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2019 13" HP Spectre X360 [10th,4C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1909 [Carmonben] // integrated TB3 controller  

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System specs

13 inch specter x360 with 4k oled (HP Spectre x360 - 13t-aw000 CTO)
1065G7 with 16gb of ram (15w tdp model)
Iris plus graphics, (GT2 64CU)  https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details/6xzm7
the included ssd is a model pm981 from samsung (see userbench for details)

eGPU hardware 

Razer Core X
external rtx 2080 ti (EVGA FTW3) [2 slot bracket purchased and lip cut off to fit in the core x)

Mantiz cable 

Hardware pictures

Installation steps

Plug and play tbh
It started working immediately but I installed the newest drivers afterwards.

Benchmarks

Userbench result

 

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I was already on egpu with my old laptop (still my main system) I just needed a smaller device.
It runs the index well (with the 2080ti) at least in pistol whip.
egpu was really icing on the cake of oled 2 in 1

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My current laptop with a 9900k and 1060 with an external 2080ti


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Thanks for sharing. Can you say something about the noise level when gaming or just browsing?

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@oliver_werk

When browsing and watching sub 4k YouTube it's silent. When watching 4khdr YouTube it spools up a bit but to the point where it's inaudible when I have my iems in.

However in VR it's noticeably loud. (Won't notice it with the headset on but when you take it off it'll be obvious.)

What I will say tho is I'm a bad judge of noise, my high end laptop is very very loud and I don't care at all.

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Thank you for sharing.

Is your setup "hot-pluggable?" If you were to unplug and re-plug the TB3 cable, with or without "ejecting" the eGPU from within Windows first, does everything still work?

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@yeah_mike

Applications being open will either crash or cause a bluescreen depending on how much they use the egpu
but if everything is closed (desktop) it works just fine.

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Posted by: @carmonben

@yeah_mike

Applications being open will either crash or cause a bluescreen depending on how much they use the egpu
but if everything is closed (desktop) it works just fine.

Will it also crash if you first sleep your laptop, unplug the eGPU, and then wake up your laptop?

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@yeah_mike

Applications being open will either crash or cause a bluescreen depending on how much they use the egpu
but if everything is closed (desktop) it works just fine.

Got it, thanks.

What about when you plug the laptop back in: does the eGPU/external monitor work automatically? Or do you have to enable it manually via Device Manager or via the Nvidia system tray app? 

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@yeah_mike

you only have to manually reenable it via device manager or the nvidia thingey if you disable it through those (btw the nvidia thingey disables it in device manager and vice versa)

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Hi do you think this setup would be able to handle a 49in Ultrawide Gaming Monitor?

I.e. Samsung 49-Inch CRG90 Curved Gaming Monitor (LC49RG90SSNXZA) – 120Hz Refresh, Ultrawide Screen QLED Computer Monitor, 5120 x 1440p Resolution, 4ms Response, FreeSync 2 with HDR, HDMI

 

I would like to have that be able to run some games that refresh or 90hz refresh, with somewhat near that resolution.

let me know your thoughts. 

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@kevin_maestre

Eh it works fine with an index which is about that res and refresh.

It'll probably depend on the game

If you have any specific requests I probably won't be able to get on it any time soon, but when I have time I'll take a peek at the performance and let you know

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@carmonben

Can you show me how you bought the 2 slot bracket and cut the lip off?

Or send me a video. Im thinking about purchasing this razer core x and gpu setup.

 

LMK!

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Hey,

This is the exact set up I'm looking to get. Couple questions:

- Weird question but is there significant damage to your electric bill when using this consistently?

- I was looking at bypassing the eGPU and getting a thin-and-light with a graphics card since I only really play esports titles. Was looking at the stealth late 2019 with NVIDIA GTX 1650. Just curious, did you look at that too? And what do you think about that machine in general if you know it?

HP Spectre x360, late 2019. i7, 16gb RAM, 1tb SSD.


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Sorry one more thing. I also heard the x360

can run hot when pushed hard. Does it heat up significantly when the razer core is plugged in?

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@kevin_maestre

It's not pretty in the slightest, but I bent the bracket instead of cutting it.

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@akash_radia

My electricity bill is barely impacted by this, solar power for the win

But also yea I have looked at thin and lights, and decided I'm not interested.

If I want to game I use my clevo (see the post in my sig) it's much much faster than any thin and light.

And in game and when running VR it does heat up to the touch significantly, I'd recommend placing it upside down or with a fan pointed at it.

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@kevin_maestre

2 slot bracket info:
https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=M022-10-000138
https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/psa-razer-core-x-cannot-take-card-with-3-slot-bracket/
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2018-15-macbook-pro-vega-20-evga-rtx-2080-ti-ftw3-32gbps-tb3-akitio-node-pro-win-10-rubycrow/

I would maybe try bending it flat, otherwise cut it with a grinder or something.

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@carmonben

Thanks! Solar power for the win.

And I don't plan on using VR so not worried about the thermals anymore. Thanks again!

HP Spectre x360, late 2019. i7, 16gb RAM, 1tb SSD.


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Could you do a CUDA-Z check for H2D? I am dying to see whether Intel lifted the 22gbps PCIe bandwidth limit on TB3 PCIe speeds. It's under the performance tab:

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@chx

I already posted my speed, its under the "gpgpu benchmark" (h2d would be the write number)

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Huh! That's 20gbit/s. Very interesting, it seems the 22gbit/s nerfing stays. Thanks!

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@chx The 22Gbps cap stays the same but as you could see the H2D improved for Nvidia cards. Prior to Ice Lake hosts, Nvidia eGPUs could only reach 2,2XXMB/s.

 

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@itsage that's very interesting, are you saying they never could do more than what the Alpine Ridge LP allowed?? And that a 20gpbs passive Thunderbolt cables won't limit them?

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@chx I don't know the definitive answer but I have never seen Nvidia eGPUs reached over 2,2XXMB/s H2D speed until the recent Ice Lake machines. 20Gbps Thunderbolt 3 cables have the same limits as before. I'm waiting for CES 2020 to see if Lenovo introduces more Thinkpads with Ice Lake before getting one.

 

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What I mean is that if nVidia didn't reach more than 22xx before then any 14nm CPU machine would be fine with a 20gbps cable because they didn't push more than that anyways.

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@carmonben,  how will this work with hp Spectre x360 i5 10th gen and 8gb ram

 

 

 

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@dhananjay_ghumare,  

It would work fine, the lower ram amount might slow the tb3 down as it does use the system ram for some stuff

However I recently ran into several issues

First the USB type a port stopped working

Second every 10 minutes my wifi disconnects

It's rather annoying

 

 

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