RTX 3080 in an eGPU discussion

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by hfm, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. hfm

    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    Moving this here from a different thread since it's eGPU related.

    Here's someone that is compiling egpu benchmarks using the same CPU I am (i7-8565U) compared to a desktop CPU
    It's pretty impressive for what the setup is. There is also results from 9980HK laptop CPU.

    https://egpu.io/forums/postid/86664/

    I generated a table from the results that were in text. Some of these are a single desktop result, some are desktop average from 3dmark. I don't know under what condition the eGPU was run, but it will be faster on an external monitor hooked to the GPU vs Internal laptop panel.

    My 2070 is definitely faster than a 1060 in a desktop.. The higher you go in resolution using an eGPU, the more GPU bound you are, and the less the difference between a desktop build is vs. eGPU build. The difference is more massive at lower resolutions and as well some games just use more PCIe bandwidth than others. Overall I'm very happy even with the 2070 build. I have no idea why this forum software is putting this table so far below this text.. I'm starting the table on the next line.. SHRUG.. sorry..

    EDIT: figured it out, forum software doesn't like pretty formatted tables it retains the whitespace, they should fix that..

    BenchmarkDesktop CPU 3080i7-8565U eGPU 3080% difference
    4k Super Position 14,24813, 391-6%
    1080P Extreme Super Position10,92010,389-5%
    Time Spy Extreme (4K)8,8988,194-8%
    Port Royal (RTX)11,2298,571-24%
    Firestrike (1080p)42,25428,000-34%
    So at the end of the day, it looks like if I put a 3080 in my eGPU.. it would be at minimum about the same as a desktop system with a 2080Ti, and it some cases it would beat it by some margin.. which is pretty damn impressive..

    @JRE84
     
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    hey thats pretty cool thanks for posting that...Looks like i'll be getting a 3080 egpu...hopefully consoles don't kill the card with super demanding ports
     
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    But I don't want to use an external monitor.... I wouldn't mind yo use a TB eGPU with internal screen, but external screen no way. What performance improvement should I get with an external 3080 + internal screen vs a single internal 1080?
     
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    This matches up with data from my Titan Xp running in AW 13 R3, Area-51m, and desktop. Difference was like 2-3%. 3080 being faster shows a 6-8% difference with the TB3 based eGPU.

    I did use Alienware graphics amplifier though. Up to 3090 at 4K should provide minimal bottleneck (~10%?) so should be faster than any laptop gpu.

    1440p/1080p is not worth it for 3080+ unless you're running a 1660Ti or other low end gpu in the laptop.
     
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    i might be running my 3080 for VR and maybe a external monitor and use my laptop like a desktop...funny thing is its a thin and light gaming laptop lol....so incredibly pointless going thin and light with a good gpu
     
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    Not entirely pointless, since you can still use the internal dGPU with eGPU active, plus you still get that mobility.
     
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    I use mine without an external monitor, works great
     
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    What's the performance percentage you get using internal monitor compared to the full desktop version??? A MXM mobile RTX 2080 is around $ 1500 (which is ridiculous) for much lower price I would be able to get a desktop 3080 but I want to be sure that's actually a better deal in terms of performance/$
     
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    I would do some research on eGPU.io, they have a ton of builds you can look at, most people post benchmarks.

    Typical perf loss is around 20% but it varies depending on the game, resolution, etc.. usually the more GPU bound the less the performance loss. TB3 has its limits. I think it works great though, fits my needs perfectly, definitely not for everyone.
     
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    Man in this review:

    the results are not pretty good. At 1080p the difference between internal vs external monitor is not that high, but internal monitor vs full desktop most of the time the eGPU gets half performance. At 4k the gap is smaller, but I'm not going to play at 4k and I rather have high frame rates at 1080p
     
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