Solved Laptops, External GPU, and PCIe x1 Tags: Graphics Cards Laptops GPUs Graphics Last response: December 9, 2012 5:03 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Halabash December 9, 2012 12:03:11 AM Hello, my good friends. Went and got myself a ViDock and am wondering what to do in order to counteract that horrible transition form PCIe x16 to PCIe x1. If I don't know my terminology and am thus confusing you good readers, I am asking how to counteract the performance loss encountered when using an external gpu with a laptop. Any suggestions. More about : laptops external gpu pcie Best solution Pyree a b U Graphics card a b D Laptop December 9, 2012 12:28:31 AM There is nothing you can do. Even TB port is limiting eGPU for a mid range card. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-graphic... Share getochkn a b U Graphics card a b D Laptop December 9, 2012 12:46:21 AM First, why did you buy it without knowing how well it would perform or how to use it. Second, why not try it out and see what kind of performance YOU get rather than something someone on the interwebs said. m 0 l Related resources Running a PCI-e x16 GPU with a PCI-e X1 - Forum motherboard with most pci-e slots supporting multi gpu can be 1.0 x1 or any other pci-e - Forum Can I use a PCIe x1 GPU in combination with another GPU? - Forum Added second gpu to pcie x1, not detected - Forum PCI-E x1 GPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Halabash December 9, 2012 5:01:22 PM Best answer selected by Halabash. m 0 l Halabash December 9, 2012 5:03:40 PM Pyree said:There is nothing you can do. Even TB port is limiting eGPU for a mid range card. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-graphic... Ah, yes. I've been trying to find that page again. I had forgotten how "inconsequential" the loss was. Too bad. I had heard TB wasn't much of a solution, at least not one worth putting effort into. Thanks, Pyree. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedThunderbolt vs PE4H V3.2 (PCIe x1 Adapter) Forum Solvedwhen installing hd7770 graphic card on gigabyte b75m d3h motherboard it is blocking one of the two pcie X1 slot Forum Solvedwhat the difference between PCI-E x16, x1 and normal PCI Forum SolvedPCIE x1 card in PCIE x16 slot? Forum SolvedCan I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot? Forum SolvedExternal PCI-e card on laptop? Forum SolvedPCIe x1 soundcard in PCI Express x16 slot compatibility? Forum SolvedASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS PCIe x1 Version Forum SolvedUpgrading the external GPU of a Sony Vaio Laptop Forum Which laptops have external PCI-e x16? Forum SolvedPCIe 2.0 x1 card in a PCI Slot Forum Solvedpcie x1 slots? Forum Solvedpcie mini to pcie x1 Forum SolvedInteresting or Useful PCIe x1 Forum SolvedPCIe Slots (x16) and (x1) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !