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stulowe
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HWiNFO64 shows it as Hotplug not capable. I've added to original post.

Following the comments in the other thread I had this setup working with a GTX1060 first which I swapped out as I needed that card elsewhere. It was running Windows 8.1 at the time though.

 

2016 ASRock Beebox-s [6th,2C,U] + GTX 970 @ 32Gbps-M.2 (EXP GDC 9.0b) + Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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Awesome build and thank you for reporting success with this EXP GDC 9.0b!

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Sweet info. Any reason why this would or wouldn't work in OS X on a 9XX series card? Also linked Taobao site says 20G/s for this product. But you are mentioning speeds faster than TB3. I am confused a little about this or maybe mis-reading what the 20G/s (20Gbps?) refers to. Why aren't more people jumping on this build style? ... possibly because the link does not refer to v9.0b and only to Beast Series M.2 M key ?

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nando4
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Posted by: esatamacmodular

 

Why aren't more people jumping on this build style? ... possibly because the link does not refer to v9.0b and only to Beast Series M.2 M key ?

   

Port access,  need a spare M2 slot and NVidia drive error 43 detract users from this solution. More details at https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/there-is-tb3-tb2-or-tb1-egpu-candidate-notebook-list-but-why-there-is-no-ngff-m-2-key-m-candidate-notebook-list/#post-2487

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stulowe
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I believe the link on taobao is still selling the same model (v9.0b) and I'm not sure why it's advertised as 20G/s. The CUDA-Z scores showed it's capable of more. TB3 has theoretical max bandwidth the same as this (PCI gen 3.0 x4) but as Nando mentioned in an earlier post it achieves bandwidth between 2200-2800Mibs, this manages about 3000.

The 10xx series nvidia issue though is a problem but AMD could be useful in this kind of setup as well as any 9xx nvidia cards.

 

 

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gyph256
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New to the forums so hi!

I'm looking to do something similar but use a TB3 interface (as to be more user friendly and I have no need for an enclosure).

Would you mind testing a M.2 to TB3 adapter with this for me?  I'd be willing to purchase and ship it.

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huehuehue
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The Beast v9.0b is only available in M.Key M.2 and not in NGFF version right?

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ChaiQi
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Hey guys I don't think hotplug will be an issue. I just did the same setup as stulowe but with two changes. First I used the new AsRock Beebox- 7100u and second is that I used a GTX 1060 with the latest drivers. Like Stulowe said, you have to disable the built in  intel graphics before you can use the HDMI from the 1060. Below will be the same programs used to test and benchmarks that Stulowe used. 

 

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tilli
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Hi,

My GDC 9.0b shipped this week. However, I overlooked the fact that it is an M.Key M.2 version. Unfortunately,  my Lenovo Y580 has an mPCIE port.

I am wondering if it is possible to use some kind of M.Key M.2/mPCIE converter. Anyone tried it out?

 

 

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nando4
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Posted by: tilli

 

Hi,

My GDC 9.0b shipped this week. However, I overlooked the fact that it is an M.Key M.2 version. Unfortunately,  my Lenovo Y580 has an mPCIE port.

I am wondering if it is possible to use some kind of M.Key M.2/mPCIE converter. Anyone tried it out

 

   

The simple solution is to just buy the mPCIe ended HDMI cable for the EXP GDC:

http://www.banggood.com/EXP-GDC-HDMI-to-Mini-Pci-e-Cable-p-968884.html?rmmds=search

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