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X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga for gaming with eGPU

Q: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga for gaming with eGPU

Hi everyone I want to order a thinkpad x1 laptop that I can sometime use with an eGPU for gaming. I kinda favor the X1 yoga but heard that X1 Yoga is more prone to thermal throttling and heating than X1 carbon. Anyway, if anyone already tried gaming on X1 yoga (6th gen) with an egpu, would you mind sharing your experience with me (especially in term of thermal throttling and heating). Thanks

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A: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga for gaming with eGPU

To be honest, T480s would be even better, as according to tests, it's able to utilize CPU fully, thanks to good cooling system (make sure to get iGPU-only version though). And thanks to undervolting, you'll be able to elimimate throttling under prolonged load. You'll find more information in article below (both X1's were also tested): https://www.notebookcheck.net/A-performance-comparison-of-all-new-ThinkPad-notebooks.286486.0.html





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I have recently purchased a YOGA 920 and a HP Omen egpu enclosure. I am having problem connecting it to my laptop.
 
First, I tried both port, there's the sound of connect and disconnect, and nothing shows on the laptop, and the laptop is not charging.
 
I have tried with power cable connected, and now it was connected. The egpu still was not charging (no power delivery), and it only works one port 2 (port closer to touch pad) with charger connected to port 1. If I switch them, the laptop goes blue scree. I can remove the power after it is connected but then there is no power supply.
 
It is kind of similar to the issue as MrKnowNothing https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/YOGA-920-Thunderbolt-3-Port-No-devices-fou....
 
I have tried different drivers but all of them do not work. I have updated BIOS and Type-C firmware from Lenovo to the most recent version.
 
One more thing. Is it normal that thunderbolt controller is not showing up in device manager when nothing is connected?
 
I have tried it with my friend?s xps, it works perfectly, basically plug and play.
 
I think it is not supposed to work like this and the egpu should have power delivery to my laptop. Even if there is no power delivery, it should still connect without power adapter connected. Is this hardware problem or driver problem? Is there anyone else have similar problems?
 
Thanks!
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content. 

A:YOGA 920 Thunderbolt/EGPU Issue -HP Omen egpu

guess its not compatible with hp omen? ;(I was hoping to be able to charge and also use the thunderbolt output at same time so I can connect at least one 4K monitor to each port and still charge

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I have recently purchased a 6th gen x1 carbon. It is the model with a 512gb ssd and 16gb of ram. I am planning a setup for my dorm room that definitely could use some work. There are a lot of peripherals going into this so bear with me. My main question through explaining this is if there is a way to streamline the setup and make it more cost efficient.  I am planning to major buys with this setup, the thinkpad ultradock and an Egpu. Regarding the Egpu, it will be a GTX 1070 mounted in a Razor Core V1. My question is I feel like having both the dock and core is unnecessary. I ideally would like to come into my room and put my X1 straight into the dock, which will be closed and probably upright next to the Egpu. Where I see the problem is that I could just as easily do the setup without the dock and instead plug the Egpu into the TB3 port every time I get home, and simply have the peripherals connected to the Egpu housing. One of the pieces that is making me question the setup is I also intend to have an external SSD that will stay in my room with the Egpu and will store my video games to save space on the internal drive for classes and regular programs. I have been told that the SSD and Egpu cannot share the same port as there would not be enough bandwidth to support the two for how I intend to use it, mostly gaming. So here are a couple questions I would like answered. 1. Should I even bother with the Ultra Dock if I am getting the EGPU2. What would be th... Read more

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I have the 6th X1 Carbon. When connected to an eGPU, I think my CPU temps are too high. (85-91 C when playing games for short durations.)
I am thinking about buying a laptop cooler, but I'm not sure what would be better.
My two choices are:
1. the traditional cooling pad. These will have fans running on the bottom of the laptops
OR
2. laptop fan coolers such as Laptop Fan Cooler. These connect to the laptop's side vents, which the Thinkpad models, like my X1 Carbon has. 
I wonder if anyone has tried either types of cooling and which one would probably have a better result in cooling down my laptop.
Thanks!
 
