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i7 3612QM + mPCIe/EC or i7 3520m + TB1?
 

i7 3612QM + mPCIe/EC or i7 3520m + TB1?  

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dooku655
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Hi

I'm planning to change my PC environment and i'm wondering about two combinations:

First option

Hold my Vostro 3460 or change it for something with changeable CPU and with EC (Latitude E6430) + EXP GDC connected on mPCIe or EC.

Second option

Buy T430S with i7-3520m with EC and TB1 and use EXP GDC with EC and after buy AKITiO Node with adapter TB3/TB1 (when this combination will be confirmed) or AKITiO Thunder2

What is better option for gaming, simple photo and video working?

i7-3612QM + EC/mPCIe (4Gbit/s) or i7-3520M + TB1 (10Gbit/s).

i7-3520M have 2 cores / 4 threads and 4MB cache but base frequency 2,9GHz and Turbo 3,6GHz and it is soldered. It's better about 15% in single core.

i7-3612QM have 4 cores / 8 threads and 6MB cache but base frequency 2,1GHz and Turbo 3,1GHz and it is in socket. It's better about 50% in multi core.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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nando4
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@HWfreak

Can’t advise you on whether CPU or eGPU bandwidth is more important for your needs.

What I can say is the TB3->TB2 adapters are designed to allow TB2 peripherals to work on TB3 machines. The adapters do not allow TB3 peripherals to work on a TB2/TB1 machine. So if you want a TB1/TB2 eGPU enclosure, you’ll be stuck with the AKiTiO Thunder2, Highpoint Rocketstor 6361A or Firmtek Thundertek (TB1). Sure they can be used on a 32Gbps-TB3 machine later via a TB3->TB2 adapter, but at reduced 16Gbs-TB2 or 10Gbps-TB1 bandwidth.

Consider acquiring a 15″ Acer 592G, Dell M3510, , ZBook G3 with i7-6700HQ or better, a TB3 port and a AKiTiO Node TB3 enclosure to cover all your CPU and eGPU requirements. Those being the least expensive TB3 i7-HQ machines on the market.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + macOS 10.13.6 & Win10


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dooku655
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I'm asking about machines costs about 250$ and You are advise laptops for 1000$+ 🙂 If i can afford for laptop like Dell M3510 i will buy Razer Blade Stealth + Razer Core 🙂

About Node connected to TB1/2 laptop i'm waiting for tests from this topic.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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nando4
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We already know the budget Apple TB3->TB2 adapter doesn’t place nice with non-Apple machines here. Pls read my comment about alternative Kanex and Startech TB3->TB2 adapters in the same thread  which when you follow the link explains does not allow TB3 peripherals to be used on TB2/TB1 systems. I too wish it wasn’t so.

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I’m asking about machines costs about 250$ and You are advise laptops for 1000$+ 🙂 If i can afford for laptop like Dell M3510 i will buy Razer Blade Stealth + Razer Core 🙂

About Node connected to TB1/2 laptop i’m waiting for tests from this topic.

   

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + macOS 10.13.6 & Win10


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nando4
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