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kostasan53
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Jan 27, 2019 1:15 pm  

hello,I just bought this laptop and I want to add an egpu, so it has:
CPU: i7-8550u
Intel 620 graphics
SSD: Samsung Evo
ram: 16gb ddr4

+Radeon520(I don't know the reason Dell put inthat gpu because  620 is better but anyway) the only way is by ngff m2 connection,but I don't know if it's whitelisted,and if I will be able to disable 520+620 if needed,also if I can use the internal screen for gaming(not necessary but if caa it will be ok) thank you for your time and sorry for my bad English

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Fruko
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Jan 27, 2019 11:41 pm  

My system has:

  • i7-6700HQ

  • GTX 965M

  • 16 GB 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM

  • 128 GB M.2 (PCIE) SSD

  • 1 TB 7.2K RPM HDD

  • Intel® HM170 Chipset

  • A PCIE 3.0 Port that the Wi-Fi adapter is plugged

I wanna set up eGPU (mPCIe) with RX 580 cuz my Graphics Card is broken. Thebottlenecker site says me that my cpu will work fine with RX 580 so I wanna know can I use AMD graphics cards with -mPCIe eGPU- internal monitor. By the way, my laptop model is GL752VL, I heard that there is no whitelist in Asus laptops.


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Faiz Abdullah
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Feb 3, 2019 12:49 am  

I plan to connect my beast with Rx460 using mini pcie, is there a way to see the beast version?  will my laptop capable of  doing it, or should I change the Graphic card

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Dawnloader
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Feb 9, 2019 11:29 pm  
  1. I have a Dell xps l521x everything works fine and it's pretty much powerful enough for most of things, but it has an Nvidia gt640m graphic card which isn't up for most recent games, I don't want to buy a new pc only because of gpu.

Can anyone help me to tell if it will be possible to set a functional egpu? 

Thanks in advance

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Feb 12, 2019 9:17 am  

CPU: i5 7200u
IGPU: HD 620
DGPU: 940mx
eGPU enclosure: EXP GDC(BEAST) NGFF
eGPU: RX 460 2gb

Will it work

Thanks in advance

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Feb 14, 2019 2:20 am  

ICPU: i5 7200u
IGPU: HD 620
DGPU: 940mx
eGPU enclosure: EXP GDC (ngff)
eGPU: PowerColor RX 460 2GB
OS: Windows 10
PSU: 300w
RAM: 4GB DDR3 ram

Will it work?
Are there any possible improvements if it doesn't?
Thx in advance

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sixshootbullet
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Feb 14, 2019 6:06 am  

Hi I have ASUS A42JZ and it seems the gpu is dead. I have a MSI GTX N750, is it possible if I plug it into the mPCIE port? I plan to use EXP GDC Beast.

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rok123
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Feb 14, 2019 11:06 am  

Hello,

so i want to connect a nuc with a gtx 1050ti mini through an adapter. At first i was thinking the m.2 BEAST but it has been said that it has some issues (gen 3 signal lost). I have heard that in cases where BEAST failed ADT-Link R43 worked perfectly.

My question is from where does ADT-Link R43 get power to power the card. Remember the gtx 1050ti is a small card which gets all its power from the motherboard.
I have read that it gets power from 4 pin floppy  (sata cable). Will this power input suffice ?

I am looking forward for an answer.
Rok

 

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Feb 15, 2019 3:03 pm  

Hello friends,
I would like to know of you, with more experience in the field, what would be the best interface, with better BandWidth, for my old Clevo W350STQ, based on the map of the board and other details in the images that I brought. I believe my only alternative is a mini PCIe, with only 1x of bandwidth. Is there any way to reuse the PCIe x16 port?
I have a gigabyte gtx 1070 mini itx oc, ready to use.
Thank you very much for any advice.
Best regards.




