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FricoRico
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After years of Mac and fighting for Mac eGPU support I made the switch to Windows. My work always finances my laptops so this time I chose this Dell 9570 i7-8750H, 32GB configuration.

To avoid driver issues I also bought a new eGPU, the Aorus Gaming Box 1080.

I must say, it really is a great experience. It just works out of the box. At first the 1050TI is disabled because of driver conflicts. Windows first installs old drivers, but the eGPU works fine otherwise. After updating the drivers through Gefore Experience I got both GPUs to work again.

Am really amazed, just curious about why my eGPU only supplies 65W to the laptop. The specs say it should supply 100W. Also curious to see if H2D further improves the eGPU speed (not sure if it is already installed).

 

 

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roadie1
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2018 15" Dell XPS 15 9570 (GTX1050Ti) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  

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wintermute000
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Hey a few Qs
- can I confirm you can run the 1050Ti when undocked and 1080 when docked without a problem? Is switching automatic?
- Is the 65W power delivery a problem esp. when gaming? i.e. are you draining battery when docked due to not enough charging power?
- What % benefit in FPS did you see over the 1050? I'm concerned that for XPS 15 owners, eGPU is marginal benefit as we already have an OK card?

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Posted by: wintermute000

Hey a few Qs
- can I confirm you can run the 1050Ti when undocked and 1080 when docked without a problem? Is switching automatic?
- Is the 65W power delivery a problem esp. when gaming? i.e. are you draining battery when docked due to not enough charging power?
- What % benefit in FPS did you see over the 1050? I'm concerned that for XPS 15 owners, eGPU is marginal benefit as we already have an OK card?

I have the same question
I'm going to buy a new laptop. It would be with a I7 7700HQ with a GTX 1050 ti or a I7  8565u with the gaming box GTX 1070. I think the processors performe the same  but wil the EGPU GTX 1070 have a benefit over the  GTX 1050 TI internal ?

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roadie1
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Posted by: wintermute000

Hey a few Qs
- can I confirm you can run the 1050Ti when undocked and 1080 when docked without a problem? Is switching automatic?
- Is the 65W power delivery a problem esp. when gaming? i.e. are you draining battery when docked due to not enough charging power?
- What % benefit in FPS did you see over the 1050? I'm concerned that for XPS 15 owners, eGPU is marginal benefit as we already have an OK card?

- Yes, auto-switching between 1050ti internal, and 1080 eGPU, has been seamless. Only interaction from me is to unplug the USB-C.

- I've never tried running the eGPU without the laptop connected to wall power; since the eGPU requires power input of its own, there's never been a reason to run the eGPU powered, and the laptop on battery.

- FPS changes are listed in my original post. In every benchmark I found, adding the eGPU increased framerates by at least 100%.

2018 15" Dell XPS 15 9570 (GTX1050Ti) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  

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tijn floris
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Hi! 

What a great and helpful forum. I just bought a 1080 gaming box as well and hooked it up to my laptop, seems to be working pretty well. 

I can't get the 1050 to start working again after disconnecting it though. How did you manage to resolve this? 
I tried installing drivers through experience center, as well as a manual driver reinstall for the 1050 with the gaming box connected. Neither of those methods worked.. 

Hopefully you have a solution Smile

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Gabriel Martinez
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Posted by: FricoRico

After years of Mac and fighting for Mac eGPU support I made the switch to Windows. My work always finances my laptops so this time I chose this Dell 9570 i7-8750H, 32GB configuration.

To avoid driver issues I also bought a new eGPU, the Aorus Gaming Box 1080.

I must say, it really is a great experience. It just works out of the box. At first the 1050TI is disabled because of driver conflicts. Windows first installs old drivers, but the eGPU works fine otherwise. After updating the drivers through Gefore Experience I got both GPUs to work again.

Am really amazed, just curious about why my eGPU only supplies 65W to the laptop. The specs say it should supply 100W. Also curious to see if H2D further improves the eGPU speed (not sure if it is already installed).

 

 

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Hey, thanks for the post - I've got an Aorus 1070 coming in a few days for my new Precision 5530, so I'm glad to hear it's working well with a comparable laptop. As to the power supply issue - are you positive it's only supplying 65W? I have a 100W USB-PD type-C charger (which I recommend if you can get it for a discount or on sale), but my Precision 5530 also gives me a warning that I'm using a 65W charger even with this 100W plugged in. I'm fairly certain it's supplying the whole 100W however, as it charges even when under heavy sustained loads with the internal screen on at full brightness.

If you are able to actually measure the TB3 power input, would you mind sharing how? I'd be really interested to see for my own purposes what my chargers are supplying. Thanks again for sharing!

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Martin van Briemen
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Hi, I'm glad you guys don't that much problems with this setup. I'm having A LOT of problems with it. The eGPU disconnects a lot of times (the disconnect/connect windows sounds hunts me in my nightmares). The only way (I know) to fix it is to 1) unplug en re-plug the TB3 cable from my laptop or 2) reboot my laptop until everything works again. Sometimes it takes 3 unplugs/reboots to get it to run again. I have my keyboard (Logitech G513 with 2 USB cables) connect to the gaming box. Also sometimes the keyboard doesn't work.

Any suggestions on what I could do about it?

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Trần Đức Hoàn
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Hi, I am new to the whole eGPU set up.
Recently, I got a dell xps 15 9570, i5 8300H, not the version that OP has (mine does not have gtx 1050). I bought an used AGB on Ebay, and it works well. At least I can run games now, which is much better than the HD graphics 630. But my CUDA-z host to device performance is way below yours, at only around 700MiB/s. I wonder if there is anything I may have done wrong? Even though it is enough for light gaming that I am doing right now, it is probably not a good performance.

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