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Carlos Daniel Hernandez
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Hi I have an Asus laptop model X550VX with the following features:

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2Gb GDDR5

RAM: 16Gb DDR4 2400MHz

I was wondering if anyone had a similar model and could tell me if I can hook up a GTX 1660ti or what graphics card would you recommend? to connect via mini PCI-e port replacing the Wireless card.

With the stock setup it runs ok. I can play Battlefield 4 at medium settings and Battlefield V at low settings and many other less demanding games. But when I try to play Call of Duty MW Warzone, well... is not so great. I mean the game is totally playable, but lets just say that I'm not getting the greatest experience, basically I have to turn down the resolution to the minimum(720p), set the graphics to very low settings and get an average of 40 to 57 FPS on classic multiplayer and 30 to 45 FPS on Warzone since it's a huge map with tons of players.

So anyways I'd really like to try this ePGU option mainly due to budget limitations and because I'm really happy with this model, it is a pretty decent laptop with an entry level discrete graphics card and the processor does a pretty good job.

Thanks in advance.

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thabichi
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Hi, I've been trying to search but I couldn't find much about the specific setup that I want.

I have a Macbook Pro 15-inch (mid-2014) 11,2 with integrated Intel Iris Pro, no discrete card.

I've been looking at the Razer Core X and wanted to know if I could plug a Radeon RX 5700 XT into it.

Would this setup work? Maybe with Bootcamp as well?

As I understand, I would also need a Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter?

Thanks !

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Davi Badain
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Bom Dia !!!

estou tendo um problema de conflito na instalação da minha eGPU.

tenho uma placa  GTX970  g1 e um notebook lenovo edge15 80h1.

porem não do vídeo. não sei se é exatamente por aqui que tenho que solicitar ajuda e perguntas antes e excluído meu post. 

desde ja agradeço e pessoas desculpas mas realmente preciso de ajuda. obrigado

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Esteban Santana Vazquez
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Hi, has anyone been able to run an rx 580 like egpu ?, thanks

Asus G750jx, i7 4700HQ, 16GB, GTX 770m, win 10 64bits installed in ssd. EXP GDC 8.0 with mini pci-e connection, an RX 580 8GB and an ATX of 600w


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Hardik Dhingra
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@wimpzilla, I don't know if the AMD rx570 graphics card will work with my dell Inspiron 5000 series. If it does, will I absolutely need an external display? 

I have seen the older models of Inspiron family working with Nvidia gpus without an external display in youtube videos. the rx570 is costing me less than gtx 1650 so I just wanted to confirm if it's the same case with rx570

I would really appreciate your help. 

Thank you!

 

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sabrefv
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@carlos_daniel_hernandez, Theoretically you should be able to successfully do it and get it to work using EXp GDC beast connected to your mini PCI-e port. I'm almost certain your PC doesnt have a Thunderbolt 3 port. I have never done this so not sure if you will have whitelist problems where your computers Bios will not permit anything but the wifi card in that connection (search that in this forum).

The quality and the bandwidth of the connection will be the issue (and yet it may still be better than your 950M). You have to determine the speed of your mini PCI-E port. I have googled how to tell the speed of your wifi port and got this hit regarding your model. This is the hit I got. there are recommendations here and links to the internal of your PC  https://www.reddit.com/r/eGPU/comments/5zm0yt/how_can_you_tell_what_version_of_pcie_your_wifi/

Additionally you can see a post from this forum a user that didn't get the bandwidth and quality they expected - https://egpu.io/forums/builds/help-poor-performance-with-egpu-msi-gtx-1660-super/ in my opinion bandwidth was ok, however, nothing like running that card on a desktop. If you read the post and replies you will see that explain that there are lower bandwidth realities when connecting via that port quote "I’m sorry to say but there’s nothing you can do. If I understand correctly you have connected your eGPU via the WiFi PCIe port considering that you have 5th generation CPU it all adds up to not having good performance. WiFi PCIe port is PCIe X1 and you CPU makes it PCIe 2.0 so basically you are running your eGPU on PCIe X1 2.0 which has a total bandwidth of 5GT/s. Your normal desktop solution would have PCIe X8 2.0(40GT/s) or higher which is eight times more with what your getting currently"

To understand all the available bandwidth options see this page on the build forum on this page https://egpu.io/best-external-graphics-card-builds/#perf towards the bottom.

 

My only experience was to connect via Express Card using an Rx580 which I believe is similar throughput to that mini pcie portand my experience was very good

see here https://egpu.io/forums/builds/14-dell-latitude-e6430-rx5804gbps-ec2-expgdc-beast-8-4-with-expresscard-win10pro-sabrefv/

 

 

Lenovo Yoga 730, Dell XPS 13
Akitio Node, Gigabyte Aorus 1070
Sapphire Nitro RX 580, Nvidia GE Force GTX 1070

 
2018 13" Lenovo Yoga 730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Dock) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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sabrefv
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@esteban_santana_vazquez, Go to the build forum and search RX 580 and you will fnd quite a few.

 

Lenovo Yoga 730, Dell XPS 13
Akitio Node, Gigabyte Aorus 1070
Sapphire Nitro RX 580, Nvidia GE Force GTX 1070

 
2018 13" Lenovo Yoga 730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Dock) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Carlos Daniel Hernandez
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@sabrefv,

Hello!! Thank you so much for your response. You're correct, this model does not have a thunderbolt 3 port. And yes, as I've been researching, although a GTX 1660ti could work, I wont benefit from its full potential, so I'm considering going for older models like a GTX 1060 or GTX 1070, even the AMD RX580. With either of these cards to what performance do you think I'll be looking up to, 60 - 70%?? more or less? Certainly it'll do a better job than my 2Gb GTX 950M. THanks again for your input.

Regards.

 

 

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sabrefv
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@carlos_daniel_hernandez, In my opinion it would be an improvement over your GTX950M. This is just my opinion (No guarantee). I'm basing it on my experience with the Dell Latitude, Express Card & RX 580 (which are cheap on ebay). The GTX950m Has a passmark score of 2619. The RX580 and GTX1060 nearly 9000 and even if you only get 40% its still better. Your PC has a great quad core processor that will  be good for Modern Warfare.

Why I may not try it in your case are 2 things. These 2 things would concern me if I were to try this.

1. Any whitelisting of that WLAN Port that might occur would require some research on this forum and quite a bit to overcome. I think WLAN port is the only option. I think your laptop may have an SC card but not Express Card (correct?)

2. The disassembly of your laptop. It's a bit of a nightmare. From what I have seen on youtube you have to remove the keyboard after disconnecting 3 ZIF connectors to get to the WLAN port. Even if you did that I don't see how you can keep the egpu connector in and reconnect the ZIF cables and keyboard

 

I hope I'm wrong about your PC disassembly complexity but it may be a showstopper?

 

Lenovo Yoga 730, Dell XPS 13
Akitio Node, Gigabyte Aorus 1070
Sapphire Nitro RX 580, Nvidia GE Force GTX 1070

 
2018 13" Lenovo Yoga 730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Dock) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Esteban Santana Vazquez
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@sabrefv, thanks for the information

 

Asus G750jx, i7 4700HQ, 16GB, GTX 770m, win 10 64bits installed in ssd. EXP GDC 8.0 with mini pci-e connection, an RX 580 8GB and an ATX of 600w


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