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External GPU for Lenovo Legion Y720

2019-12-11, 8:34 AM

Hey guys!
I would like to ask for some help. I want to use an external GPU for my laptop, and I don't exactly know, if the laptop even capable of it or not.

This is the GPU that I had my eyes on: https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N2070IXEB-8GC#kf

Is it compatible? Can my laptop handle external GPU-s at all? 
Thanks for the help in advance :) 

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Re: External GPU for Lenovo Legion Y720

2019-12-11, 12:58 PM

Hi t_marton!

 

Welcome to the Community Forums!

 

We've checked the specifications and features of the Y720 and yes, it support external GPU using the Thunderbolt 3 port. It will work with the Nvidia 2070 eGPU. 

 

Be mindful using external GPU's as there are also its own hardware/firmware updates to reach the maximum capabilities of the eGPU. 

 

Source : https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y720/p/88GMY700794
"The USB that does it all, Thunderbolt™ lets you transfer files faster and reduce the number of different ports you need. Easily transferring data at speeds of up to 40Gbps, this compact port is unrivaled in uses — from streaming 4K video, charging with single-cable docks, pushing your games to the maximum settings with external graphics, to networking with built-in 10 Gbe.Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers the best USB-C has to offer."

 

Hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards,

Jerry_Lenovo



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Re: External GPU for Lenovo Legion Y720

2019-12-11, 12:58 PM

Hi t_marton!

 

Welcome to the Community Forums!

 

We've checked the specifications and features of the Y720 and yes, it support external GPU using the Thunderbolt 3 port. It will work with the Nvidia 2070 eGPU. 

 

Be mindful using external GPU's as there are also its own hardware/firmware updates to reach the maximum capabilities of the eGPU. 

 

Source : https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y720/p/88GMY700794
"The USB that does it all, Thunderbolt™ lets you transfer files faster and reduce the number of different ports you need. Easily transferring data at speeds of up to 40Gbps, this compact port is unrivaled in uses — from streaming 4K video, charging with single-cable docks, pushing your games to the maximum settings with external graphics, to networking with built-in 10 Gbe.Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers the best USB-C has to offer."

 

Hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards,

Jerry_Lenovo



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