[Solved] To future eGPU users — do your homework first!
Intel (R) Core (TM) i9 processor label
32GB 2x16GB DDR4-2400MHz
PCIe M.2 SSD with 256 GB + hybrid hard drive with 1 TB (+ 8 GB SSHD) +980 Pro Samsung SSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
Model identification: MacBookPro15.1
Processor type: 6-core Intel Core i7
Processor speed: 2.6 GHz
Number of processors: 1
Total number of cores: 6
L2 cache (per core): 256 KB
L3 cache: 9 MB
Hyper-Threading Technology: Activated
Storage: 16 GB
Is there an eGPU compatible with this PC? Thanks.
System Model HP EliteDesk 800 G4 DM 35W
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700T CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Rather then making 2 threads, I will post 2 separate questions here on this thread:
1) I am planning on getting this ASUS - ZenBook with Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Pine Gray Model:UX363EADH51T.
And, this has 2 thunderbolt 3 ports, so I would love to add 2 3090s with each contained in a Mantiz Saturn Pro , essentially acting as a dual gpu computer. Since I recently got into mining, I would love to make this computer solely a mining machine, while my Asus will mine when I'm not gaming. My question is, would the 8 gig of ram in the laptop limit the performance? I know 32gig on a desktop with dual 3090s will work fine, but wondering if 8 gigs on a laptop would not work, even though the 2 3090s would be strictly miners.
2) A month ago, a friend sold me his MSI GE76 laptop with a RTX 3080 at a ridiculously cheap price (he no longer had use for it). First off, this thing is a freakin BEAST. Holy crap, lol. The RGB lighting is nice, though I don't care much for it. He offered it to me at a terrific price, otherwise I see these retail for $2,699 and up, so I had to take it. Now, it does not have any Thunderbolt ports like my Asus, but it has USBC ports, and so does my Mantiz Saturn pro . Would an eGPU work on this laptop with a USBC port? This is my work computer/movie watcher, so its perfect as is. But getting into this whole mining thing, I'd love for it to have an eGPU mining with the dGPU when i'm out of the house or sleeping. From what I read online, gaming would not work so well with a USBC port, but would mining still work?
Thanks for any info, guys. I just recently got into mining, right around the time my baby girl turned 1. So, if all of this could provide a nice supplemental income in the next 18 years when my baby girl goes to college, well....that would be wonderful