2020 15" Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro (MX250) [10th,4C,U] + GTX 960 @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-...
 
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2020 15" Xiaomi Mi NoteBook Pro (MX250) [10th,4C,U] + GTX 960 @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 20H2 [Ferran GC]  

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Ferran GC
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System specs

Model: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15.6''

CPU: Intel Core i7-10510U

iGPU: Intel(R) UHD Graphics

dGPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX250

OP: Win10 20H2

 

eGPU hardware

Enclosure: ADT-Link R43SG

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4gb

PSU: Aigo 600W 

Other parts:  M.2 Protect Board for the m2 slot + 10cm cable extension

 

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Booting video

 

Installation steps

  1. Disassemble the laptop. There are screws all around the bottom plate, with one hidden under the back-middle rubber feet. Use a plastic tool near the end of the hinge to remove the clip holding part of the plate. Then pull gently until every clip comes off. 

  2. Once disassembly is done, locate the two M.2 ports. They are sideways, one is empty, the other one is not.

  3. The empty port is the M.2 X2 slot, the occupied is M.2 X4. Just remove the SSD on the occupied slot and place it in the empty slot, so we will save the x4 for the eGPU

  4. In the remaining slot (x4), plug your eGPU adapter's.

  5. Make sure the PSU is connected and giving power to the ADT, and also the graphics card (powered from ADT adapter).
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  6. Turn on PC, the card should spin. Install the card drivers and reboot the system. In my case no error was shown and the eGPU was working. 

 

Benchmarks

bandwidth straight

Around 60 fps warzone low-mid settings.

 

Comments

Cut the aluminium to have access to the M.2 slot from the outside and placed a protector as mentioned. 

Done the CUDA-Z bandwidth test connecting the ADT straight to the M.2 port, and then another time with the protector and the extension connected and the results are the same, no data losses. I recommend it because then you don't mess with the laptop M.2 slot, and also it makes easier to plug and unplug.   

The dedicated MX250 appears with a warning when eGPU is connected and goes back to normal work when unplugged.   

 

2020 15" Xiaomi Mi NoteBook Pro (MX250) [10th,4C,U] + GTX 960 @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  

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