eGPU on non Optimus Laptops

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    What game?
     
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    Watch Dogs
     
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    Any news on my subject? Can external gpu work via tb usb-c on a laptop with only descrete videocard?
     
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    I also have a question about TB ports difference. That's from the review:

    When i check wikipedia, TB3 has 3 versions, any chance to learn which one is in my lapop?

    Intel offers three versions of the controller:[56]
    • one "DP" (Double Port) version that uses a PCIe 3.0 ×4 link to provide two Thunderbolt 3 ports (DSL6540)
    • one "SP" (Single Port) version that uses a PCIe 3.0 ×4 link to provide one Thunderbolt 3 port (DSL6340)
    • an "LP" (Low Power) version that uses a PCIe 3.0 ×2 link to provide one Thunderbolt 3 port (JHL6240).
     
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    All 3 of those interfaces bottleneck GPUs more powerful than a 1060 since the TB interface is routed through the PCH lanes rather than the CPU lanes. eGPU is currently not worth doing unless you use an actually good proprietary solution such as the AW Amp or the MSI box-thing. Those 2 have full-speed PCIe rather than the crippled TB3 speeds.
     
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