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Advice on pairing AMD 5700XT with an Nvidia dGPU
 

Advice on pairing AMD 5700XT with an Nvidia dGPU  

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(@leon_woodward)
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Joined: 7 months ago
 

Hi,

I currently have a Lenovo X1 Extreme with a GTX 1050 dGPU and it works flawlessly with my external GTX 960 in a Razer Core x Chroma. I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card and the new AMD RX 5700XT is ideal- however I have reservations about how Nvidia & AMD will work together

Will I still be able to plug and play without disabling the internal GTX1050?
Will the two drivers co-exist properly?
Currently the GTX 1050 driver will enable both the external 960 & the internal 1050 with no issue- can I recreate this with AMD cards at all?

Thanks guys 🙂

Laptop: Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen1 w/ i7-8750H GTX 1050 Max-Q dGPU
eGPU Enclosure: Razer Core X Chroma
eGPU: RX 5700XT
Cable: Caldigit 2m TB3 Active Cable


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itsage
(@itsage)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@leon_woodward It’s actually easier when the dGPU and eGPU and from different brands and using separate drivers. If you don’t need internal display acceleration by the eGPU, it’s a simple process like you already experienced with the GTX 960. Connect the RX 5700 XT eGPU and install the latest Radeon drivers.

 

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(@leon_woodward)
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Joined: 7 months ago
 

@itsage

Awesome, thanks itsage ill be giving it a go once AMD sort their drivers 😊

Laptop: Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen1 w/ i7-8750H GTX 1050 Max-Q dGPU
eGPU Enclosure: Razer Core X Chroma
eGPU: RX 5700XT
Cable: Caldigit 2m TB3 Active Cable


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