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theanswer03
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hi guys, 

since im a freelance i wanted to be as much as free as possible and i started to dive into the egpu world and laptop supporting thunderbolt. 

for the laptop, the xps 17 should work fine, has 4 ports thunderbolt 4. 

 

the gpu i wanted to purchase was a 3080 ti; the egpus boxes i was looking at are: razer core x, sonnet breakaway , coolermaster eg200 and mantiz saturn pro. are there any difference or they work just as fine?

since my external gpu will be for rendering purposes, will i expet loss performance or will work as much as a normal desktop pci? i was reading also about to connect an external monitor in order to avoid loss performance...

 

thank you

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Mini i5
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@theanswer03, Sonnet Breakaway Boxes without extra USB or Ethernet ports have been quiet and trouble-free for me. 

Attaching a 4K external display will get the best performance out of your eGPU setup (about 15% less than installing the graphics card in a desktop).

 

2018 Mac Mini + AMD RP W5500 (Sonnet Breakaway Box 650) Big Sur 11.6 + Windows 21H1

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RP W5500 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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theanswer03
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@mini-i5, ok great thanks man:) the externa monitor needs to be attached to the epgu box?

 

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Mini i5
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@theanswer03, Yes, that will give you the best performance. 

 

2018 Mac Mini + AMD RP W5500 (Sonnet Breakaway Box 650) Big Sur 11.6 + Windows 21H1

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RP W5500 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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