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(@mdfanatic)
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January 3, 2018 11:01 am  

Hello!

First of all I want to thank you guys for all your efforts and clearing the way for serious egpu uses!

I tried logging in for ages (I didn't receive any confirmation emails). Finally made it happen via google.

I've tried several laptops with the Aorus 1080 gaming box & Aorus 1070 gaming box:

Dell 7577 (i7-7700hq & 1060QM)

Spectre 13 (i7-8850U & intel)

Dell XPS 15 (i7-7700hq & 1050)

I'm now sticking with the Aorus 1080, just trying to decide if i really need a small dgpu and can live with 2 PCIE lanes. (Still haven't found a ultraportable with 4 pcie lanes and dgpu).

I've got the results from all my tests in an excel file: heaven, valley, super position, time spy, firestrike, sky diver, TR, ROTR. I'm planning to post the results here also, but still am figuring everything out.

For now: the results in most tests with the aorus 1080 are about the same for the dell 7577 and the spectre 13.

Feel free to ask me any questions!

 

 

Dell XPS13 9370 8250U 8GB UHD & EGPU: Gigabyte Aorus GB GTX1080 8GB
Dell Latitude 3540 4200U 8GB FHD & IGP: AMD Radeon HD 8850M 2GB


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January 4, 2018 7:53 pm  

I can only say - thank you for doing all the work for me:) Looking forward to see your xls sheet. IF you live near AMS ara, I will owe you a beer!

I'm thinking about Aorus 1080, but I'm waiting for CES to hopefully see dGPU x4 laptops as well.

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(@mdfanatic)
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January 4, 2018 10:22 pm  

Okay, a table is too messy, so I just linked the excel file.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-7qq7FxFeUMUmbZy8HPBOP07Z5F8pR1Q/view?usp=sharing

The aorus is really nice: quiet, small and gives me enough power to play on my external screen in 2560 * 1080 or on my 4K internal screen (some games tuned down).

 

Dell XPS13 9370 8250U 8GB UHD & EGPU: Gigabyte Aorus GB GTX1080 8GB
Dell Latitude 3540 4200U 8GB FHD & IGP: AMD Radeon HD 8850M 2GB


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HPCJohn
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January 16, 2018 9:59 am  

Hello Bart!  I am in Eindhoven. May I ask where you purchased your Auros Gaming Box?

I have an HP Spectre, and just having seen the item on the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock I am interested in one of these.

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4chip4
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January 16, 2018 3:29 pm  
Posted by: B. van Luijk

I'm now sticking with the Aorus 1080, just trying to decide if i really need a small dgpu and can live with 2 PCIE lanes. (Still haven't found a ultraportable with 4 pcie lanes and dgpu). 

It's unlikely you'll see 4pcie lanes and a dgpu in this generation of ultraportables simply because the ultraportable (U) Intel CPUs do not have enough lanes to spare. It's still unclear if the 9th gen chips will do better as they have not even been announced, but even if they do, it's going to be a longish wait until they land.

Until then, it's a classic you-can-pick-two-of situation:
- 4 lanes
- U CPU
- dGPU

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0rabbit7
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January 17, 2018 3:10 pm  

Hi there,

Thanks for all the information.  Was the setup of Aorus -> 7577 relatively easy?  Plug and play?  How were the temperatures and fan noise?  Would you say it is worth ~1/2 the cost of the laptop for this performance?

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(@mdfanatic)
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January 31, 2018 11:01 pm  

Thank you for your questions!

It was really easy to install. At first it's not plug an play (you have to install some stuff), but after that it really is plug and play. Also treid with controllers on the usb ports: no problems (hickups etc). The fan is quiet. I think it is even more quiet with the 1080 than the 1070 box. But when you look at the results I wouldn't buy the box for this combination. The difference in gaming for me wasn't big enough to justify the price. It just happened that I had the 7577 and bought the aorus 1070 & 1080 for a further project. That way I could compare the results from the new 8th gen quadcore U with a 7th gen quadcore HQ. I kept the 1080 and i am now looking for an ultraportable to use it with. The dell 7577 and 1070 box went back.

Sorry, for the late reaction. I bought the aorus gaming box from Alternate (both). They were on sale during the christamas holidays.

 

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Posted by: B. van Luijk

I'm now sticking with the Aorus 1080, just trying to decide if i really need a small dgpu and can live with 2 PCIE lanes. (Still haven't found a ultraportable with 4 pcie lanes and dgpu). 

It's unlikely you'll see 4pcie lanes and a dgpu in this generation of ultraportables simply because the ultraportable (U) Intel CPUs do not have enough lanes to spare. It's still unclear if the 9th gen chips will do better as they have not even been announced, but even if they do, it's going to be a longish wait until they land.

Until then, it's a classic you-can-pick-two-of situation:
- 4 lanes
- U CPU
- dGPU

And the new intel combined with AMD chips? i know they aren't 15W, but that would be an interesting setup. And the there is the full fledged processor in an ultraportable package problem with the heating...

Dell XPS13 9370 8250U 8GB UHD & EGPU: Gigabyte Aorus GB GTX1080 8GB
Dell Latitude 3540 4200U 8GB FHD & IGP: AMD Radeon HD 8850M 2GB


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4chip4
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February 1, 2018 10:39 am  

I'm not sure I see how that Vega in there would help - if anything, it's a detraction. With a 65-100W TDP, it's meant for NUCs and entry level gaming rigs (or gaming laptops).

The other question is if you already have a Vega in there, why do you need an eGPU (or just how powerful that eGPU needs to be to make a real difference)?

In either case, I don't see how these would be of use in an eGPU scenario - for that we'll need to wait for the next (9th?) gen U chips or simply go for HQ chips (as used by most workstations, MacPros, etc).

 

2017 HP Spectre x360 15 i7-8550U GTX150 + [email protected] (HP Omen Accelerator) + Oculus Rift + Win10 [no guide] HP Omen Accelerator Thunderbolt 3 enclosure legs stand removal walkthrough
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