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Windows 7: External GPU (eGPU)

16 Apr 2013   #111
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

First of all, I looked up dell studio 1458 and there are several variants.

All of them have this fun feature (sarcasm): shared RAM; which means the RAM is used as video RAM too, that tells me the basic architecture is going to probably NOT be well suited for this endeavor, it's that big a performance hit, already.

Just my initial reaction to it, always advise avoiding shared memory PC/laptops, performance hit is ridiculous versus same without, when you get to pushing the limits as direct-x gaming does.


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16 Apr 2013   #112
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
First of all, I looked up dell studio 1458 and there are several variants.

All of them have this fun feature (sarcasm): shared RAM; which means the RAM is used as video RAM too, that tells me the basic architecture is going to probably NOT be well suited for this endeavor, it's that big a performance hit, already.

Just my initial reaction to it, always advise avoiding shared memory PC/laptops, performance hit is ridiculous versus same without, when you get to pushing the limits as direct-x gaming does.
yupp its it s confirmed that i will need setup 1.x for that reason.
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01 May 2013   #113
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

alright well after a lot of testing, m stuck at PCI 1.1 x1 speeds due to restrictions on my laptop. so it is what it is. if i have a PCI 2.0 compatible laptop, i would not have lag issues, but owell you can only get so good. so now the only thing i can do is Overclcock my FSB. thats all. my other options are to get another laptop. which is not happening lol. so for now, build is done.

i wil post a conclusion in the OP later tonight and also update the intro.
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01 May 2013   #114
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

ill finish and review the OP later but for now, build complete
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01 May 2013   #115
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's been a helluva project, but I'm happy you have it going now. now on to build some type of enclosure for the eGPU?
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01 May 2013   #116
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It's been a helluva project, but I'm happy you have it going now. now on to build some type of enclosure for the eGPU?
as much as you will hate me for this, naaa im not. 1 i spent way too much money, and 2 honestly i dont need it. i have it taped to a flat surface on my desk. its not exposed to electric and it cant get knocked off.

my next laptop it i get one is going to be a pci 2.0 or 3.0 compatible with dGPU. basically now i spent enough to build a basic/decent gaming computer. i spent about $400 in total with all the stuff i bought. rite now all i need to complete a desktop computer is keyboard, cpu, ram and case and mobo. i have everything else lol
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01 May 2013   #117
smarteyeball

 
 

What's the performance like? Worth the effort?
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01 May 2013   #118
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
What's the performance like? Worth the effort?
read the "conclusion" from the OP. i explain everything there.

BTW i have a 6.1 graphics score in WIE
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03 May 2013   #119
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

alright so the op is finally updated and true. Enjoy!
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04 May 2013   #120
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thanks for taking the time to share your results for everyone to learn from +1 for you
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