Since I have no knowledge of eGPU devices, I have a quick question.

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by kojack, May 24, 2021.

  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Prophet

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    Can I benefit from eGPU usage in resolve through my laptop screen? Meaning, my new laptop has xe Iris graphics on board. If I plug in an eGPU into my USB C port, will the laptop start using that graphics card instead of the on board and still use the notebook display?
     
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    In Windows, yes. Also the laptop needs to implement Thunderbolt, just having a USB-C port is not enough.
     
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    As far as I know it's a TB port.
     
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    It will work then. I've done plenty of gaming on the system in my signature. Just know that the performance loss over 4-lane TB3 is around 20-25% at 1080p. Loss is less apparent at higher resolutions where it's more GPU bound. Depends on what GPU and laptop panel res.

    Which laptop is it?
     
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    dell 5406. I want the eGpu for video editing. Just to get some extra "ommph" in the video card department over the irisXE graphics on board.
     
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    no problem, it will still do what i want but a little slower.
     
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    Can't you use Intel QuickSync for exporting?
     
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    I don't know. I do not have the machine yet. :)
     

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