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June 26, 2013 4:12:11 PM

I have a i5 3210m and going to get a hd 7870 eGpu i just wanted to know if it would bottleneck
June 26, 2013 4:13:11 PM

It could possibly get bottle necked, yes.
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June 26, 2013 4:14:38 PM

3210m? How can you have a laptop CPU with a desktop GPU?
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June 26, 2013 4:16:31 PM

  • smeezekitty said:
    3210m? How can you have a laptop CPU with a desktop GPU?


    Its a eGPU
    a c 107 U Graphics card
    June 26, 2013 4:19:50 PM

    What bus are you using thunderbolt or express port? An express port running at 1x pci-e speeds will bottleneck it before the cpu gets a chance too.
    June 26, 2013 4:21:55 PM

    bignastyid said:
    What bus are you using thunderbolt or express port? An express port running at 1x pci-e speeds will bottleneck it before the cpu gets a chance too.
    a pci e mini express

    a b U Graphics card
    June 26, 2013 4:22:25 PM

    I don't understand.

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    June 26, 2013 4:30:45 PM
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    C1intfunwood said:
    bignastyid said:
    What bus are you using thunderbolt or express port? An express port running at 1x pci-e speeds will bottleneck it before the cpu gets a chance too.
    a pci e mini express



    Those normally use a 1x bus, the bus is going to be your bottleneck not the cpu.
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