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Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by NathanBy, Sep 3, 2018.

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  1. NathanBy

    NathanBy Newbie

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    What expected benefits does an egpu give? Wouldn't it be limited to the bandwidth of the connector to motherboard, but also have a delay due to not being "plugged in" to the mono?

    I've been out of the pc world a decade or so since starting a family. Sorry for noobie questions.
     
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    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    It loses some performance due to bandwidth of the thunderbolt connection (moreso if using the laptop's internal display instead of an external monitor connected to eGPU) but if you want an Ultrabook for the road that can game at home it's good enough. It can also be quieter if you get an eGPU and graphics card that both have quiet fans. If you just care about playing games and not chasing benchmark scores it can work great.
     
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