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qiensis
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@kkl_kwong, the bandwidth of TB3 is limited to 40Gbps, but the bandwidth of PCIE 3.0 x4 is limited to 32Gbps, meaning that any PCIE 3.0 x4 (4 PCIE lanes) connection such as that with an eGPU will be limited to 32Gbps. Your maximum number of PCIE lanes over TB3 is determined by your PC/laptop, so any TB3 connection (even with the Core X, as it is fundamentally the same as any other eGPU enclosure or TB3 eGPU adapter such as the R43SG-TB3) is limited to that maximum number of lanes and therefore 32Gbps if you have 4 lanes. Bandwidth limitations are explained well by nando4 here.

 

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KKL Kwong
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ahh i see~ thanks @qiensis. Was not aware that PCIE 3.0 x4 is limited by 32 Gbps. I was planning to use this TB3 eGPU adapter on MBP, which i think the laptop itself is also limited to PCIE x4.

 

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KKL Kwong
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@nando4, is it easy to setup the power switch? I was planning to connect it to my default pc case power switch button. Is it as easy as like plugging it to motherboard, or we have to do soldering ourselves?

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qiensis
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@jinthagerman, I used the 3D pdf on the ADT-Link website and the length of a PCIE slot to determine that the dimensions of the R43SG-TB3 (length X width including the power headers X height excluding the gpu clamp at the end of the x16 slot) to be 8.67" X 2.91" X 1.00". Someone who owns the device could provide more accurate measurements, but the dimensions that I calculated are very close to the 9.17" X 2.99" X 5.87" of the Thunder2.

After a power connector is plugged into the side of the device, the width measurement is very likely to exceed 2.99 inches. If you are somehow able to get around that, consider that your graphics card would have to be less than ~4.81" tall and ~8.51" long if you remove all of the insides including the fan and the aluminum frame is 0.03" thick. You might still need to find room to connect power connectors on top of your graphics card.

You can consider building a DIY case with dimensions of your choosing. Here's an example with a link to a 3D render in the description of the linked video.

 Edit: updated measurements to be of the R43SG-TB3 rather than the R23SG that I accidentally measured first. The 43 is 1.00" tall while the 23 is 1.18" tall, but all other measurements are identical.

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Super-Q
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Posted by: @super-q
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Right now I always have to re-plug the TB3 cable after starting my Matebook X Pro to get it to work. When powering up, the NVME-TB3 Adapter has only 2 of its 4 LEDs on and the only solution I found so far was unplugging, waiting a few seconds, and then plugging back in. Once re-plugged, all 4 LEDs turn on and usually the eGPU works fine from there. I always managed to get it to work again but it is quite a nuisance.

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I found a solution myself, maybe it is helpful for someone else. I only need to re-plug if I switch of the power for my Matebook and the eGPU (I used to switch off the multiplug). If I leave both connected to power, it picks up without any issues when starting again.  

Huawei Matebook X Pro i7 + ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 + Dell DA2 + EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB


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CJ O'Reilly
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Anyone tried this on linux?

Toshiba Protege/Dynabook x30-D with ADT-Link R3G v1.2 ATI Radeon x570
Windows 10 and Linux (still setting up on linux, stay tuned!)


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Sławek St
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Posted by: @cj_oreilly

Anyone tried this on linux?

Yes, me. With Arch Linux on ThinkPad T480s and with dock (the egpu is connected to the dock). I don't see any major problems with it. Using GTX1660 Super from Gigabyte.

There are some issues with suspend/resume but I need to dig more to see if I can overcome the problems.

ThinkPad T480s, ADT-Link R43SG-TB3, GTX1660 Super


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CJ O'Reilly
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@slawek_st, Sweet Smile got one and a RX 570 (budget operation here...) coming in the mail!

I'll give it a try on Ubuntu 20.04 with my Toshiba Dynabook x30-D

Any particular resources/guides or specific settings you found helpful? Mby I'll make a thread for it on the linux sub forum, I don't think there's one already for this adapater.

Suspend/resume seems to always have problems... I mostly don't bother with it :/ But curious how it is maybe I'll try to get that working too Smile

 

Update: I got the parts and installed in on my Toshiba Portege/Dynabook x30-D running windows. Super easy! just install ATI drivers (for the Rx570) and let it rip!
Ran CS on my internal monitor using the external GPU. havne't done other testing. Actually got it to run Davinci on Linux 😛

We'll see how the ATI setup goes on linux for Davinci compatibility... Smile

Update: Got it working well with Ubuntu 20.04 using gswitch script with the latest drivers installed using amdgpu-install --opencl=legacy,pal (not pro, those were buggy and crashed) but couldn't get davinci to run properly, so still tryin' different things a bit

I did add my user to the render group manually, as suggested here: https://math.dartmouth.edu/~sarunas/amdgpu.html

unfortunately that --no-dkms install doesn't work anymore

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Toshiba Protege/Dynabook x30-D with ADT-Link R3G v1.2 ATI Radeon x570
Windows 10 and Linux (still setting up on linux, stay tuned!)


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Jun Pesut
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Hello guys I'm new to the scene and  recently I've decided to build DIY EGPU for NUC 10 i7.(win10) 

I have already ordered ADT-Link PCIe x16 to TB3 eGPU Adapter ( ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 and  ZOTAC GTX 1650 SUPER (twin fan).

My question is what kind of PSUs I could use? (smaller size the better)

Zotac website suggests I should get a 450+ watts PSU, but I assume that is for desktop setups.

The GPU draws about 100w so is it wise to get 100-200w psu with 6-pin? such as DELL DA-2 8PIN 12V/18A/220W PSU?

I really appreciate any help you can provide.

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piracheco
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I know that have some posts discussing about the R43SG-TB3 and saying that the adapter TB3->TB2 should not work because of not having power bus.
But has anyone tried any solution to this?

I am from Brazil. Here still not has eGPUs enclosures for sale. My option is to buy on Aliexpress this kind of product because it is small and light weight. I also have a MBP 2015 that has TB2 ports and I am always bring my MBP with me to work... so open the MPB case to plug the NVME PCI it is not convenient.

Sorry about some English mistakes.

Thank you

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MacBook Pro retina 2015


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