Hey, as the title suggests I’m curious about how External GPUs are doing in 2020.
I need to upgrade my laptop, and my current consideration is buying a nice, light “ultrabook” that doesn’t have a dedicated GPU and then buying an external GPU solution (hopefully upgradeable) and using that when I’m at home.
If memory serves, eGPUs had some pretty funky and random issues last time I checked. In addition to some “native” issues connected to latency and plug-n-play.
The Razer Core X Chroma looks pretty well built, but it’s also a $500 thing that doesn’t do much of anything on its own. According to this der8auer video it seems like a decent solution. I wish there was a less “apples to oranges” comparison for the desktop and laptop. A 9900K is obviously going to perform a lot better than a laptop CPU.
That said, going from my current laptop’s 45W 6700HQ to a 15W 10501U, the new low power CPU is stronger. So, I’d be getting a faster and longer-lasting device. I’m excited about that.
I mostly want a GPU for gaming, but I am starting to do some projects that need video editing. I have some (casual) plans down the line that might use a GPU for computation, too.
I’m primarily intending to use Windows, but might use Linux at some point, too.
Are there any better-value options for external GPUs? Do you have any hands-on experience with them? Is the user experience normally fine?