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Avrohom Yosef Gross
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I cant get my egpu to work on my internal laptop display. I can get it to work on a external desktop display through hdmi or vga connected directly to the egpu. My question is if i would buy usb portable monitor which would connect to the computers usb output would i be able to somehow route the egpu into the usb display like a typical external display. Not like a internal monitor of the laptop since i cant get that to work.

Thanks.

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itsage
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I'm afraid not but hopefully someone else may have better news to share. I recently tried an ASUS USB-C portable monitor with eGPU. While there's video output, there was no way to make the eGPU accelerate this monitor.

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Avrohom Yosef Gross
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Ok thats what i thought thanks>

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HoooBA14
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Sorry for kicking a dead horse, but I have a few conclusions about that, you may need a screen with a USB to power a monitor and and HDMI port from your eGPU to your Portable monitor.

UNLESS, your eGPU has a RTX series GPU since it has a USB-C port that can be plugged into a USB-C Monitor (such as Asus USB-C monitors)

I am planning to buy the Sonnet EGFX Breakaway Puck RX570, a Chinese Portable monitor (15.6 or 17.3) with USB port for Power and HDMI for the eGPU. (minimalistic and travel-friendly setup)

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itsage
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There are software improvements in both macOS and Windows since this discussion started. You can now assign the eGPU to accelerate a particular app/game. As long as you get the USB portable monitor to work either through the eGPU or through the laptop, the eGPU can power it directly or through loopback.

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Javier Guerrero
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@itsage,

I wished I would have read this post before buying the Asus USB-C portable monitors. 

i am currently running a  Razer Core X Chroma  with an MSI Radeon  RX Vega 56  and have 2 Asus USB-C portable monitors.

Which I was hoping to be able to use directly from the  Vega 56  with USB-C to Display Port cable. However, they are not being powered up :(. 

but since now you mention that some software improvements have been made to power directly through the eGPU.

 

How can I make this happen? 

i am running a MacBook  mid 2015

 

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itsage
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@javier_guerrero, I have the ASUS USB-C portable monitor for several years now. There are different ways to power these USB-C monitors. In your particular situation, your MacBook Pro does not have USB-C ports so you would need something like the Huawei VR-2 cable which use a DisplayPort connector for DisplayPort stream and a USB-A connector to draw power from the computer to power the USB-C monitor. Here's is one of my builds in which I used this cable to both power and accelerate the ASUS USB-C monitor with an eGPU.

 

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Javier Guerrero
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@itsage,

hello, Itsage thank you for the info and cable recommendation. 

I posted a new topic to bet explain my problem I'm having. 

 

"2015 MacBook Pro - eGPU Help Not Showing in GPU History "

 

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olyvers26
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Hello community.

 

I need your assistance with this setup. 

I would like to know if i can make this portable monitor work with my system. I have a Dell G3 3779 with one TB3 port, and an Aorus GPU Box with a 1080 GPU.

When at home it is fine for my work both on internal and External Monitor. However I do some projects in Lumion and Twinmotion, and Unreal Engine and I'm mostly on the go. The problem is the 3d viewport performance is heavily affected on the internal screen and while I'm on the the go I can't obviously grab a monitor with me. (Lumion keeps 35-38 FPS on an external screen , and drops to 22-25 FPS on internal screen)

So I ask the comunity what type of portable monitor could I buy for this setup. From what  I see on your setup you have a Mac which has multiple USB-C ports, but this laptop has only one TB3 port. 

And how do I connect the GPU Box to this monitor.

Thank you very much for your help. 

 

I've been using Egpu since the early days , I still have an old X220 with BEAST on EC connection and gtx 460 :))), that is still functional. 

 

 

 

Dell G3 Aorus GPU Box 1080 , Lenovo X230 BEAST 8.5C Gtx 460


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itsage
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@olyvers26, Huawei VR-2 is the most straight-forward solution to run portable USB-C monitors. You can get monitor output from the eGPU DisplayPort and power from the USB-A port on your laptop. Both feed into a USB-C connector to the portable monitor USB-C port.

 

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