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Alienware 13 R3 + AGA + 5700XT


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Hi, i've decided to go with egpu instead of MXM , because MXM is end of life unfortunetly. But the Alienware and graphics amplifier are still working in 2023. My goal was a fairly cheap setup with the possible highest perfomance that i can get with fairly cheap. So the basic machine is the 13 R3 with I7-6700HQ , 1060 mobile , 16gb 2333 mhhz ram , 2x512gb SSD , FHD display ( i missed the qhd oled ūüė쬆) . I have read that AGA only support 20XX and RX 4XX/5XX , some of¬† the retail coolers will fit , but 3 slots are not , watercooling is not and option unless you cut the AGA. So i decided to go with a reference 5700XT , someone says its not gonna work because of the pcie 4.0 support, someone says every gpu works as long as it fits. So i tryed my luck with a ref 5700xt and its works as it shoud be. From the AGA i removed the original very loud fan, still didnt replaced it so add that to the termals. The CPU got a liquid metal , the laptop has been previuosly upgraded with the 1070 3 pipe heatsink. Maybe further VGA-s will be tested as long as the budget goes. Starts right up, but untill you didnt intall the driver the card dosent give display(hdmi with a monitor ,no internal lcd was used). After driver install (no mods ,nothing needed to install) its works. The CPU goes 3.1GHZ allcore max 72C . A 3X 120mm vent modded Notepal u3 is under the 13R3 .

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I can confirm i have tested

rtx 3070, 3090

rx 6800

 

to work in aga

 

4000 series also works

Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)


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5 hours ago, Reciever said:

30xx works but you have to plug in after post iirc 

 

5700xt is still a potent card though, was a great value on release and still actively use one for now. 

Thakns, what i need to plug? AGA cable or the aga power cable?

 

4 hours ago, ssj92 said:

I can confirm i have tested

rtx 3070, 3090

rx 6800

 

to work in aga

 

4000 series also works

Thanks , thats good news! 

 

witch cooling solution cards was tested in the AGA? How easy to fit them inside?

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54 minutes ago, Csupati said:

Thakns, what i need to plug? AGA cable or the aga power cable?

 

Thanks , thats good news! 

 

witch cooling solution cards was tested in the AGA? How easy to fit them inside?

3070 MSI Gaming Trio (I removed the whole top cover as I like to look at my cards. 

 

3090 Kingpin & XC3. 

 

2080Ti PNY Blower

 

RX 6800 Reference 

 

These are the most recent ones I tried. 

Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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On 1/18/2023 at 10:00 PM, ssj92 said:

3070 MSI Gaming Trio (I removed the whole top cover as I like to look at my cards. 

 

3090 Kingpin & XC3. 

 

2080Ti PNY Blower

 

RX 6800 Reference 

 

These are the most recent ones I tried. 

I've had a very stupid idea. Its mind blowing! Our community forum, i've saw a GT80 titan sli. Now, we talked about it, and a guy who use an mxm pcie egpu methood sayd that with that (im gonna assume He's joking) He can use sli egpu's . My idea is that now the AGA is connected and have a TB3 slot, if i go get a TB3 egpu case i can make sli/cf ?? 

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You would be bottlenecked by the x4 bus speed. Not to mention you would need to hack the drivers to allow SLI support (not sure it'll work due to optimus)

Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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Yes , I realised that . Today i have traded the 5700xt for a 3060ti , at superposition 1080p extreme i gained almost +50% at the score. 5053--->7173

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On 1/18/2023 at 4:00 PM, Reciever said:

30xx works but you have to plug in after post iirc 

 

5700xt is still a potent card though, was a great value on release and still actively use one for now. 

I didn't see any problems with the 3060Ti , dont need to plug or unplug the cable during post. But Dell's made a wierd thing: while the AGA is connected (no matter what gpu is in) its disabling the dGPU on the laptop, i didnt apper in device managger. If i remove the AGA the 1060 works. If i press i/d gfx it shows that is not supperted while the AGA is connected.

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2 hours ago, Csupati said:

I didn't see any problems with the 3060Ti , dont need to plug or unplug the cable during post. But Dell's made a wierd thing: while the AGA is connected (no matter what gpu is in) its disabling the dGPU on the laptop, i didnt apper in device managger. If i remove the AGA the 1060 works. If i press i/d gfx it shows that is not supperted while the AGA is connected.

Thats normal behavior

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My Friend who has an M15 , he can use  the AGA card and dgpu at the same time , dont know why Dell done this ....  If i have to change the 13 r3 to a better cpu maybe im gonna go with an Area 51m R2 . As i know , the cpu has a vapor heatsink , and still have gfx  connector .

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