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MiK_ele
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Mar 23, 2018 2:56 pm  

hi guys, did anyone think of using the second pcie-e x4 port of the mi notebook pro to install an egpu? I've been thinking about it for a couple of weeks but I have not found anything anyone has experience on this and would like to help me in this project? I specify that I am not an expert and any help is welcome

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esatamacmodular
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Mar 23, 2018 3:03 pm  

I remember seeing someone had burned out their extra m.2 socket trying to adapt it to eGPU. Can't find posting right now but I'm pretty sure it is on this site somewhere.

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Oct 29, 2018 11:07 am  

Hello guys,
I can announce you that yes it does work !
I did an egpu setup on my Mi Notebook Pro. Really simple, not a lot of issues. The laptop has no whitelist, and the Gen3 x4 slot works really fast.

Laptop : Mi Notebook Pro, i5-8250u undervolted + TDP unlocked, 8G RAM 256G nvme, MX150-2...
eGPU : Asus STRIX 1060-6G running over ADT R43SL (15cm) M.2 with Gen3 x4

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Joikansai
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Oct 29, 2018 4:04 pm  
Posted by: defvs

Hello guys,
I can announce you that yes it does work !
I did an egpu setup on my Mi Notebook Pro. Really simple, not a lot of issues. The laptop has no whitelist, and the Gen3 x4 slot works really fast.

I had also mi air 13, but I don’t prefer it personally for egpu setting, it’s good for its portability, I was  hoping that they could add TB3 for better egpu setting, Huawei could fit it on slimmer matebook Pro. Did you upload the setting to user build btw?

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defvs
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Oct 29, 2018 7:05 pm  

Not yet. Should I ?

Laptop : Mi Notebook Pro, i5-8250u undervolted + TDP unlocked, 8G RAM 256G nvme, MX150-2...
eGPU : Asus STRIX 1060-6G running over ADT R43SL (15cm) M.2 with Gen3 x4

Greetings from France !


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Oct 29, 2018 11:13 pm  
Posted by: defvs

Not yet. Should I ?

It’ll be better for other users reference imo. I’m aiming old Alienware m11x actually, because I like the design and maybe can boost the performance by using gdc beast.

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MiK_ele
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Nov 17, 2018 11:53 pm  

hello Defvs ... You confirm that you can achieve egpu with the mi notebook pro!?! then show me your station!?! some benchmarks!?! I would be very grateful

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defvs
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Nov 28, 2018 9:40 pm  
Posted by: MiK_ele

hello Defvs ... You confirm that you can achieve egpu with the mi notebook pro!?! then show me your station!?! some benchmarks!?! I would be very grateful

Will be doing a vid on this next week. I have some issues to fix first.

Laptop : Mi Notebook Pro, i5-8250u undervolted + TDP unlocked, 8G RAM 256G nvme, MX150-2...
eGPU : Asus STRIX 1060-6G running over ADT R43SL (15cm) M.2 with Gen3 x4

Greetings from France !


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Dec 11, 2018 1:20 am  

@defvs , did you get a chance to follow through with  video?  Doing so may see eGPU users specifically seek out the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro for those wanting a convenient, high performance M.2 eGPU notebook.

Incidentally, I got to briefly play with a 13" Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air and successfully attached a M.2 eGPU to it.

While the 13" form factor is more portable, it misses out on three important performance features of it's bigger 15" brother:

1. It runs a single-channel RAM configuration.  A  run on two same specced other like i5-8250u systems using Forza 4 benchmark, a  M.2 GTX1080Ti, one dual and one single channel ram returned 94 and 80 FPS. A considerable 15% difference due to the RAM configuration.

2. It's second M.2 slot is SATA rather than PCIe. Even the slot itself is physically different and won't allow you to insert the factory supplied M.2 PCIe SSD.

3. It's heatsink/fan are considerable weaker as covered by techtablets.com . Temperature cannot be dissipated as effectivelt.

For these reasons it is recommended to avoid the 2018 13" Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air and go for the 15" model, or some other system altogether.

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defvs
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Dec 13, 2018 7:42 pm  
Posted by: nando4

@defvs , did you get a chance to follow through with  video?  Doing so may see eGPU users specifically seek out the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro for those wanting a convenient, high performance M.2 eGPU notebook.

Incidentally, I got to briefly play with a 13" Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air and successfully attached a M.2 eGPU to it.

While the 13" form factor is more portable, it misses out on three important performance features of it's bigger 15" brother:

1. It runs a single-channel RAM configuration.  A  run on two same specced other like i5-8250u systems using Forza 4 benchmark, a  M.2 GTX1080Ti, one dual and one single channel ram returned 94 and 80 FPS. A considerable 15% difference due to the RAM configuration.

2. It's second M.2 slot is SATA rather than PCIe. Even the slot itself is physically different and won't allow you to insert the factory supplied M.2 PCIe SSD.

3. It's heatsink/fan are considerable weaker as covered by techtablets.com . Temperature cannot be dissipated as effectivelt.

For these reasons it is recommended to avoid the 2018 13" Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air and go for the 15" model, or some other system altogether.

Yes, I still plan on doing a video. I accidentally broke my R43 adapter, so sadly no videos for now. I'm ordering a new one so you'll all have to wait.
Also I also highly recommend the 15" model over the Air. I'm all in with your arguments.

Laptop : Mi Notebook Pro, i5-8250u undervolted + TDP unlocked, 8G RAM 256G nvme, MX150-2...
eGPU : Asus STRIX 1060-6G running over ADT R43SL (15cm) M.2 with Gen3 x4

Greetings from France !


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MiK_ele
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Jan 8, 2019 9:08 pm  

Hi there are news !?!

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Luyut
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Jun 24, 2019 2:43 am  

Im using mi notebook air i5-7200u (really low power cpu)
With adt link r43sg + palit gtx 1060 6gb Jetstream+ dell da-2 220w. It works. But some games like Sekiro got micro stutters issue. I think maybe due to cpu is bottlenecking the gpu. from google ive found even high end with godly specs got this issue too with sekiro.. anyone got same problem?

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