[Solved] I just want to ask before I purchase questions
@thegameplayer, the eGPU adapters that use a flat HDMI interconnect cable like this ADT-Link one or the EXP GDC 9.0 have examples of success at Gen3 8Gbps speed. It's the ones that use USB 3.0 5Gbps cable that are less likely to reliably transmit Gen3 signals.
@nando64, I order this https://world.taobao.com/item/548352185850.htm? I have an old AMD 5450, which is a low power card without any power connectors. Will the 4 pins from the adapter be able to power the card?
Only wanted to test the 5450 first, just to see if the adapter works before I move on to a strong gpu.
Hi there. I've been searching for a video card that fits well my needs (60 FPS) e doesn't give me so much trouble setting it up. Considering the concerns and driver issues for the GTX 1050 that are widely discussed on this forum, does someone know something about using a RX 560 docked in an EXP GDC 8.4D adapter?
- 6Gb RAM, i5 560M, 250w PSU (exclusively reserved for the GPU), 128 Gb Crucial SSD...
Thank you in advance.
Hi is there any way to do a egpu setup with this laptop ? it doesn't have thunder bolt ports so I guess this could be done via usb 3.0 this laptop comes with 6 ports or mpcie ? Has anyone tried ? I didn't find a tread for this laptop.
- I'd like to know if there's a way to upgrade its gpu in the future
I am quite new to the eGpu scene so please excuse me for my basic questions. I have a laptop with a decent graphics card in it 970m nvidia and I purchased a 8.4 beast egpu. I am planning on using a 1080 gtx graphics card with it.
-Is it possible to use both the power of 970m and 1080 gtx together when playing games or can I only choose one ?
-Since I have no experience doing this, can you recommend a setup by setup guide to egpu laptop software/hardware setup ?
Some of my friends think, eventhough there is a significant performance increase between 970m to 1080gtx its not enough to completely disable one to use the other.
Thanks in advance for your responses.
Hi, and thanks in advance for your time.
I'm a total noob here so please bare with me, I'll try to be as brief as possible!
My laptop :
- Lenovo Thinkpad T430s (2355HKU).
- BIOS Version: G7ETA6WW (2.66 ).
- CPU: Core i7-3520M (dual-core, 2.9Ghz).
- Memory: 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz.
- Internal graphics : Intel HD4000.
- OSes : Win 7 and Debian (on separated SSD disks).
- External Monitor : IIyama Prolite B2783QSU (27" - 2560x1440px - HDMI / DVI / VGA / YUV ).
Graphic card considered is nvidia gtx1050 ti as I have a low budget.
I understand that thunderbolt is the best/fastest option, but if I understand correctly, I can only achieve this with a Thunderbolt enclosure like the Akitio Thnuderbolts or Magma ExpressBox 1T which are quite pricey, correct?
So here are my questions :
What do I need exactly for PCI-E solution (adapters, cables, power supply, case) ? Especially between the PE4C V4.1, V3.0 and V2.1 adapters.
- Will performances be much lower that with a thunderbolt solution ?
- Optional question : Will it work with linux? I am not really planning to play on Linux, but Debian is my main OS, I am using it to work so if it's also working with Linux it would a +
Yes, thanks for answering. I was figuring out this just right now.
I took the plunge and just bought that 6 pin version.
Now I have to decide which GPU to pair it with and power supply?
@Bjorg, you need 75W slot power. Then each 6pin PCIe adds 75W and each 8pin PCIe adds 150W. Add them all up to get maximum power draw within cabling capacity.
If you want to be more specific, look at TDP rating of the card or even more accurate the measured power consumption at full load on techpowerup.com's review of your candidate card.
I just can not decide what to connect the adapter to expresscard 2.0 or m pci-e. Dell Vostro laptop, i7 2670qm processor, 8 Gb of RAM. Advise, what is better to connect for a faster speed or there will not be a noticeable difference? Video card I want to connect geforce 1060 6gb.