New to gaming + eGPU. Just bought X Chroma. Which GPU?
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New to gaming + eGPU. Just bought X Chroma. Which GPU?  


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Joined: 2 months ago

Hey, I'm new to all this. I have a 2018 Dell XPS 15 9575. I just bought a Razer Core X Chroma and am looking for the GPU now.


I currently am using a Dell docking station so internal display + 2 @ 1080p 60hz monitors. I want to get a card that allows me to upgrade to 1440p of 144hz in the future if I feel like I want to so I am looking at the Nvidia RTX2060 Super, RTX 2070 or AMD RX 5700 XT. D

I honestly just want the card that is going to give me the best universal experience. From what I've seen the AMD has better FPS but the Nvidia might be better quality? I'm really not sure what I should get if I just want a plug and play experience with room to get into it more in the future.


Also, will the CPU on my laptop bottleneck my experience significantly? What if I one day try to jump up to 2k and/or 144hz?

i7-8705G Processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GL graphics


Thank you!

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) + Razer Core X Chroma + GTX 970 4GB

Mini i5
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Joined: 1 year ago


All of those cards are good for what you have in mind. Find a good price on a model you are happy with. 


2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays

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Joined: 2 months ago

I'm happy with my RTX 2070 in my Core X Chroma. Fits fine, works well.

Sorta depends on how much you want to spend, really.

2020 15" Samsung Galaxy Book Flex [10th,4C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 [build link]  

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Joined: 4 years ago

New cards ar on the horizon, I'm not sure buying new now if you don't need it is wise...

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10


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2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]