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Nandemobako Max
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From what I researched there are two bottlenecks using an egpu.

First because of the bandwidth limit in the thunderbolt 3 protocol and during the data transfer when you opt in using the internal display.

I purchased Galaxy Book Flex (10th gen intel i7-1065G7) and intend to use its internal display with an egpu. (Its display was the biggest draw for the purchase.) I expect a massive performance loss but still am not sure which gpu will have which performance for gaming. Most reviews I found are using RTX2080ti. Now from what I see, the performance loss seemed really not worth paying another grand for the card and the enclosure.

I also read each graphics card tier upgrade doesn't offer a big step up for the performance. Does it mean there is a sweet spot for the best bang for buck?

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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Mini i5
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@nandemobako_max

The next gen Nvidia 3000 series cards will be announced September 1.

The rumors make it sound like the price-to-performance ratio will be better with the new cards.

 

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Nandemobako Max
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@mini-i5

Yeah, I am excited to see how egpu will work with new 3000 series.

Also I was digging more here and found a good resource on my question:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/pcie-slot-dgpu-vs-thunderbolt-3-egpu-internal-display-test/

On a side note, I ended up returning the galaxy book flex and ordered a razer blade stealth. Very excited about it!

 

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Mini i5
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@nandemobako_max

Cool. Let us know how you like the new Stealth.

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 [build link]  

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