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eGPU now possible on VPC-Z2 and SVZ series!

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Benchmarks

 

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User      Notebook
Setup
GPU
DirectX 9
DirectX 10
DirectX 11
3DMark 06
RES 5.var 1280x800
3DMark Vantage PGPU
DMC 4 1280x800
3DMark 11 PGPU
Unigine Heaven
Grichka59 Sony vaio SVZ1311     
  • Quad Core     
  • i7-3632QM@2.2Ghz -> 2.9Ghz     
  • 8Gb DDR3     
  • SSD 2X128Gb RAID 0     
  • 1080p 96% aRGB     
  • PMD HD 7670M     
  • Windows 7 64 bit
X1.2opt External LCD
GTX 780
22479 3DMarks
    
  • SM2.0 : 8430     
  • SM3.0 : 11567     
  • CPU : 5724
205.5 FPS
36306 3DMarks
226
14069
3050
MikjoA Sony VAIO SVZ1311     
  • 13,1" - 1.17kg - 16mm     
  • Quad Core     
  • i7-3612QM@2.1Ghz -> 2.8Ghz     
  • 8Gb DDR3     
  • SSD 2X128Gb RAID 0         
  • 1080p 96% aRGB     
  • HM77 & PCI-E 2.0     
  • Windows 7 64bit
X1.2opt External LCD
GTX 670
N/A
N/A
28598 3DMarks
N/A
8827 3DMarks
2485
GTX 480
21448 3DMarks
    
  • SM2.0 : 7990     
  • SM3.0 : 10961     
  • CPU : 5585
188,9 FPS
20755 3DMarks
214,84 FPS
6306 3DMarks
N/A
Justing6 Sony vaio SVZ1311     
  • Quad Core     
  • i7-3612QM@2.1Ghz -> 2.8Ghz     
  • 8Gb DDR3     
  • Windows 7 64 bit
X1.2opt External LCD
GTX 660 Ti
20641 3DMarks
    
  • SM2.0 : 7743     
  • SM3.0 : 10539     
  • CPU : 5331
N/A
24543 3DMarks
N/A
N/A
N/A
MikjoA Sony VAIO VPC-Z2     
  • 13,1" - 1.17kg - 16mm     
  • Dual Core     
  • i7-2620M@2.7Ghz     
  • 8Gb DDR3     
  • SSD 2X64Gb RAID 0     
  • 1080p 96% aRGB     
  • HM67 & PCI-E 2.0     
  • Windows 7 64bit
X1.2opt External LCD
GTX 480
19970 3DMarks
    
  • SM2.0 : 8381     
  • SM3.0 : 11190     
  • CPU : 3869
161 FPS
20629 3DMarks
214.78FPS
6216 3DMarks
2158
X1.2opt Internal LCD
GTX 480
16451 3DMarks
    
  • SM2.0 : 7383     
  • SM3.0 : 7636     
  • CPU : 3869
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
X1.1opt External LCD
GTX 480
19455 3DMarks
    
  • SM2.0 : 8281     
  • SM3.0 : 10650     
  • CPU : 3875
131,9 FPS
17902 3DMarks
142.43FPS
5630 3DMarks
N/A
X1.1opt Internal LCD
GTX 480
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A



 

Pictures of my Z21 eGPU setup (Click the images for larger view)


 

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Prepare your Z for an eGPU :
 

STEP 1 : Get the necessary tools

 

- Spudgers

 

- WLAN

 

- A new bottom plate (optional but highly recommended) blue/black : N/A, carbon : N/A, carbon glossy : N/A, gold : Link

 

- HWtools's PE4L-PM060A

 

- Soldering iron

 

- Cutter

 

- Drill

 

- Steel/aluminium 0.5mm thin sheet

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Awesome guide, thanks for putting it up.

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Are Sony SVZ/SZ2 PMD users getting x2 2.0 links?

Hi Mikjoa,

We recently discovered in http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2513-how-we-measure-rank-describe-our-systems-no-more-%401-2opt.html thread that Thunderbolt is currently limited to x2 2.0 + approx 12.5%. So if a user purchases a Sonnet Thunderbolt enclosure the eGPU will register a x4 2.0 link but get bottlenecked downstream by the Thunderbolt<->Thunderbolt comms.

