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Erik Skår
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Hi!

I'm considering buying a Dell XPS 15 ( i7-10875H) as my next laptop. Primarly for programming at uni and work (Android Studio etc.). I was wondering if anyone could tell me how an XPS 15 with eGPU would match up against my current desktop if I were to buy an eGPU enclosure and use that as my desktop replacement. The desktop I currently have has an i7-4770k and a GTX 1070. It was built in 2013 so it has 16gb DDR3 RAM.

If I were to upgrade my GPU to a RTX 2070 TI or something in that ballpark and use that as an eGPU, how would the performance compare to my current desktop?

With an eGPU I would use it for some gaming aswell. The most demanding games are Star Citizen and Warzone, where Warzone is getting > 60 frames most of the time at medium to high settings, and Star Citizen being all over the place due to the CPU heavy computations.

The resolution I would be gaming at is 3440x1440. 

 

Taking the performance hit the GPU would take from being over TB3 into consideration, would the laptop be better than my desktop seeing it has better CPU and memory?

 

Thanks

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Mini i5
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@erik_skar

Nvidia will announce their new 3000 series cards in a couple weeks. Those should offer more improvement over your current setup. 

 

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Gakkou
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@mini-i5

Is there any info about when can we actually buy a 3080 or 3070? Like if the they release in september, can you instantly order? I tried to google but very little information.

Also do you think a eGPU like 3070 or 3080 would run something like the upcoming cyberpunk 2077 on 4k 60 fps? I have iMac with i9 and want to add egpu. Should the 3080 and 3070 fit to the old eGPU enclosures like razer core x chroma?

 

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Mini i5
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@gakkou

Nvidia is making us all wait until Sep 1 to get those details. 

 

2018 Mac Mini + AMD RX 6600 XT (Sonnet Breakaway Box 650) Monterey 12.1 pending + Windows 21H1

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 6600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 12.0 & Win10 21H1 [build link]  


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tsakal
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@erik_skar, Hi there. 

Check the builds section to find a build similar to what you are thinking of and check the benchmarks. 

That is the only way to find out . 

For example here 

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2020-13-dell-xps-13-9300-10th4cg-evga-rtx-2070-super-xc-ultra-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-win10-2004/

and here 

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2019-13-hp-spectre-x360-oled-10th4cg-rx-5700-xt-32gbps-tb3-mantiz-saturn-pro-win10-2004-linux-pop_os-20-04-itsage/

or here

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/xps-15-9500-gtx-1650ti-10th-6c-h-gtx-1070-founders-edition-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-windows-10-2004/

p.s. I am the one who told you on reddit to check the forum 

 

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1068NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Gigabyte OC 3080 10Gb, Samsung 49 1440p UltraWide C49RG
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 latest update previously W10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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