Any possible way to salvage SVZ13 with thunderbolt eGPU?

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  1. RMSMajestic

    RMSMajestic Notebook Consultant

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    As described in the title. As of 2018 the HD 7670m in the power media dock is a piece of s*** and can't even play youtube videos smoothly. Since it has a built in thunderbolt, is there any possibility to get some more powerful eGPU working on that thunderbolt?

    I know we are talking about a project that involves customized pcb and manufacturing and might cost $10k+, but might we have enough SVZ13 owners to push that forward?
     
  2. Grant B Gibson

    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    Assuming you mean thunderbolt 1/2, there are external box for that, but they cost a decent amount of money and honestly a newer laptop would be better IMO
     
  3. RMSMajestic

    RMSMajestic Notebook Consultant

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    It's all about possibility. Just saying. SVZ13 are underpriced cos they are unable to get better GPUs. similar stories for thinkpad W701.
    I already got the thinkpad P52, but honestly might just get rid of it cos of windows 10
     
  4. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    Unlikely. The TB implementation in the SVZ13 predates the proper TB spec, and is the only commercial implementation of "Thunderbolt" with optical cabling (all other setups are copper).
     
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