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T480 and Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphics Dock?

2018-10-15, 7:47 AM

I own a Thinkpad T480 (20L5: Intel UHD graphics, Core i5 8th gen) and since it supports Thunderbolt 3, I want to attach an external GPU and display for light gaming. I see that Lenovo itself has a "Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphics Dock" but does not offer that as compatible with the Thinkpad series. Nevertheless, as Thunderbolt 3 is a standard, I am wondering if the Graphics Dock works with the T480. Did anybody already try that?

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Re: T480 and Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphics Dock?

2018-10-31, 9:19 AM

Dear Customer,

Thanks for your asking.

 

As you mentioned, Thunderbolt 3 is common, technically,Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphic Dock can work with T480.

However, we DON'T recommend it because Lenovo not officially qualify and fine tune the compatibility, you may meet some compatibility problem which impacts your user experience.

 

Sincerely yours.

 

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Re: T480 and Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphics Dock?

2019-02-04, 9:51 AM

Did you try this and if so, did it work well?
I was having the same idea.

KR,

Ehmiiz

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Re: T480 and Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphics Dock?

2019-02-04, 12:58 PM

Sorry, I haven’t tried and also don’t use an eGPU at all so far with my T480.

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Re: T480 and Lenovo Thunderbolt Graphics Dock?

2019-05-23, 23:43 PM

I have a T480 and the Thunderbolt Graphics Dock, and I can say it works very well.  I like the size of the dock as I travel a lot and will sometimes take it with me.  I play WoW and I've gone from ~24 fps at a low resolution set at less than medium settings to 45-61fps at setting level 7 at 1920x1080, which is above the medium settings.  It's also very quiet.

 

I only bought the Lenovo dock as many people I know have issues with getting egpus to work with their laptops. It seems hit and miss on getting egpus to work with various laptops right now, and I wanted to know one worked with the T480 prior to purchasing. There is a video on youtube that showed this dock on a Lenovo X1 and the T480, which indicated to me it would work. Also, this one cost just over $300 when I bought it. 

 

I installed the lenovo dock driver then the Nvidia driver, and it worked.

 

 

 

 

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