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Y520 External Graphics Card?

2017-08-02, 22:36 PM

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Can I use an external GPU with legion Y520

I wanna buy a good gaming laptop that supports external GPU for a better gaming experience and since the Y520 has a USB type C I was wondering if it supports it or it's just for external display.

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Re: Y520 External Graphics Card?

2017-08-03, 14:28 PM

Hi Salar_Komeyshi,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

The Y520 USB type C port is only for USB 3.0 function and for display only as it does not have Thunderbolt3 connectivity for the eGPU like what you predicted. 

Product specification: one Type-C (with the functions of USB 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2)

 

You may look for the Legion Y720 : 

Product specification: one Type-C (with the functions of USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI),
DisplayPort (1.2)

 

Hope this help answer your query.

 

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Re: Y520 External Graphics Card?

2017-08-03, 14:28 PM

Hi Salar_Komeyshi,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

The Y520 USB type C port is only for USB 3.0 function and for display only as it does not have Thunderbolt3 connectivity for the eGPU like what you predicted. 

Product specification: one Type-C (with the functions of USB 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2)

 

You may look for the Legion Y720 : 

Product specification: one Type-C (with the functions of USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI),
DisplayPort (1.2)

 

Hope this help answer your query.

 

Regards

 



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Re: Y520 External Graphics Card?

2017-08-15, 16:18 PM

Hello, 

 

Can you confirm that the lenovo legion Y720 is compatible with external GPU because I want to buy one but I'm not sure if it's compatible with an external box like http://www.sonnettech.com/product/egfx-breakaway-box

 

Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Re: Y520 External Graphics Card?

2018-06-05, 21:17 PM

Frankliy, this, and the general lack of build quality on the Lenovo Y520 persuades me not to touch the brand again. They market it with a USB3 thunderbolt that does not exist and the keyboard has a habit of failing (back to base support only)

 

I need computing power. I need my laptop. Lenovo has failed on both accounts.

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Re: Y520 External Graphics Card?

2019-03-03, 0:23 AM
Bexie, the Lenovo Y520 has a USB-C port and does not support Thunderbolt 3. Maybe you got it mixed because they share the same USB-C connector but Thunderbolt 3 is PCIe compatible.
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Re:Y520 External Graphics Card?

2021-04-07, 17:30 PM

Quisiera saber si la y520 el puerto c puedo conectar un PCLe SSD mediante usb puedo?

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