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Huawei Matebook D i7 7500U eGPU, help!

amunim
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Asalam U Alaikum

I have a PC with a GTX 580, for my results my father decided to give me his Huawei Matebook D which In Sha Allah when I visit KSA will be mine. The problem in that is the GPU and I have one lying around I don't care much about the portability since I don't even have allowance to take outside the home and it'll be lying on the desk most of the time so, is there anyway to from a PCI or something (I don't think it has thunderbolt 3) get my GPU to work and use the laptop for gaming instead of occasionally I am away and have full allowance take my laptop.

Currently I can play GTA V at highest setting at 768p on my PC which has a i3-3210, 8GB ram and a terribly slow HDD compared to the laptop i7, 8 GB and a SSD with the HDD for games but of course the worse 940mx. If I can pair the i7 with my 580 I can play any AAA game like AC Odyssey and Far cry 5 which I am unable to currently.

 

Anyone helping or taking time to read is greatly appreciated.

 

Abdul Munim

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the laptop should have a PCIe 1x slot which is occupied by the network card. 

 

you should be able to use a 1x slot to 16x slot adaptor to connect the GPU.

 

you will need a PSU to use the adaptor. other than that it should work fine, though ive heard it doesnt allways work with every laptop. also there is a performance penalty by running it over PCIe 1x instead of the standard 16x that full desktops traditionally use. 

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It should still have it's own GPU, though. It has a 940MX right? While it's not fast, a dedicated hackjob eGPU with PCIe x1 might not actually be faster at all. You will likely have to mod the laptop, like cut a hole in the bottom, to feed the PCIe cable through. Seems like a lot of hassle for not much result.

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