External GPU or New laptop 1
External RTX 2080 (0) 0%
New laptop RTX 2080 Max-Q (1) 100%
I'm looking for an alternative to lugging around our most powerful desktop PC to client presentations. I'm looking at laptops with new RTX cards but most have the "Max-Q" variation which means slimmer laptops but with a loss in performance compared to the RTX cards for desktops.
Alternatively, I can buy an external GPU enclosure for one of our Dell XPS laptops that have thunderbolt 3 port and use a full RTX card. I understand both are not as good as a desktop setup with an RTX card but does anyone have any recommendations on what would be the better mobile setup?
As we already have the XPS laptop, the external GPU would be cheaper, but does anyone have any experience with External GPUs running enscape? We push enscape pretty hard with complex revit models and present on 4k displays so performance is important.
Thanks in advance!