2020 15" MSI Prestige 15 (GTX1650) [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Ga...
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2020 15" MSI Prestige 15 (GTX1650) [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [shiinakawaii]  


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System specs

MSI Prestige 15 A11SCX, i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe, GTX1650MQ, Windows 10.


eGPU hardware

Aorus Gaming Box RTX2070 with the TB3 cable that came with it. I got last year for my old Acer 5 Nitro, GTX960M with i7-6700HQ.


Hardware pictures

See first pic.


Installation steps

It was surprisingly simple. I just plugged my eGPU into my laptop, it took 1-2mins to automatically install everything (I suppose?), before I get a prompt to restart my system. I don't really have any steps on how to get it set up. It just works.

UPDATE: Turns out I faced some trouble. After connecting my eGPU, my dGPU had code 31. This was a problem as when unplugged, the power button was orange and not white (means dGPU was being used), and I was getting at most 4 hours of battery life. I had to manually reinstall the drivers from device manager > properties > update driver > browse my computer for drivers > let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer > look for the drivers for my dGPU. After doing this, its all good. Installation wasn't as smooth as I thought.






Haven't really tested out gaming on it yet, but the most GPU intensive game I play is Borderlands 3. Will update some benchmarks on it soon.

UPDATE: Got an average of 65fps on medium settings in Borderlands 3 benchmark.

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2020 15" MSI Prestige 15 (GTX1650) [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  

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@shiinakawaii, Thank you for sharing this build with the i7-1185G7. Looking forward to seeing your experience with Borderlands 3.


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