Now I know the Sony SVZ/SZ2 guys were noting poor performance from their PMD. Could you ask them to run CUDA-Z (NVidia) or PCieSpeedTest (AMD) on their PMD eGPU and submit the results? We are seeing approx 400MB/s on a x1 2.0 link. So they'd either see 1600MB/s (x4 2.0) or if they too are being crippled in a similar way to a x2 2.0 link then they will see 800MB/s (device-to-host).

EDIT: This was confirmed via PM. The PMD runs a 10Gbps link just like 2011-2013 Thunderbolt, equivalent to x2 2.0 + 12.5% bandwidth.

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My config

13" Sony VAIO SVZ

I7-3632QM @2.9 ghz on each 4 cores

8 gb of ram

2*128 SSD in Raid 0

Full HD

HD4000 + AMD 7670m with the PMD

Win7/64-bit

My Egpu

GTX 780 Inno3D HerculeZ ultra X3 ( stock is 1006/1053/3105)

PE4L V2.1b via mPCIe slot as per http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2158-diy-egpu-guide-sony-vaio-vpc-z2-svz13.html

Alim Silverstone Micro ATX 450 W modular

a notebook cooler

Here is my scores of all the benchmark needed

DX9 :

3Dmark 06 :22479 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO

RE5 : 205.5 residentevil5egputech - HostingPics.net - Hbergement d'images gratuit

DX10 :

3Dmark vantage : 36036 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO

Devil may cry : the bench bug every time .... but i have an old score of 226

DX11 :

3Dmark11 : 14069 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO , approx 12000 when no O/C

Unigine Heaven 3.0 : 3050 unigineheaven30techinferno - HostingPics.net - Hbergement d'images gratuit

3Dmark13 extreme (firestrike) : 5689 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO

My card is a gtx 780 Classified of evga , the frequences are 993/1046/3005 (the boost is realy 1150 mhz).

The card O/C very well at 1250mhz/3200mhz , this is at theses frequences that i bench theses scores.

My max O/C benchable is 1356 mhz at 1.25v (this is with this clock that i made the 3dmark11 and 13 scores.

Metro last light is completely playable at max settings (exept fxaa) on full hd with +60 fps (min 50).

Splinter cell blacklist is +60 at max settings.

I'm very happy of my egpu :) Thank you Nando and Mikjoa !

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Thanks for sharing Grichka, I've added you to the table ;)

I'm going to improve/update this thread... but since I'm an html noob I always feel lost when I edit the 1st post it took an hour to add u x_____x

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My config

13" Sony VAIO SVZ

I7-3632QM @2.9 ghz on each 4 cores

8 gb of ram

2*128 SSD in Raid 0

Full HD

HD4000 + AMD 7670m with the PMD

Win7/64-bit

My Egpu

GTX 780 Inno3D HerculeZ ultra X3 ( stock is 1006/1053/3105)

PE4L V2.1b via mPCIe slot as per http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2158-diy-egpu-guide-sony-vaio-vpc-z2-svz13.html

Alim Silverstone Micro ATX 450 W modular

a notebook cooler

Here is my scores of all the benchmark needed

DX9 :

3Dmark 06 :22479 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO

RE5 : 205.5 residentevil5egputech - HostingPics.net - Hbergement d'images gratuit

DX10 :

3Dmark vantage : 36036 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO

Devil may cry : the bench bug every time .... but i have an old score of 226

DX11 :

3Dmark11 : 14069 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO , approx 12000 when no O/C

Unigine Heaven 3.0 : 3050 unigineheaven30techinferno - HostingPics.net - Hbergement d'images gratuit

3Dmark13 extreme (firestrike) : 5689 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3632QM,Sony Corporation VAIO

My card is a gtx 780 Classified of evga , the frequences are 993/1046/3005 (the boost is realy 1150 mhz).

