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2020 15" Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 [10th,6C,H] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2  

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no-cheating
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System specs

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3

  • CPU: i7 10850H
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 2933MHz
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 (no dGPU)

eGPU Hardware:

Installation

  1. Mount RX 580 in PCIe slot of Razer Core X.
  2. Connect Razer Core X to ThinkPad P1 using Thunderbolt 3 cable from Razer Core X box.
  3. Install Radeon 20.4.2 drivers

Drivers

At first I had some serious issues - FPS in some (not all) games was very poor and the sound was stuttering in a very irritating way. With time also the displays was starting stutter. See this thread for details. To fix that I had to downgrade Radeon drivers to 20.4.2. Since then everything has been working fine.

Benchmarks

Unigine Heaven

Preset 1:

  • FPS: 48.1
  • Score: 1212
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Quality: Ultra
  • Tessellation: Extreme
  • Anti-aliasing: x8
heaven unigine

Preset 2:

  • FPS: 85.8
  • Score: 2162
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Quality: Ultra
  • Tessellation: Disabled
  • Anti-aliasing: off
heaven unigine 2

3D Mark Fire Strike

  • Fire Strike Score: 10 441
  • Graphics score: 12 452
  • Physics score: 14 480
  • Combined score: 3 971
3d mark fire strike

3D Mark Time Spy

  • Time Spy Score: 4 196
  • Graphics score: 3 963
  • CPU score: 6 297
3d mark time spy

 

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2020 15" Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 [10th,6C,H] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  

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afiqsabri
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@no-cheating, hi, I've been using the P1 Gen 2 for couple of years and no plan for upgrading since this lappy still in a good condition. I wonder, does the egpu works as well since I think we both have the same hardware I supposed except for the CPU.

 

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no-cheating
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@afiqsabri, Everything has been working flawlessly for me. Now I'm even running on the newest drivers and have no issues. I'm very happy with this setup.

 

2020 15" Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 [10th,6C,H] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  

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afiqsabri
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@no-cheating, hi, thanks for the feedback. the setup, i supposed must be connected to a monitor right ?...connected to the Razer core X

 

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no-cheating
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@afiqsabri, Seems that no, you don't have to have external monitor connected. I have just tested that, disconnecting my monitor and using internal laptop screen only. The performance was okay, so the eGPU was clearly utilized. Still you might wanna read about it, as from what I remember the performance might drop to some extent with setup like this, because Thunderbolt will be utilized to send data in both directions.

 

2020 15" Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 [10th,6C,H] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  

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