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boomting
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Has anyone thought about hacking one of these and opening it to so it can use other GPUs? Theoretically it should be possible. I might try it but not sure exactly what I would have to do.

This is the only GPU I've tried that is virtually silent, supports thunderbolt displays and doesn't cause audio interference on my setup. I just would like to use a better GPU instead of the outdated RX580 or Vega 56 they come with. Any help would be appreciated. I'll be sure to document the process

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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@boomting, It is not possible. The TB3 components and GPU share the same PCB. Here's our review of the Blackmagic eGPU.

 

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boomting
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@itsage, Do you know if the new Sonnet breakaway puck 5700 can be modified to use different cards? It uses a titan ridge controller similar to the Blackmagic eGPU

 

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The Puck always used an MXM card. I guess the new batch changed the motheboard but since the physical dimensions the same I strongly suspect it still does. https://egpu.io/forums/postid/59656/

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itsage
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@boomting, It's a modified MXM in order to route DP stream from the eGPU for Thunderbolt 3 monitor output. It's not worth it due to the cost and availability of MXM options. What is your absolute needs? You can put together a very quiet eGPU setup. Thunderbolt 3 monitor output is more challenging but possible.

 

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boomting
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@itsage, I would like to modify an eGPU with a Titan Ridge controller so that I can use it with an XDR display. I have a W5700 but it causes audio interference when using it in a Razer X Chroma. The only eGPUs that don't cause audio interference when using the XDR display are the Blackmagic eGPU and Sonnet Breakaway Puck 5700 since they both use a Titan Ridge controller. To be able to use a full size desktop GPU with a Titan Ridge controller would be ideal

 

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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