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Hi,

I'm going to buy a new netbook/small laptop because my Acer Aspire One A150 is becoming really slow, and I can't play any decent game with the single-core Atom N270 and the GMA 945 iGPU.

I need a netbook which will run games like CoD Black Ops II smoothly. I don't care about screen resolution (it could be very low, for example 1024x600), I only need a small netbook or notebook capable of run 3D modern games.

Any suggestion?
If it's possible, It would be fine for me to run an eGPU (external graphics card) with a netbook...

A:new gaming netbook (with eGPU) suggestions

Combining an underpowered notebook with a decent external GPU will only yield in poor performance, not to mention the bottleneck caused by a slower notebook CPU. That would be a total waste of performance and money, keep in mind that the GPU isn't the sole factor to be considered in gaming. Moreover I doubt that you'll ever find a small notebook with an unoccupied mPCIe slot.

Honestly speaking you'll be better off with a midrange laptop sporting dedicated graphics from AMD or Nvidia. Some of those Dell Inspiron 15 series feature the 7730/7670M which is good enough if you're looking into casual gaming at decent levels.

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Hello, I am considerng the T480, T480s, T580, P52S and CarbonX1 Gen 6. Any users of the above models use eGPU and Nvidia GPU under Ubuntu Linux? Does it work well? As for the dock, anybody use the Caldigit Thunderbolt 3 Plus? How is it compared with Thinkpad's dock? 

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I have a yoga 720 15-IKB model 80X7001TUS that's the one WITHOUT the GTX 1050 graphics card. Does this laptop support an eGPU? Does it even have a thunderbolt 3 port?

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Hi alls,I'm aware of this thread and several reviewers on the net about eGPU, plus some highly praises for this AORUS Gaming Box.Initially, I was not interested in the subject of eGPU, as I'm not a gamer. So, eGPU would be a waste of money, at excessive high cost, and not necessary for this high-end Yoga 920.But . . . when I tried processing some videos, the GPU usage in Task Manager stayed upward in the 98% high. Too bad, that I do this task often.Hence, I wish to start this thread, with some initial (perhaps naive) questions as follows:. Does it harm the laptop to be in high GPU usage in long term ?. If a hardware change is needed, is there a solution with more reasonable cost ? and small size for portability ?Looking forward to see many great debates. Thanks. 

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I'd like to buy a eGPU enclosure with an amd radeon graphics card. Does it work with the lenovo yoga? And if yes, do you know any better and cheaper eGPU envlosures with graphics card or in generell something so that I can game better with the yoga 910 and use better graphics

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Does anyone know what the possibility would be to include a eGPU to this system?

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Hello everyone, I'm new in this forum, My name is DanielUse octane render on business and need to use it on my laptop.I bought and installed this mpcie adapter: http: //www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE4C%20V3.0.htmlOkay, Windows 10 recognizes the external video card, I installed the drivers updated.Now I have a problem: Error 12 in the properties of the VGA (management> Device> Properties VGA)How can I fix if possible?I need to use the integrated graphics for navigation, the outside only for the calculation not to add another screen. Thanks a lot to every one can help me.

A:egpu+Thinkpad yoga 12

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Hi guys! I recently bought Akitio Node Thunderbolt 3 eGPU. I use it with 1050 to card.But there is an issue with charging laptop.My Yoga 920 has two USB C port. You can charge it through both of them.When I connect eGPU, it supplies my Yoga with power. But this power is weak to charge laptop during games.I tried to connect regular charger to second port. But there were no changes after that. Does Yoga disables port for charging if one is already charging laptop?What should I do to charge my laptop with enough power?

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I have Aorus gaming box 1070 which I am connecting to Lenovo Yoga 730 13-IKB laptop. Everything works fine except the docking station won´t charge my laptop. The laptop has 65W adapter so the gaming box should provide more than enough power. I have tried all three versions of firmware fom gigabyte with no luck. The laptop charges normaly with suplied lenovo charger. The latop has two thunderbolt ports and if I connect the gaming box and the normal charger the laptop still won´t charge, if I then disconnect the gaing box leaving only the lenovo charger the laptop starts charging again. 

