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

2013-05-15, 5:57 AM

Hi everybody,

 

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

Thanks in advance

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

2013-05-15, 13:21 PM

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?

2013-05-15, 17:20 PM

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.

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

2013-05-15, 18:13 PM

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?

2013-05-15, 18:44 PM

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.

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