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(@alekseev_reboot)
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Feb 17, 2019 12:21 am  

Hello there! I've a HP Pavilion G6 2076SR with new (old) processor. Now I have next spec. :
Intel® Core™ i7-3720qm
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 ( 1.25 GHz )
AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1GB 128 bit
RAM: Hynix 1600 MHz 8 GB
Can I use egpu without dismount wifi module? 
If yes,  could u help and told, what I need to use egpu?
If it possible, to use egpu, I would like to know both var : without dismount wifi module, and with it.
Sorry for my gramma.
P. S. I have an Nvidia GTX 560, GTX 650 (both card need 6 and 12 pin) 450w power supply. What I need more? Thank you for your time.

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(@camilo_jara)
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Feb 18, 2019 1:55 pm  

Sorry for my english, is not my native language...
This is my laptop:
Asus Vivobook S400CA
Intel Core i5-337U CPU 1.8 GHZ, 2700 MHZ, 1 physical processor, 2 cores, 4 threads
Ram 8051572
Mobo 1.0 S400CA Asustek computer inc
Graphics 1366x768 Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile
Storage SSD 120 GB Kingston
Audio HDA Intel HDA Intel PCH
OS: Xubuntu 18.10

Despite being an old laptop, it runs greats and allows me to do my work and play the retro games that i like, but it would be great if i can give this laptop some aditional years with an external gpu, so i can display my games without problems, into an external monitor of hopefully 4k resolution.

Thanks everyone for your time and attention!

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Feb 20, 2019 2:27 am  

I want to install GTX1060 3GB on Asus GL552VW with M.2x4 cable EXP GDC. Does my laptop support EXP GDC? I did read some forums on "error 43" but I still need more information to finalize my decision on buying M.2x4 ver cable. So far I did not found out many people or none talking about external GPU on Asus GL552VW. 
I deeply understand that I have to sacrafice my SSD to install EGPU on my laptop, I still want to do this setup since I found out that most of my gaming fps are from internal gpu being not powerful enough even playing my game in SSD. And what kind of power supply unit I need to buy?

So does my laptop support this M.2x4 cable and can this EXP GDC support GTX 1060 3GB? And what kind of PSU(Cable part/Not Watts part"I already know the recommended watts requirements") I need to buy?

Edit: Does my laptop Asus GL552VW USB Type-C can be used as Thunderbolt to install EGPU?

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(@cristian_robert_basceanu)
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Feb 20, 2019 11:58 pm  

Hello guys, I am new to the forum and also new to this eGPU stuff, i have some basic knowledge about computers but I still have my doubts about the whole proces, so let's begin.
I have an Lenovo G50-80 , with an i5 -5200u , Radeon r5 m330 graphics card and an Intel Wireless AC 3160 chip.

I would like to put an eGPU mainly because i love LINUX, I am a Windows user from basically Windows 95 and the only reason I am still on Windows is because my GPU, the Radeon , it's not supported on Linux.
I have some questions and I hope that I will find the answers here.
1) Connecting through the wifi card slot what would be the performance drop ?
2) How much performance can I gain over the R5 Radeon ? ( Let's use Cs:GO as a performance meter, I am curently on 80-90 FPS , 1366/768 ) The only game that I play.
3) What would be the best Video card that won't get my bottlenecked by CPU, I am curently thinking about a GTX 970.
4) Will I encounter some other issues regarding compatibility because  I use Linux ? ( I am currently on Linux again for a few days but the integrated Intel HD it's very weak and it won't satisfy my needs.)

Thank you .

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sewdough
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Feb 22, 2019 12:26 am  

So, I have a T430, i5 3320M, 8GB RAM, w/ nVidia dGPU. Windows 10 Pro.

Currently, I plan to get the EXP GDC and the video card I'd like to use is a MSI R9 380 4GB.

1. Can I still use the Dell DA-2 USFF Power Supply that many others use? The R9 380 has 2 6-pin inputs. Do I just need a separate PSU?
2. Would my dGPU pose any problems or would I need to disable it?
3. Does the EXP GDC need a separate power? Especially if I can't use the Dell Power Supply.
4. Some seem to mention having the EXP GDC version 8.4D or 8.5D, but on listings, all I see are "8.0" advertised. Do the versions matter?

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Feb 22, 2019 1:43 pm  
Posted by: sewdough

So, I have a T430, i5 3320M, 8GB RAM, w/ nVidia dGPU. Windows 10 Pro.

