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2021 13" Dell XPS 13 9310 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3060 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Sonnet Breakaway 750ex) + Win10 21H1  

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Pressy
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System specs

  • Dell XPS 13 9310
  • i7-1185G7
  • Intel XE graphic
  • UHD+ (3840x2400)
  • 32GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x
  • Micron 2300 NVMe m.2 1024GB
  • Lenovo P24q-10 Monitor
  • Windows 10 Home 21H1

 

eGPU hardware

 

Hardware pictures

*I'll will add more/better pictures in the future

 

Installation steps

Setup was nearly plug and play. Once the GPU was in the enclosure I powered it on and plugged it into the laptop.  Right away the 750ex was recognized and I just needed to install drivers.

The only issue I have had is prompting for the Bitlocker password r when the laptop restarts with eGPU attached.

 

 

Benchmarks 

 

CUDA-Z

 

  

Superposition External Monitor

 

Superpostion on Laptop screen

 

Unigine Heaven - Extreme preset - eGPU external monitor

 

 

Unigine Heaven - Extreme preset - eGPU using laptop screen

 

 

Unigine Heaven - Extreme preset - integrated Intel XE graphics using laptop screen

 

 

*I will update with more in the future

 

Comments 

Overall my experience has been very good. I've been mainly using the eGPU as a one cable dock that I can easily switch to my work computer on days when I am working remotely (Lenovo T490S [8th,4C,U]). The majority of the time I leave Folding@Home and/or BOINC running in the background. Hot-plugging is usually fine, but it will occasionally lock up if the folding programs are not closed before unplugging. The exhaust fan has a slight tick, but that is only audible when the room is very quiet.

2021 13" Dell XPS 13 9310 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3060 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Sonnet Breakaway 750ex) + Win10 21H1 [build link]  

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itsage
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@pressy, Thank you for sharing this build and component pictures of the Sonnet Breakaway Box 750EX. The mainboard is the same as Mantiz Saturn Pro. It looks like there's enough room for the front expansion port but too bad that wasn't available. I enjoy using the SD slot mounted in front of Mantiz Saturn Pro a lot.

 

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@pressy, re: your Bitlocker issue, see here: https://egpu.io/forums/postid/93852/

 

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@itsage, hey - it seems the Sonnet 750/750ex - is running the "Thunderbolt/USB 3 - Intel JHL7440" . 
why does CudaZ report Host-to-device 23xx and Device-to-host 27xx numbers. Shouldn't they be in the 29xx range like the Mastercase EG200 and the Akitio Titan? which have the new controllers? (although i didn't see any builds reporting this number - contrary saw a build with an even smaller number)  

 

https://sonnettech.com/product/egpu-breakaway-box/techspecs.html

 

 

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@omair_zeeshan, You should check with Sonnet Support directly. The HWiNFO64 screen capture in the OP shows JHL6540.

 

 

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