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Kestrel
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Greetings;

I'm going to be taking some CAD courses, and I'm considering buying a thin and light gaming laptop rather than a portable workstation due to cost and availability.  Several people have suggested that a gaming card would serve my immediate needs well, and I could add a Quadro eGPU if I find I need more power in the future.  Or would I be better springing for something like the Lenovo P1 (it has a P2000 Max-Q card), and skipping the gaming laptop Quadro eGPU entirely?

What sort of performance hit does a Quadro card take when used as an eGPU?  Is it severe enough that, say a p2000 in a laptop would be able to keep pace with a P4000 in an eGPU?  Most reviews I've seen involve gaming cards, and revolve around fps numbers.  Is there a better measure of performance I can check out?  And please pass along any posts that may help.

Thanks for any information the community can provide.

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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