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Dave Lawson
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Hey folks!

I have been absorbing eGPU info over the last days and finally am ready for first post.

I am a 3d modeler who uses CAD software, Blender, Adobe suite (Video primarily), Rendering software, etc for my daily work and an Avid gamer after hours (latest titles at 2560x1440 resolution)

I currently run a 12 core ryzen, 32gb ram and a 2080 Super in a tower.

 

I now have an office and will be traveling there daily, hence the need for a technology change.

 

My challenge is finding a powerful enough laptop to handle the day to day and one that I can plug in to my eGPU at nights to satisfy my gaming. I believe the current 11th gen intel laptops dont have enough horsepower with 4 cores and often 16gb of ram to handle my day to day. Higher end 10th gen chips (potentially i9) shouldnt have a problem. Are there any laptop models I may be missing that exist in 10th gen range that may be a solution (Powerful, 32gb ram, ability to run full x4 on their TB3 so minimum loss vs TB4 on 11th gen)? Thank you for any help in brainstorming.

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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Fredman
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Joined: 4 months ago
 

If I was in your situation, I would seriously consider the Asus rogflow x13 with the full bandwidth  3080 egpu.

 

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MacBook Pro 2014 15” 750M + Sonnet breakaway box 550 + Nvidia GTX 780 Ti

 
2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + GTX 780 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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Dave Lawson
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@fredman, Only thing concerning me with that one is the proprietary nature of their eGPU setup.

 

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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Fredman
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Joined: 4 months ago
 

@dave_lawson, I understand, but if your product is under warranty, you have nothing to be afraid of. This is an option that will cover your gaming  needs for the next 3 years. The only real concern about this one, is the lack of upgradability. 

 

MacBook Pro 2014 15” 750M + Sonnet breakaway box 550 + Nvidia GTX 780 Ti

 
2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + GTX 780 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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