Question NVIDIA 3080 eGPU on MacBook Pro 2017. Is it worth?

Oct 23, 2020
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Hi there!

I have a big question bothering me and I thought I could find an answer here 🙏🏻

I recently received an unexpected news: I have to go abroad for at least two or three months for work, although I just bought a new pc with a fantastic Nvidia Asus Tuf 3080. My goal was to properly enjoy videogames, such as Cyberpunk 😔

Now, I have a Macbook Pro 15", 2017 model, 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3. This one will travel with me, it's my working laptop.

My question is: if I buy something like a Razer Core and use my 3080 as eGPU with this MacBook, do you think it will be enough to enjoy such videogames in a nice way? Playing at 1440p on an external monitor? Or, given my MacBook specs, is it just a waste of time?

I know I won't be able to unleash the full power of the 3080, nor I'll be able to play at 144hz. I'm just wondering if it's good enough.

Thanks guys, much appreciated 😊
 
Oct 23, 2020
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Yeah, I thought the CPU could be the main problem. You mean 60fps @1440p, right? Ultra details? I'm just testing the boundaries here
 

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