XPS 13 9310
i7-1165G7 @ 2.8GHz
External 3440x1440 monitor
- removed "innards" from Core X
- attempted to install GPU
- realized my version of 2070 is a 3 slot card vs a 2 slot card, so it is too wide!!!!!
- unscrewed board from coreX to give more room
- inserted GPU, plugged into thunderbolt while Win10 running
- waited for drivers to install
- download / install latest nVidia drivers
Heaven 3440x1440 Ultra
Score - 2419
Average FPS - 96
Min - 35.4
Max - 168.1
Score - 16886
Average FPS - 126.3
Min - 83.9
Max - 162.99
Just played Doom Eternal for a minute. Was running cool 60FPS at Nightmare settings on 3440x1440 monitor. I lowered to Ultra, then to high to see if I could get above 60, but it seemed to max out there. Not sure if my monitor, the DP port, or what, any help would be appreciated. My monitor supports up to 100Hz so would love to match at 100FPS.
Have done very little troubleshooting so far, but each time I try to launch Fortnite I get a "PC will restart in 1 minute" error. Any help?
Also, as aforementioned, my card doesn't fit. Seems to work fine, but it's like a few mm to thick. Will have to find some way of either removing part of the physical aluminum from card or some of the siding of the Core X.
You could consider swapping the PSU. Assuming the built in PSU is a standard ATX, you could save some space by using a SFX PSU (see eg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_supply_unit_(computer)#Appearance for standard PSU dimensions). You still have to be able to mount it in such a way that you actually gain the difference in space on the side of the graphics card, but it might be an option.
Regarding the XPS 13 9310, I have read that it is prone to throttling, see for instance the last line graph in the GPU performance section here https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-XPS-13-9310-Core-i7-Laptop-Review-The-11th-Gen-Tiger-Lake-Difference.499291.0.html#compare_7078546
Note that Dell's Dynamic Tuning has an adverse affect on frame rates. When idling on Witcher 3 at the lowest settings, for example, frame rates would fluctuate between 61 and 80 FPS as shown by our graph below whereas frame rates would be more constant and stable on most other laptops.
Does this affect the eGPU setup, or do you get stable performance under load?