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Windows 7: Will external graphic card improve performance?


03 Jun 2014   #1
Vexxum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Will external graphic card improve performance?

If you have used any egpu does it improve performance?
My laptop is NP350V4X so o don't think i can change my slow amd radeon HD 7670m.


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03 Jun 2014   #2
Vexxum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for repeated question
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03 Jun 2014   #3
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hey mate, i dont think theres any such thing as an External GPU. Both my GPU's add up to around the same performance as yours, maybe slightly less and i still feel i can play most games on lowest some on medium-high but few and far between. Laptops arent really meant for gaming unless its a top end laptop but even then your paying double the price for the same spec you could get in a desktop.
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04 Jun 2014   #4
Pete4

win7hp64
 
 

Actually there are eGPU's. Here there is 11000 posts about it:
Graphics Card Forum, eGPU
That it doesn't always work, when and if it works it's only on external monitor and performance is never stellar, it's another story alltogether. But with new fast i/o interfaces, like thunderbolt it could become viable option. I would love to have eGPU for my laptop, too bad my laptop doesn't have any fast i/o I could use for it.
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05 Jun 2014   #5
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Good chance that if they were to come into major contention is that the CPU the user also has would probably struggle to run the card.
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05 Jun 2014   #6
Pete4

win7hp64
 
 

Actually my laptop cpu is faster than my quad core desktop at work, so as long as i/o can keep up, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Also outside GPU would be much easier to cool, even water cooling would be piece of cake and that would create better thermals for CPU.
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05 Jun 2014   #7
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I wasnt meaning it would be the case for everyone, but the vast majority, my brother has an AMD phenom 2 x6 1100t clocked at 3.7ghz and it still has a small bottleneck on his 3gb sapphire 280x..
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