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kenpile
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I have an OMEN by HP 17-an012dx laptop and wish to buy an Omen Accelerator and add an RTX 2070 GPU.

The website for the Omen Accelerator says...

OMEN by HP 17 Laptop (supported on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce GTX 1070 configurations of models 17-an0xx)

My 17-an012dx has an RX 580 GPU so does this mean it will not work?

 

 

 

OMEN by HP - 17-an012dx laptop with Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive 24 GB RAM and RX 580 GPU looking for Omen Accelerator with RTX 2070 GPU

 
2017 17" HP OMEN 17-AN012DX (RX580) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (HP OMEN Accelerator) + Win10 & Linux Ubuntu [build link]  


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joevt
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Maybe. It could mean that it will be as difficult to make work as any PC with an AMD dGPU. Search for similar systems in the Builds guide. Select Thunderbolt 3 from the eGPU Port menu. Select Nvidia from the eGPU menu. Enter "AMD Win10" in the text search. Add ^((?!Mac).)*$ to the text search to exclude Macs (but you might want to look at some of the Mac solutions).

 

 

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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kenpile
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@joevt, thanks for the tip, especially the exclude Mac part which I would never have figured. The biggest problem I have now is that the official spec for my laptop does not mention tb3 but there is a thunderbolt logo next to my usb-c port.

 

OMEN by HP - 17-an012dx laptop with Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive 24 GB RAM and RX 580 GPU looking for Omen Accelerator with RTX 2070 GPU

 
2017 17" HP OMEN 17-AN012DX (RX580) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (HP OMEN Accelerator) + Win10 & Linux Ubuntu [build link]  


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joevt
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There's different versions of the OMEN by HP 17 Laptop PC. The manual shows two versions - one with USB-C and one with Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt icon is a lightning bolt with arrow at the tip of it. The USB-C port with HP Sleep and Charge icon is a lightning bolt with no arrow.

If you don't have Thunderbolt, then you need a different method to connect a GPU (M.2, mPCIe, etc.)

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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kenpile
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Thanks for the tip Joevt.

 

Mine has the thunderbolt logo by the port but I see no thunderbolt in device manager which is confusing. I will probably take the chance like you did and buy the Accelerator

OMEN by HP - 17-an012dx laptop with Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive 24 GB RAM and RX 580 GPU looking for Omen Accelerator with RTX 2070 GPU

 
2017 17" HP OMEN 17-AN012DX (RX580) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (HP OMEN Accelerator) + Win10 & Linux Ubuntu [build link]  


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joevt
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@kenpile, I don't have the laptop or the Accelerator. Have you tried connecting a USB 3.x device to the USB-C port? If it is a Thunderbolt port, the the USB controller will be a Thunderbolt 3 controller.

 

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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