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nando4
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The ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 combines a M.2 eGPU adapter (R43SG), NVME-to-TB3 adapter (CY/cablecc) and 50cm TB3 cable.  It offers a lot of flexibity:

 

1. Can host an unlimited GPU size

 

2. Can use a ATX or Dell DA-2 PSU for input power

 

3. Optional: once sized up with (1) & (2), can build a custom enclosure around it

 

4. My favorite:  can use the eGPU adapter either with a higher-performance M.2 slot or TB3 port.   Or mix and match.

Choose which device (eGPU, NVMe SSD) will use which port (TB3, M.2). You do not get such a choice if buy a dedicated TB3 eGPU enclosure. Though this is more relevant to PC than Macs.

 

5. If not being used to host a TB3 eGPU, the NVME-to-TB3 adapter (CY/cablecc) and 50cm TB3 cable components can be used to host portable, fast external NVME SSD storage.

 

 

With (4), take a peek at the Forza benchmarks to see the greatest disparity in performance between these two interfaces (~60FPS on TB3 and ~100FPS on M.2 using a GTX 1080Ti). This may get the interest of gamers wanting to max out the performance of their eGPU.

The R43SG-TB3 would allow you to do this without impacting your storage by:

 

 

1. Splitting off the R43SG-TB3 into it’s constituent R43SG M.2 eGPU adapter and CY/cablecc NVMe-to-TB3 adapter.

 

2. relocating your PCIe SSD into the NVME-to-TB3 adapter, attach it to your Thunderbolt port and boot of it. Both my Dell Precision 7510 and HP Elitebook 840 G5 support Thunderbolt boot. Incidentally, the 2-lane TB3 on the Elitebook 840 G5 means the 4-lane NVME M.2 port was always going to be a better performer for eGPU use.

 

3. using the M.2 port to host the R43SG to deliver near-desktop performance levels, 100FPS+ on Forza 4 with a  GTX 1080Ti.

 

R43SG-TB3

  • Product ID: R43SG-TB3
  • Interface: PCIe x16 / Thunderbolt 3
  • Application: eGPU
  • Shelf time:2019-01-10 11:07:19
  • Product description: R43SG-TB3 eGPU adapter
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ADT-Link PCIe x16 to TB3 eGPU Adapter

 

Brand name: ADT-Link-LINK

Product name: PCIe x16 to TB3 extension cable

Product model: R43SG-TB3

Transfer speed: PCIe3.0 x4 , 32G/bps (Max.)

Wire length: 25cm, 50cm

Application: eGPU

Power Supply Description:

Supporting power supply is DELL 8PIN 12V/18A/220W, or standard ATX power supply. The power supply should be prepared by the buyer or purchased separately.

 

Cable length Description:

The length of the wire refers to the part of the visible wire. It does not include the PCB and the connector. For the wire length, please refer to the 50cm blue arrow in the figure below.


 

Included 50cm Thunderbolt 3 type-c cable

 

Cable EMI shielding Description:

EMI Shielding with Conducting Polymer
The extender utilizes the latest materials for EMI shielding with five sole flat cables design. This technique allows each cable to be fully covered by electromagnetic interference shielding with conducting polymer to guard against incoming or outgoing emissions of electromagnetic frequencies, minimize disturbance and degradation on performance, and reduce the weight of the extender.

 

Photo:

24P_ATX and 4P_CPU power input, 8P_GPU power output.

 

Product accessories, enclosed with the following graphics card power cord below

 

SW1, Power Forced Start Switch, 1 for automatic startup, 2 for forced startup, please cut to 1 for automatic startup.
 
SW2, PERST # signal delay switch, 1 delay 2.2 seconds, 2 delay 4.5 seconds, with eGPU software, for graphics card compatibility optimization, the current software does not support, please cut to 1
 
SW3, CLKRUN # signal delay switch, 1 is closed, 2 is delayed for 9 seconds, with eGPU software, for graphics card compatibility optimization, the current software does not support, please cut to 1
 
J1, PERST # signal delay switch, OPEN to open delay function, SHORT to close delay function, the current software does not support, please insert the jumper cap SHORT.
 