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Brand new X1 Yoga 3rd Gen with i7 8650 and Win 10 Pro - "Known good" Aorus 1070 eGPU box (and factory TB3 cable that might be 18" long. I have been using the Aorus1070 with my Dell XPS 15 but the 2 lanes of PCIe on my XPS warranted an upgrade. I really like the X1 Yoga and want to jump ship from Dell to Lenovo but not if the eGPU issues cant be fixed.(I haven't owned/used an IBM laptop since back in 2000 when it was still IBM) Issue 1 - eGPU won't power on.Issue 2 - Computer freezes (with or without BSOD)Issue 3 - False charging (not the common issue)Issue 4 - Mouse freeze  Issue 1 - The Aorus box has no power switch and should automatically turn on when the computer turns on. The Aorus box will only power on around 1 out of 5 restarts/power-ons. When the laptop is up and running I can try unplugging and plugging in the TB3 cable and maybe 1 in 10 attemps prompts the Aorus box to power on. Most of the attempts to plug in the Aorus box while the laptop is powered on results in an instant BSOD. Issue 2 - Whenever the 1 in 20 attemps to power on the Aorus box is successful and I can use the eGPU I can sometimes get anywhere from 2-4 hours of gameplay out of it before freezes - Sometimes there will be a BSOD but other times the image is just frozen and the last 0.5 second of audio re-re-re-re-re-re-re-peats until I hard kill the laptop. Issue 3- The charging issue is not the one that google loves to show me when I search for it. It's not the "plugg... Read more

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Hello Community Experts I have an Lenovo Yoga 12", which I'm not sure if it has the thunderbolt 3 connection(which on my understanding of eGPUS is the only viable connector). And I want to run a eGPU on this laptop, can I do the connection with an eGPU using this laptop? Is this possible? If not, can I upgrade my graphics performance somehow? Looking foward for any help!

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Can anyone tell does Lenovo yoga 730 15 support egpu and which one I can buy. Thanks 

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So I know the eGPU doesn't produce sufficient power to power the laptop(it does 30w, when the laptop wants 45 or 60w), but I don't understand why that'd potentially cause crashing. To clarify crashing still happens when I plug it into the thunderbolt 3 non-power port as well., I have gotten it to work SOME TIMES(enough to install Nvidia drivers, and the eGPU enclosure drivers), but most of the time it just crashes my system. And it happens almost immediately after plugging the egpu in. For further clarification, my Dell XPS 13(with far inferior specs... 4gb ram, 8250u), has no issues with the eGPU enclosure and works perfectly with it. I'd just obviously rather use the eGPU with the more powerful cpu and more ram... 4gb is rather restrictive, but that laptop serves the purpose as a travel theater anyways(good screen for movies, not so bad headphone dac, and with the 8250u an amazing battery life). Specs:X1 Yoga 3rd gen with 8650U & 16gb of ram, 1440p hdr displayOMEN Accelerator with ASUS GTX 1080 Strix

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Hello My dear Lenovo Community I'am a new user of the Lenovo X390 Yoga and I'm really Happy with it. But I have 3 Imporant questions. Can I use this set to have a new tip on my Pen ( The one which comes standard with the Notebook)https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/lenovo-pen-tips-styluses-10048632 Which of the 3 Lenovo Thinkpad pen pro is it? The 1, 2 or 3?Example for the 2https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/lenovo-thinkpad-pen-pro-2-styluses-6011579 and here for the 3https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/lenovo-thinkpad-pen-pro-3-styluses-5785544   Second, Is it possible to connect the usb C Thunderbolt with a Egpu likehttps://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/gigabyte-aorus-geforce-rtx-2070-gaming-box-external-cases-10719... (For me a Gpu like Gtx 1070 is enough) Because it stand it's Thunderbolt 3 but only wit 20 gb/s in  the description. I would be happy if there are any people who can help me.  

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To add to the knowledge base - I have connected my Yoga X1 2nd Gen to an Asus XG Station 2 with an ASUS 1080 GTX SC successfully. It charges over the Thunderboldt and runs great. much gaming and VR still to do! 

