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dooku655
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Can someone confirm that G2 has working/not working ExpressCard slot for eGPU? In ThiefInferno is topic where nando4 is writed that EC is non-functional, but here in EC Candidate list is listed.

Is any simple way to recognize G1 or G2? Booth can have K1100M and K2100M and FHD :/

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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nando4
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I could not get EC eGPU detection on a Zbook 15 G2 no matter what I tried. The unit was returned.

The G2 uses a Thunderbolt2 controller and shares it’s EC port using a PCIe bridge with a couple of other peripherals. G1 is a better system for EC use since it has a PCIe port to itself but it has a Thunderbolt1 controller.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance


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3RYL
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Did anyone ever try swapping a G2 daughter board for a G1 version to fix that?

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nando4
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HP Zbooks have a lot of security set (whitelisting & Thunderbolt).  I’d guestimate the G1 BIOS has a Thunderbolt1 only daughterboard whitelist.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance


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dooku655
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EC2 eGPU candidate notebooks here are ZBook 15 G2 as candidate for EC eGPU. Someone should fix it.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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nando4
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hwfreak, added Note: faulty EC slot?? against the ZBook 15&17 G2. Question marks because I never got an answer from HP confirming the EC slot was the case. No replication using say an eSATA card, nothing.  They did however accept a return.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance


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