DIY eGPU experiences

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by master blaster, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. ittius

    ittius Notebook Enthusiast

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    sorry for double posting but i figured you'd like a more details pic of the 3Dmark scores
     

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    I want sandy bridge vidock results naw! :(
     
  3. tpro

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    I wonder if we can modify Vidock power-adapter for neater PSU solution . (ViDock 4 plus PSU)
     
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    Just got my Power supply today (took 2 days for delivery from Newegg); also, I got my PE4L package today (ordered last Sat, and got it this morning)..
     
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    If I get an i5 laptop with a amd gpu...can I disable the amd gpu...will there be an intel gpu underneath in which I can use optimus setup?
     
  7. ittius

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    Don't quote me, but Optimus is Nvidia only, so that means no ATI. But thats as much as i know sorry.

    but what laptop are you looking at?
     
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    Wow, this is an amazing thread. Have read through quite a bit, but very confusing!

    I am thinking of up-speccing a Dell XPS M1530 (4gb ram, dual booting into Linux/Win 7)

    Seems to me the best solution would be GTX 460 and x1? And I am likely to run into some issues with 4gb of memory.

    Also a stupid question - when running through an external monitor - does it 'stress' the card any more depending on screen size? (i.e can I run it through the 40 inch TV ok, or would it work better through a 20 inch monitor?)

    Edit: Ok that is stupid - I wouldn't be able to see the whole TV screen up close!

    Thanks!
     
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    If you want a comparaison, I have a MSI GX640 configure like this:

    Intel i5-430m
    Seagate M omentus XT 320gb 7200rpm
    Radeon mobility HD5850 1gb GDDR5

    :cool:

    And this is what are my benchmarks scores:

    3dmark 06 : 13220 pts
    Res5 : 101.3 fps

    So, a diy vidock with a gtx 460 optimus x1 can surpass my ''more than 1k $$'' rig.:eek: :mad:

    With the addition of the expresscard 2.0, it will blow my notebook that can play all games well.

    I will, in a near futur, buy a new sandy bridge laptop like a HP 2560p and throw a gtx 560 ti in it. Better built quality, better portability, better battery life and better performance for the same price...I am sold.
    :D
     
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    What is the brand/model of your screen?

    Stress can occur due the frequency refresh rate. (depending on my info).

    GTX460 can handle i think 120 hz. you can also watch 3D...
     
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