J2, CLKRUN_Capacitance Delay, currently the software does not support, only for R&D engineers plug in capacitance adjustment delay testing. It takes about 2.2 seconds to insert a 1uF capacitor, 5 seconds to insert a 2.2u capacitor, and so on.

 

Installation steps:
1. Install the hexagonal copper pillar and insert the graphics card into the PCIe x16 slot. The screw is tightened so that the graphics card will not shake or fall off.

2. Install ATX power supply or DELL power supply, including graphics card power cord should also be connected, after installed, DELL power supply will light orange lights.

3. You can plug in the TB3 cable when the computer is on. After connecting, the ATX power supply will automatically start the fan to turn. If you use the DELL power supply, the green light will turn on. At this time, the R3G board will turn on two green lights. The system will recognize the card automatically. Please install the graphics card driver. The installation of the driving process may prompt the computer to restart.

4. finish.

 

Download:

To open 3D PDF files. Please use Adobe Reader DC software.

3D PDF files download http://www.adt.link/Uploads/download/ADT-Link_R3G_3D.zip

 

WebShop:

http://www.adt.link/product/R43SG-TB3-Shop.html

This topic was modified 4 months ago

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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gmanny
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@nando4 frankly, it seems again more financially viable to get a PCIe enclosure and then get a PCIe-to-M.2 adapter which go for around $15 on Amazon. All the use cases are covered as well and the experience is more pleasant because in addition to having bare PCBs out, you can also elect to have stuff neatly inside the enclosure.

Akitio Node Pro + EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 + Dell XPS 15 9570


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nando4
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@gmanny, if intending to use the eGPU only on a Thunderbolt interface then sure, the R43SG-TB3 is not so financially suited.

What if you’d like to see 100FPS in Forza rather than the 60FPS you’re getting using your Thunderbolt 3 port? If so, then the R43SG-TB3 would allow you to do this without impacting your storage by:

 

1. Splitting off the R43SG-TB3 into a R43SG M.2 enclosure and a NVMe-to-TB3 enclosure.

2. relocating your PCIe SSD into the NVME-to-TB3 enclosure, attach it to your Thunderbolt port and boot of it.

3. using the M.2 port to host the R43SG to deliver near-desktop performance levels, 100FPS+ on Forza 4 with your GTX 1080Ti.

 

I have tested this on my Elitebook 840 G5 which has Thunderbolt boot support, as do the Dell XPS/Latitude/Precision systems and it works great, Forza 4 results here. It has a 2-lane TB3 port so was always better suited to using the 4-lane M.2 port for the eGPU.

You can see the flexibility here to choose which device (eGPU, NVMe SSD) will use which port (TB3, M.2). You do not get such a choice if buy a dedicated TB3 eGPU enclosure.

This post was modified 4 months ago

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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gmanny
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@nando4 ooh, a very good point, thank you! I kinda haven't thought about the M.2 direct attachment as I'm only in the Thunderbolt 3 game at the moment. But now I want one of these for my XPS 15! 🙂

Now that got me thinking - the Akitio Node Pro that I have has a pretty dumb PCB that receives the PCIe signal and I wonder if the connector on the TB3 mainboard is standard enough that I could replace the TB3 mainboard with a riser plugged into the aforementioned M.2-eGPU adapter. Very interesting stuff!

Akitio Node Pro + EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 + Dell XPS 15 9570


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everton.correa
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Hello, I live in Brazil and here is really hard to find enclosures to buy. Actually, there is none at the moment to buy. The only I could find (Razer Core X) is being sold by 1100 USD. So my backup plan now is the R43SG-TB3. My quest is: Is there a way to build this eGpu and daisy chain it with a thunderbolt hub?

My plan is to build a dock with an eGpu and some USB ports. Is that possible?

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


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