Is this Nvidia 980M compatible with my Alienware 17 R1?

Think there is a DIY setup you can use, called eGPU i think. I can't remember exact details. But for 100 euro's, some cables, a makeshift dock you can pop in a GPU that you may have already had.

It's a combo of a riser card that connects with the express card on your lappie. I saw one running with a 1050ti, and it worked a treat. Your CPU is a decent one, and would drive a whole host of cards through that setup.

Ill see if I can find the links.

edit: something like this : http://www.idgconnect.com/abstract/27427/how-transform-laptop-gaming-powerhouse-external-graphics-card

i'm tempted to do it with my own laptop, with an HD4000, but it has an i7 3610qm which would be decent enough for 1080p. And I have a GTX260 216 sitting in the drawer next to me! :)

 

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The GPU for the 2014 Alienware 17 R1 is not soldered on.
 

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Are there other external GPU docks other than the Alienware specific one that will work with my laptop? I think I have a USB-C port.
 
Think there is a DIY setup you can use, called eGPU i think. I can't remember exact details. But for 100 euro's, some cables, a makeshift dock you can pop in a GPU that you may have already had.

It's a combo of a riser card that connects with the express card on your lappie. I saw one running with a 1050ti, and it worked a treat. Your CPU is a decent one, and would drive a whole host of cards through that setup.

Ill see if I can find the links.

edit: something like this : http://www.idgconnect.com/abstract/27427/how-transform-laptop-gaming-powerhouse-external-graphics-card

i'm tempted to do it with my own laptop, with an HD4000, but it has an i7 3610qm which would be decent enough for 1080p. And I have a GTX260 216 sitting in the drawer next to me! :)

 

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