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To add to the knowledge base - I have connected my Yoga X1 2nd Gen to an Asus XG Station 2 with an ASUS 1080 GTX SC successfully. It charges over the Thunderboldt and runs great. much gaming and VR still to do! 

A:Lenovo X1 Yoga 2nd Gen connected to eGPU

Thanks! Is great to know that. Though it probably belongs to https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/bd-p/tp02_en?
 
Moderator note: thread moved.
 
 





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I have recently purchased a YOGA 920 and a HP Omen egpu enclosure. I am having problem connecting it to my laptop. First, I tried both port, there's the sound of connect and disconnect, and nothing shows on the laptop, and the laptop is not charging. I have tried with power cable connected, and now it was connected. The egpu still was not charging (no power delivery), and it only works one port 2 (port closer to touch pad) with charger connected to port 1. If I switch them, the laptop goes blue scree. I can remove the power after it is connected but then there is no power supply. It is kind of similar to the issue as MrKnowNothing https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/YOGA-920-Thunderbolt-3-Port-No-devices-fou.... I have tried different drivers but all of them do not work. I have updated BIOS and Type-C firmware from Lenovo to the most recent version. One more thing. Is it normal that thunderbolt controller is not showing up in device manager when nothing is connected? I think it is not supposed to work like this and the egpu should have power delivery to my laptop. Even if there is no power delivery, it should still connect without power adapter connected. Is this hardware problem or driver problem? Is there anyone else have similar problems? Thanks!  

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I am planning to buy a thunderbolt dock for external GPUs. I just wanted to confirm that does X380 yoga supports an external graphics card? Since thunderbolt software-> details show that,External GPUs supported:  No (Screenshot attached)

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I'm in the market for a new laptop- and I'm in love with the Yoga 920. As a digital artist and architecture student everything looks like what I would want in a computer. I showed the specs to my advisor and he says it's a "no-go" because it has an integrated graphics card. That the computer would be unstable in the long run without a dedicated one. I don't really game on my computer- but I'd need something that could render 3D elements and potentially allow me to do VR walkthroughs. For me the wacoom tech screen for drawing is what's really selling it to me and I can't seem to find the best of both worlds. I thought about just buying a gaming laptop and then getting a cintiq to satisfy that aspect for me but I'd be dropping $2000-$3500 on the low end- which is quite a bit more than the prices I was looking at for just the Yoga Does anyone know if I can get a Yoga 920 with a dedicated driver or if it's compatible with an eGPU? I'm worried that an eGPU might affect the stability by plugging it in and out.

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I receintly purchased the x1 yoga 3rd gen to use with my  ASUS ROG XG Station 2 eGPU. Shortly after connecting the eGPU, the computer disconnects it, then reconnects. I've updated all drivers, firmware, and software, tried a different tb3 cable, tried it in the second tb3 port while the charger is plugged in, and confirmed the eGPU works on another machine.  

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Hey folks; I'm considering the Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 gaming  box :https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1080IXEB-8GD#kf Anyone have experience with one of these or similar?  I'm looking for a unit that both runs external graphics and powers the laptop to cut down on cords.

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I have found in the specs that the Yoga 730 supports Thunderbolt 3, but I can't find any explicit mention of eGFX or eGPU support. Has any one found a mention of this, or has anyone successfully used an eGFX/eGPU with their 730?

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I bought this device to use it in the future with eGPU, as I did my research has plenty of CPU power and all the right TB3 confing that it should. So the future is now and I am disappointed, because the only thing missing is charging it right. I have some other issues with my battery right now but not sure if this has something to do with this one. I got a ASUS XG station Pro and nVidia GTX 1070.Asus has 330W power supply built in. 1070 eats up to 150W, so seems there is plenty of power left. When eGPU is connected I can play for 2 hours - than battery is on critical. So **bleep**?  Is the TB3 functionality implemented or not? Can lenovo cherry pick functions they want to add and decided to skip Power Delivery standard over TB3? This is what I read on eGPU forum, but this was in regards to 15in version, not the 13 one. I installed all the drivers 2 times over as well as updated eGPU firmware. Is there a solution for this?Was it working on previous BIOS versions? Can someone share old ones?

