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OB1
 OB1
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Hello,

I was wondering if anybody has an EGPU working with POP OS ? how is the performance and what steps are needed to make it work? If i use a AMD card will it just work? 

I currently have a Dell Latitude 7480 (7th Gen i5) and the latest POP OS installed. I would like to get a  RX 580 as i know my CPU will be a bottle neck. I dont need the best FPS and highest settings etc, Medium to High 60fps is fine. 

I havent brought an EGPU yet and any advice on one that works with Linux and is fairly quiet would be useful. 

 

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itsage
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@ob1, It should work plug-and-play on the latest 20.04. I've been using Pop!_OS on a couple systems in the past year.

 

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ambronet
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I couldn't make it work on my MacBook Pro 2017 (dGPU = Radeon Pro 560) and 5700 XT (eGPU). Tried many times but it never worked. I never installed it on the internal SSD itself but always on a external SSD, would that affect something?

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niirb
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Posted by: @itsage

@ob1, It should work plug-and-play on the latest 20.04. I've been using Pop!_OS on a couple systems in the past year.

 

Hi! What exactly do you mean by plug and play? No need for a set up script? I've been thinking of switching to POP_OS for a while now and this is tempting me quite a bit.

 

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itsage
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@niirb, In the context of OP's inquiry to pairing a Radeon RX 580 to his laptop, POP!_OS 20.04 should have the proper Thunderbolt 3 detection and AMD graphics drivers to work right out of the box. Your system + eGPU configuration may be different.

 

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2020 14" MSI Prestige 14 EVO [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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niirb
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@itsage, Great! I'll give it a shot today/tomorrow and post the results Smile

 

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itsage
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@niirb, Let us know how that goes for you. Another nice feature of this Linux distro is the "Download/Update" button in the Control Panel > About. This is similar to macOS approach, System Preferences > Software Update. It makes system upgrades from an older version to the latest version a breeze. I did it over the weekend on an Alienware 13 R3 and there was no issues.

With Apple's recent changes, I found myself using Pop!_OS more. It's kinda nice because I use macOS at work, Windows for gaming, and now Linux for other personal computing stuff. Switch the Power Profile to "Battery Life" when using the laptop unplugged and I get really good battery life, even on the power-hungry AW13R3.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2020 14" MSI Prestige 14 EVO [11th,4C,G] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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