Currently, I plan to get the EXP GDC and the video card I'd like to use is a MSI R9 380 4GB.

1. Can I still use the Dell DA-2 USFF Power Supply that many others use? The R9 380 has 2 6-pin inputs. Do I just need a separate PSU?
2. Would my dGPU pose any problems or would I need to disable it?
3. Does the EXP GDC need a separate power? Especially if I can't use the Dell Power Supply.
4. Some seem to mention having the EXP GDC version 8.4D or 8.5D, but on listings, all I see are "8.0" advertised. Do the versions matter?

Hi sewdough,

1.  The Dell DA-2: it's pretty-much a certainty that the DA-2 will be unable to supply the 230W+ that your GPU requires at times; so best invest in a decent ATX PSU.
2.  I believe you'll need to disable the dGPU in BIOS (but you should leave the iGPU intact).
3.  No. If you use a suitable [i.e. Seasonic, EVGA, Corsair etc.] ATX-type PSU in your eGPU setup, then the Beast's requirements will be catered for; also, importantly, ensure that your new PSU supplies the two six-pin PCIe leads required by your R9 380.
4.  I think a lot of Beasts are labelled "8.0" -- mine was advertised as such and I received an 8.5c (which has now been running daily for a couple of months without issue).

NOTE: if you purchase a so-called 'modular' ATX PSU, then the ability to install only the required leads can make for a tidier build, which is nice.

Good luck!

 

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sewdough
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Feb 23, 2019 2:17 am  
Posted by: Nick Vasey
Posted by: sewdough

So, I have a T430, i5 3320M, 8GB RAM, w/ nVidia dGPU. Windows 10 Pro.

Currently, I plan to get the EXP GDC and the video card I'd like to use is a MSI R9 380 4GB.

1. Can I still use the Dell DA-2 USFF Power Supply that many others use? The R9 380 has 2 6-pin inputs. Do I just need a separate PSU?
2. Would my dGPU pose any problems or would I need to disable it?
3. Does the EXP GDC need a separate power? Especially if I can't use the Dell Power Supply.
4. Some seem to mention having the EXP GDC version 8.4D or 8.5D, but on listings, all I see are "8.0" advertised. Do the versions matter?

Hi sewdough,

1.  The Dell DA-2: it's pretty-much a certainty that the DA-2 will be unable to supply the 230W+ that your GPU requires at times; so best invest in a decent ATX PSU.
2.  I believe you'll need to disable the dGPU in BIOS (but you should leave the iGPU intact).
3.  No. If you use a suitable [i.e. Seasonic, EVGA, Corsair etc.] ATX-type PSU in your eGPU setup, then the Beast's requirements will be catered for; also, importantly, ensure that your new PSU supplies the two six-pin PCIe leads required by your R9 380.
4.  I think a lot of Beasts are labelled "8.0" -- mine was advertised as such and I received an 8.5c (which has now been running daily for a couple of months without issue).

NOTE: if you purchase a so-called 'modular' ATX PSU, then the ability to install only the required leads can make for a tidier build, which is nice.

Good luck!

 

Just some clarification. Usually I see the DA-2 plugged into the 8Pin on the Beast and then the 6Pin on the Beast to the Video Card. So with an ATX PSU, I go ATX PSU to Beast and Video Card and nothing from Beast to Video Card? Would I be able to do DA-2 to Beast and ATX PSU to Video Card?

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zloine
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Feb 23, 2019 3:24 am  

Hello everyone, 
I have samsung np470r5e laptop with i5 3230m and amd radeon HD 8750m. 
I have asus strix gtx960 oc 4gb version. 
Can I setup an egpu system with theese?

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Feb 23, 2019 11:48 am  
Posted by: sewdough
Posted by: Nick Vasey
Posted by: sewdough

So, I have a T430, i5 3320M, 8GB RAM, w/ nVidia dGPU. Windows 10 Pro.

Currently, I plan to get the EXP GDC and the video card I'd like to use is a MSI R9 380 4GB.

