2015 17" Asus ROG G752VL GTX965M + GTX1080@32Gbps (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [Greenducky55]  

 

Greenducky55
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April 5, 2017 7:59 pm  
  1. Was one of the lucky people to grab the most recent batch of Akitio Node on amazon. Borrowed a used rx460 from a friend for now to test. Literally plugged it in to my laptop and it fired right up recognized and all

    Specs: Asus ROG G752VL 6700hq 965m 12gb ram. Akitio node with shipped firmware ASUS dual RX460 2gb

    With the RX460 I will say though I get higher fps in benchmarks then my 965m. Some game just absolutely struggle. Batman Arkham Night is 12fps on low 1080p settings where my 965m gets 70-80. GTA5 gets 80-115fps on 1080p low which my 965m gets 60-65. Also on longer stretches of gaming it eventually stutters even though temps are 40 c.

    Also have not been able to update firmware on the node even though it is detected. Just keep getting an error. Otherwise it works pretty well it could be limitations of the card as far as performance.

 

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i am now running a GTX 1080 strix and its amazing.

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April 7, 2017 6:16 pm  

originally was having an issue updating my node firmware with the latest thunderbolt drivers from ASUS website.

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But once i updates the drivers for my 1575 Thunderbolt 3 controller using the generic drivers from intel i was able to successfully update the firmware and get proper H2D bandwidth. i am now running a GTX 1080 strix and its amazing.


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April 7, 2017 6:57 pm  
Posted by: Greenducky55

 

But once i updates the drivers for my 1575 Thunderbolt 3 controller using the generic drivers from intel i was able to successfully update the firmware and get proper H2D bandwidth. i am now running a GTX 1080 strix and its amazing.  

Nice getting the firmware update sorted.

Did you happen to do any performance testing with the Strix GTX1080 before and after the firmware update? We're getting some tidbits of improved WOW FPS here.

Are those results with the internal LCD? The FHD Heaven results are considerably lower than @rykys achieved also with a i7-6700HQ + GTX1080@32Gbps (AKiTiO Node H2D fixed):  https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2016-14-razer-blade-gtx-1060i7-6700hq-gtx-108032gbps-tb3-akitio-node-win10/

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eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference TableeGPU Setup 1.35


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April 11, 2017 4:56 pm  

No that's to external monitor running the extreme preset. i wonder whats going on there. Have latest drivers from Nvidia

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GPU tweak 11 shows hitting 2000 mhz on core clock during benchmark as well. 

this is the only error type thing i see. 

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April 14, 2017 2:44 am  

so looking at cuda-z when the card is not under load i get 2046 MB/s on H2D, and 2500 MB/s on D2H

as soon as i put the card under load either from heaven or any other source H2D drops to 1700 MB/s and D2H stays around 2000-2200 MB/s anyone have a clue as to why?

all firmware/drivers are up to date. 


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April 15, 2017 2:57 pm  
  • Because you are already using bandwidth by tests - thats how it works. CUDA-Z takes all bandwidth to show you maximum speed, but when you are launching something else via EGPU - CUDA-Z must share bandwidth with other app. Moreover, you'll get slower perfomance score in benchmarks when CUDA-Z measures your bandwidth on background.

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