -off X:" but replace the X with your drive letter. I do NOT recommend this if you have Windows 10 Home, as it is very difficult to turn it back on.

 

I will update everything as I try to solve the issues, and I will create another build when my 2070 Super comes in the mail

HERE IS MY BUILD WITH THE 2070 SUPER

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2020 13" Dell XPS 13 9300 [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Leo Lo
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hi i m new here, i got a xps 9300 too and thinking to get a razer core x as well.

i wonder why you needed to turn on bitlocker?

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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Frederiko Cesar
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Joined: 5 months ago
 

@peter_1, Hey Amigo! Does your GPU has only 8 pin connection? Did you had to connect to P3 or P4 in order to work (2+6)?

 

Thank you

 

2020 17" LG Gram 17 [10th,4C,G] + GTX 1660 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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Peter
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@leo_lo, I didn't need to turn it on, but I was prompted with it as plugging in the eGPU technically changed the computer's hardware. It is quite annoying to deal with. 

@frederiko_cesar, the 1660S only needs one 2x4-pin connector and I just grabbed one 2+6 randomly and it was fine. 

 

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2020 13" Dell XPS 13 9300 [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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KinezzeR
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@peter_1, I was wondering what fps you get in Cod Warzone and Apex Legends. With my Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super + Razer Core X on my MacBook pro 15 2017, I get around 40 fps and 80 fps on apex at 1080p lowest settings. Also regarding Rainbow 6 I only get 100+ fps on the lowest settings at 1080p. I play on my internal monitor and I was wondering if you could test these games out on your system. PS my Heaven Benchmark score is also 1600~ on 1080p ultra 8xaa

 

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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