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it's great!! :)


is it for new drivers/firmware?

could you show some screenshot?



there is a post about this vn7-592g+akitio node on egpu io.




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2015 17" Acer V17 Nitro Black GTX960M (VN7-792G) + GTX1070@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [tunatoro]^ // 20Gbps vs 40Gbps TB3 cable









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On 3/27/2017 at 3:30 AM, haz100 said:



i dont know if this is the best place to post this but after 3 months of trouble with my thunderbolt , i have finally got my node with a GTX 1060 going with my VN7 592g :w00t:


finally .........


im testing but it all seems good WOW


can someone tell me where i should post this ... in all its details 

Hey! First off congrats man!! :D 


I have the same laptop and am thinking about an e-gpu setup, have you tested it out with the laptop lid closed? I use my Acer with an external screen and when the lid is closed, the performance is greatly reduced because the nvidia card automatically limits itself (tried changing power settings, nvidia control settings, to no avail). I'm figuring the performance wouldnt be hurt because the GPU would be external and not the internal card, if you could confirm this that would be great :) 


Grats again!

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Hey fellow gamers,

Also have the Nitro Black VN7-792G with 4K screen and just ordered the Akitio Node (expected in a few days)

Wondering which of the GTX1070 or GTX1080 to get?

I understand there's in any case some throughput loss compared to desktop performance via the TB3 40gig - Also read some issues with overheating and the node switching off...

Knowing that I move from the 960m which manages between 40-55fps on optimised AAA titles with low to mid settings at 1080p (or about 30 on non-optimised), I would assume the 1070 should manage 60fps with mid-high at 1080p. Would the GTX1080 manage 60fps at ultra or even get me something nice @ 2k  or 4k?


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So got the Asus Strix 1080 as the purse and brain couldn't stretch to the 1080ti...

Followed most of the instructions from the thread - I do disable the 960m in device manager to force the 1080

What a difference it makes, even though I'm displaying on the laptop's screen 

Running most AAA at least 1440p with high presents at 60fps (Battlegrounds and Ghost Recon being the notable exceptions where running at 1080p makes more sense)

Sandbox Universe 2 at 4k ... beautiful


The Node and card are a bit noisy (especially given the short cable provided)  but nothing too nasty - temps are great - and apart from the form size of the Node (bigger than expected), I 'm quite happy. As I have other laptops with T3, the investment made sense for me as nearly 1000CHF (am in Switzerland) between the import of the Node and the card makes for an expensive gaming upgrade - will have to start mining bitcoins to offset :-)


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Posted (edited)

So what's the bottom line here?

I have a Nitro Black

VN7-592G-71ZL 15.6"

I bought an Akitio Node and an MSY GTX1660ti.

All are running but I cannot get the gpu to show in the device manager.

My Thunderbolt specs say NO egpu support. Did someone here actually manage to make this work?

Acer has a third party chat that is worthless.

I've updated BIOS, Thunderbolt, and Nvidia driver...but no luck.



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