>tfw the eGPU meme isn't a meme after all
>get to keep my fully capable business laptop but when I want to play some vidya at home I can hook up a video card and start playing in two minutes
Who else /eGPU/ here?
I have a gaming-capable desktop PC already, but I am going to be working abroad and travelling around, and I don't want to lug around a desktop PC or build one over there if I'm going to be leaving in 1-2 years, anyway.
Don't mind me, just spoiling your discussions about eGPU.
I don't want to get a desktop and get addicted to games like I was in highschool. Haven't played any games since then and I don't plan to till I finish uni.
I am kind of tempted by an eGPU, it'd allow me to play rocket league with a few buddies and develop some sort of self control..
yo i did this and it works better than it has any right to:
>exp gdc beast v8 ($35)
>dell da-2 psu ($15)
>750 ti (free from friend who was upgrading. you have friends, right, anon?)
shit's running overwatch pretty well at medium settings on the internal display, and can bump up to high with an external monitor. new vegas was pretty choppy on ultra with just the hd 3000, but is well over 60 fps now.
not terrible for $150
I have a desktop and a laptop+eGPU. Since I don't need to spend $1500 on a gaming desktop and another $2000 on a gaming laptop, nor do I need to play all the latest games at 60+ fps (although all the games I play can get that framerate and higher) it's definitely worth it for me.
I travel a lot and on dispatches sometimes have to spend up to half a year in one place, so having a dedicated gaming pc is not an option for me.
instead I have a work laptop, which is first gen surface book
and a gaming laptop which at this point is GX800
I will probably get Zephyrus, because that shit's still too fkn huge. especially with watercooler
All of them do fuckstick. That CPU on your laptop may have a turbo of 3.5GHz but when push comes to shove it'll cower at 2GHz or lower as the heat cranks up and the TDP limit trips.
This is all compounded by added latency and the fact that most laptops have under 16GB of system RAM.
routing the video from the gpu back to the internal display will eat up some of the overall bandwidth of the link between the egpu and laptop, reducing overall performance. if the gpu just spits its video to an external monitor, that bandwidth is saved and allows more bitz to go back and forth from the laptop.
That makes sense, same reason RasPi's are awful NAS' basically. Has anyone come up with a workaround, carrying round an extra monitor seems counter productive, I've seen eGPU adapators that intergrate a PSU so you don't have to carry around a spare like OP
wow, that was so hard [email protected]
I have to say this may may throttling meme is pretty funny.
Too bad it's not true.
i'm still stuck in the single pci lane world of expresscard adapters, so the performance hit is more noticeable. i imagine the thunderbolt adapters mitigate this problem with all the extra bandwidth available to them. on paper, you might still be losing out on the top 15-25% of a cards max capability vs if they were slotted into a desktop, but is that *really* affecting your gaming experience?
i can live with low/medium instead of medium/high gfx settings with this dumb expresscard adapter. a thunderbolt 3 adapter may be the compromise of ultra instead of super-fuck-you-mega-ultra.
if you use PCIe 2.0 x1 adapter with external resolution equal or below 1920x1200 then there is no bottleneck.
2570p + GTX960 4GB
Desktop PC + GTX960
This thread can now be closed.
I don't see OP specifying this thread was only about the X230, and you've been spewing shit this entire thread, it seemed like you were shitting on eGPUs in general.
Who the fuck pissed in your cornflakes this morning?
Is there any mpci or pc card egpu adapters for old shit?
My g40 has a Pentium 4 in it but the integrated graphics suck dick
Giving it even just a gt 210 or something would be a huge improvement for old games
Question, does it help with things like photoshop with huge image rendering?
I was /eGPU/ for awhile with a T430 and RX460. Upgraded to Ryzen a week ago and my laptop is just a laptop again.
It got me through some tough broke times, but having a desktop and a laptop is infinitely better.
Contemplated falling for this meme but the x230 can perform well enough at the garbage games I want to play already, so whatever.
I had a plastic toolbox I cut holes in, mounted three fans, the GPU, and the PSU inside it. Screwed a budget monitor onto the case using the vesa mounts. Worked okay until I upgraded.
they say sandy bridge is when mobile core took off, but i think ivy bridge was the real killshot with its igpu update. its always a fun surprise what ends up running (sometimes well) on the hd 4000
stop playing on settings your computer cannot handle.
You're clearly mentally retarded if you believe this.
Why would someone buy an ITX if they already had a laptop? They recommended the Pentium G4560 which wouldn't be much faster than a laptop CPU and will probably throttle with the stock cooler in an ITX case so that means you have to spend at least $20 on a decent low profile fan. And again, it would just be a dedicated gaming device since the OP preferred to use a laptop, while not even being a very good dedicated gaming machine. Just a bad post all around.
it let's you use internal display with shit tier performance though
>gaymen on a laptop-tier dual core