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I have a brand new Yoga 730-15IWL, unboxed, fully updated via Windows Update, and manually installed drivers using Lenovo System Update and Windows Update (Device Manager). I also have an Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti connected to a Sonnet Breakaway Box 650 (the 650 is the wattage of the PSU). After connecting the eGPU and installing the latest Nvidia drivers, my system periodically experiences a permanent "hard lock" that can only be solved by power cycling the system. The mouse cursor, keyboard and screen all stop responding forever until power cycled. Out of the box, I was using the latest 17.x Thunderbolt driver series (non-DCH). I upgraded my Thunderbolt driver to DCH. My Intel IGP and Nvidia graphics driver are both DCH now, as well as the Thunderbolt driver. But the problem still persists. The DCH drivers for the IGP and Nvidia card were automatically installed; I did not choose DCH specifically. The Thunderbolt controller is PCI ID 15BF, and NVM version 11. Is there a newer NVM available for the 15BF? Out of curiosity, I tried the ThinkPad T480 firmware package for the 15BF, and it failed saying the PM driver is not loaded. I assume I can't install the power management driver in question because the Yoga 730 doesn't have the same PM chip as the ThinkPad T480. Anything else I can do to troubleshoot this? I'm 99.9% sure this isn't the eGPU or Nvidia card, because they work fine (no stability issues) when attached to a 2018 Razer Blade 15.

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I've had my x1 yoga 3rd gen for about a year now, and love it. I've been using a thunderbolt 3 eGPU dock (aorus 1070 gaming box) as a dock for about the same amount of time now, since it gives me the convenience power and portability. Other than the occasional visual glitches and restarts, I haven't had any issues when I unplug my laptop from the eGPU dock, or plugging it in. However, yesterday after I unplugged my laptop from the eGPU dock, my laptop kept making a "connected USB" and "disconnected USB" sound. It looked like my Thunderbolt 3 software app kept crashing and rebooting. I also noticed that none of my usb c/thunderbolt 3 ports were working; the laptop says it's charging with nothing plugged in, and when I tried plugging in a charger, it wouldn't charge. The only solution I found was to disable Thunderbolt 3 in the BIOS, but I'm not sure if this is a software issue, or if there's a part of my motherboard that's fried. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for troubleshooting?

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Here is my new project...it is a  e-GPU modified 20JD  Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2. Gen 20JD005 Intel 7600uSamsung PM961  1 TB m2 SSD FRU 00UP414with WiGig etc..Nvidias GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Pascal andMantiz VENUS (MZ-02) Space Grey - eGPU enclosureand  Sony  Ultra HD  KD-43XE8005 All Multimedia datas comes from the Lenovo Px4 Nas Servers and Qnap TVS-673....all Nas devices are attached (Link Aggregation) to Gigabit Layer 3 Switch from Huawei (S5300-52P-LI-AC )  I will add the benchmark results later.... 

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I knocked together an eGPU for my Thinkpad Yoga 370 today with an AKiTiO Node, a NVidia GTX 1050 and a thunderbolt 3 cable.it was all literally plug & play. Spent:  Node eGPU box $240, Refurb NVidia 1050 card, $135, spare thunderbolt cable, $25, upgraded RAM to 16GB DDR4, $160. Put it all together, plugged in T3 cable from PC to Node Box, HDMI from Node box to Lenovo 4K monitior.  Windows recognized new GPU and I loaded the drivers from NVidia.  Windows users the eGPU to drive the external monitor at 2560x1440, Intel integrated GPU drives the laptop panel at the same time.  Works as advertised, no issues.   I tested the setup by rendering video with Corel Video Studio Pro 2018 and the eGPU doesn't even breathe hard.  Ran DCS world (combat flight sim) on Steam (which wouldn't even load prior) and it works flawlessly on high graphics settings.  I'm a terrible pilot, but the visuals are pretty amazing. If you have any questions let me know but this was super easy. Pictures at this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kJP4LXCXcxwyXBAC2 





2017 Yoga 370 (personal) 2017 T570 (work), LG G6

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My Yoga works fine with Thunderbolt 3 eGPU when i put it on when Notebook is running.If I try to restart or turn Notebook on with eGPU Dock I get no signal for screen. Not on Notebook Display and not on external Display.  There is no way to get a signal on any Port or to change output. The only Way then is a Hard Reset. After that everything works finde, even the eGPU.I tried this with Razer Core X and HP Omen Accelerator and Razer support said its a Problem with the Thunderbolt3 Driver.Anybody had this Problem too?I tried Drivers from Lenovo and from Manufactures.   

