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Best cheap GPU under 100$

Hi,
i want to upgrade my graphic card for laptop i know this is impossible i want upgrade it by using an external gpu i'm wondering what is the best cheap gpu something can run gta with the highest settings. im looking for something under 100$.

thanks for help
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  1. What is your external connection going to be? Do you have an enclosure in mind?

    Right this second the RX460 is your best bet. Might also find a GTX1050 around that price.
  2. pixector said:
    Hi,
    i want to upgrade my graphic card for laptop i know this is impossible i want upgrade it by using an external gpu i'm wondering what is the best cheap gpu something can run gta with the highest settings. im looking for something under 100$.

    thanks for help


    eGPU and cheap don't belong in the same sentence, you need the eGPU slot, something to power it, the card, and a monitor. $100 is not gonna cut it.

    Also it doesn't even work with all Laptop models. Have you confirmed it will even work?
  3. That card is a bit dated, and now, very much overpriced.

    R7-260X = GCN 2 896 shaders FLOPS: 1971.2
    RX460 = GCN 4 896 shaders FLOPS: 2150

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGQU8WI/?tag=pcpapi-20
  4. Does your laptop support any sort of external connection for that GPU enclosure?
  5. As most users here have said there are a lot of issues, most external GPU enclosures have specific requirements to connect to a laptop. Also most of those enclosures have a price of $150-250 without the card.
  6. I got one of the EXP GDC eGPU setups to tinker with and a dell da-2, was $50 together. I had a 750TI from another pc to try with, and have not bought a case. I have a Dell N7110 that while white listed and unable to boot with the card connected, I did manage to install and run it. Boot the laptop, close the lid to sleep the pc, then connect the cable to the egpu, then open the lid. I got a 2nd cable and tried expresscard with a Lenovo, but that would not even see a card installed.

    Not just any laptop can do this and there are many hoops to jump through to get one working. And the x1 (gen2 on my sandybridge laptop) link will hinder performance especially using the link to display over the internal LCD, though the upgrade is oodles better than IGP or the 525m in my dell. This really wont take off until Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C (x4 gen3 link) are way more common and laptop makers don't whitelist that connection.
  7. Eximo said:
    What is your external connection going to be? Do you have an enclosure in mind?

    Right this second the RX460 is your best bet. Might also find a GTX1050 around that price.


    Hi,

    thanks for your reply,

    im looking forward to use this one
    http://www.gearbest.com/laptop-accessories/pp_229101.html
    i do not have a PCI Express so i will use the wireless card slot
  8. Do you know that your wireless slot will work with an eGPU? many do not.
  9. Rogue Leader said:
    Do you know that your wireless slot will work with an eGPU? many do not.


    i have no idea about that, i have an acer travelmate p257 serie
  10. boosted1g said:
    Does your laptop support any sort of external connection for that GPU enclosure?


    no, just wireless slot
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    pixector said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    Do you know that your wireless slot will work with an eGPU? many do not.


    i have no idea about that, i have an acer travelmate p257 serie


    I can't find much on it and nothing on if it will work or not.

    I would suggest if you're going to do this buy from a place with a good return policy because there is a good chance it will not work. Also not only will you need the slot, you're going to need a PSU. Like I said $100 is a light budget for this.
  12. Rogue Leader said:
    pixector said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    Do you know that your wireless slot will work with an eGPU? many do not.


    i have no idea about that, i have an acer travelmate p257 serie


    I can't find much on it and nothing on if it will work or not.

    I would suggest if you're going to do this buy from a place with a good return policy because there is a good chance it will not work. Also not only will you need the slot, you're going to need a PSU. Like I said $100 is a light budget for this.


    PSU! do you mean a power adapter ? because it come with the EXP EDC that i want buy
  13. pixector said:


    PSU! do you mean a power adapter ? because it come with the EXP EDC that i want buy


    Ok I see that version that has the power adaptor. I wouldn't run anything high powered off that. That unit alone is $73, then maybe a GTX 1050 you can get under $100. Like I said make sure they have a good return policy because this may not work.
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