2015 15" Dell Precision 3510 W5130M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [simonjia]^ // also tested NUC
I just tested Akitio + Quadro K4200 via TB3 on Dell Precision 3510 and Intel NUC. Both work pretty well, although the 3510 did take me some time. At first, there is no Thunderbolt software on my 3510, didn't know why. I downloaded it from Dell, then it seems like eGPU is not supported. I went to Akitio and downloaded the latest firmware. After a restart, it recognized the eGPU, but still said Not supported. Actually, Windows found the K4200 and installed the driver quickly.
I ran a rest with Specviewperf 12.1
This is without eGPU, only W5130:
This is with eGPU, the K4200:
It's a big improvement.
I also ran the dota2 to check the game performance:
The FPS increased to 91 from 30+, all the settings are the highest at 1920x1080.
The NUC supports eGPU very well, it's just plug-and-play. It surprised me that the Iris Pro 580 did a good job at the test:
Without eGPU, only the Iris Pro 580:
With eGPU, the K4200:
The Iris Pro 580 gets a similar performance to FirePro W5130 at the SolidWorks test. That's good because I use Solidworks a lot.
Will test it on MacBook Pro, a late 2013 version. But still wait for another Graphics card.
thanks for these useful infos 🙂
here a benchmark for a K4200
Yes, it's not the best performance. Maybe the CPU is also important. I pulled the K4200 out of HP Z440 workstation which has the E5-1620 running at 3.5GHz. The SW-03 benchmark on the workstation is 86, close to the number from your link.
i7-6820 -> 2.7GHz -> 74.58
i7-6770 -> 2.6GHz -> 78.28
E5-1620 -> 3.5GHz -> 86.xx
i7-4790 -> 3.6GHz -> 92.06
Got the 1080 today, run it with the NUC
thanks for you tests 🙂
here some benchmarks for a comparison