[Solved] To future eGPU users — do your homework first!
I am new in egpu.
i want to ask if my model laptop is compatible to using egpu?
laptop model : Hp elitebook 1040 G3
egpu encloser : razer core xchroma
graphic card: not sure/not study yet
Purpose: to used for 4k video editing
I'm a graphic designer (photoshop, illustrator, indesign) But nowadays, i have to work with more and more videos and am using Davinci Resolve software. Though it is working quite well on my macpro, the rendering is very long. And so i was wondering how to upgrade my graphic card. As i saw, i can't easily change the internal card AMD FirePro D500...
I found this article which talks about this forum. And so here i am...
I already read several topics but not sure about what i have to buy to get a decent eGPU with my mac pro.
My configuration :
3,5 GHz Intel Xeon E5 6 core processor
16 Go 1866 MHz DDR3 Memory
And an internal Graphic Card : AMD FirePro D500 3 Go
I think Thunderbolt 2 (but not sure)
Thank you very much for your precious help
@lemiran, Take a look at our build guides and search for 2013 Mac Pro builds in specific. There are plenty of information on setting up an eGPU for your 6,1. I have personally been using my 2013 Mac Pro for the past 4 years with an eGPU [build guide]. It's a great addition to this computer.
that's very kind to answer me so quickly!
I wanted someone who has the same configuration to answer me in order to be sure that it could be possible. It's done thank you!
I saw some thunderbolt 3 products and read that if i plug them to my TB2 macpro, it would be very slow so i was screay to test it...
I will take a look than!
Good morning, an apology if the topic is in the wrong section. I hope someone can support or guide me. i have a lenovo Thinbook 14, this model, to be more exact: https://www.lenovo.com/es/es/laptops/thinkbook/thinkbook-series/Lenovo-ThinkBook-14-IML/p/XXTBXTM8000 In the specs, it mentions that it has a fully functional USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (USB + DisplayPort + power supply) but I do not know if it can be compatible for an egpu, I have been looking, but honestly I do not fully understand the technical part Thanks!!
@giovanny_alexander, The product page does not show it has Thunderbolt 3 unfortunately. That means your choice for adding an eGPU is to use the NVMe M.2 slot inside the laptop.
Ohhh! but, the USB-c port of 3.2 generation, could not be compatible with any, I have read that it gives transfer of 10Gbit / s In case of using the NVM.M2, could you recommend any user guide?
Thanks for your answer!
First post so will apologise up front for n00b mistakes/assumptions etc.
Thinking to mod my mid-2015 mbp my means of an m.2 card and after various amounts of research landed upon the Delock M.2 Key M to 1 x OCuLink SFF-8612 Converter ( https://www.delock.com/produkte/G_64106/merkmale.html) and wondered; would this work as a eGPU host bridge?
I'm obviously already looking at the ADT Link adapters and whilst that feels like the easy win here, ideally i'd have something that I could disconnect and reconnect to allow my mbp to remain moderately portable.
If I would go down the ADT route, I've thought to my the 12+16 ssd via an adapter into an external thunderbolt 3 box, which is bus powered so waiting for OWC to release the new 3-port TB3 hub in a few weeks... is there a better way? running off usb3 seems very 2016 especially when i'll still have two very usable TB2 ports available for running a disk off etc.
Any suggestions/tips would be greatly appreciated