External gpu will it work

Bossmanjenkins

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I have a Asus laptop with an i7 6500u CPU 8 gb of ram 940mx graphics card I'm really disappointed with the graphics card abilitys and want to use a egpu connected to the wifi slot "getting a USB for wifi" and the graphics card I would like to get would be a 1060
 

amtseung

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These two videos will answer your question.

Video 1
Video 2

Edit: USB wifi solutions tend to be pretty bad and inconsistent, even if they can periodically reach the speeds they advertise. I've found there's up to a 75% loss and constant packet loss when compared to a similarly priced PCIe-based option, but I know that's not an option on any laptop.
 

Bossmanjenkins

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That has a thunderbolt 3 port I don't have thunderbolt 3 on my laptop trust me I wish I did but I don't so I want to use the pcie port and I have watched both of those videos thanks for the feed back about the USB wifi I think it would be alright because I'm only use it the wifi USB when I'm not connected to the Ethernet which isn't very often
 

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I'm running a cheap wal-mart usb wifi card and I can sustain 4.2MB/s download and no lag during online gaming. The usb card has 3 walls between it and the router. Old house as well.
 

jaguarskx

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You are basically looking at the EXP GDC Laptop External PCI-E Graphics Card adapter. This will obviously not be a portable solution and you need 4 pieces of hardware for this to work... assuming your laptop recognizes the adapter.

1. The adapter itself.
https://www.amazon.com/Laptop-External-PCI-Graphics-Card/dp/B00Q4VMLF6
2. The GPU you want.
3. A power supply.
4. A monitor.

Keep in mind that the mini-PCIe port operates at 1x speed; meaning it only has 1 PCIe lane to transfer data. The PCIe port in a desktop PC for the GPU runs at 16x speed (it has 16 lanes). That would severely bottleneck the GTX 1060 which is more or less equal to the GTX 980. For a setup like this I would probably not bother with anything more powerful than the GTX 950. Even that would be bottlenecked by the mini-PCIe port, but at least it will not be quite as severe as the GTX 1060.

Here's a video about how to set it up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in2RYwjWFyA
 
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