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 Gaming Boy ( ago)
where to buy. it

Author cr12 ( ago)
DIY Perks

Author Patrick Carl ( ago)
I know it's an older video, but can you use the laptop's screen or do you need a monitor as well?

Author Error4-07-99 ( ago)
not very practical

Author Omar Shiha ( ago)
what about trying this same laptop with newer gpu like the gtx 1050 ti or gtx 1060

Author remoyuoi poio ( ago)
does it work on any laptop? my specs

i5 6200u (2.30ghz)
1920x1080 resolution
ram-8GB DDR3
windows 10
plz suggest best gaming graphics for me anyone

Author Anthony Hart ( ago)
can you use this in a regular desktop ?

Author Ayman Abid ( ago)
I wonder if i can make it work on a gpd win and a gtx 1050 (knowing that the gpd win has a usb type-c and the only wire right now that can give graphical data) im shiping the stuff right now on amazon WISH ME LUCK

Author SinglePlayer BR ( ago)
+DIY Perks if the adapter is plugged into a HDMI socket on your laptop, does it work? Since that plug is a fast data socket, I thought it would worth a while trying

Author Juan Ant. Guzman ( ago)
i have 1050ti this grraphic card dont use molex or power connector you think can use¿

Author The Next world ( ago)

Author XxXSpit_Fire_GamingXxX394 ( ago)
so doing this, taking out your wireless cable, there is no wifi? or is it some other component that im not awere of and has nothing to do with my cause, because all i want to do is run gta 5 on my gaming laptop for hp...

Author Abdera7mane Gamer ( ago)
i have lenovo L520 do you think i can put the GPU adapter ?

Author Alfonso ( ago)
does a HP pavilion Entertainment PC have a PCI-slot

Author Juanfra Ncisco ( ago)
make one using thunderbolt plz

Author Wegster64 ( ago)
wow soo cool

Author crazydogoo3 ( ago)
did they stop making them they are sold out every where :( plz help

Author SlyCryEddie ( ago)
THis is sad this computer can run strong games here comes my so called 500 PC and I run csgo 50 FPS. God I just love Logic

Author HECTIC ( ago)
could this work with a 2016 gtx 1060 3gb graphics card

Author ALBERTO ( ago)
this is the real life???

Author lJITimate ( ago)
where is the mini PCI slot? is it inside the laptop?

Author latvian gamer MLG ( ago)
i tried and it worked!! now i can play games on 4k

Author remoyuoi poio ( ago)
how much du i have to spend so that i can play gta 5 at it full potential

Author 95 R ( ago)
so i have a laptop with an I7 processor and gtx960m. am i able to play with and external gpu gtx1080 ? it would help me a lot because i wouldnt have to build complete desktop

Author BobbyJay ( ago)
+DIY Perks so I just recently got the same setup. same dock using an HP power supply from a desktop to power the dock. I have an HDMI cable running from the video card to the TV and the supplied data to HDMI cable that's connected to my laptop and the dock. I installed the latest Nvidia driver restarted and I'm still getting a code 43 in my device manager. I attempted to play star wars the force unleashed 2. played like complete shit. even worse then when I play normally on my laptop's gpu.. running Windows 10. Any thoughts on how to clear this up?

Author HumdrumAnt ( ago)
But you couldn't play online cos you have to disconnect the WiFi card, am i missing something?

Author Dan Krieg ( ago)
Beats getting ripper off by Eurocom. My mobile card died a while ago, might give this a try

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 vapenoodles ( 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 Michael Townley ( 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 Yung 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 ?

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