Connecting an eGPU to an ASUS N550JV

rupothapop

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Nov 30, 2016
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Hi guys,

Recently I started playing a lot of video games on my ASUS laptop (N550JV model), and it could really use a boost. It has a pretty solid CPU (i7 4700HQ), but the GPU isn't good enough. I read this article about using and external GPU with a laptop:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2984716/laptop-computers/how-to-transform-your-laptop-into-a-gaming-powerhouse-with-an-external-graphics-card.html

So, the article mentioned two ways to connect an eGPU to a laptop: mPCIe through the ExpressCard port, or using the new Thunderbolt technology. I read about my chipset here:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstream-chipsets/mobile-chipset-hm86.html

I didn't find any reference to an ExpressCard port, and it seems to mention Thunderbolt, but I'm not sure that means I can plug in an eGPU. Could anyone help me figure out if it is possible to connect an eGPU to my laptop?

Thanks!

 

Granat1

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Dec 25, 2016
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N550JV has mPCIe slot, it just already used by wifi card.
I'm also thinking about connecting eGPU that way, i have an old GPU that I can test it with first, I just don't have that adapter..