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Ajayajayaj
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All the NGFF cables I can find are 30$ or 40$, which seems overpriced compared to the price of the whole package. Is there somewhere to get this cheaper?

Thanks

2011 15" Asus U57A + GTX1050@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC) + Win10 [no guide]


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nando4
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Cheapest A/E key cables and eGPU adapters found are linked in the buyer's guide:

https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2018/#m2-interface

If you find anything better then please post.

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2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance inc unoptimized H-CPU BIOS [build link]  


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B Wesley
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Links to PCE164P-N06 for M.2 A-E go to a Russian Site that has delisted its product ( https://egpunotebook.ru/component/kabeli/cable_ngff ) and apparently refused to sell to Americans, before that.
Any other leads on products for A-E M.2 over USB --> PCIe Risers?

Sys1: MITX Desktop in InWin Chopin
i5-4570 + 1060 6GB + PCIe 1x adapter (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys2: Dell 15 Latitude 3542
i3-4030U + 1060 6GB + mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys3:Dell 14 Inspiron E5450
i7-6500U + 1060 6GB + NGFF M.2 A/E --> mPCIe adapter
+ mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys4:Pending


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nando4
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@b_wesley, there is A-E to M key adapter you might consider trying.   Though only see it on Taobao-CN:

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=580788189786

There you'd buy an accompanying low cost x1 M.2 eGPU adapter such as the US$7 one or ADT-Link one:

https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2019/#m2-interface

This may be OK for Gen2. My testing at Gen3 sees it surge-slow-surge so is not Gen3 reliable.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance inc unoptimized H-CPU BIOS [build link]  


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B Wesley
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Hey, @nando4! Big fan, and I've deleted the rest of my post because it was off the original topic. I'll find a suitable thread to resurrect or else I'll start a new one, but long story short *thanks* for the link, and to confirm have you had *any* results (even if just PCIe 1x) with that kind of A/E key adapter in the mix? 

If so, that's VERY encouraging to hear. 🙂

Rereading your post more closely, I'll look for any other distributors to buy and ship the A-E --> M Key adapter, and would report back results... but likely takes months before anything conclusive if I need to order from Ali or TB.

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Sys1: MITX Desktop in InWin Chopin
i5-4570 + 1060 6GB + PCIe 1x adapter (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys2: Dell 15 Latitude 3542
i3-4030U + 1060 6GB + mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys3:Dell 14 Inspiron E5450
i7-6500U + 1060 6GB + NGFF M.2 A/E --> mPCIe adapter
+ mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys4:Pending


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B Wesley
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@nando 4, I got a friend to pick up a couple of those A/E --> M adapters you mentioned from TaoBao about 15 minutes before he boarded a plane to the States, and I was delighted to install and benchmark, this evening. Pleased to report success.

I also tested the following Amazon part over the weekend, for A/E --> mPCIe ( https://.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JFYSNVL/ ) and it likewise worked. 

The bad news is, I'm experiencing microstuttering in Overwatch (my drug of choice) regardless if I sustain north of 60 or even 80 FPS. I theorize that there's latency in travel to/from the device at the end of the layers of PCIe adapters, but I don't know where to begin to devise a test. It's fine in most games and most folks might not even notice, but I tend to be very persnickety about FPS and feedback.

So, now folks with A/E ports have two separate choices for getting their GPU online with an M Key or mPCIe adapter. 

Thanks for pushing me to try another layer. I think I might pick up a few more similar keys that are available domestically to test across my machines.   Next step will be drafting build guides, and possibly scripting a few YouTube tutorials.

Sys1: MITX Desktop in InWin Chopin
i5-4570 + 1060 6GB + PCIe 1x adapter (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys2: Dell 15 Latitude 3542
i3-4030U + 1060 6GB + mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys3:Dell 14 Inspiron E5450
i7-6500U + 1060 6GB + NGFF M.2 A/E --> mPCIe adapter
+ mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys4:Pending


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B Wesley
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Soooo ... I dremeled the A-E Key adapter down to *nothing* (pictures later, in my build guide) including the a bit of the solder points to get a better fit and a more *flush* connection. 

 

And the machine works flawlessly, no more stuttering. It's passing my Passmark stress tests and everything I throw at it. I'm very excited. It's unfortunate that the A-E Key adapter doesn't have wider distribution. HOW RARE are A-E slots?!? you'd think folks would be all over these low-profile adapters like a fat *me* on cake. 

Sys1: MITX Desktop in InWin Chopin
i5-4570 + 1060 6GB + PCIe 1x adapter (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys2: Dell 15 Latitude 3542
i3-4030U + 1060 6GB + mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys3:Dell 14 Inspiron E5450
i7-6500U + 1060 6GB + NGFF M.2 A/E --> mPCIe adapter
+ mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys4:Pending


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Lal Singh Bisht
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Hi everyone,

 

I have an expresscard to hdmi connector that i wan't to exchange with NGFF to hdmi.

If anyone interested than comment your mobile no here.

 

 

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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nando4
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@lal_singh_bisht, see EXP GDC A/E M.2 (NGFF) cable .

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance inc unoptimized H-CPU BIOS [build link]  


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Lal Singh Bisht
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@nando4, Thanks for reply Actually these websites are not delivering in India. I puchased with the same website but they delivered me a wrong cable (Expresscard cable) they refund me half of amout, but I have a NGFF Slot in my laptop, so I wan't to exchange with my Expresscard to hdmi cable with NGFF to hdmi cable or i need a DIY Solution for connection into ngff port.

 

 

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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