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kian moiny
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@omer_faruk_akcan, yeah RX 470/570 are just about the limit with PCIe 2.0 X1, it's a good pick.

 

Acer Nitro 5, AMD Radeon RX 470, ADT-Link R43SR, 450W cooler master PSU


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laminkl
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

Hey guys,

i want to play some games with my laptop but it does not have a gpu. At the moment i play CSGO with about 50 fps and that sucks. I opened the bottom plate and saw that there was a m.2 slot(im not really sure) which was free. Can you use pce164p n06 to connect a gpu (maybe r9 270) to the laptop ? Help pls i`m pc noob!

Specs:

Intel Core i5-5300U

8gb ddr3

 

 

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

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Petnold
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

At first I would like to say "hello!" to every bypasser of this thread as this is my very first post on this forum. So, hey everyone :D.

I have a Precision M3800 laptop - Dell's mobile workstation from 2013. During this worldwide lockdown I came up with an idea to play some video games to kill the boredom. The problem is that this PC's GPU, Quadro K1100M (basically GTX 730M with vRAM extended to 2gb) is powerful enough to coax without lagging a potato peeler or electric soap dispenser. Not a modern game, no. CPU, on the other hand, is fairly decent - i7-4712HQ.

Then the idea of eGPU came to my mind after one of my friends shown me his fresh build of GPU plugged in to his Asus ROG something laptop via M2 slot.

I've read some stuff about eGPU. Enough to pereceive that without help I will not move forward. So - I'm coming with some questions.

I just need to say that I am on budget. And by on budget, I mean it...

There are two options of plugging in an eGPU to my PC. First is a Thunderbolt 2.0 port. Second one - internal M.2 PCIe based slot used for Wi-Fi card.

Thuderbolt port enclosures seems legit as it is convenient. The problem lies in their expensiveness. Why the hell are they so pricey? Cheapest one costs almost half of what my laptop is worth. Also, it seems that they can power only 25W cards if you wish to spend less than your left kidney... I was looking on the second option more favourably.

I could unplug the Wi-Fi card and plug in an eGPU adapeter and plug in a GPU, and a power supply, and I'd be good to go. But what adapter should I buy? R43SG or EXP GDC Beast? Is there any difference between them? Also, are there any major dissimilarities between distinct beasts versions, eg. 8.4 or 9.0b?

My port is surely M.2 a/e socket. How fast is this variant? I read somewhere that it should be PCIe 3.0 x2, but different sources tell that eGPU adapters will work on it only on PCIe gen. 1.1 x1 and it will be just 5Gbit/s, which sucks.

Also, I do not really have space in my room for a monitor. Is there any hope to run eGPU on my laptop's screen or I should forget about it?

Finally, what card should I go for? I was thinking about Radeon RX 580 - it seems to be alright for this setup. Or should I better stick to something from Nvidia, like GTX 970 or 1060?

I know that my text is pretty long... I appreciate if someone read it. Thanks in advance for all answers!

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Seeking to build a eGPU on my Dell Precison M3800 (i7-4712HQ, 12GB 1600MHz, Win 10); possibilities: M.2 PCIe a+e socket or Thunderbolt 2


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salihonur
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

Hi,

Fuatures of my laptop is:

  • Samsung NP550p5C-S04TR
  • Intel i7-3630QM 2.4 ~ 3.4 GHz 4 cores 8 threads 6 MB
  • Kingston Hyperx Impact 2x8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Nvidia GT650M 2GB GPU (disabled for eGPU)
  • Hi-level 240GB SSD
  • Windows 10 (latest version)

EXP GDC version 8.5C mPCIe 50 cm.

PSU is Powerbosst BST-ATX300 300W (it was old cpu of my desktop)

I have tested eGPU with RX 5500 XT 8GB DDR6 which I have bought it for my desktop. I used my internal display which is 1600 x 900 pixels.

