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bodyofglass
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Hello Everybody
As i didnt find any post about this, and the configurator didnt had my laptop here my question:
 
Im working on a VR/Stereo Project/ 4K in After Effects/Premiere Pro/ Cinema 4D. Its already super choppy and im not able to play back the preview not even scroll through. Basically it takes forerver. As i already have a strong GPU (or i thought so), I was wondering with the specs i have is there a good solution?
I dont want to spend more then 600/700 CHF /Dollars and it needs to be availabe. Dell obviously doesnt give any recomandation exept the alienware amplifier wich ist not avalable of course...
 
This are my specs
 
Alienware Area 51m R1
 
9th Generation Intel (R) Core (TM) i9-9900K (8 Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0Ghz with Turbo Boost

 

 

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)

 
 
Also i  have a mac book pro, maybe i can buy something that works for both? Sorry if im beeing naive, but im defently no techguy.
 
 
Model name: MacBook Pro
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

 

 

 
Thanks a lot
Best O

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segsegseg
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Amazon.com: HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini Intel Core i7 8700T 2.4 GHz , 8 GB RAM, 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro (4CB16UT#ABA): Computers & Accessories

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


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k1llah3rtz
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@nando4, @joevt - build complete!  Thanks for your help/input.

 

2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 Super @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 // Transcend JetDrive 855 M.2-TB2 enclosure, ADT-Link eGPU stand [build link]  

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stangerang
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Hi guys,

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  Smile

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Abdullah Khan
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@itsage, so I was browsing the internet and I saw that the only egpu that I can have hands on is the akitio node titan

Now what I have is 2017 MacBook air with thunderbolt 2. 

If I buy akitio node titan, a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter, a thunderbolt 2 cable, will it work? I mean i am afraid that will this provide the downstream power delivery like razer core x

Looking forward to your response 

 

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itsage
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@abdullah_khan, Unfortunately Thunderbolt 2 does not have Power Delivery. Both the host computer and enclosure have to be Thunderbolt 3 or newer to be able to use Power Delivery feature.

 

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Abdullah Khan
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@itsage, I think there is a miscommunication. 

I asked a simple question that as razer core x can work with thunderbolt 2 macbooks by using a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter, will the same adapter work with akitio node titan, which is also an egpu enclosure since this is the only one available here in local market. 

 

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itsage
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@abdullah_khan, Thunderbolt eGPU functionality will work with the components you listed. Power Delivery do not work through Thunderbolt 2.

 

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Abdullah Khan
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@itsage, I don't need it to power my laptop, just to adding egpu to my thunderbolt 2 macbook using akitio node pro 

 

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Quek Kim Chuah
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Dear eGPU members

I am new to eGPU and would like to know which eGPU would work with the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon which is a 13" laptop as the laptop currently use a Intel Iris XE graphics. I am looking at Razer Core X Chroma but I don't know if it works.

Appreciate all advises

Thanks

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