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Yukikaze
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The project has been suspended on Indigogo! I guess it was reported enough.

eX Core Idiegogo Shutdown

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I came across this thread as I was curious as to what happened to the thing, happy to see the BS got shut down

https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/the-most-funny-egpu-i-ever-saw-in-kickstarter-ex-core/

However I was just wondering if all they needed(aside from not lying about the plug and play software junk), was an external power source for the eGPU? As in it's own battery and or just separate power that it could use from any battery bank? Basically 2 USB type C ports on it one dedicated for power?

 

It seems like a product that wouldn't be too useful overall unless you wanted to carry a lot of batteries, but it would be interesting to know if it's doable assuming it powers itself, and maybe has like a 25W-50W limit on the GPU core or something.

 

*I had contacted them somewhere, but they basically blew me off and didn't answer any of my questions about the device.

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Yukikaze
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@street_guru 

It is not impossible to build an eGPU that will be bus powered: It just can't be a GTX1050, as it needs to be something that runs on about 10W of power. At that point it probably won't be worth any amount of money because a card that eats this little power is extremely weak.

It is also not impossible to build a small eGPU using an MXM card, or a soldered chip (see the Sonnet Puck devices or the Lenovo Graphics Dock). But in all those cases, you need an additional power source, and they are larger than what these guys claimed due to the need to cool them - Although you can probably make the Pucks a bit smaller if you used an NVidia MXM over the RX560 since a 1030 or 1050 eats less power and thus needs to dissipate less as well. But the pucks are not very popular because they are very expensive - On the other hand, these exklim guys managed to get a lot of backers on Kickstarter, so maybe there is a market for an extremely overpriced GTX1050 over TB3.

It is also not impossible to build a battery powered eGPU, it just needs to be big enough to contain a card (or an MXM card, or a soldered chip) and a battery that is big enough to be meaningful to give it enough life time to work. Laptops can run for a few hours on their batteries, and there's plenty of laptops with 50W (and even more) of power consumption out there. But unless it is with quite a large battery, you won't be getting a lot of gaming time out of anything over an entry level card, which again, makes this a product of rather dubious value, and probably makes it pretty expensive to boot if it needs to include a large battery.

What was impossible was the combination of claims they made together, not every individual feature when looked at separately.

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The "effect" that is dubbed "it does little more than give you a headache" by Nintendolife.com is in fact horrible chromatic aberration.

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To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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