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2017 13" HP Spectre X360 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [maverikou]  

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maverikou
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System specs:

HP Spectre x360 13" (ae052nr)

  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor (i7-8550u)
  • 16 GB memory; 512 GB SSD storage
  • Intel® UHD Graphics 620

 

eGPU hardware:

AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box
Stock TB3 cable

 

Hardware pictures:

 

Installation steps:

  • Worked right out of the box with latest NVidia drivers.
  • Lost connectivity once, but cycling power to the box resolved the issue immediately.
  • Firmware did not update right away due to laptop having too recent Thunderbolt drivers installed by default. Steps to update firmware:
    • Unplug the TB3 cable.
    • Uninstall Intel Thunderbolt Software.
      • Install an older 16.2 version <LINK>
    • Reattach TB3 cable.
    • Use the firmware updater as usual.

 

Benchmarks on internal screen:

CUDA-Z (note that this is using stock firmware) Valley (highest settings)
CUDA-Z (1.0 H2D firmware)  
 

 

Comments:

USB hub on the box behaves oddly. Mouse input gets lost frequently and I've yet to find a solution. Update: USB hub works fine on latest firmware.

HP software pops up complaining that power is being delivered from non-HP power supply, but it works nevertheless.

Will update this post as time passes and more issues/solutions come up.

 

TL;DR: Did not expect to be playing high end games on an ultrabook! Solid buy!

This topic was modified 4 months ago

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nando4
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@maverikou , your CUDA-Z H2D scores are half of their maximum. Pls update your Gaming Box firmware and re-do CUDA-Z tests whereby the F.01 H2D firmware will double the H2D scores and improve gaming FPS. Try the F1.0 firmware which may improve I/O port stability and also with a bump in H2D CUDA-Z performance.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + macOS 10.13.6 & Win10


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maverikou
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Updated post with CUDA-Z scores on latest firmware.

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Hi !

Any idea why this build is around 50FPS on Unigine valley when the same laptops with a GPU about as powerful scores 70FPS here(RX vega56) and here(R9Fury)  ?
Are the RX vega56 and R9 fury that different in this benchmark ? or is it because of the box ? 

Thanks !

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Posted by: Thomas Chavrier

Hi !

Any idea why this build is around 50FPS on Unigine valley when the same laptops with a GPU about as powerful scores 70FPS here(RX vega56) and here(R9Fury)  ?
Are the RX vega56 and R9 fury that different in this benchmark ? or is it because of the box ? 

Thanks !

I was thinking the same thing. I benchmarked my RX580 and produced allmost the exact score, which obviously shouldn't be the case. @maverikou have you benchmarked it again recently, or know why your scores might appear lower than expected?

Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 1TB Samung 970 Evo Plus) + Razer Core X + AMD RX VEGA 64 Limited Edition + Acer Nitro 27" VG271UP


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maverikou
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Haven't benchmarked it recently. Don't have this setup anymore.

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