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Hello,I'm interested in buying the new x1 yoga when it becomes available.  I'm a graduate student and my focus is in deep learning.  I'm aware that there are other options available (NVIDIA built in), but I am interested in the portability of the X1.  I'm also aware that transfer speeds can be a problem when using an eGPU but it's my understanding thunderbolt3 could be "fast enough" for this application.Would I be able to do cuda programming with the x1 and an eGPU like the razer core + titan x though the thunderbolt 3 port?Thanks!

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Hi, I previously bought a  Yoga 920-13IKB Laptop (ideapad) - Type 80Y7.However, i now need to permanently run/use this software CLO3D and i need to get an external Graphic card to support it. Since mine is not compatible (software functions kept hanging). I need an advise on which eGPU is compatibly to my laptop. The RECOMMENDED specsGPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or Quadro P4000At least 4GB of video memory for high-res texturesLatest Nvidia drivers: GRD, Studio, Quadro-ODE RegardsDeyn

A:Compatible eGPU for Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB Laptop (ideapad) - Type 80Y7

Hi ngjt90,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Here is a good discussion for eGPU yoga 920 that you can review and answer your query. It can give you a good idea for your setup.
 
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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

A:Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

HelloThe small carrections about the case materials, according to the laptop specs.x1c gen1Display cover: Carbon Fiber;Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminumx1 yoga gen1Carbon-Fiber HybridSo, IMO the question isn't material itself related only, but the case parts painting quality.

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I own a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (1st gen as a Yoga; 4th gen as a Carbon), Product 20FQCTO1WW. Starting two days ago, it randomly reboots. The event log shows that it has had an unexpected reboot ("The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."), but reading the events leading up to the reboot doesn't give me much of a clue as to why. The only interesting events are messages that a core of the CPU is being throttled ("The speed of processor X in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 71 seconds since the last report."). I took the bottom cover off and agressively blew compressed air in every crevice. This did remove some dust buildup, but the system wasn't as dirty as I expected. In fact, it looked pretty clean. I also vaccuumed. And I removed the fan and thermal heatsink and throughly blew compressed air through it and made sure that there was no gunk clogging the heatsink air fins. After reassembling, it seems to be slightly more stable, but it has still rebooted a few times. There are lots of threads where people complain about fan noise and ask how they can reduce the speed of their fan. I'd like to run mine at max 100% of the time (noise be darned) for a few days just to see if that keeps the system from randomly rebooting. However, I don't know of a sofware setting where I can control... Read more

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Hi, I am looking for a laptop with a 4K screen. According to the specs, the X1 Carbon Gen 7 and X1 Yoga Gen 4 will have 51W battery. Does that mean even they will get the latest cpu (which some said there is not much different), they will have shorter battery life than the current Yoga C930 which has 60W battery? https://www.ultrabookreview.com/24380-2019-lenovo-thinkpads/https://www.ultrabookreview.com/24458-lenovo-yoga-c930-review/ 

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Does anyone know where to find a good video that shows the best way to overclock the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon? Thanks.
 

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I have a brand new build and am having problems with the setup

The specs are
Msi x370 gaming pro carbon motherboard
Amd ryzen 1800x cpu
32gb corsair vengeance ram
Radeon rx570 graphics card
corsair 850w power supply
western digital 1tb hard drive (boot drive)
western digital 2tb hard drive (documents drive)
Seagate (I think) 120gb ssd (to become boot drive)
cooler master h500p case

issue that I am having IS that the mobo thinks that there is a mouse present when there is not.
I have a usb mouse and keyboard ( roccat kone and isku) and when they are plugged into the pc the bois shows 1 keyboard and 2 mice. I have tried to move the mouse port around but no difference.
I have tried unplugging all other usb device's and also all usb's plugged into the mobo headers, no difference still detecting a extra mouse.
I know that if I can get into Windows, then I can set all the usb devices in the device manager but because of multiple mouse's that are being detected I can't get into Windows.

do you have any suggestions as to how to stop the mobo from detecting this issue.