1. Can I still use the Dell DA-2 USFF Power Supply that many others use? The R9 380 has 2 6-pin inputs. Do I just need a separate PSU?
2. Would my dGPU pose any problems or would I need to disable it?
3. Does the EXP GDC need a separate power? Especially if I can't use the Dell Power Supply.
4. Some seem to mention having the EXP GDC version 8.4D or 8.5D, but on listings, all I see are "8.0" advertised. Do the versions matter?

Hi sewdough,

1.  The Dell DA-2: it's pretty-much a certainty that the DA-2 will be unable to supply the 230W+ that your GPU requires at times; so best invest in a decent ATX PSU.
2.  I believe you'll need to disable the dGPU in BIOS (but you should leave the iGPU intact).
3.  No. If you use a suitable [i.e. Seasonic, EVGA, Corsair etc.] ATX-type PSU in your eGPU setup, then the Beast's requirements will be catered for; also, importantly, ensure that your new PSU supplies the two six-pin PCIe leads required by your R9 380.
4.  I think a lot of Beasts are labelled "8.0" -- mine was advertised as such and I received an 8.5c (which has now been running daily for a couple of months without issue).

NOTE: if you purchase a so-called 'modular' ATX PSU, then the ability to install only the required leads can make for a tidier build, which is nice.

Good luck!

 

Just some clarification. Usually I see the DA-2 plugged into the 8Pin on the Beast and then the 6Pin on the Beast to the Video Card. So with an ATX PSU, I go ATX PSU to Beast and Video Card and nothing from Beast to Video Card? Would I be able to do DA-2 to Beast and ATX PSU to Video Card?

I wouldn't recommend using both a Dell DA-2 and an ATX PSU on any eGPU setup (it's just begging for unnecessary problems); and anyway, why bother with both when a [suitably-rated] ATX PSU can power both the Beast and your GPU? Also, your proposed R9 380 has two six-pin PCIe sockets, and they must both be filled in order to supply the card's required power.

The main provisos are as follows:
1.  If you're going to be using a R9 380, then the Dell DA-2 won't be able to cope with its power draw (and so you'll almost certainly experience regular crashing/blue-screening when you push the card) -- so use an ATX PSU.
2.  If you're determined to use a Dell DA-2 to power your setup, then you'll need to source and use a GPU with a lower power requirement.

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Jms0408
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Mar 1, 2019 2:47 pm  

my notebook is an avell b155 .. it has core i5 4200m and gtx850m 2gb .. in the inputspossui BT WLAN and Msata 3.5g. the number of the two ports are the same (14385r). My question is, can I use M2mkey in the Msata3.5G entry?

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Caleddin
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Mar 1, 2019 4:54 pm  

Hey all,

Just starting to look into setting up an eGPU on my Asus G74Sx (which has a Geforce 560M dGPU that's really starting to show its age). A few questions of course, the first being pretty generic - I'm currently still on Windows 7. Is it generally advisable to upgrade to 10 in order to maximize the chance for drivers to work and everything to go smoothly, or is there no difference? It seems like with DX12 around I'll have to upgrade eventually at some point anyway, but currently it doesn't seem like there's a huge difference between 12 and 11, but I know I'm not terribly knowledgeable about that.

(edit) - I just read in the mPCIe error guide here that on Windows 7 you can't run an eGPU if the dGPU is disabled, and since I have an Nvidia dGPU I either have to A) Upgrade to Win10 so I can disable the dGPU if I want an Nvidia eGPU or B)Use a non-Nvidia eGPU graphics card?

Regarding the actual build, it seems like if I get the PCE164P-N03 mini version with the barrel connector, that's the simplest since I can then use a laptop adapter instead of hooking into a desktop PSU - assuming I choose a graphics card that doesn't need more power attached to it. Or I could get the 6-pin version and use the guide to connect it to an 8-pin Dell power adapter. Or-or I could get the 6-pin version and get a PSU to connect it to. After that, it seems like connecting to my laptop's mPCI-e port is pretty simple, it's visible without taking the entire laptop apart at the very least. I am going to do extra research to see if I have Bluetooth on the laptop that could also be a mPCIe port to use.

