VisionTek Mini eGFX Review - Mobility meets Utility
The weight of 0.85kg is without PSU I assume. Could you tell the total, please? Macbook pro 13, 2018. And I would use it as a compact travel pack for gaming.
wow looks amazing in terms of size. do you know how much the total of weight with the combination of PSU and the enclosure (with GPU)?
Also, would like to join the giveaway things with my current dell xps 13 9370 which i will use for gaming purpose and giving an information to my local people in Indonesia because it's becoming popular now the eGPU set up which hopefully could have potential in the future (selling the product might be) if the product has a good merit.
I‘m looking for a silent external thunderbolt 3 device to work with my Zotac Zbox MI553 which contains only an Intel HD 630 grafic solution.
There seems to be no way to activate 10-Bit color depth in Windows 10 Pro because the Intel driver tool doesn‘t support this option.
I don‘t need gaming performance but 1.07 Billion of colors for my grafic and image editing.
Unfortunately, this new device isn‘t available in Germany at the moment
Host computer: Dell XPS 13 9370 (16GB, i7-8550U)
Intended use: Creating a CAD modelling program for VR and AR as a University thesis
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Hi, I'm an EU student who's studying Computer Science in the UK and I specialize in Computer Graphics. As such having access to powerful hardware is a good thing to have but a portable machine is also a necessity as I'd need something to write notes and schoolwork on. I decided to prioritize portability over power when choosing a laptop for schoolwork and as such am running a refurbished Dell XPS 13 9370 (thanks to relatives in the US and crazy cheap Dell Outlet prices) as my only machine with the intention of eventually upgrading with an external GPU.
Since the past year my department has installed a VR setup and I am absolutely in love with the thing. I especially love modelling 3D objects with the tools that are provided with the headset. Because of that I've decided to do my research thesis on modelling solid geometries, i.e. CAD objects in VR and AR. The practical use of this would be to show how using some tools is more intuitive when creating models for manufacturing and 3D printing. To assist me with the project the department has offered to give me a Windows MR headset and is willing to repay me the costs of building a Project North Star AR headset (see this: https://developer.leapmotion.com/northstar) if I manage to build one by the end of summer.
Sadly, the department has denied the funding of a PC or an eGPU so I'll have to pay for those myself. The issue is that eGPUs are still damn expensive in Europe and the cheapest option I could find was a guy selling his GTX 1070 Aorus Gaming Box for 450 quid which is ridiculous considering a used 1070 costs 200 quid. The VisionTek eGPU is a really good alternative because it fixes the USB bandwidth issue and it's even more portable but it's sad that there aren't any EU retailers where I could buy it from.
Currently using an Asus UX330UA with no eGPU; expecting XPS 15 9570 in the mail and looking for an Aorus Gaming Box
Nice and compact eGPU! It has more practice use for mobile setups. I have MBP 2017 force touch with two thunderbolt ports, after upgrade to mojave have no chance to go with my gtx 1070. It's seems that's only one way to go with amd for multi-screen installations for now.