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nerakkaren
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Considering what happened with Pascal drivers, and that I can't enable hotplug in the bios which I'm not going to modify even if possible, I would like to know whether to go with a 750 Ti or an AMD equivalent, since I heard that NVidia has better performance through mini PCIe compared to AMD. I plan on getting a 550W Corsair VS PSU, so I don't think the power consumption will be a problem to me

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dani29m
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Asked and answered(bunch of times in bunch of posts)

No wonder no one bother answering the latest posts.

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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prosetheus
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Hey guys, as the title says, in China for a few days and looking into getting the Xiaomi laptops. Apparently the 13 inch one has a spare m.2 sata ssd slot. I was thinking of buying a spare back panel for the machine, and cut out the appropriate area which would allow easy access to the m.2 slot. But I am not sure if this laptop is capable of egpu.

https://techtablets.com/2016/09/xiaomi-mi-notebook-air-13-3-internals-ssd-slots-spare-m-2-2242-slot/

From another forum, the slots in the 13.3 air are: Xiaomi Mi Air 13.3 – 1x M.2 NVME PCI-E 3.0 x4 2280, 1x M.2 SATAIII 2280

Can anyone please help?

 

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batto271
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So, I've been reading about eGPU for few weeks now and just ordered my Beast V8 adapter with hdmi to ExpressCard connector.

My laptop is a Thinkpad T430 from back in the day, that I've been upgrading every now and then.

Thinkpad T430
Intel I5 3210m
16Gb Ram
Samsung Evo 850 pro SSD 512mb
Stock crappy display.

I've been trying to play some stuff lately on my Thinkpad, nothing hardcore, just for fun. Like CS:Go or LoL but framerates and details are not that good with the iGPU intel HD4000.
So after reading some, I can tell that the compatibility in my case is not that bad, and Expresscard eGPU is almost plug and play, that's sweet.

I've got a Generic 600watts PSU laying around that I will use for this project and I will eventually, enclose the adapter + gpu + psu in something I will work myself out. Not looking to buy any kind of enclosure.

About the GPU, I do have laying around also:

AMD Radeon Saphire HD6970 3gb
AMD Radeon Saphire RX480 Nitro OC 8gb

But I read that AMD graphics cards are not compatible (yet?) with the internal display, that I plan to use. I'm not looking forward to get an external monitor hooked up. Yes, I do also realize that using the internal display I will loose some of the GPU power. (will this happen also with external display?).

 

So, some questions and doubts I still have:
a) What kind of gpu should I get? As I've been reading also that Nvidia 10 series is not 100% compatible due to some drivers reasons (or I need to install old drivers). This also points into the debate about best GPU bangs for bucks for my rig and looking forward to play mostly those games, maybe test something else. I don't want to get something like a GTX 750ti and after the gpu power loss get no that results I would be expecting. Or go all the way and burn cash in some GPU I will end up not using as much as expected. GTX 1060? 3gb? 6gb? 1070? 970? Advices will be welcome!

b) Saw that I have to connect to the Best v8 adapter, the 24 pins connector from the PSU, and the 4 pins connector also, besides the hdmi to expresscard cable, but there's another 6 or 8 pins connector on the side of the adapter is that an input or output? Maybe to connect the gpu? That's a quick one!

c) about that eGPU power loss using it with ExpressCard adapter, how much do you guys think it will affect me?

 

I'm really liking this new project and any answers or opinions will be appreciated! 

Thanks, Matías.

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cytahss
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Before using GT1030 with G580 Laptop i recommend you to check all specification and all compatible factors for this device. You can check these all specification and all compatible factors either in Lenovo G580 Manual or lenovo official website. 

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Turkai
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Posted by: cytahss

Before using GT1030 with G580 Laptop i recommend you to check all specification and all compatible factors for this device. You can check these all specification and all compatible factors either in Lenovo G580 Manual or lenovo official website. 

I have read the user's guide but I could not find the answer.I've seen someone who has done EGPU on the G580 before and  thought it would be possible.But I have not found any videos about the GT1030.So I did not dare to do eGPU. This piece is also expensive in Turkey.

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Loser
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Hello everyone,

I made quiete research but i coudnt find an answer. I have a cheap laptop (Reeder W14i Slim Book) and it has a m2 slot but i dont find any information about whether the m2 slot is sata III or NVMe PCIe.(There is a Trenscend 128 Gb Sata III 6Gb/s SSD in that slot right now and its working.) Could I run eGPU if my m2 slot supports only sata III ?

My second question; my  m2 port is the one with a B+M key. Can I plug a m key m2 adapter like the ones on the Beast eGpu links ? 

Thank you for your help,

best regards.

 

EDİT: This forum is death.

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jfp555
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Hey guys,

I am moving to China for sometime on short notice and although had plans for a Ryzen desktop at home, need some time to settle down there before buying anything new.

My setup:

HP Elitebook 8470p (C i5, 8 GB RAM)

Bplus Tools PE2.4L (Expresscard)

MSI Gaming 4g GTX 970

I have never done this before so just want to know if there is anything else i need?

Thanks in advance.

 

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p2kk96
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Hey,

I have a Lenovo Y50-70 touch and I'm thinking of connecting a GTX 1050 ti to get some more power out of it. What would I need to do this successfully? Should I do this, and will it be that much better than the GTX 860m that is already in the laptop?

thanks

specs

CPU - i7-4700HQ

RAM - 8 gb

GPU - GTX 860m

OS - Windows 10 Home

 

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alperenustuncs@gmail.com
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I have lenovo yoga 3 pro. I have exp gdc 8  mini pci-e but i couldnt find neither mini pci-e nor ngff. I am not expert on tech stuff. Could you help me? I want to connect external gpu to my lenovo yoga 3 pro.

 

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