In the realm of elite gaming, a desktop gaming PC typically holds the throne over its laptop equivalent. However, with the advent of external GPU enclosures, gamers can now enjoy a blend of performance and mobility without making a sacrifice.
Laptops, in general, lack the graphical prowess of their desktop counterparts due to constraints in cooling and power capabilities. An eGPU serves as an excellent solution for enhancing your laptop’s performance by bridging the gap between the graphical capabilities of a portable device and a PC. While it might not deliver the exact power of a PC, an eGPU can bring your laptop’s graphics remarkably close to that of a desktop setup with the same GPU.
Curious about the process? Typically, you’ll need to supply your own desktop GPU, which is to be fitted into the external GPU enclosure. These enclosures commonly include a PCIe slot for GPU installation, along with an integrated power supply for connecting 6, 8, 12, or 16-pin PCIe power connectors. Once the GPU is installed in the eGPU enclosure, the setup can be linked to your device using a Thunderbolt cable. With everything in place, your portable device will direct graphics processing to the external GPU enclosure, bypassing your laptop’s graphics card or integrated GPU. It is essential to verify if your device has a compatible Thunderbolt port for a seamless eGPU enclosure experience. Additionally, some external GPU enclosures may utilize a unique connector designed for specific devices.