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Newbie here. I have done some homework and need to verify usb adaptation.
 

Newbie here. I have done some homework and need to verify usb adaptation.  

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Causam
(@causam)
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

Hello,

I have an HP 17-bs0xx laptop - it's under a year old.  However it doesn't have usb-c, let alone thunderbolt.  I am a content artist for 3D products and have a need to do renders - these are still image renders, not animations.  There is no gaming requirement at all.  I don't play computer games.

I have read that thunderbolt 3 will work over a usb-c connector (albeit much more slowly), and I surmise that if this is true, I should be able to simply use a cord or adapter for usb 3.0 to usb-c, and plug that into an external gpu's TB3 port.  I am not at all concerned about the throughput speed of the connection, I merely need the Nvidia power to do better and faster renders. 

Is this fantasy, or is it a viable solution for non-gaming?  I really don't want to buy a new laptop.

Thank you in advance.

Specifications:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6006U CPU @ 2.00GHz
Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version: 17763.437

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Arbystrider
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

Thunderbolt 3 is a protocol that exposes a PCIe endpoint which is what allows GPUs to communicate with the CPU.

USB type C is a physical connection. It may carry Thunderbolt 3 signalling, or it may not. In your case, it does not.

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ThinkPad X230t, i7-3520M @ 2.9 GHz, Windows 7
EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid, 2113 MHz @ 1043 mV
x1.2Opt, PE4C V3.0, 4Gbps-EC2


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Causam
(@causam)
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

When I said I am a newbie, I didn't mean that I'm quite THAT much of a newbie 😆 .  Very funny though. 

Thanks for the technical description of the coms.

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