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EvgenyP
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x220 with 16gb. eGPU will or will not work?

Hi everybody,

 

The subject, does eGPU will work on x220 that equipped with 16 gb or not? 

Thanks in advance

X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.
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Re: x220 with 16gb. eGPU will or will not work?

Yes it will work via the express card.

 

You will need an express card slot and a processor with a HD3000 or better, as far as I know there is no processor option for the X220, that does not have one of those. Be aware that eGPU today is mostly a DYI solution with lot's of hassles, but it will work.

 

Here is something you should thoroughly read and understand before going down this road:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/e-gpu-external-graphics-discussion/418851-diy-egpu-experiences.html

 

Good luck.

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Re: x220 with 16gb. eGPU will or will not work?

Thanks for reply, but if you have not noticed I have eGPU already (see the signature), the question is, if it will work with 16 gb or not.

X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.
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Re: x220 with 16gb. eGPU will or will not work?

Sorry. I was not reading as attentive as I should have. My bad.

 

Well, it is "working" (as in the GPU is being found etc.) , but there are unsolved performance issues related to 16gig so I guess updating RAM is tedious at this point as long as we do not hear back from lenovo.

 

Here is a good read: http://208.74.204.134/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/100-CPU-load-with-16GB-RAM-eGPU/td-p/1086349

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Re: x220 with 16gb. eGPU will or will not work?

as long as we do not hear back from lenovo.

 

Hehe, understood, and I think nothing will happen, since the x230 Lenovo more and more does not give ... about their consumers. Sad but true.

X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.

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