Intel Core i7-1165G7
14 inch screen
SSD , 1 TB , M.2 via NVMe
integrated graphics: Intel Iris Xe
1920 x 1080
Gigabyte Eagle RTX 3060 12 Gb
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.
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
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.
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.
@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