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2020 13" Dell XPS 13 9310 [11th, 4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X) + Win10  

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thatg33k
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System specs 

  • XPS 13 9310
  • i7-1165G7
  • Intel XE graphic
  • Full HD+ (1920x1200)
  • 2 x 8GB RAM
  • 1Tb NVME SSD
  • AOC AGON AG271QG (27" - 1440p - 144hz)

 

eGPU hardware

 

Hardware pictures

Here is my small desk with the Razer Core X at the bottom.

Desk
Box

 

Installation steps

Plugged the Razer Core X while windows was running.
Wait for it to be detected and for windows to install a default driver.
Download and install latest nVidia drivers
Reboot

 

Benchmarks

Heaven 1080p: 3428 (avg fps = 136.1/ min fps = 9.4)
Heaven 1440p: 3000 (avg fps =  119.1/  min fps = 18.5)

Superposition 1080p: 15836 (avg fps = 118.45/ min fps = 73.62)
Superposition 1440p:  7574 (avg fps = 56.65/ min fps = 40.68)

 

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The low minimum FPS in Heaven 1080p maybe due to the fact that I ran the benchmark just after installing the nVidia drivers. The benchmark image was stuttering but it ran fine after a reboot.

The Superposition benchmark is in line with the same setup and my old AW13R3. For Heaven I can see a big improvement: +37% @1080p / +69% @1440p. Really looking forward to real life performance now.

NB: I had 2 system freeze until now (one when I was starting with the nVidia driver install, a second while I was away). It might be caused by my powered usb-c hub (powering the laptop via two usb-c port at the same time might not be a good idea), I am testing with a non powered usb-c hub now and so far so good.

2020 13" Dell XPS 13 9310 [11th, 4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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thatg33k
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The system crashed again ... I am now trying to disable the Intel XE graphics in the device manager to see if it fixes the issue.

 

 

Edit: it looks like the real solution is to change the Power Management Mode in the NVidia CP to Prefer Maximum Performance like in the post below. I had no issue or freeze since I changed that.

https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/razer-core-x-constantly-freezes-crashes-lenovo-c940/#post-76198

2020 13" Dell XPS 13 9310 [11th, 4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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