2014 14" Razer Blade + [email protected] (EXP GDC 8.4d) + Win8.1 [pantzer2]^  

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pantzer2
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January 28, 2017 4:36 am  

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/11932747 hy all!:) This is my egpu setup with razer blade 2014

The egpu works very well this thing is plug and play for me. 

 

Notebook hardware

Razer Blade 2014
i7 4702hq
8gb ram
samsung m.2 512gb ssd
Windows 8.1

 

eGPU hardware

EXP GDC Beast 8.4d mPCIe (Gen2)
Asus GTX970 4gb
XFX TS 450 450W PSU

 

 

 

 

When eGPU isn't under load it runs at x1 1.1. Otherwise x1 2.0 when loaded.

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nando4
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January 28, 2017 4:55 am  

@pantzer2, very nicely done. I've added all your pics to the opening post.

Are those Lego blocks holding up the video card+PSU?

Does the 2014 Razer blade use a mPCIe or M2 eGPU interface and at what width? If not sure of the latter then plus run GPU-Z and post an image of it. Looking at the bus interface field tells us the link width.

What does GPU-Z bus interface say if you go to NVidia control panel->Adjust image settings with preview, such that the NVidia logo is spinning? Does it say x1 2.0 to indicate max performance available on your mPCIe2 interface?

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table    •    Several builds
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pantzer2
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January 28, 2017 5:01 am  

Yeah sure i use only lego blocks:) I use mpcie.

 Yeah nvidia logo is spinning.

 Ui: sory for my english:)

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nando4
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January 28, 2017 5:05 am  

Creative there with the lego blocks 🙂

Spinning logo on internal LCD means Optimus is working. System info screen confirms it's running at x1 2.0 (Gen2). Nicely done.

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djbutcher13
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January 28, 2017 9:18 pm  

hey i have the same computer and i think my graphics card just broke (error code 43) so i am looking into a similar setup. A few questions if you could answer:

Did you need to do any bios or software modification or did it just pick up the new card right away?

also do you have to run windows 8 or will it work with windows 10?

finally is 870 the limit, or could i go for something more powerful?

Thanks so much. 

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January 28, 2017 10:41 pm  
Posted by: djbutcher13

 

hey i have the same computer and i think my graphics card just broke (error code 43) so i am looking into a similar setup. A few questions if you could answer:

Did you need to do any bios or software modification or did it just pick up the new card right away?

also do you have to run windows 8 or will it work with windows 10?

finally is 870 the limit, or could i go for something more powerful?

Thanks so much. 

   

@pantzer2 reported his implementation as plug'n'play meaning assemble,connect, turn on and enjoy.

GTX10xx cards see error 43 on mPCIe interfaces: https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/nvidia-is-killing-off-mpciengff-m2-egpus-error-43-with-372-90/

Can use Win10 too. 

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Spectr
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April 27, 2017 11:24 pm  

Hello @pantzer2, I'd like to connect an eGPU to my 2015 Razer Blade (GTX 970m) too, but would love to know these two things before I do it:

  1. Does fan nise coming from the Blade decrease (because the internal GPU doesn't have to work)?
  2. Is it possible to connect a display (or in my case a vr headset) to the external GPUs video-output?

Thanks a bunch!!


Hey there,

so I'd like to know if my Razer Blade (2015 - gtx970m) will run more quietly when paired with an external GPU (via EXP GDC 8.4d mPCIe)?
I'd think so, because the internal GPU wouldn't be active and thus doesn't need to be cooled. Only the cpu.

 

Cheers!

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May 10, 2017 11:38 pm  
Posted by: Spectr

 Hey there,

so I'd like to know if my Razer Blade (2015 - gtx970m) will run more quietly when paired with an external GPU  (via EXP GDC 8.4d mPCIe)?
I'd think so, because the internal GPU wouldn't be active and thus doesn't need to be cooled. Only the cpu.

  

Use of an eGPU will, as you note, prevent use of the GTX970M dGPU and in doing so, lower internal chassis temps considerably. The fans will no longer need to be engaged to the same level so we expect fan noise to be noticably lower.

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hworangs
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September 4, 2017 10:48 am  

But why it is PCIE 2.0 when it should be 3.0? When you use the unlocked BIOS you can change it to 3

Razers Pcie works with PCIE2.0 x16. But somehow it can work with 3.0 .

Its very simple. Go into the Bios under Chipset/System Agent (SA) Configuration/NB PCIE Configuration
you just change the values into GEN3

Source:  http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/razer-blade-egpu-bios-mod-pcie-3-0-lid-mod-power-button-mod.773520/

 

Tha should give improved performance non?

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September 4, 2017 11:43 am  

@hworangs, the Buyer's Guide explains 2nd-5th Gen Intel CPU systems have a Gen2 mPCIe, EC or M.2 interface. Intel upspecced such PCH PCIe to Gen3 starting with 6th-Gen CPUs. This implementation's system has a 4th-Gen CPU whose PCH has Gen2 PCIe ports.

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