eGPU (Razer Core) + Razer Blade Pro 17

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  1. masterfred

    masterfred Notebook Geek

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    I have a 2018 Razer Blade Pro.

    I'm looking at using it more like a workstation instead of a gaming laptop ... can I expect a good boost in performance with the Razer Core X Chroma, or Razer Core v2 (for the LAN and USB Ports) combine with an Nvidia Quadro card?

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    falkio Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am not a pro on this topic but the fact that your eGPU is limited to 4x PCIE due to the TB3 port you will loose a whole bunch of the GFX performance! I imagine that a Quadro Card in an eGPU housing is waste of money.
     
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    masterfred Notebook Geek

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    I might find just a cheap 1080 GTX then to support the current 1060
     
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    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    It barely does anything, you lose sooooo much performance with teh TB3 solution. The problem is that the TB3 controller is not connected to the CPU directly but to the PCH. THis causes extra latency, overhead and loss of performance. Much more than you would expect of a usual PCI express 4x vs 16x bottleneck. In fact a real PCI express 4X slot barely has a performance hit at all. But with TB3 it is really severe.
     
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