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March 3rd, 2024 12:50

EGPU with Dell Vostro 15-3568

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Hello everyone, I am using a Dell Vostro 15-3568 laptop. My specifications are:

  1. Core I3 6006U @2.00 GHz
  2. 4 GB ddr4 RAM (going to upgrade it to 12 GB)
  3. Intel(R) HD Graphics 520

 My laptop is lagging a lot when playing games such as Roblox, Minecraft, and Rocket League.

So I want to connect an EGPU via the PCIe method by replacing the network chip with an NGGF cable and then with a dock. Which GPU should I get to run those games ( Roblox, Minecraft, and Rocket League)  and for coding Arduino? 

I am looking at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM3D3cZmqn0&t=1165s  to make an EGPU. 

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March 3rd, 2024 14:23

You mean the wireless card slot -- which has only a fraction of the bandwidth a GPU needs.  And whatever that system was the video used, may have had a method for choosing the external GPU for video.  Your Vostro does not.

All I am pointing out is that what you want to do is fraught with compromises.  Don't expect it to result in the equivalent of an onboard discrete GPU, because it will not give you that.

If you need better video performance, buy a desktop system -- it will remove the compromises and end up giving you exactly what your proposed upgrade will -- a desktop PC.

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March 3rd, 2024 13:26

Tradeoffs to consider:

1.  This is an experiment;  there's no way to guarantee it'll work.

2. The M.2 slot in the system has nowhere near the bandwidth to run a GPU at full speed, so you may get 20% of what the GPU is capable of.

3.  There's nowhere to route the cables inside the system without major surgery to the system.

4.  These will work only with an external monitor.

Essentially, you'll be turning your system into a desktop -- sacrificing its mobility.  

You can easily find a decent, used desktop system for about what all the hardware you need to buy costs, and without the performance sacrifice of funneling data from a high bandwidth GPU through a slot never designed to handle it.

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March 3rd, 2024 14:09

@ejn63​ What m.2 slot are you talking about??? It is going to be connected to the internet chip (the LAN chip). I am going to remove the CD slot to connect the wires or just do some surgery. I think I can make it the same screen as the laptop because I can just choose the default GPU as the new GPU. and in the video I provided it seems like it is working with the same screen as the default screen of the laptop. 

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March 3rd, 2024 17:26

Here goes another $1k for buying a new laptop. I just hate having a vostro. 

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March 3rd, 2024 17:30

Be careful not to under-buy again -- the next one (particularly at that price level) is one you may outgrow very rapidly, and it won't be upgradeable either.

If your goal is GPU intensive and that's your budget, keep the notebook for portable use and buy a desktop.  You'll get the equivalent of a $2,000 notebook for $1,000 in a desktop (or you can pay $500 for a desktop that'll be as or more capable than any $1,000 notebook).

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March 4th, 2024 11:23

@ejn63​ Yup. I am going to get a desktop. Thanks!

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