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Steve
(@steve)
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

Hi guys,

I've ordered a "Zotac AMP BOX Mini" enclosure for my old MBP 13" (+Apple TB 2->3 adapter and 0,5 m TB2 cable). I only need a eGPU for light Gaming and photo editing. So I'll go for something like a GTX 1050 Ti.
After the buying I read that the power output is only 15 W? At the Zotac website I didn't find something to the power output. The only thing which if found was "Output: Thunderbolt™ 3 port, 4 x USB 3.0 port"...

In near future I want to buy a small light 2in1 like the Dell XPS 13 2in1. The XPS 13 2in1 comes with a 30 W power supply. Do you think the Zotac Box can deliver enough power for the Dell XPS? The internal display won't be used than. The Zotac Box comes with a 180 W power supply and features GPU with a TPD up to 150 W. For example the GTX 1050 Ti has a TPD of 75 W, maybe then more then 15 W can be delivered to the Notebook? 
Sorry for the maybe dump questions, I'm new in this eGPU-thing...

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Yukikaze
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

The power delivery of the Zotac ABM is 15W, regardless of the card in it. It will at most deliver 15W to the laptop. Whether the laptop can maintain a level charge on just 15W of input power depends on the laptop and the load. In the case of the XPS 2in1, if it requires a 30W power supply, it might be possible for it to maintain the charge on just 15W of power input if it isn't under 100% load and the screen is off, but you won't know until you (or someone else) tests it in practice.

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Steve
(@steve)
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

Thanks!

I had already feared that. Luckily I was able to cancel my order. So I'll going for a Gigabyte/Aorus Gaming Box.
Maybe I can get the enclosure alone, or a used one. Full price is too much for my type of use.

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(@edgar_santos)
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Joined: 6 months ago
 

Hi,

I have a Zotac Box AMP mini. With a gigabyte 1060gtx mini 3gb

The external monitor freezes. And I have to unplug the monitor and it goes back to the laptop to work again. Totally freezes the monitor and laptop (Dell XPS 13 9370).

 

Any idea what gives?

 

Thanks

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