So it's
1) Get the right mPCI-e adapter and a power source that works with it
2) Get a graphics card and make sure it works with the power source attached to the adapter (stronger cards require direct power themselves and not just connection to the adapter)
3) Plug it all in, update the driver on the new graphics card while the card is still off, probably disable the dGPU as well
4) Profit?

Am I missing anything super important? Still reading through guides here but excited to give this a try. And for choosing a graphics card, is there an accepted best eGPU bang-for-the-buck GeForce out there right now?

Thanks to anyone taking the time to respond!

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OneSoonGerl
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Mar 25, 2019 6:59 am  

Hi, so, as the title says, I'm new to this world of eGPU, been wanting to get into gaming but don't wanna fork out the money for a full PC, so I decided to look into eGPU and at first I thoutth it was easy, but as it turns out it is a lot more complicated than plug and play.

So, I come here for help, I want to use a eGPU using the EXP GDC adapter and my L440 Thinkpad, but I don't know if it is going to work and if so what card should I buy for it?

It is a Lenovo L440 with a iCore 7 1247MQ with Intel Integrated Graphics 4600

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Apr 5, 2019 11:08 am  

Hello, I am looking forward to do an eGPU setup with an ASUS STRIX GTX 970.

I have 2 spare laptops I can use, whichever is the better one and easier one you recommend me I dont know what is better with the cpu and connectivity lanes and so on to get maximum performace from the gpu. Here are the 2 with the specs. Please tell me what is the most suitable one for the setup.

1- ASUS K42JK

And here is a screenshot of the disassembly if you want to check the best connectivity.

2- HP ProBook 640 G2

And here is a screenshot of the disassembly if you want to check the best connectivity.

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Please note that the ASUS K42JK is a very very old laptop getting near to a decade old and it is very dusty inside and loud fan noise and suddenly stops working SOMETIMES ONLY. It is overall good but deceiving. Maybe applying a thermal paste and cleaning the dust will solve the problem.

The HP is literally new, been used 5-10 times only since opened, no problems at all.

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So after research, I found out that Mini PCIE is a good solution and many recommend it but dont know if it is the best. I found one that I could get it delivered to my country from this site. Is it the most suitable for my case? Is it the latest and best version for this setup or there is a better version to get out there? Also, is this a good and reliable site to buy from? If not? please suggest one that sells internationally.

https://www.banggood.com/Mini-PCI-E-Version-V8_0-EXP-GDC-Beast-Laptop-External-Independent-Video-Card-Dock-p-1011222.html?p=FO101020722848201804&cur_warehouse=CN

I also will make the laptop stationary, so getting a PSU will be good enough. I found the cheapest good brand 80+ rating (white) from amazon is this 430watt. I dont know if it is enough or not, but please tell me.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BFJ91TY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

For the GPU, it will be the Asus GTX 970 Strix.

https://www.amazon.com/GeForce-Overclocked-256-bit-DisplayPort-Graphics/dp/B00NJ9BJ8G/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2W7V77O2MVSHN&keywords=gtx+970+strix+asus&qid=1554462467&s=gateway&sprefix=gtx+970+strix%2Caps%2C249&sr=8-2

I see that the GTX 970 will need an additional cable to power it, and I have a spare one that I will connect once I assemble it.

I will be using an external monitor since it works the best with these setups. Asthetics dont matter to me as I mentioned before. Just decent performance for 1080p games and affordable non expensive.

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I need your help and suggestion to make this work as I am new to this.

Thanks a lot.

