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Roland
(@roland)
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I'm currently using a Lenovo X1 7th gen with ubuntu 19.10,  a Razer Core X with a 2060 GPU. I'm in the market for buying another one for my office.

With the Razer Core X I'm plugging in two cables: One thunderbolt cable and one for my usb hub.

I've read multiple reports of the enclosures with usb ports being flaky under load. What are your experiences?

Ideally I would like to plugin in just one cable.

Lenovo X1 7th Gen, Razer X, Nvidia 2060


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itsage
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@roland Your best bet is to get an eGPU enclosure with dual Thunderbolt 3 controllers, one to host the eGPU and the other hosts expansion ports. Razer Core V2, Core X Chroma, PowerColor/VisionTek mini eGFX are the options available.

 

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2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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Roland
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Thank you for the information and your reply.

It seems that the problems @radiantsync had with the Core X Chroma are still there.

 

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/artful/+source/linux/+bug/1749961

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2019-13-razer-blade-stealth-rx-vega-64-lc32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-chroma-win10-1809-ubuntu-19-04-itsage/#post-59636

Lenovo X1 7th Gen, Razer X, Nvidia 2060


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Yuxin Li
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@roland

You are right. I have a 5700xt with the Core X Chroma. And for a few times, when the machine is under heavy load, my mouse stopped moving.

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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Roland
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Thanks to everybody who chimed in. I'll mull it over this week. It'll probably be an enclosure without the extra ports.

Lenovo X1 7th Gen, Razer X, Nvidia 2060


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