I played Heroes and Generals with ultra settings. CPU was %40-54 (never went upper), GPU was around %70, and RAM usage was 7800 MB. I got 30-50 fps. I don't know why nothing used %100. The temperature was around 60-64C on CPU, 35-45C on GPU. It was a bit strange, I guess the cable causes that lazy running.

Anyway now I want to buy a used 4GB graphic card with low budget. Here is my list:

  • Nvidia GTX 1050 TI 4GB. It is actively used in gaming PC. He is my close friend. (~85 USD)
  • AMD RX 570 4GB. It is used in a mining system around 3-4 months. Only DVI output version. (~85 USD)
  • Nvidia GTX 970 4 GB. Actively using in gaming PC (~ 113 USD)

I can trust GTX 1050 TI very high. Because I know how my frined uses it. But the benchmarks says that it is the worst performance in the list. Here is my question: I already get max 50 fps on brand new RX 5500 XT 8GB, so can I see any difference between them on eGPU?

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Samsung NP550P5C-S04TR i7-3630QM 16GB
eGPU MSI RX 470 4GB via EXP GDC v8.5C mPCIe 50 cm
Hi-level 240 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
Powerboost BST-ATX300 300W PSU with external 2 * molex to 8 pin

 
2013 15" Samsung NP550PC (GT650M) [4th,4C,Q] + RX 470 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.5c) + Win10 [build link]  


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drystxx
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Hi, I currently have a Razer Blade 12.5" 2017 model with only the intel GPU.

 

Instead of buying a thunderbolt EGPU, I think it's most cost effective to build my own EGPU setup using EXP GDC but I'm a newbie at this coming from the world of Laptop MXM GPU's.

 

I'm so new at this so please bear in mind with my noob questions below and I really appreciate for any advice.

 

  • Is it possible to run a desktop gpu + exp gdc egpu with my Razer Blade stealth 2017?
  • If it's possible, can I be able to use my internal screen?
  • What cable from the EXP GDC should I use? I don't think my laptop has an mpcie slot, my wifi card slot seems like it has an m.2 pcie slot instead.
  • any other help or tips?

 

Thanks in advance!

Razer Blade Stealth 12.5" 2017
Core i7 7500-U
Intel UHD 620
16gb ddr4
512 gb nvme


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veej
 veej
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

@kian_moiny, Thank you, I'm just using it for light gaming,still saving for a decent pc.

 

 

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

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Kostas Veligiantsos
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Hi, I have a few questions: 

1. does the EliteBook 8470p  with the dedicated gpu amd 7570m, work with the external gpu dock(express card version) ?

2. Is the gtx1650 a good choice for an external gpu?

laptop specs:

-i5 3210m (going to upgrade later to i7 3720m)

-8gb ddr3 

-120gb SSD

-320gb HDD

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

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Z4PP1E
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Joined: 12 months ago
 

Hi all

Im kinda low on budget but i need a device for gaming

I have Aspire A315-53 

With i3-7020u and Mx 130 2gb

And my laptop has both m.2 and mini pci-e

I want to either change to a desktop which i have to buy a monitor that i cant afford now and the being mobile option when u have egpu is kinda useful

Or go for egpu

and the being mobile option when u have egpu is kinda useful

So my question is which of amd or nvidia fo work with the built in monitor

(I can afford to gtx 1050ti or rx 570 price point)

And does my laptop even support egpu?

 

And im very sorry for my bad english.

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

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kaspark
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Joined: 12 months ago
 

Currently looking to buy a mPCIe adapter, been reading about lots of issues with GDC EXP. Should I go for the PE4C instead?

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Adam Horný
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Joined: 12 months ago
 

Hi guys,

 

First, i am sorry for my english i just learn.

I have problem with my GPU, is probably death (errore 43) i try like everything and nothing work. 

 

So i want try eGPU and I have a question what do you think i should try it over mini PCIe or M.2 ? And which card you recommend ? 

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

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