Best setup for the Galaxy Book Flex
I've been surfing egpu.io for months now trying to find the best setup for my Galaxy Book Flex and thought I would seek some help.
Specs for the flex: 12GB RAM, CPU: 10th gen intel i7-1065G7 (ice lake) (4 cores(8 threads)) 1.3Ghz clock, 3.9Ghz turbo, 512GB SSD, 2x Thunderbolt3 ports.
Egpu and gpu card I am looking to pair,
Egpu: Razer Core X
Gpu: nvidia gtx 3070 ( not much definite info on this card because it is being released mid October)
Monitor: Acer Nitro XZ272UP (supports 1440p at 75Hz) Honestly, I haven't looked much into monitors because I'm not sure whether my rig can handle 1440p or not. If it can't I'll be buying a 1080p monitor. But I know a monitor is imperative to free up thunderbolt 3 bandwidth.
I originally was thinking about running games at 1080p at 144Hz. I'm pretty sure this rig can handle that. As I did some digging, I found that with the rtx 3080, there isn't much difference in most games between 1080p at 144Hz and 1440p at 75Hz when it comes to running Ice Lake.
On the contrary, I have also read in other places that only 4 cores isn't the greatest for 1440p gaming.
My question is, do you think my setup would be able to handle 1440p at 75Hz? I know the rtx 3070 sits right in that sweet spot for entry 1440p gaming and I was wondering if my cpu could keep up a decent frame rate. If my cpu does bottleneck, how great would the bottleneck be between 1080p and 1440p? Which do you think would be best for my setup and why? I would also appreciate any additional info you all may have.
I really appreciate the feedback and help.
@falx927, I tested the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex with RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box [build link]. It's a very nice and unique laptop with QLED display as well as wireless charging through the touchpad. The i7-1065G7 makes it a good eGPU host. While I did not run benchmarks in QHD, I ran ultrawide QHD. You should be able to achieve QHD at or above 75Hz using the RTX 3070.
@itsage, thank you so much for the response! I must have read that build link 5 times over in the last month or so. (Other than your build it was hard to research any other in-depth Flex builds) It is very insightful and well written. I figured the 2080 ti would be similar in power to the rtx 3070. Thanks so much for the input.
@falx927, When I tested the RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box with a similarly specced Razer Blade Stealth, QHD performance on an external monitor is closer to 100Hz. If you can keep the CPU running cool, I think the Galaxy Book Flex is a great ultrabook for eGPU gaming.