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 chx
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Late 2017 saw the Sonnet Puck and the Galax / KFA2 1060 and early 2018 we got the Lenovo Graphics Dock. And then... crickets. There's nothing on the Radeon RX 5500/5700 or the GTX 1650/1660 Ti/Super/etc. Nothing. What happened 🙁 

Admittedly even the RX 5500 XT is not much faster (if at all) than the RX 580 / GTX 1060 / 1650S -- but the 1660S is definitely faster by some 20% than those. And putting out a Lenovo Graphics Dock size 1650 would be so nice, even the Max Q is hugely faster than the 1050 was.

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joevt
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@chx

AORUS GTX 1070 GAMING BOX? Is that old? AORUS RTX 2070 GAMING BOX? Am I missing the proper criteria?

 

 

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Eightarmedpet
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Yeah agreed! Feels like its been ages since we've had anything new, I've actually given up banging on about my dream high end mini egpu.

I think with internal GPU's becoming more powerful there is less need for lower end eGPU's but it would be great to see Navi of some sort in a gaming box or Blackmagic egpu.

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As much as we think eGPU enclosures are over-priced, there’s not much profit in it for vendors due to relatively low volume. It’s an easy business decision to stop making a product line if it doesn’t have decent returns. Unless the standard GPU form factor becomes more flexible, I could only see ASUS, Gigabyte, Razer, and TUL continue to offer more eGFX products.

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 chx
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@joevt the AORUS is way, way bigger than any of the tiny things I mentioned. It has a flex ATX PSU vs the external bricks for all of the above. External bricks are perfect: I can put that in the checked in suitcase and keep the eGPU in the carry on.

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joevt
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Now I get it. Remove the flex ATX PSU, and you would have something less than half as wide. You could make something tiny with a Thunderbolt NVMe adapter, an M.2 to PCIe x4 adapter, an external power supply and an ITX graphics card.
https://egpu.io/forums/which-gear-should-i-buy/thunderbolt-3-external-drive-slot-m-2-ngff-adapter/

The Gigabyte GeForce RTX™ 2070 MINI ITX 8G seems like the best card (most RAM, most ports)
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#L=69000000,176000000&T=8,9,10,11,12&P=4294967296,51539607552&sort=-memory&page=1

 

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 chx
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Yeah but then I'd need to make a chassis, no idea how, I do not have a 3D printer nor ability to design something like. It'd be slightly bigger than the Galax but not significantly so. I am well aware of https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/adt-link-r43sg-tb3/ yes. The Dell would be enough to power the 2070, for sure. Still: enclosure 🙁 

Also, I am unsure how well could an off-the-shell card approximate the card in the Aorus box with its tall fan. Not sure whether the heatsink is the same and only the fan is replaced (which would be easily to replicate) or the whole heatsink is different.

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@chx The VisionTek / PowerColor mini eGFX is the smallest ITX eGPU enclosure available. I’ve tried R9 Fury and Vega 56 in them. You’d get all the benefits of Thunderbolt 3 in a ready-to-go enclosure and a power brick. The large 130mm fan of Gigabyte cards won’t fit because it touches some components on the TB3 mainboard.

 

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