Best eGPU for Sony Vaio

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by SVE_17, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. SVE_17

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    Hello again,

    I will keep this thread updated with my progress for the people who want to attempt similar enhancements on their Vaio laptops.

    After doing some research I have decided to buy a GTX 750 TI. It's seems that the Mini PCI-E adapter is better suited for 2 GB GPUs and the GTX 750 TI seems to be the bread an butter in terms of compatibility with this adapter.

    However, I have seen many example of people using it with a GTX 1060 but there usually is a 20% - 30% performance decrease due to the bottleneck and not all older laptops support GPUs with memory higher than 2GB.

    Still, I do not think that the bottleneck is as prevalent as some people seems to suggests. In fact the the PCIe Mini Card slot has a 2.5Gb/s serial bus (https://www.logicsupply.com/explore/io-hub/what-is-the-pcie-mini-card-why-now/) which is equivalent to a PCI-X 2.0

    [​IMG]

    I don't think that GPUs up until the GTX 780 TI are affected by being connected via the equivalent of a PCI-X 2.0 but it might have a bigger impact if you choose to go with a GTX 1060.

    Will keep you updated when everything is set up.
     
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    Actually there is a bottleneck caused by the PCIe Limitation, the CPU...AND the Screen ( if you are using internal screen) you will lose 30% on a PCIe 2.0 X1 (5GB/s), and it can be worse if you are unlucky and get an unstable EXP GDC adapter which will decrease the PCIE to 1.0 X1 (2.5GB/s), in this situation, you will lose way more performance. Of course you will probably have more performance than with your integrated laptop GPU but here are the conditions to get decent performances :
    - Using External Screen ( using the internal screen will make you lose 40-50% (even more in some cases) of performance)
    - Decent CPU
    - Dont be unlucky to get an unstable EXP GDC
     
  4. StanPapi

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    Hi, I would like to do the same.
    My specs are below.

    I am interested in a eGPU because various Architecture modeling softwares wont run smoothly.
    Could someone give me a direction please.
    Thanks


    Computer

    Sony Corporation SVE1511MFXS
    System Manufacturer
    Sony Corporation
    System Model SVE1511MFXS
    System Type Mobile
    Motherboard Manufacturer Sony Corporation
    Motherboard Product VAIO
    BIOS Version UNKNOWN
    SMBIOS Version 2.7

    Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Version
    1709
    OS Build 10.0.16299
    Build Branch rs3_release
    Locale English (United States)
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    .NET Framework Versions 2.0.50727.4927, 3.0.30729.4926, 3.5.30729.4926, 4.0.0.0, 4.7.02556
    Installed Internet Browsers Google Chrome

    Processor

    Intel® Core™ i7-3840QM CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Manufacturer
    GenuineIntel
    Description Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Architecture x64
    # of Cores 4
    # of Threads 116
    Current Clock Speed 2801 MHz
    Current Voltage 9.
    Level 2 Cache 1024 Kb
    Level 3 Cache 8192 Kb
    Processor Id BFEBFBFF000306A9
    Revision 14857
    Availability Running at full power

    Graphics

    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Adapter Compatibility
    Intel Corporation
    Video Processor Intel® HD Graphics Family
    Resolution 1366 x 768
    Bits Per Pixel 32
    Number of Colors 4294967296
    Refresh Rate - Current 59 Hz
    Refresh Rate - Maximum 59 Hz
    Refresh Rate - Minimum 59 Hz
    Driver Provider Intel Corporation
    Driver Version 10.18.10.4885
    Driver Date 12/11/2017
    Adapter DAC Type Internal
    Adapter RAM 2.06 GB
    Availability Running at full power
    Status This device is working properly.
    Location PCI bus 0, device 2, function 0
    Device Id PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_90AB104D&REV_09\3&11583659&1&10

    Networking and I/O
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Manufacturer
    Realtek
    Availability Running at full power
    Status This device is working properly.
    Installed True
    MAC Address 30:F9:ED:B5:B4:69
    Service Name rt640x64
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    Driver Version 9.1.406.2015
    Driver Date 4/6/2015
    Device Id PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_90AB104D&REV_07\4&360D8B31&0&00E2

    [CommView] Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter
    Manufacturer
    TamoSoft
    Availability Running at full power
    Status This device is working properly.
    Installed True
    MAC Address 08:ED:B9:D0:06:29
    Service Name TS_ARN5416
    Driver Provider TamoSoft
    Driver Version 10.0.0.340
    Driver Date 7/22/2024
    Device Id PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_E044105B&REV_01\4&80CAA06&0&00E0

    Memory
    16 GB
    Physical Memory - Total
    16 GB
    Physical Memory - Available 11.36 GB
    Virtual Memory - Total 39.81 GB
    Virtual Memory - Available 34.88 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    Page File Space 23.86 GB
     
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