Will RX Vega 56 work in the eGPU adapter EXP GDC?

PetarV

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I'm doing an eGPU set up and I'm choosing between the 1070 (I know it works with my laptop and the adapter) and the Vega 56 (not sure if it works). I know the 56 is a bit better than the 1070 in terms of performance (plus that nVidia is f*cking with the drivers) but the main question is will it actually work? I know some people have eGPU set ups with the rx 56 and a thunderbolt 3 adapter but none with the PCIe mini adapter I'm going to use.
Adapter: EXP GDC v8 or v8.4
Laptop: Asus GL551JW, it has a mini PCIe port, OS is win7, I might upgrade to win 10 in the future
Thanks in advance!
 

jaslion

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It should work just fine. Nvidia's cards are way pickier with bandwith limitations than amd so no reason it should not work.
 

prafulla.choubey

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Are you able to setup vega 56 with this Adapter?
 

PetarV

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Well its really expensive right now and I think I'm going to get a RX 580. In a few weeks I'll post scores in benchmarks.
 

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I read a review on Amazon which says this adapter doesn't go well with RX 580. I got an RX 580 and was wondering whether I should order this adapter or not? :p
 

PetarV

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The complaints I found people had with AMD cards were because:
a) AMD cards need a seperate monitor to run, they won't run on the laptop monitor.
b) some guy had a strange problem with the power draw of his rx 480, I think he just didn't connect the PSU cables to the EXP GDC the right way otherwise this would be a problem for both nvidia and amd
 
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