2015 15" MSI GS60 (GTX970M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + W...
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[Solved] 2015 15" MSI GS60 (GTX970M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [AusRivo]  


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Hey guys finally upgraded my laptop with an external GPU

RAM 24gb
128gb SSD
1tb HDD
gtx 970m

Steps to getting it to work.
1) Upgraded to latest Bios E16H7IMS.117

2)updated the thunderbolt drivers.
Software package
Application Version
Thunderbolt generation 1575
NVM 16.00 (cant find away to upgrade this as MSI doesn't have drivers available for this make of laptop)

3)plug the akitio to laptop install firmware.

4) install latest drivers for EGPU card.

5)Disable internal 970m via device manger.

All seems to be work, I seem to get around 60 fps for most games at 1080p on ultra settings.

CUDAZ Readings are

Memory Copy
Host Pinned to Device: 2002.24 MiB/s
Host Pageable to Device: 1756.14 MiB/s
Device to Host Pinned: 2445.56 MiB/s
Device to Host Pageable: 2034.77 MiB/s
Device to Device: 103.801 GiB/s
GPU Core Performance
Single-precision Float: 9580.41 Gflop/s
Double-precision Float: 315.494 Gflop/s
64-bit Integer: 722.882 Giop/s
32-bit Integer: 3289.65 Giop/s
24-bit Integer: 2471.02 Giop/s


I have been playing my games on internal display but im looking at getting an external monitor to play off.

2015 15" MSI GS60 (GTX970M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  

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Joined: 4 years ago

Thank you for you build. Please include pictures & benchmark results to bring your build to life as per the build template.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

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