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May 3, 2019 3:02 am  

Hi, i'm new here, i wonder if i can run an external gpu on my laptop, i have an 1070 from my old minner, and i could sell it for less than i paid or i could install on my laptop, but i'm not beliving it is compatible.
I'm from Brazil, and I got 3 years ago an Avell B155 max, from a seller here, they use has base an Clevo w650js, I got an i5 4210m 2.60mhz, 8gb ram, and an 850m, i'm able to run gta v, nier automata, witcher 3, and even re2, but i want to run they better.
so, here is some data:
my card slot
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fYR3q_wGGHR49qyCoq7gbkgNJuW3c0TH
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tf3Cd7en77becCDTAxnThGZO2MponxAB
and i i want to know what to buy:
https://pt.aliexpress.com/item/32861648447.html?productId=32861648447&productSubject=Mini-PCIe-to-PCI-express-16X-Riser-for-Laptop-External-Graphics-Card-EXP-GDC-BTC-Antminer&spm=a2g03.search0104.3.1.5c1e4abdtNLVWt&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_10547_319_10059_10884_317_10548_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=2498befc-b29b-4f4e-8721-3ef2834f5bf0-0&algo_pvid=2498befc-b29b-4f4e-8721-3ef2834f5bf0&transAbTest=ae803_5
or
https://pt.aliexpress.com/item/32861648447.html?productId=32861648447&productSubject=Mini-PCIe-to-PCI-express-16X-Riser-for-Laptop-External-Graphics-Card-EXP-GDC-BTC-Antminer&spm=a2g03.search0104.3.1.5c1e4abdtNLVWt&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_10547_319_10059_10884_317_10548_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=2498befc-b29b-4f4e-8721-3ef2834f5bf0-0&algo_pvid=2498befc-b29b-4f4e-8721-3ef2834f5bf0&transAbTest=ae803_5
or
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so... you guys have an ideia if it could work?
thx

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May 3, 2019 2:07 pm  

@helinton_hell Good day 
First things first maybe or maybe not working with full 1070 gtx  performance 
i don’t think you have to worried about your egpu adapter i think your cpu will be the bottleneck. And thats its really matter my friend 
And other specs like RAM and HDD.

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May 9, 2019 3:20 pm  

Hello everyone,
I have laptop Acer aspire V5-591G-598J
CPU: I5-6300HQ
GPU: GTX 950m and Intel HD 530
It will be my first eGPU build... 
I plan to buy the m2 key a/e (NGFF) device.
Will this work on my laptop?
Is there any known issue?
I have searched the forum but it seems that few people have this laptop.
Thank you for answers.

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May 17, 2019 1:56 pm  

Hello there! I was wandering how compatible it would be for me to add an old r9 280 i have laying around with my laptop. My laptop only has 1 mpcie x1 slot for the wifi card but, i wouldn't mind removing that for the EXP GDC riser.

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May 19, 2019 11:52 am  

Hi I was wondering if you could connect an e gpu to a hp 15 bw012ns. I was thinking of getting a sapphire Radeon R9 290x TRI-X and using a beast V8.0 EXP GDC Dock. Would it work and if so would I need an external monitor? I have a a12 9720p prossesor and a r7 I gpu with a radeon 530 d gpu. 

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May 20, 2019 7:41 pm  

I really want to know if that is posible. It is an Acer Aspire A515-51G-58VH and there is a M.2 SSD 3x4 NVme M port. There should I install the adaptor?

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And if works, can I use a GTX 1660 in this adaptor?

TY anyway...

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May 25, 2019 6:09 am  

I will make egpu..

But I want to get the best performance.

My Laptop MainBoard is HM77
so..It seems to be using mini pci-e.

However, when I search the internet, the mini pcie exp gdc version is only upgraded to 8.x
Is there a 9.x version?
M.2 key M has version 9.5. Can it be connected to mini pci-e slot using converter etc.?

Help Bro
Because of this, I am worried all day.

If it does not, I can not help but ...
mini pci-e exp gdc Best version I would be grateful if you could give me a link to buy.

The graphics card I buy is gtx1070 8gb..
cpu is i7 3840qm

Would you like to buy a new laptop?
Helping friends.... ToT

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Boyaaa95
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Jun 1, 2019 10:49 am  

Hi all,

only just joined so forgive me for being a bit clueless when it comes to an egpu setup on an older laptop.
I am also new to pc gaming but I cant warrant spending £500 + for a gaming PC so would like to be able to run newer games on this 2570p that I purchased for only £125. Very surprised by how fast it runs! (and to me this this is very modern and quick lol).
Ive got steam up and running and have been running both elder scrolls Oblivion and skyrim on Low and medium is also playable apart from the odd crypt that has a slow frame rate.
My question is, which graphics card setup would benefit gaming most on the beast dock? can my CPU handle a fairly modern Nvidea GTX Card? Say for more modern games to run them on high settings to get the most out of PC games? which setup is best with my specs?!
Thanks in advance

Aaron

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moukrea
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Jun 4, 2019 11:53 pm  

Hi!
I own an Asus UX32VD : i7-3517U with 10Go DDR 3 at 1600Mhz (after RAM upgrade) and an integrated GeForce GT620M.

