2016 15" MSI GS63VR 6RF (GTX1060) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Bre...
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2016 15" MSI GS63VR 6RF (GTX1060) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + Win10 [edaciou_s]  


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Earlier I confirmed being able to implement on my old macbook with the setup:

Late 2015 13" MacBook Pro Retina + GTX1080@16Gbps-TB2 (Sonnet Breakaway 350 via TB3->TB2 adapter) + Win10 [edaciou_s]

I was able to gain ~2200 score on heaven 4.0

I finally received the half year old MSI GS63VR from MSI, and I want to give MSI a big thumb up on their repair/customer service. I received the laptop back by overnight shipping and the repair was done within a day or two.

 The specs are: 

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Intel Core i7)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1405 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5

So the implementation for the system with Sonnet 350 (with 1080) was easy and quick. Simply connect the thunderbolt 3 and update the driver on Nvidia's website, install thunderbolt driver provide by MSI website will makes everything works. A small trick might boost performance is to disable the on board Dgpu(1060). I have display port connected to my 144hz 24inch 1080p monitor. So here is the result (all external [email protected]):




We see a 50.6% increase in performance base just on benchmark. And as I am a PUBG and dedicate CSGO players here is some of the results on the system you might want to know.

1. The result getting from MSI+Sonnet+1080 might seemingly be the same as MBP13Retina2015+Sonnet+1080, yet I see much steady performance with ~10 to 15fps [PUBG] increase. Makes it playable on ultra AA/Ultra texture/Ultra view distance and very low on else (~85fps steady)@1080p

2. The result getting from MSI+Sonnet+1080 gives way much better fps [PUBG] than the Dgpu(1060) ~55fps (ultra AA/distance/texture and very low on else)@1080p

3. The result getting from MSI+sonnet+1080 does not benefit much for fps [CSGO] increase over 120. It seems no matter how low the setting I turned down it reached to a cap of fps performance. So I got ~120fps all low setting and ~130fps all ultra setting in CSGO. Hence 144hz doesnt utilize the system nor will 244hz. I even receive >200fps on all low setting in csgo with my Dgpu.


Egpu is a great setup (performance boost) for getting more fps with game/resolution that originally (dgpu or integrated) gives you fps <100. Despite the 20% loss confirmed in post @enjoy:


This post might serve as update on agree/disagree on posts:










2016 15" MSI GS63VR 7RE GTX1060 + [email protected] (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + Win10
Late 2015 13″ MacBook Pro Retina + [email protected] (Sonnet Breakaway 350 via TB3->TB2 adapter) + Win10

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@edacious_s, thank you for your implementation guide. An easy way to compare dGPU vs eGPU performance is to run AIDA64 (non-trial version) on both as @itsage has done at https://egpu.io/forums/builds/alienware-15-r3-gtx1070-gtx107032gbps-tb3-aorus-gaming-box-win10-itsage/ . You can see bandwidth and raw GPU performance compared that way,

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance

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 @edacious_s, thanks for the guide! Could you please tell me how are the temperatures on the CPU when using the eGPU? Are they lower without having to cool the gpu? 

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts