2017 17" HP OMEN 17-AN012DX (RX580) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (HP OMEN ...
 
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2017 17" HP OMEN 17-AN012DX (RX580) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (HP OMEN Accelerator) + Win10 & Linux Ubuntu  

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System specs

OMEN by HP – 17-an012dx 17”, i7-7700HQ, RX 580, RTX 2060 KO, Windows 10 64 bit and Ubuntu 20.02

 

eGPU hardware

OMEN Accelerator, RTX 2060 KO, Jasxus 1m TB3 cable

 

Installation steps

Windows 10

  1. installed HP thunderbolt software
  2. installed the OMEN accelerator software
  3. installed RTX 2060 card in the OMEN accelerator box and powered up.
  4. Plugged a monitor into the unit ( recommended )
  5. Connected the TB3 cable and plugged in to laptop

 

Ubuntu

installed thunderbolt software!

 

Benchmarks

can't add pictures yet :-/

 

Comments

This was an interesting exercise as my laptop official spec has no mention of TB3 but the laptop does have the TB3 logo next to the USB-C port. I bit the bullet and bought the eGPU and it worked swimmingly.

 

I use my laptop a lot for gaming ( Project Cars, Raceroom Experience etc. ) and I am very happy with it in desktop mode but found the VR experience needed some improvement.

 

The RTX 2060 enables me to run these games in VR in epic mode, all settings cranked up at 1920x1080.

 

All went well until I tried to “upgrade” the Nvidia drivers. Although the system was running well and device manager said I had the latest drivers some games ( F1 2019 ) suggested I needed a newer version. This caused problems so I removed the “newer” drivers and clean installed drivers from device manager.

OMEN by HP - 17-an012dx laptop with Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive 24 GB RAM and RX 580 GPU looking for Omen Accelerator with RTX 2070 GPU

 
2017 17" HP OMEN 17-AN012DX (RX580) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (HP OMEN Accelerator) + Win10 & Linux Ubuntu [build link]  


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