Help needed: VR performance with an eGPU
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Help needed: VR performance with an eGPU  


Andrew Collins
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Hi all,
I've pre-ordered the Valve Index HMD and am looking to get great performance for the upcoming No Man's Sky VR update. I'm waffling between graphics card choices, however. I have a laptop with an eGPU and am considering what graphics card to put in that enclosure. I know that you do see a performance drop when running a graphics card in an eGPU, so that said I'm waffling between splurging and going for the RTX 2080 TI or staying conservative and getting the RTX 2080 and putting aside the difference to save for an upgrade with Nvidia's next line of cards.
Does anyone have experience using an eGPU for VR and could you help me understand what gains to reasonably expect? Will I even see a performance increase if I upgrade to a RTX 2080, or do I need the RTX 2080 TI for that? My current setup is as follows:
- Razer Blade 15 (Intel Core i7-8750H w/ 6 cores, GTX 1070 with Max Q design & 8GB VRAM, 16GB RAM)
Any feedback greatly appreciated!

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.