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mobas07
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@sabrefv, Okay that's good, so I can upgrade the RAM to 12GB and possibly get an SSD as well. I found a passmark which shows my CPU is pretty close to an Intel Xeon X3440 which seems pretty good: I don't expect my CPU to be as powerful as that one (as the one in that video is overclocked and mine already runs really hot at stock clockspeeds). But I think pairing it with an RX580 should yield good results. What do you think?

 

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sabrefv
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@mobas07

Sonic Generations, Sonic Lost World and Sonic Forces, along with Paladins, PCSX2 -

The minimum CPU Requirements for these are very low. Your CPU should be good. Graphics card - I have a Vega 8 on my PC and "Can it run it" said my GPU was good for all those. My GPU (Vega 8) has a passmark of 1537. The RX580 has a passmark of 8724. Even if it only performs at 40% that's 3489 which is better than what you have (estimated Passmark of the R5 Bristal Ridge on your APU is 474) and what I have.  

Fortnite - I'm confident you'll run it well. Its more GPU than CPU. I got that working on medium settings on an MX150 laptop which has a passmark of 2371. I think you're good. You wont get high or epic but good enough. Some settings maybe high.

Dolphin emulator - They state that they have a significant CPU requirement (Only guarantee support on Ryzen processors) and must be 4 Cores and 3.0GHz. Yours is a Bristol Ridge. It has 4 cores and boosts to 3.3GHz so maybe with a good graphics card it will work

Apex Legends - I don't know about that one. Its a real resource cruncher. On low settings the graphics looks bad in my opinion but maybe you can get it going. My son has a GTX 1060 and he cant run it butter smooth at anything over 1080P. My other son had a PC with GTX 1050 and it had lagging issues.

Hey I'm just writing based on some lookups, specs and a lot of speculation. I don't want you to do it because I say so. I tried to add some facts and comparisons to guide you or give you an idea. Expect problems and some laptops just wont recognize those eGPUs. I don't want you spending money on my say so. Read this link and see how to overcome issues If you want to do this as a project and as a learning experience (Like I did when I started) and you feel like you want to try and understand the risks then ok.

https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/mpcieecngff-m2-resolving-detection-bootup-and-stability-problems/

 

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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Boyaaa95
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Morning all

 

So I currently have the elitebook 2570p which luckily has an expresscard slot. It has Windows 10, the i7 3520M 2.9ghz (max boost to 3.6), 6GB or Ram (i have another 4gb stick of ram on the way to bump this up to 8gb!) And a 120gb SSD. Ill be using a 1tb external Hdd to store games and video content for my video editing. I also have the beast dock and hopefully arriving later today will be the gtx 1650 Super and Aerocool power supply.

I use my laptop for mainly daily tasks and video editing for my YouTube content, however it can't run Davinci Resolve 16 Very well, if at all, so I'm trying the Egpu route to help it run smoother. I am also pretty new to PC Gaming but wouldn't mind getting into it!

My question is, will my setup work with the components I am going to use? 

I've already downloaded the latest Nvidia Driver, but just need to set all the hardware up and try it out!

Any Advice for someone new with an EGpu setup? And using the Expresscard slot, and will I run into any issues

Thanks!

Aaron 

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Joaquin Lobos
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Hello guys!. I'm quite new to this, so I've tried to do my homework on the topic. I decided that I want to try this project. But I may need a few tips and a little help.

My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad 320s-15IKB.

Processor: Intel Core i7-8550U

Ram: 8GB (Thinking of updating it to 16GB since the laptop supports that amount)

GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620

 

The way that I intend to make this work, is by using a EXP GDC beast . But I need tips on which GPU would work the best. I'm aware that this way causes a bit of bottleneck but I don't really mind it.

Initially, my plan was to buy either a AMD RX 580 8GB GDDR5 or a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5. But I'm open for other ideas as I'm kind of new to this whole thing.

 

I'm not really into AAA games. I would like to play Crysis 1, Far Cry 1, Rainbow Six Siege, Dead by daylight and Dying Light.
Also, I don't really mind the quality of the graphics. I have absolutely no problem with playing any games in Medium or even Low. I just want to actually be able to see enemies when I play R6 for example.

I would really appreciate any kind of feedback. Thank you guys, stay awesome

 

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DavidMC
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Hello! I am newbie to eGPUs and I need some help. I decided from my last post to upgrade to a better laptop and found the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14' AMD which was great in terms of everything. Here are the specs:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3500U
GPU: Vega 8
Ram: 8GB (Lenovo didn't specify the RAM speed or if it's dual channel. I bet its 2400mhz single channel.)
Ports:2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1), 1x USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, SD card reader and a headphone jack (yay).
Storage: 256GB M.2 (There is also a 256GB M.2 + 1TB HDD combo and a 512GB M.2 PCIe.)
Other: 14' 1080p Screen, 0.3 MP webcam, FingerPrint Reader (Built in to the Power Button)

That's about it for specs. Sadly I couldn't go more in depth as I couldn't find any teardown of it and I still didn't order it. Any help appericiated. The Price is 450$ by the way. 

 

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Joaquin Lobos
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@davidmc, Does it have a ThunderBolt 3 port? How do you intend to plug the egpu in?

 

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DavidMC
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@joaquin_lobos, It doesn’t have a thunderbolt 3 port, so I was thinking about using the m.2 slot and woosh the ssd in there and instead use a SATA ssd.

 

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sabrefv
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@davidmc, If your m.2 slot only supports SATA SSD it won't work. If it supports PCIe SSDs then it's a PCIE port then you can connect an eGPU device to it. I couldn't find a manual for your device on Lenovo's site to confirm.

I googled this link http://godgetreview.com/lenovo-ideapad-3-14ada-ideapad-3-15ada-and-ideapad-3-17ada-laptop/ which states the following "Storage side, 2 slots are provided: 1 in 2.5 inch 7mm format for hard drive and 1 in M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD format , either x2 (2242) or x4 (2280)."

If this is your laptop you can get a 2.5" SATA SSD for your storage capacity drive and try to use the M.2 PCIe slot (which supports NVME SSD) as your eGPU slot.

That's what I think you meant by "I was thinking about using the m.2 slot and woosh the ssd in there and instead use a SATA ssd". If so yes

 

 

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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@boyaaa95, IN my opinion an express card slot is easier and with less issues than an M.2. You can go to the Builds section of this forum and search on your laptop and find several builds for the elitebook 2570P with helpful info in each blog

 

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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DavidMC
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@sabrefv, I have currently a express card laptop but problem is it's straight out of 2010 with the i7 2620M.

 

 

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