Any help on this issue would be great as I have draw a blank on what to try next.
 

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I think Yoga X1 (3rd gen) and Carbon X1 (6 gen) were released earlier this year. How likely will the next gen of these laptops be released this year?

A:How likely will we see the Yoga X1 (4th gen) an Carbon X1 (7th gen) this year?

Most likely the beginning of next year, after Intel releasews 9th gen CPUs

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I was looking at getting the X1 carbon (8650u, WQHD HDR, 16 GB, 1 TB) but then noticed that the X1 yoga in the same configuration is only about $100 more. I am a student so I feel like the touchscreen/stylus would come in handy, although I have never used a device like that. It seems like the trade offs are a slightly larger chassis, a bit of heft, and slightly reduced battery life, which I am willing to accept. My primary question is if there are any fatal QC flaws with the Yoga. I know about the fairly well-documented paint peeling on the Carbon, for example, but haven't heard of anything about the Yoga. It would be nice to see how the two compare thermally before purchasing. Is the Yoga any more or less serviceable than the Carbon? How do the keyboards compare? How does the glossiness of the HDR display compare on the two devices? Lastly would either of them have a better chance of having a Samsung SSD? I am also disappointed that these two computers have the old wifi chips. Is there still a whitelist? I can find aftermarket Intel 9560 with BT 5.0 for like $20, so I would be interested in dropping one of those in.





W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVOT510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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Disclosure:  I received this device as a member of the Lenovo INsiders' program. All opinion are my own. 
 
I've been using the X1 Yoga (2nd gen) as my primary laptop for over a year. Now, I have a X1 Carbon (6th gen) that I've been using for about a month.
 
My X1 Yoga (2nd gen) has an Intel Core i5, 8GB of memory, a FHD touch display, and 256GB SATA SSD.
 
My X1 Carbon (6th gen) has an Intel Core i7, 16GB of memory, a FHD touch display, and 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD.
Hardware & Design Left: X1 Carbon. RIght: X1 Yoga.
These are both ThinkPad X1 laptops, which mean that they embody the thin-and-light ThinkPad DNA. Both laptops are Mil-spec tested, meaning it has passed durability tests including extreme temperatures, shocks, and vibrations. They both have soft-touch lids and decks, which feel very durable. My X1 Yoga has been in and out backpacks for over a year, and there are no scratches or smudges on the lid.
 
Lid of my X1 Yoga over 1+ year of useThere is little to no display or keyboard flex on either device, and they both feel sturdily built.
 
Even though both laptops have a 14 inch display, the X1 Carbon has a notably smaller footprint due to the extremely thin bezels around the display. I'm able to fit my X1 Carbon in a 13.3" laptop bag, while my X1 Yoga won't fit in the same bag.
 
Top: X1 Carbon. Bottom: X1 Yoga
The X1 Carbon is also lighter, at two and a half pounds. The X1 Yoga, on the other hand, is a little over three... Read more

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 Hi there, Question from a newbie/beginner: I have to send my X1 Yoga Gen 3 in for physical repair of the display, and it will take weeks. The machine is otherwise working great. the SSD is Samsung PM981 Series 1TB TLC PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 2280. I ordered a new X1 Carbon Gen 6 as a replacement (with a 512GB SSD, not sure what it is since it has not arrived yet), and I am wondering if I can simply physically put the Yoga's SSD in the Carbon and call it a day, or whether I need to do other things as well. I am trying to avoid having to restore using Windows and/or copying all the files from one to the other, reinstalling the apps I need and redoing all the configurations on the new machine.  I checked out several videos and it looks really easy (and fast) to swap SSDs. Any issues and/or additional steps I should be aware of with switching SSDs?  Thanks for your help.  

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