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Our office mainly has Dell Precision 7510, 7520, 7530 and 7540. I currently have 7520 with Nvidia M2200 + intel card. I am curious to hear your experience on using the eGPU for rendering/walkthrough in Enscape. Is this worth investing? or should just get a better laptop? Do you have to try many workarounds to get it to work? I only started to look at eGPU and thought this could be an alternative to extend the life of those Dell's machines. Also, we can put give the eGPU to those who needs the extra juice to do the work in Enscape.
I saw your post about eGPU's. I just got a 2060 with a Razer Core X. My laptop is a dell xps 15 9570. I tried it out with a light model and it seemed to work well. Then, I tried one of my most complex models and the performance was inconsistent. Enscape would either crash or even wouldn't produce an actual image. It was a pixelated mess. Have you encountered this with the eGPU's you work with? Do the very complex revit/enscape models not work well with eGPU's? Is there any specfic settings within enscape or in the nvidia control panel that I have to adjust to help the eGPU work correctly?
I have had the best success with the Razer Core V2s. Video card is going to depend on what you are trying to accomplish within Enscape. I have used: GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080i, RTX 2070, and RTX 2080
I would buy RTX cards right now, but would recommend staying away from the 2.6.1 with RTX enabled (at least most of my models crash due to poor utilization of vRAM). I'm running 2.5.3 and 2.6.0 most instances for now.
Also, figure out if your laptop supports the full 4 PCIe lanes in thunderbolt - if only 2 lanes you will diminish the benefits.
If you aren't trying to do VR, the laptops with the GTX 1650s aren't bad performers for single displays. As you push to multiple displays and/or 4k resolution, they begin to fall apart at high to ultra settings. I have been deploying the XPS 7590s lately and most users are happy, in the past most of them had GTX 1070s on eGPU, but on Dell 5510s which only have 2 lanes of thunderbolt.
Feel free to send me an email if you have other questions - I've been too busy to be on here lately.
Hi, I'm looking to use a eGPU solution as way to mobilize Enscape (without buying a mobile rig$$$$) for walk-throughs and possibly VR. Any recommendations on eGPUs and video card combinations?