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 display@1080p):




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:


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2016 15" MSI GS63VR 7RE GTX1060 + GTX1080@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + Win10
Late 2015 13″ MacBook Pro Retina + GTX1080@16Gbps-TB2 (Sonnet Breakaway 350 via TB3->TB2 adapter) + Win10

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

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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 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance inc unoptimized H-CPU BIOS [build link]  

Aarón Rodriguez
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Joined: 4 years ago

 @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? 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.