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2020 14" Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3060 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Lenovo BoostStation) + Win10  

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Olivier Pierre
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Laptop specs

Intel Core i7-1165G7

14 inch screen

16 GB 

SSD , 1 TB , M.2 via NVMe 

integrated graphics: Intel Iris Xe 

1920 x 1080

Windows 10

eGPU hardware

Lenovo BoostStation

Gigabyte Eagle RTX 3060 12 Gb

Hardware pictures

 

Installation steps

After installing the card, and the nvidia drivers, it was basically just plug and play.

I had a problem with bitlocker (it kept asking me for the super long key at startup), I overcame it by simply deactivating it, since I don’t need it anyway.

Benchmarks 

I tested my build with Time Spy and got the following results :

With Iris Xe: 1423

Graphic score : 1277

CPU score : 4082

 

Egpu and laptop screen: 6701

Graphic score : 7600

CPU score : 4013

 

Egpu and external screen: 7013

Graphic score : 7979

CPU score : 4175

 

Comments 

First, I confirm that the graphic card is the RTX 3060, not the 2060 that was originally shipped with the Booststation. I was lucky enough to be able to get one on launch day.

I have an Oculus Rift first generation and I was worried it wouldn't work, but it turned out ok(ish). If I plugged all the usb directly to the laptop and not the Booststation, my games are working, even if Oculus keeps telling me I do not meet the minimum hardware requirement, which is just a minor issue.

I also added and HDD to the Booststation, and no problem there either.

In the end, I am a little disappointed with the graphic performance, but I think it’s mostly because the 3060 is not as powerful as I expected. So I am still happy with my build, which is way more convenient than when I had to switch between my desktop for games, and a laptop for work.

2020 14" Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3060 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Lenovo BoostStation) + Win10 [build link]  

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mbliss11
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Thanks for sharing!  Out of curiosity does your system support resizable bar?  You can check the status of it in the nvidia control panel under system information.  I am curious if egpu's can leverage that feature or not. 

 

 

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Olivier Pierre
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@mbliss11, Hi, I checked in the Nvidia Control Panel, and the Resizable BAR is not supported. Here is the system information :

 

[Display] Operating System: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
DirectX version: 12.0
GPU processor: GeForce RTX 3060
Driver version: 461.72
Driver Type: DCH
Direct3D feature level: 12_1
CUDA Cores: 3584
Resizable BAR No
Core clock: 1777 MHz
Memory data rate: 15.00 Gbps
Memory interface: 192-bit
Memory bandwidth: 360.05 GB/s
Total available graphics memory: 20379 MB
Dedicated video memory: 12288 MB GDDR6
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 8091 MB
Video BIOS version: 94.06.14.00.E7
IRQ: Not used
Bus: PCI Express x4

 

 

2020 14" Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3060 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Lenovo BoostStation) + Win10 [build link]  

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