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James Knight
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I planned to share my build if no one had a similar setup so thank you for sharing. If you have any other benchmark scores you can share. I would be interested both to see if I can tweak my setup a little more and also to see if my 8th Gen CPU is holding back my card in comparison to 10th Gen CPU.

One thing I will share is the internal view of the 3070 FE in the XG Station Pro. It actually looks almost lost inside the enclosure. I really wasn't expecting it to be so small. Nor was I expecting it to only run on a single 8pin conversion adapter. So to me the 3070 FE could be ideal for some of the smaller enclosures out there. 

 

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Setup: Dell Latitude 7300 | i7-8665U | 32GB DDR4 | M2.sata 512GB |
iGPU: UHD 620 | eGPU: Nvidia RTX 3070 FE | Asus XG Station Pro | Thunderbolt 3 (15D9) : NVM 44.00


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itsage
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@james_knight, Thank you for sharing the photos with RTX 2070 FE! Maybe an RTX 3090 FE would fill that space up nicely. The top connector also looks great/out-of-sight in this eGPU enclosure.

 

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@james_knight, looks great! I would have gone with almost any card other than Zotac, which for some reason I just don't totally trust. You should still post your build. I am going to update the main post with a shot of the card. Here is a superposition benchmark ran yesterday:

Superposition Benchmark v1.1 20091 1604268141

Whenever I do benchmarks I try to use the same settings as itsage has used in a similar build.

 

I have been playing star wars: squardons in VR and it is cool as heck. The VR is really just a monitor but it is pretty cool looking around the cockpit. Only trouble is how hard it is to control using the keyboard by touch alone.

 

2020 15" Lenovo Slim 7 [10th,4C,G] + RTX 3070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 [build link]  

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James Knight
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@itsage

Sadly without both the Engineer Y adapter that Asus never made (combine two power supplies) and that the enclosure boasts only the ability to support a 2.7 slot card. The 3090 FE would be a a squeeze for size and power. Would love to have the opportunity to give it a try though. 

Also the 3080 FE would also stretch the standard 330w PSU so if the Y adapter was available a 3080 FE would look quite smart.

AMD's 6000 series offerings would all fit size wise though beyond the 6800 (none XT) the Y adapter would be a must.

Though I stick with the fact that I still believe the Asus XG Station Pro is a well built enclosure with a solid design. I know it has its power limitation and people flip out the fans for Noctua with the 0dB firmware. It's a solid solution especially paired with a 3070 FE.

 

Setup: Dell Latitude 7300 | i7-8665U | 32GB DDR4 | M2.sata 512GB |
iGPU: UHD 620 | eGPU: Nvidia RTX 3070 FE | Asus XG Station Pro | Thunderbolt 3 (15D9) : NVM 44.00


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@james_knight, I have been monitoring the power consumption of my 3070 and it does not really ever get up to 200w. So I think that the 3080 and even 3090 will probably work fine. The inherent limitations of TB3 and CPU bottleneck will hold them back from reaching 300w. In addition I believe we could also set the power limit at 300w just to be safe. There is also undervolting to bring the power down.

I may give the 6800XT a shot in this XGS Pro when it comes out.

 

2020 15" Lenovo Slim 7 [10th,4C,G] + RTX 3070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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@james_knight, I hear you on the power supply situation. The ASUS XG Station Pro would be perfect with a higher output PSU and Power Delivery to the laptop. There were tests done on different Vega cards and the 330W power brick was able to handle them. Like @lwf suggested, we can control power consumption to some extent.

 

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James Knight
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Et All,

Not performed the tweaking with the GPU and my CPU is set to a 23W limit using XTU, but I will investigate further to see if I can comfortably optimise using some of the methods you mentioned.

However, from the baseline for the 3070FE

Unigine Valley 5080
Unigine Valley 5096

 

Superposition Benchmark v1.1 7801 1604443868

 

Setup: Dell Latitude 7300 | i7-8665U | 32GB DDR4 | M2.sata 512GB |
iGPU: UHD 620 | eGPU: Nvidia RTX 3070 FE | Asus XG Station Pro | Thunderbolt 3 (15D9) : NVM 44.00


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@james_knight, are you having any coil whine?

Those results are encouraging. I'm sure you will be able to achieve more with some tweaking.

You have benched superposition at extreme, here is my extreme score:

Superposition Benchmark v1.1 8605 1604267327

 

2020 15" Lenovo Slim 7 [10th,4C,G] + RTX 3070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 [build link]  

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James Knight
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@lwf

I cannot say I have heard any coil whining and under benchmark stress I cannot say I have even heard the fans spin up. Although my enclosure resides in an open pedestal closer to the floor on my setup. I will look to relocate it in ear shot and see if I can hear anything. At what load or scenario do yu find it makes the most noise?

Though tweaking is something I enjoy tinkering with. I wonder if the limiting factor between the two is the CPU.

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Setup: Dell Latitude 7300 | i7-8665U | 32GB DDR4 | M2.sata 512GB |
iGPU: UHD 620 | eGPU: Nvidia RTX 3070 FE | Asus XG Station Pro | Thunderbolt 3 (15D9) : NVM 44.00


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@james_knight, I get the coil whine at idle, when the GPU clock is at 200Mhz and the ram is at 400Mhz.

How hot is your CPU getting during benchmarking? Is your TB3 chip cooled? Your processor can turbo boost higher than mine by quite a bit. I think if you unlock the power limit you may be able to get significiantly more performance. Have you run Cinebench R20 on it?

I am in the process of setting up a cooling pad for mine to see if I can push it even further.

 

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