Lenovo Yoga 720 with Thunderbolt3 for EGPU?

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  1. sz1a

    sz1a Notebook Guru

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    Lenovo better have 4 lane Thunderbolt support on the Yoga 720 13 inch, otherwise I'll have to get something else.. eGPUs work on all systems with real Thunderbolt 3 support but you need 4 lanes if you want any kind of decent performance.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    here a review
    http://www.ultrabookreview.com/14925-lenovo-yoga-720-15-impressions/

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    "The build quality I would describe as “good enough”, but is still a notch below the XPS. The screen is something that I could live with as someone who is not working in digital or print imaging, but it may be a deal breaker for others. The two-lane PCIe for the Thunderbolt 3 is a big disappointment, however, and I think that will turn away a lot of people who were looking at it as an alternative to the XPS 15. The floaty and frustrating trackpad was something that also made the machine difficult for me to imagine using as a daily driver: it is something immediately noticeable and consistently jarring for the duration of its use."
     
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  3. sz1a

    sz1a Notebook Guru

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    My hope is that just like with the spectre x360 15 vs 13, the 13 inch yoga 720 will have four lanes whereas the 15 inch has two.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    do you know a review of yoga 720 13"?
     
  5. wynand32

    wynand32 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm reviewing the 720 13 inch right now. How do I check on the number of lanes as well as eGPU support generally?


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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    hi! do you have an egpu? in that case you could use cuda-z for testing tb3?
     
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  7. Zeninsight

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    You should be able to find it somewhere like the below image. Do you have the 13" or the 15"?



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    Unfortunately, no, I don't.
     
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    Okay, the two ports both list Maximum Link Width: 2x, Current Link Speed: Not negotiated.

    I suppose that's bad news. It's the 13-inch.
     
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