Early 2018 13" Razer Blade Stealth + GTX [email protected] (Lenovo TB3 eGFX Dock) + Win10 [theitsage]  

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theitsage
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March 6, 2018 5:16 pm  

System specs:

Early 2018 13" Razer Blade Stealth - i7-8550U/UHD Graphics 620 iGPU/16GB RAM/5126GB SSD

 

eGPU hardware:

Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock w/ GTX 1050 4GB Mobile + .5m Thunderbolt 3 cable

 

Hardware pictures:

 

Installation steps:

Windows 10 1709 - Lenovo Quick Start Guide for this enclosure stated Windows Fall Creator Update is one of the prerequisites for this TB3 Graphics Dock to work. Lenovo's own driver is another. Without this driver, you'll likely encounter eGPU detection issue.

macOS 10.13 is a no-go. The device itself showed up and expansion ports work but the eGPU is not visible at all. Read my unboxing post for more detail.

 

Benchmarks:

 

Razer Blade Stealth Internal Display External Display
     
Unigine Valley 30.0 FPS 29.7 FPS
Unigine Heaven 25.4 FPS 25.1 FPS
Unigine Superposition 28.7 FPS 28.6 FPS
3DMark Time Spy 10.3 FPS 10.0 FPS
3DMark Fire Strike 23.3 FPS 25.5 FPS
     
Tomb Raider 2013 68.8 FPS 70.5 FPS
Shadow of Mordor 38.4 FPS 46.5 FPS
Dirt Rally 37.5 FPS 45.3 FPS
Hitman 48.9 FPS 52.1 FPS

 

Comments:

I've tried three different laptops and this Razer Blade Stealth was the only one I managed to pair successfully with the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock. Lenovo has some restrictions in place that make setup more difficult than it should. Unless you have a Lenovo ultrabook, this graphics dock is not something I would recommend.

Best ultrabooks for eGPU use

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Rycco
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July 6, 2018 1:49 am  

Would this eGPU work on Windows on a Macbook Pro?

mid-2017 15" Macbook Pro RP555 + [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS & Win10


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landolfi4
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August 3, 2018 3:37 am  

Hey man i have the razer blade stealth 2016 the i7(6th gen) 6500u with the graphics card 520 intel, the lenovo thundebolt 3 graphics dock shuold work with it? i do know there is a problem with charging fully the pc... but im able to use it succefully???

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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