VisionTek Mini eGFX Review - Mobility meets Utility
I've been wanting to get a nice eGPU to enhance my Unreal/Unity Game Dev workflow. This looks like a nice piece of kit! I find my progress grinding to a halt with larger scenes. This would help a ton!
I use a 2016 13" MacBook Pro, dual-core with 8GBs of ram. I've been looking into eGPUs ever since I got my computer, but now I realize I could really benefit from having one, since my Final Cut video edits for university classes are taking hours to completely render in the editor. ...I tend to go a bit overboard with color grading and effects. XD It would be nice to have this eGPU, so I can spend less time waiting for my timeline to render, and more time filming and editing.
Thanks for the review, and please enter me in the giveaway!
Currently rocking a second-hand Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 for uni. I'm a huge fan of the one device does everything for computing rather than having two separate computers or a chunky gaming laptop. Receiving a VisionTek Mini eGFX would turn my decidedly utilitarian laptop into a sleeper gaming rig, turning CIV V from a slideshow to a masterpiece!
I'm finally getting a laptop with TB3 - my new work laptop, a T480. Also, I have to stay in another city for this new job, and will be away from my gaming computer for 3 months - getting such an enclosure would allow me to still play games after work. And even after that it will be very helpful for professional audio stuff - we need to use PCIe interfaces to get the low latency and high bandwidth required for studio work, and so far I've always had to carry a huge desktop PC for bigger concert recordings. with such a card I'd be able to just use a regular laptop and put an RME card in this case! So, I would be really happy If you would consider me for the giveaway I can't find this case here in germany to buy, and it looks really promising.
Thanks for the nice review! It looks a great product. I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) at work and an Intel Nuc 8 at home. I am a bioinformatician at a medical science laboratory mostly working with huge amounts of sequencing data. I am planning to use the "Limited Edition Mini eGFX bundle" for deep learning using Keras with PlaidML on the AMD GPU and 3D visualization with multiple displays. Also, I would like to play high-end games at home. The light weight and small size makes it very portable so that we can carry it with us (even on vacation!). Kindly consider my use case for the giveaway.
15-inch Macbook pro (2016) | Intel Nuc 8
Great product and review! I just realized that I could improve my graphic experience to my 2018 13'' macbook pro. I'm glad that I make this investment and tb3 ports are obviously open up a new world to me. Because I'm a researcher, I need to use GPU for rendering some 3D models I've built for publication, or just for visual presentation. Will love to try this tiny powerful fortune.
Excellent review, and this looks like a really compelling eGPU enclosure. Sign me up for that giveaway.. please and thank you! I'm a creative professional, and depending on projects I switch between a late-2016 Macbook Pro 13" and a fairly new HP Elitebook 1030 G3 - both i7 variants.
I'm a minimalist in terms of things I want to worry about on my desk. I appreciate the expandability, the small size, all together with the "docking station" nature of this unit, seems unique on the market right now. 45W PD and available USB ports for my wireless KB\mouse, webcam and potentially other bits. While I would have appreciated two more USB ports, this still sounds like a great single-cable solution to allow me to flexibly dock either laptop at my desk. Today the situation is something of a mess of several juggled cables and external components.
I have a Acer Aspsire VN7 592G with an older 960m. I'm a geomatics student in the final year of my master program and we use a lot of Agisoft Metashape, ERDAS Imagine, Cloudcompare and Autocad for 3D modelling, creating DEMs, photo modelling and point cloud processing. My current 960m is lacking behind but at the moment it's not possible to upgrade so attaching this box for an additional performance boost would be great. The main reason I like this small formfactor egpu over others is that it enables me to take it with me while travelling back and forth from my home to my dorm every weekend. It would also enable me to buy an ultrabook, which has a much longer battery life while out in the field, and maintain the performance I need while at home or at my dorm.
Anyways great review egpu.io, keep doing what you do best because you guys are the backbone of the egpu community!