I was recently upgrading my laptop, optimizing the CPU (higher TDP, disabling Turbo Boost and BD-PROCHOT), the integrated GT620m (Forcing P0 state with overlcocking GPU clock to 865Mhz and memory clock to 1085Mhz), opened up the backpanel and raised the laptop to avoid throttling, removed the iSSD from the motherboard (no more ExpressCache, faster boot times and more reliable PC) on top of some serious Windows thinkering to reduce RAM and CPU usage.

All of that made me able to run some games surprisingly well, knowing they weren't playable at all beforehand. This thing can now run GTA V, Sleeping Dogs (definitive edition), Tomb Raider (2013), Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Bioshock Inifinite at a pretty good framerate (sometimes locked to 60fps) on the lowest settings. Overall the laptop performs pretty well and throttle much less.

But it's not enough! I want some of this desktop GPU power. Until now I thought it could only be achievable through Thunderbolt, on a way more modern system than mine, but it turned out I missed this!

So now comes the question... Which GPU should I buy for this system? Having the GPU connected through mPCIe might lower a bit the performances, plus my CPU isn't one of the most beefy beast out there, so buying a GTX 2080 would be overkill, hitting the bottleneck running at 1/100000 of its processing power! Anyway I don't have that kind of money now... Acknowledging all of that, I'm having hard times figuring out which GPU should I pick up : GT 1030, GTX 1050, GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1060, something older? I'm thinking of going with the 1050Ti but if the mPCIe, CPU/RAM bottleneck the eGPU, I'd rather go with something less powerful and cheaper.

I also seen the page showcasing all the solutions available "Best eGPU Enclosure". They are three solutions there, I only knew the second one. Now that I know that PCE164P-N03 is around 5$, I would go for this one but which one is the most reliable to you?

Also, I think this has already been asked before but as you probably noticed by now, English is not my mother tongue... I plan to keep the portability of my laptop. As a matter of fact, I'll put back the backpanel at its place once I finish modding it to get more air. Then I'll make a DIY removable docking station with two low profile 92mm fans blowing directly onto the CPU/GPU enclosed in alluminium, raising the laptop and improving the cooling. The dock will be able to lock in place allowing me to carry the laptop around, but I'll also be able to remove it any time I want to get back to the classic Ultrabook experience (low weight, small size). For that, I'm waiting for the parts but it's on its way. So I would like to know if it's possible to unplug the GPU, while still being able to use the laptop on its intended use? Would it be possible to use the integrated GT620M when the eGPU isn't connected? Is it possible to connect it while the laptop is on?

If none of that is possible, then is it possible to use the integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU if the eGPU isn't connected?

That wraps it up completely, thank you guys!

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Jun 13, 2019 5:18 am  

 

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Jun 16, 2019 5:45 pm  

What is better GPU for dell e5430 (intel i5 3230M)?

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Jun 16, 2019 5:47 pm  

What is better? mPCIE or Expresscard?

*My notebook is dell e5430

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Jun 17, 2019 7:43 am  
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What is better? mPCIE or Expresscard?

They both have only one lane of PCI Express (at least 2.5 GT/s). ExpressCard has a 5 GT/s option. I don't know if mPCIe has a 5 GT/s option. It depends on the computer.

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Jun 17, 2019 8:36 am  

Hi I'm quite new to the eGPU scene. I just discovered this method and was hoping that my laptop can run games smoother after installing an eGPU. Here goes:

Name: Lenovo Ideapad 320s
CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U with 1.60 GHz ~ 1.80 GHZ
RAM: 8GB DDR4
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620

And I want to install an AMD Radeon RX 580 with it, but I'm not sure about the compatibility. The laptop has a USB C port so I think that it might be compatible. I'm still not 100% sure about compatibility so I hope you all can guide me!

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