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itsage
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@strikeraj, Most eGPU enclosures can work with many graphics cards as long as they fit physically and within the Mac GPU power by the PSU. The 2-pin thermal cable is near the front of the inner cage. Look behind the side LED strip. There are several connectors in one area. I will post some pictures later.

 

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Posted by: @itsage

@strikeraj, Most eGPU enclosures can work with many graphics cards as long as they fit physically and within the Mac GPU power by the PSU. The 2-pin thermal cable is near the front of the inner cage. Look behind the side LED strip. There are several connectors in one area. I will post some pictures later.

 

Thank you so much!
I am so looking forward to use it with my T490s lol (yes i know it is 2 lane but i will just be using it for external monitor)

actually... that gives me a question....
If i put the game on the external monitor, but I do not disable the laptop monitor.... would it still use the egpu to try and drive the laptop monitor and cause the bottleneck?

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itsage
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@strikeraj, Here's a closeup of the area and the connector to the Thermal Diode that you can disconnect. The Razer Core V2 + AMD Radeon Vega FE is still my most favorite eGPU setup. 

I'm not sure if Nvidia Optimus (loopback acceleration) works older cards. If you set the external monitor as the primary screen, the eGPU should handle apps/games through the eGPU and the iGPU should handle the internal display.

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strikeraj
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Posted by: @itsage

@strikeraj, Here's a closeup of the area and the connector to the Thermal Diode that you can disconnect. The Razer Core V2 + AMD Radeon Vega FE is still my most favorite eGPU setup. 

I'm not sure if Nvidia Optimus (loopback acceleration) works older cards. If you set the external monitor as the primary screen, the eGPU should handle apps/games through the eGPU and the iGPU should handle the internal display.

Thank you! I totally did not think about the back there. I definitely like the design of the Core V2 as it fits what I want (a cheap box (CAD170 used) with expansion port for one cable docking that happens to make gaming a bit better and lower temperature on the laptop itself, with a slim design to boot)

I will need to google more about Optimus. The quick result I got is that it supports nvidia dGPU in laptops only. But my T490s only comes with Intel iGPU.

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