Need help confirming 8th gen HP Spectre x360 15' Thunderbolt 3 pcie lanes
In the market for a new laptop and decided on HP Spectre x360 15' with the new 8th gen cpu. I need help with a couple of question be my purchase.
1. Does the 15' model have 4 lanes of pcie?
3. If neither egpu doesnt work is there a one you would recommended?
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Answers to all three of your questions are there.
It does have 4 lanes, but it shares them between the built in and external GPUs. It's still quite fast; I'm using one to color grade a feature film shot in 8K Recode right now.
Do you have the 13 in x360 or 15 in x360?
Would ideally like the 13 for portability use with eGPU but the 15 inch looks great just concerned about 2 lanes compared with 13's 4 lanes when I use it with eGPU.
The 15" has about 30% less raw bandwidth on the TB3 port which in real life translates to about a 10-15% hit in FPS terms. YMMV.
On the flip side, all your GPU-heavy stuff will still work on the go as well, even if a bit slower (as opposed to the 13" version where it's more of an all-or-nothing, stuff runs full-steam when connected to the eGPU, but not at all when not connected). That MX150 is still far (far) more powerful than the 8550Us iGPU.
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Hey Guys, I just received my Thunder 3, put in the Graphics Card, plugged it into my HP spectre x360 and....nothing. Am I missing something? I thought it`s plug and play?
Another thing I just reckognized is that the Fan isn`t spinning. Maybe the Akitio is broken?
I`m really clueless right now.