MSI GS40 Akitio Node MSI 1080 gtx
i just hooked up everything. Updated the thunderbolt to software 16.3. For some reason my pc could not detect the node. Whenever I connect the node it says try improving usb connection. Any ideas?
Good work sorting it as a BIOS issue. Would you like to submit an implementation guide to give MSI notebooks more exposure as a user-verified eGPU candidate system?
Involved would be listing your notebook & eGPU hardware specs, steps needed to get it going, ideally a CUDA-Z bandwidth output to ensure you are getting full TB3 performance and some pics to bring it all to life.
What did you use for testing? I used CUDA-Z on mine.
Check your TB3 controller's hosting port using hwinfo64 like at https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/xps-15-9550-not-able-to-reach-40gbps-over-tb3/ . Your CUDA-Z numbers are about what a 8Gbps x2 2.0 link or at best, a 10Gbps-TB1 link would give.
I actually have the Intel DSL6340 (Alpine Ridge 2C)listed when I checked on HWINFO. Further research suggest the following.
Intel® Thunderbolt 3 Controllers
The Intel Thunderbolt 3 controllers that power all this capability, codenamed Alpine Ridge, are formally called DSL6540 for the dual-port version, and DSL6340 for the single-port version. These powerful controllers provide 40Gbps Thunderbolt, USB 3.1 (10Gbps), and DisplayPort 1.2 all behind a single USB-C port.