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Shere
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Hello, I ´m currently looking to buy HP Spectre Gem Cut and dive into the eGPU community.

So far I have read a lot of information about what should be done, what to look for etc.

But unfortunately I found a lot of benchmarks but not much of an real experience, and I would like to ask, you experienced people for it.

My desired set up is:

HP Spectre 13 (i7-8565U) or Spectre 15 (i7-8750H) (Depending on the answer I get, prefer the smaller one of course)

Monitor: Looking to buy Dell Alienware AW3418DW (Last time I had a monitor, besides work was 12 years ago) So I have megalomaniac thoughts - It seems like it has beautiful colours, which is something I deeply adore)

Finally - GPU, that is something I need an advice for. I would like to utilize the monitor above + have reasonable gaming experience on games such as Tomb Rider, AC Odyssey etc. It does not needs to be Ultra, but high or medium would be nice - Definitely something stable ideally targeting 60FPS for nice gaming experience. Also I ´m willing to spend the money on it if required to have after 8 years my own set up + portable laptop for regular work.

As far as I know for that kind of performance I will need at least 1080Ti or presumably RTX 2070.  I know I should expect 20-25% performance loss. + The main thing that worries me is CPU bottleneck = additional performance loss. So far I know that i7-8565U is really weak but the 13inch laptop is much more tempting than 15inch. But for greater good I will be willing to overcome this if needed to.

With that I would like to ask you which combination do you think will suit my needs and what performance should I expect. As I said I don´t expect miracles but reasonable and nice gaming experience while I don´t have kids Smile

Any advice appreciated.

EDIT: Changed monitor

This topic was modified 1 year ago

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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itsage
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

@shere Welcome aboard! The 8th gen quad-core U-CPU is not too bad. The Spectre X360 you're considering has x4 PCIe lanes to Thunderbolt ports. Here's a build guide with a GTX 1060 eGPU. The GTX 1080 Ti should be a very nice match for the AW ultrawide monitor.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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Shere
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

Thank you for the reply. I was getting worried that it is not worth the money, this kind of combination since nobody reacted to it. 

May I ask you, what do you think would be the best enclosure? I won't be carrying it around it will be just on my desk. So i don't worry about size or weight. I've read that Razer core X wouldn't be a bad choice which can actually accommodate whole 1080Ti. Could you please confirm it? If it was only 1080 I would go atraight for Akihito, but I would like to have as much performance as possible, meaning TI seems like a better choice and value for money.

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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ssstark
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As far as I can tell, the Razer Core V2 is about as good as it gets right now. It's definitely on the spendy side of eGPU enclosures, but has the best IO, and avoid the issues that some people face with USB devices freezing.

Razer Blade Stealth 2019 Graphics edition | Win 10 & Arch Linux | Razer Core V1 | EVGA 1080 ti SC2


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Shere
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Thanks for the info, although I would also like to ask...Would you happen to know which RTX 2080 would actually fit in the Razer Core V2. I will not have a chance to try it since I will be buying PC and Graphic card at home, while Razer Core in UK.

(I found out that unless i buy a second hand 1080ti with warranty, it is actually cheaper to buy to buy new 2080 with warranty which should produce same kind of performance)

Possible solutions I found are:
MSI GeForece RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO 8G
ASUS ROG STRIX GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 8G
and
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 VENTUS 8G that is actually priced similarly as second hand 1080Ti, but obliviously smaller and lower boost clock speed. (would it be wise to sacrifice the boost clock speed?)

Please excuse my lack of knowledge and I appreciate your help.

 

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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