The hopeful of keeping MXM 3.0b alive thread!

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by King of Interns, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. RMSMajestic

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    Need to be cautious about those 980m from China. Those are made by 3rd party and have shrinked choke as appeared from photo. (likely recycled core as well)
     
  2. Yevgeny Stalinsky

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    Amazing, how did you get hold of it please?

    Can you post pictures of it set up and GPU-Z PCIe bandwidth report?
     
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  4. Yevgeny Stalinsky

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    will do, i got my motherboard ****ed up, seems like i fixed it but need to test it and i have no time.
    will post some info once i have some time.
    i got it via taobao via a guy i know from china as the seller does not ship internationally.
     
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    After seeing Asus make an E-GPU that is super small, but non-upgradeable, it made me think that MXM GPU's would be perfect for SFF E-GPU boxes. You get great performance on top of upgrade-ability in a small form factor.
     
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  8. Yevgeny Stalinsky

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    This is basically ausus custom egpu with mxm card inside which connects directly to pcie 3/4 4x, since these small form factor laptop has a gpu already soldered to pcie->cpu 8x/16x lanes.

    You can do the same with a 3d printed case and a 3060 TI/3070/3080 desktop or so for better performance however it will be significantly larger considering you'll need a psu.
    But i bet the egpu also has a psu on its own to feed it 150W+.
    I dont see the purpose of this since if you move around and need a good laptop, better buy a 15" beefy laptop with 3000RTX series already in the laptop either bga or mxm.
    instead of carrying essentially two laptops with two psu to power egpu and laptop itself.

    for portability/home use, you can probably buy some cheap laptop with 1650ti or so for gaming on the go and at home as i mentioned make your own egpu setup for cheap, connect it via the pcie 4/3 4x and you're good to go, better than TB.
     
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  9. Tyranus07

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    You mean using the M.2 port? The bad thing that's a shared port that connects to the CPU using the DMI bus. A modern GPU needs dedicated PCIe 3.0 x8 or PCIe 4.0 x4 at least to not get bottlenecked.
     
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    @Yevgeny Stalinsky The unit is rated for 280W - I'm willing to bet it's a custom PCB with COB. MXM is unlikely at that power rating - If it was 200W, I might be hopeful, but not 280W.

    It's also mentioned (but nto confirmed) as PCIe 4.0 x8, with some USB via LTT.
     

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