P770DM + eGPU?

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  1. seldN

    seldN Notebook Enthusiast

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    Dear NR Forum,

    I recently picked up a P770DM (Eurocom) with a 6700k and 980m. I was hoping to upgrade the GPU to a GTX 1080 (or ti). Assuming I can't replace the 980m with a 1080 is there a way to plug in an eGPU this laptop? I believe it has thunderbolt 3.

    Thank you
     
  2. Danishblunt

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    of course you can upgrade to 1080.

    also TI doesn't exist for ntoebooks yet to my knowledge
     
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    I heard the 1080 mxm card is physically larger than the 980m
     
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    eGPU will bottleneck the 1080 as far as I know hard enough to make it on "GTX 1060" levels (maybe even worse). So honestly i'd settle for a MXM 1070 from the site posted by sicily. I don't think eGPU is the way to go here especially whe sconsidering something on GTX 1070 / GTX 1080 levels performance.
     
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    4x lanes through the chipset really hurts anything above a 1060 really.
     
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    So external GPU is a no go? I suppose an internal GTX 1070 is the next best thing? What type of modification will I need to go through for a GTX 1080?
     
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    I don't know your case, but a little bit of dremel cutting will do. Also you need a bigger PSU I think.
     
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