The card O/C very well at 1250mhz/3200mhz , this is at theses frequences that i bench theses scores.

My max O/C benchable is 1356 mhz at 1.25v (this is with this clock that i made the 3dmark11 and 13 scores.

Metro last light is completely playable at max settings (exept fxaa) on full hd with +60 fps (min 50).

Splinter cell blacklist is +60 at max settings.

I'm very happy of my egpu :) Thank you Nando and Mikjoa !

Have you tested Battlefield 4 yet? I still have my SVZ, and have been tempted to get off my ass and finally do this.

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I know he tried the beta, and it seems to run really well, like 60 fps most of the time (vsync on) in 1680x1050 with ultra settings.

I'll add a picture for you to see exactly where to cut the backplate

(this is really the only way... don't try to do it without backplate for instance you'd break the Z if you open it without backplate.)

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I know he tried the beta, and it seems to run really well, like 60 fps most of the time (vsync on) in 1680x1050 with ultra settings.

I'll add a picture for you to see exactly where to cut the backplate

(this is really the only way... don't try to do it without backplate for instance you'd break the Z if you open it without backplate.)

Are these numbers with the internal screen or external?

Thinking about picking up a Razor Blade 14, but I still am not sure I want to sell my SVZ for it.

Thanks MikjoA!

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i've played at the beta of BF4 , the game , at max settings , is playable , more than 60 fps , on an external screen.

On the internal screen , i've tested a little and the game is limited to 50 fps approx .. but can be playeble...

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i've played at the beta of BF4 , the game , at max settings , is playable , more than 60 fps , on an external screen.

On the internal screen , i've tested a little and the game is limited to 50 fps approx .. but can be playeble...

I'd be willing to buy a beer via paypal for a five minute YouTube video showing us bit internal and external performance!

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I'll add a picture for you to see exactly where to cut the backplate

(this is really the only way... don't try to do it without backplate for instance you'd break the Z if you open it without backplate.)

I had drawn and measured a design with parts from HWTools that would allow me to remove the VGA port and place a extension adapter in its place.

So off of the card itself would be a 4" cable that went into the adapter inside. Then it would be plug and play externally with a 30 sized cable.

Their engineers said I would suffer no bad with loss with this setup at 30 cable max.

Hmmm...

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At the beginning of the video , the gtx 780 was at 1110 mhz , and , after the first scene , i inscrease the gpu clock at 1254 mhz , witch is approx 10/12% better.

The Solo is fully playable at theses FPS , but for more experiences , i disable HBSO with is really , really gpu consuming... fps without HBSO are approx 80/90 fps..

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Awesome!

PM me your paypal address.

I'm a man of my word!

Thanks for this contribution. I hope you continue to throw up a few more videos for us.

Thanks again!

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I was under the impression that the 780 was pcie 3.0 and most of the adapters only support pcie 2.0 speeds. There is no problem using the 780 in a pcie 2.0 adapter?

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I was under the impression that the 780 was pcie 3.0 and most of the adapters only support pcie 2.0 speeds. There is no problem using the 780 in a pcie 2.0 adapter?

Nope! The GTX 660Ti I use is PCIe 3.0 as well. No problems from that.

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Excelent video !!! I'm wondering about the next steps to setup the PE4L-PM060A. I have a Vaio VPCZ217GH and I wonder if I can do eGPU with too.

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I tried the link :- HWtools's PE4L-PM060A it seems not be working any longer is this device ok : PE4L V2.1b + PE4L-PM060A ( PM3N +60cm Cable ), No SWEX, GEN.2 PCI-E Slot Adapter ?

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For the bottom plate; is this one ok for a VPCZ217GH ? http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Sony,Laptop,Part,X25809363.aspx ? : X-2580-936-3 - Sony Laptop Miscellaneous Parts

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So are you saying that the thunderbolt is not recommended and that the PCIE slot is better?

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So are you saying that the thunderbolt is not recommended and that the PCIE slot is better?

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There is no Thunderbolt port on a Z2 / SZ13. It has a proprietry Sony 10Gbps Light Peak port (LP) which no body has managed to create a LP-to-pcie adapter for.

