2015 17" MSI GE72 2QC (GTX960M) [5th,4C,H] + GTX 1660 Super @ 4Gbps-M.2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 // poor performance
I have a perfomance issue with my eGPU MSI GTX 1660 Super
- LAPTOP MSI GE72 2QC
- Intel Core i7-5700HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
- iGPU Intel HD Graphics 5600
- dGPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m
- windows 10 Home 1909
- EXP GDC 8.4 NGFF Version
- Dell DA-2 Series 220W AC Adapter Power Supply
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
- Valley Benchmark 1.0 (EXTREME HD)[Score 1006]
- FurMarks (FHD 0X)[Score 2939]
- Middle-earth - Shadow of War DE[AVG 35 FPS]
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider[AVG 19 FPS]
- Total War - Warhammer 2 (Ultra settings)[AVG 14.5 FPS]
- Assassin's Creed - Odyssey[AVG 13 FPS]
External TV Screen with same graphic settings
- Valley Benchmark 1.0 (EXTREME HD)[Score 1382]
- FurMarks (FHD 0X)[Score 5268]
- Middle-earth - Shadow of War DE[AVG 48 FPS]
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider[AVF 24 FPS]
- Total War - Warhammer 2 (Ultra settings)[AVG 17.2 FPS]
- Assassin's Creed - Odyssey[AVG 18 FPS]
AIDA64 Benchmark[Same result on external and internal screen]
The same GPU on desktop getting Valley score more than 3000, but for me even at external TV got only around 1400.
Same for the games. Assassin's Creed - Odyssey would get 45-60 FPS on desktop but for me only 18 FPS. ETC for other games.
Things I have tried
- Install Nando DIY eGPU Setup 1.35. Disable dGPU. Change eGPU to gen 2. Change PCI Compaction to 36bit - 56.25GB. Result: Same performance.
- Tried my External TV screen but got only 30% extra performance. Not what it should. Tried differend HDMI cables, nothing changed.
- Tried NV Inspector to lock the FPS at 59.7. Result: Same performance
- Tried DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) with safe mode, clean unistall, disable windows drivers auto update. Nothing changed. Same performance
I don't know what else to try! I would appreciate in advance your help!
I’m sorry to say but there’s nothing you can do. If I understand correctly you have connected your eGPU via the WiFi PCIe port considering that you have 5th generation CPU it all adds up to not having good performance.
WiFi PCIe port is PCIe X1 and you CPU makes it PCIe 2.0 so basically you are running your eGPU on PCIe X1 2.0 which has a total bandwidth of 5GT/s. Your normal desktop solution would have PCIe X8 2.0(40GT/s) or higher which is eight times more with what your getting currently.
@kian_moiny, Yes that's correct. I'm using the WiFi PCIe port for my eGPU at X1 2.0. i'm wondering how it is possible other older laptops getting better perfomance? Do you think my WiFi PCIe port isn't enough fast like other older laptops? If I connect the eGPU to M.2 port (now is connected my SSD), do you thing that i will get better performance?
@sassanisgr, older laptops shouldn’t be getting better performance (with the same GPU)if you have a link to them I’ll check it out. As for your M.2 slot only supports SATA protocols NOT PCIe meaning you can’t connect eGPU through it.
@kian_moiny, It seems to be that the problem! mPCIe x1 gen2 reached the limit. mPCIe is working better with GTX 900 series, at least gen 2. Thanks for your time and help!
@sassanisgr, No se puede hacer nada. Lo primero es la cpu que hace cuello de botella con la 1660 super y luego tienes la tarjeta conectada por donde estaba la tarjeta de wifi que normalmente es de 1 carril lo cual hace tambien cuello de botella. En general hay que cuello de botella por parte del procesador y la forma en la que esta conectada la gpu
@sassanisgr, Hi! did you manage to improve or solve it? I was just about to make the same setup but my MSI is a GT70 2PC. Also, did you say that a 900 series would give better performance than the 1660 super? By the way, I tried this tool to calculate bottleneck on my system (similar to yours and only got 19%) https://pc-builds.com/calculator/Core_i7-4810MQ/GeForce_GTX_1660/0zq13wlu/16/
MSI GT70 2PC DOMINATOR PRO | GTX870M | i7 4810MQ | 16 GB RAM