Gaming on a Laptop using an External GPU

In this experimental video I try connecting a desktop graphics card to a laptop... the results were certainly interesting.


I've been wanting to try this out for a while, so a big thanks to BangGood for sending me the adapter (ebay link above, banggood link below).

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Author Top Sy Krettes ( ago)
how much cost for those external gpu accessories adapters included?

Author MINECRAFT_ PLAYER_3000 ( ago)
does it work whit desktop pc whit apu

Author Wilo Usuramo ( ago)
MIND BLOWN!! Deadly!

Author Alisson Damasceno ( ago)
Amazing! Just a quick doubt, do I need to use a ATX/DC PSU to power up a graphics card that does not need that "extra" pci-e connector? Like the GTX 750Ti, for example...
(I'm really interested on a high resolution DisplayPort output from my laptop haha)

Author DaveK183 ( ago)
How is this thing old? I have a laptop for almost 8 years and wanted this the whole time, but never did find anything like this. Don't fucking understand why.

Author TECHNO freak ( ago)
will both laptop gpu and external gpu work at same time or only external gpu works?
any one knows please replay!!!

Author SperodicPlays - Tutorials and More! ( ago)
wait wait wait wait so your telling me that I can build an external gpu without using a thunderbolt cable?!?!?!?!

Author Ahmed Rashed ( ago)
National geographic is her ! nice job

Author Craig Buchan 6930 ( ago)
Can i use this on an all in one desktop

Author Dead pool ( ago)
Can i use my laptop's lcd screen instead of a external monitor for this setup?

Author D.O.T ( ago)
I have a question. Is it possible to do it in reverse? ~ Aka use laptop graphics card on Stationary pc? This might be retarded question but I started investigating this because my laptop is dead and I want to use its parts, IF POSSIBLE. Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Author E McG ( ago)
Why would you try to game on a shit processor? You need that to game to, retarded

Author Ronan ( ago)
Pls build a case around it, love your vids

Author Abhishek Basavaraj ( ago)
can you do a refresh with the all new cool thunderbolt 3.

Author The Electric Pig ( ago)
Will this work with an hp notebook and what card should I buy I have $400

Author Animiles ( ago)
To me it looks like Grid 2 (3:31) doesn't even reach 30 fps.
I count everything below 60 fps as not playable.

Author Esteban S. ( ago)
Can I just us my usb 3.0 port or I have to open my laptop any way?

Author scrubs understanding ( ago)
DIY PERKS do you think this will work on a all in one aspire z1800 i cant upgrade the graphics on it but i love the layout of the computer itself

Author whitebeartigtig ( ago)
Is the adapter compatible with a Samsung RV-515

Author TheJimmyShow ( ago)
YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER! I was just about to give up on putting a graphics card in my aio pc.

Author DecibelAlex ( ago)
looks kinda laggy

Author Osirin ( ago)
would this work for the zenbook ux305ca

Author Kiseong Ra ( ago)
does it work for ultrabook too?

Author G18 OUTO ( ago)
Your laptops is fucked from everydway

Author Daniel Cardoso Balieiro ( ago)
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Author GraysFrame ( ago)
I spent a lot on my laptop. but streaming twitch on it is too hard on its cpu. would connecting an external quad core cpu work?

Author Ashfaq Beg ( ago)
did gtx1070 will work with i5 4210U CPU??

Author Jonathan Joestar ( ago)
Protip: Don't even consider buying this for a newer Acer laptop, the only way you'd be able to plug something like this in is if you keep the thing open and remove the Wireless card.

Author iinRez ( ago)
This epitomizes the whole "planned obsolescence" business model.

Author Freadoline Francis ( ago)
Very good information..

Author Brent Ang ( ago)
Can you try Sonic Riders on your laptop using your own external GPU?

Author Slimi Le Slime ( ago)
Can anyone try to tell me how to do this for an ASUS K52F?

Author Anuj Falcon ( ago)
Looks like lot of work! But awesome piece of info.

Author Dragos B ( ago)
Smart solution, but quite unportable.