The 5Gbps mPCIe slot is readily accessible and an eGPU adapter is available at low cost, giving great performance. Hence why this thread's implementation report uses the mPCIe slot.

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Oh yes. I meant that. Thank you again for responding so quickly.

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Hallo

For the SVZ owner, is there is a possibility to force the system using PCIE 3.0 instead PCIE 2.0..?

I just read, that the i7 3612QM and HM77 Chipset support the PCIE 3.0, but from AIDA64 my system just using PCIE 2.0

And after read that there is possibility to force using PCIE 3.0 instead PCIE 2.0 :

Trick Master PC :: Learn How to Enable PCI Express 3.0 in Windows 7/8

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Hallo

For the SVZ owner, is there is a possibility to force the system using PCIE 3.0 instead PCIE 2.0..?

I just read, that the i7 3612QM and HM77 Chipset support the PCIE 3.0, but from AIDA64 my system just using PCIE 2.0

And after read that there is possibility to force using PCIE 3.0 instead PCIE 2.0 :

Trick Master PC :: Learn How to Enable PCI Express 3.0 in Windows 7/8

Expresscard/mPCIe port is on the Southbridge, which has a max specification of PCIe 2.0 in the Series-7 HM77 chipset. No vendor has used the PCIe 3.0 specced northbridge to accomodate one of those ports.

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Expresscard/mPCIe port is on the Southbridge, which has a max specification of PCIe 2.0 in the Series-7 HM77 chipset. No vendor has used the PCIe 3.0 specced northbridge to accomodate one of those ports.

Hallo Tech Inferno Fan

Thanks for your explanation. You helped me a lot before in another thread while I did VPCZ1 eGpu

I thnik, it is not a big problem now. I just read, that the pcie 2.0 performance almost same with pcie 3.0. The reason why people want buying the 3.0 motherboard just for increasement performance in SLI

By the way Tech Inferno Fan, can you confirm that my tolud is lower than 3,5GB..?

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Thanks

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Hallo Tech Inferno Fan

Thanks for your explanation. You helped me a lot before in another thread while I did VPCZ1 eGpu

I thnik, it is not a big problem now. I just read, that the pcie 2.0 performance almost same with pcie 3.0. The reason why people want buying the 3.0 motherboard just for increasement performance in SLI

By the way Tech Inferno Fan, can you confirm that my tolud is lower than 3,5GB..?

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Thanks

Your TOLUD is 2.75GB. Plenty of room for an eGPU there.

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Your TOLUD is 2.75GB. Plenty of room for an eGPU there.

Hi Tech Inferno Fan

Thanks

By the way, is bplus or hwtools didnt produced any PE4L-L060A again..? A PE4L with soldered mhdmi cable on PE4L board, but detachable mhdmi cable on PM3N board

Looking on ebay, bplus, and hwtools, but can not find it

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Hi Tech Inferno Fan

Thanks

By the way, is bplus or hwtools didnt produced any PE4L-L060A again..? A PE4L with soldered mhdmi cable on PE4L board, but detachable mhdmi cable on PM3N board

Looking on ebay, bplus, and hwtools, but can not find it

BPlus have not produced a fully certified Gen2-capable product with a detachabe mHDMI cable on the PM3N board. Saying that, I have success using a AMD 7970 card with a PE4H 2.4 + PCIEMM-060B at Gen2 speed on a HP 2570P, though a GTX670 failed. http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2109-diy-egpu-experiences-%5Bversion-2-0%5D-142.html#post55765

Another T|I user, dan, bettering my result by getting his MSI GE620DX to run a Gen2 speed with a PE4H 2.4 + GTX750Ti PCIEMM-060B (mPCIe): http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/7479-%5Bguide%5D-15-msi-ge620dx-gtx750ti%40x1-2opt-pe4h-2-4-mpcie-win7-64-a.html#post102604 . There's obviously a hit-and-miss in trying to duplicate his results.

For more discussion about a socketted mPCIe product see http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2958-pe4l-pm060a-mini-pcie-extender.html#post40824 .

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