Question Will an internal Nvidia GPU work with a Thunderbolt 4 connected external-enclosured AMD GPU as the discrete GPU ?


Apr 4, 2013
I have an Alienware laptop with a Nvidia RTX 3060 and it has a Thunderbolt 4 port, I was wanting to know if I could connect an external enclosure using thunderbolt 4 with an AMD RX 6950 XT GPU and run the AMD GPU as my primary discrete GPU using a Free Sync technology monitor instead of a Gsync monitor?
If so, will I have to download any drivers or software to run the external GPU and a free sync monitor?
Will my idea to be able to run Free Sync and get more out of a bigger GPU pushing more FPS and running games at higher settings using the external AMD GPU card as my independent discrete card work?
My point of this is to save a few hundred dollars on a free sync monitor instead of a gsync monitor, plus I'm waiting for the new Radeon 7000 series GPU to drop on the market to purchase...
I already have a specific free sync monitor in mind that I'm wanting to purchase if this setup will work...

Thanks to anyone that replies and lets me know if this will work.


You'll have to install AMD drivers. Honestly, I'm not sure how well those will play with the existing Nvidia GPU and drivers.

The display features aren't really a big deal as either GPU should be fine with either technology.