Author AzSam Pako ( ago)
On a Asus Rog GL551JW will I be able to do this?
Removing my 960m won' be such a problem, right?

Author SudoTech ( ago)

Author Sander R. ( ago)
Does it really need to be hooked to a mini pci express or can it use the expresscard slot wich my laptop also have?

Author Shadowwalker0408 ( ago)
please look at it now in 2017

Author Zachary E ( ago)
rofl this is so inconvenient but it's cool you can do it at least.

Author jak russel ( ago)
so when can i get this in the size of a flash drive?

Author Fury is live ( ago)
Can i use it for hp notebook

Author Joseph Ian Tucal ( ago)
Would it work using the laptop's display?

Author 宁爽迪 ( ago)
i only want to say ...why the main PCB board was ..THE PRODUCT of CHINA...but i can't buy it in china...........

Author theILLICET 1 ( ago)
is it mac compatible?

Author Blacken ( ago)
is it pci-e 3.0???

Author Noble Alfred ( ago)
Good on you for giving Tomb Raider Underworld the appreciation it deserves.
Anyway, Great video.

Author Σταύρος Κόσσυφας ( ago)
Man I love your videos! Can I use this even as a replacement for a laptop's broken gpu?

Author Jone P. ( ago)
I have this Acer laptop, It has 3.0GHz AMD processor but the graphics card is shit...I'm new to this, If I wanted to adapt a new graphics card what would I need exactly? I mean other than the new graphics card and the adapter. Thanks

Author Eno Toska ( ago)
can i use my laptop graphic card to my pc??

Author Diego Undreiner ( ago)
Hi i have a dell laptop pretty modern from the year 2015 i belive, can i connect for example a gtx 1050 ti evga gpu to it?

Author Young Senpai ( ago)
Got everything done but now it won't give any display on my monitor because it says "This device cannot find enough resource that it can use. (Code 12) if you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system" what do I need to disable? I already disabled my laptops hd graphics display adapter.

Author pranay salam ( ago)

Am I watching an acer product of this tech with gtx 960 graphic card????
Please someone tell me If it will run with my laptop
Its an Acer v5 series( 4gb 750 gpu, 8gb ram, ssd, i7 4500u)

Author Muhamad Lutfi ZW ( ago)
does it work when im using laptop display instead external monitor ?

Author Titan Channel ( ago)
I'm saving money for GUA3120A . will it work if I install gt 730 on it?

Author Kody-Raphael Sproat ( ago)
Hey I don't want to fry my new card or this external dock for the new gpu.. what is the recommended Power Supply to use without frying it? It says that it can only take... Power support:
8P interface: 220W max.
DC interface: 150W max.
Note: the power limit without ATX cable.

Please respond.

Author Gimmie a dollar ( ago)
Can i use a RX 480 8 gb graphics card 4 this

Author PS Pigton ( ago)
Can you give me a like to a power supply I could do this with?

Author Amyar Memo ( ago)
Is there no input lag if you connect laptop to a monitor?

Author Gamer vlogs ( ago)
how to plug graphic card in monitor

Author Timothy Queva ( ago)
What is the outgoing song used for "credits"? It sounds really nice.

Author Gergo Kismarton ( ago)
what is the brand and product number of the power supply you used?

Author FrostBittn ( ago)
Is there a way I can have it display to the laptop instead of a different monitor?

Author Zain Shoaib ( ago)
can't I just use this and buy a mini PCIe to USB type c 3 adapter to connect it to my laptop and use it like a for example another market solution like the razer core?

Author Der Kubist ( ago)
Today you can just use an praphicscard by plugging it in with usb c

Author Doge_the_Almighty ( ago)
What is the specific model of that laptop? because since it has two wlan slots i am using one of them for the gpu and the other for a capture card. :3

Author Dr. MEME! ( ago)
Should I get the one from Amazon or Ebay? Which is more reliable?

Author So Chetra ( ago)
Do that support usb 3.0 cable?

