2017 13" HP Spectre x360 (ae052nr, 8th gen) + GTX1070@32Gbps-TB3 (Aorus Gaming Box) + Win10
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
AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box
Stock TB3 cable
- 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)|
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!
@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.