Buy it on Amazon – http://lon.tv/nodegpu (affiliate link) – Thunderbolt 3 equipped PCs and Macs can now add a desktop GPU with an eGPU enclosure like the Akitio Node! See my GPU shootout: https://youtu.be/9ANawDw5Mdk and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s
00:44 – Discussion: Thunderbolt 3 vs. USB-C
01:28 – Discussion: Not all Thunderbolt 3 PCs perform the same
02:17 – Discussion: Mac compatibility and recommendatoins
02:59 – Hardware overview, card installation, cooling
04:54 – Ports and connections
06:00 – Short cable length
06:15 – Plugging in the eGPU
07:21 – Enabling or disabling the laptop display
07:51 – Gaming: Rocket League, using eGPU on internal laptop display
08:39 – Gaming: Rocket League with internal display disabled
09:37 – Benchmark scores
10:26 – eGPU vs. Internal GPU performance benchmarks
11:42 – Discussion: More on fan noise
12:25 – Midroll
12:27 – Gaming: Grand Theft Auto / GTA V
13:35 – Gaming : Doom
14:47 – Virtual Reality / VR Performance
15:23 – Conclusion and final thoughts
This review used Lenovo Yoga 720 that I looked at last week. See the review of that 2-in1 here: https://youtu.be/84Hh6gj9jnE
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Find the PNY GTX 1070 card here: http://lon.tv/pauz6 (affiliate link)
I also suggest perusing http://eGPU.io to ensure that your computer is compatible.
I was quite surprised by how easy it was to add an external GPU with this Akitio Node. On both the Yoga 720 as well as my own Macbook Pro (running Windows) it was really a plug and play experience. Games and other applications that can benefit from a faster graphics processor will immediately start working with it.
That said there are a lot of compatibility gotchyas with this. So I do suggest spending some time on eGPU.io before buying so you can ensure your hardware is fully compatible. It’s also important to note that a Thunderbolt 3 connection is required – this is different than USB-C even though both technologies use the same connectors.
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