Author Leon ( ago)
This Video is very helpful and most of my friends believed it when I showed them your video about the mPCIe adapter. It help them a lot and they can play their games now and specially with me online. Thank you very much! Hopefully this is still available once I already have my own laptop. :)

Author Timo He ( ago)
Can i use a adapter Form USB to mini pci?

Author Baran Azadi ( ago)
What a fucking chore

Author Iane FuoS ( ago)
Will this product work on my compaq Presario CQ58-130sk Intel Pentium B970 2.30GHz 8Gb Ram ?

Author Peter Meyer ( ago)
If you going through all that to get a game to play better on a laptop, it probably be better to get a Tower PC. To me Laptops are not really meant for serious heavy 3D games. More for businessmen doing computer work on the run. Can do simple 2D graphics/game applications.

Author DoomDukem 1998 ( ago)
I have an idea for an External GPU enclosure. What you do is you use a Micro ATX desktop PC case (so it'll not only support the card, but the PSU as well.)

Author K Chris ( ago)

Author Gergő Kovács ( ago)
do i have to buy a monitor for this?

Author DJ Middlekauff ( ago)
How is the game running if the laptop is still booting up? 2:40

Author MAD MAX Gaming ( ago)
I am unable to detect my amd radeon rx 480 8gb in my device manager. I am using an MSI ge72 apache with an ngff connector. I took out the wifi card and followed all of the steps. Should I get an Nvidia card or what should I do because I've tried a bunch of things. If anyone has any ideas can I please get some help.

Author Ask Wintersborg Govertsen ( ago)
how do i know if my laptop is competable?

Author the7observer ( ago)
Does the GTX 1060 in some latops are the same as the desktop ones? Because if they are and the laptop supports SLI, then in theory you could use such adaptor to run the laptop 1060 with another 1060.

Author sid____bawse iiuoqo ( ago)
wow this is better than building  pc

Author Toby Is awesome ( ago)
Is an external power source required it was a bit short

Author Hanzi2u ( ago)
is this still a Thing that are being supported, because i thought it could be fun to try it out!

Author Kalyan Rao ( ago)
Can dell inspiron 13 7359 support external gpu

Author PixelSlayer TV ( ago)
can you use rade cards

Author DansGame ( ago)
INSTA SUB. This is truly amazing. Thanks DIY Perks.
Before I jump into this. I have a lenovo laptop e531 with i3 3110m processor. Would it be able to run like a gtx 1050 or 1060?

Author Acer Marbella ( ago)
does it really need to have the separate monitor?

Author Emmanuel Lacaba ( ago)
can i ask a question?
is there any external GPU that works on just a normal USB?

Author Rodeo Thompson ( ago)
Can someone help me? I bought the exp gdc but the expressscard version but my computer has no expresscard slot. Is it possible to just buy an expresscard to usb adapter and use that. OR do I have to try and return in and buy the other verison? Thanks

Author ScootieXP ( ago)
Do you need an external video card?

Author Jive Bedonia ( ago)
will it work through a single usb type c connector? Or usb 3.0?

Author Sam Ballington ( ago)
QUESTION? So in theory could I/you connect the m.sata cable at the end of the external dock to a laptops USB port with an adapter like this:

Author aaronT FPV ( ago)
titan x on a laptop. lol

Author YOLO OR Troll ( ago)
do this thing have all the cables in? please answer or not were i can find them

Author SilverWingKezho ( ago)
I've got an sff computer it exists an adapter that can be used for it?

Author RuNe N00b ( ago)
What do you think would be a good PSU to use for an EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW in this situation?

Author Sputnik_Spaten /Spaten ( ago)
Oh, Tomb Raider is one of the Games, that Looks good , although it is a Bit old( Like Risen 1, which still Looks good, after 8 Years).

Author Mikhail Gorbachev ( ago)
Revisit this.

Author Andrew Whyte ( ago)
will this work with my asus g75vw and a gtx 750 ti graphics card?

Author Schatten2712 ( ago)
sucking shit, this is the fucking holy grail!!!!

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