Looking for a i7/i9 + Thunderbolt 3 Laptop without a dedicated Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by Outbreaker, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Outbreaker

    Outbreaker Limp Gawd

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    HI,
    I'm searching for a Laptop without a dedicated Graphics Card which has an good i7 or i9 CPU in it and a Thunderbolt 3 connector to connect a external Graphic Card to it.
    Is there a Laptop manufacture which is building sure Laptops because ASUS or MSI don't have any without a dedicated Graphics Card.
     
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  2. Spun Ducky

    Spun Ducky Limp Gawd

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    I don't know of any that have high end cpus without the dedicated gpu although going through dell,hp, or lenovo business laptop custom builds it might be possible. On my thinkpad p50 i just have the dedicated card disabled and only use intel while mobile then when at home the thunderbolt 3 connects to an aorus gaming box with a gtx 1080.
     
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  4. defaultluser

    defaultluser I B Smart

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    If you're looking for a powerful notebook without the bulk of dedicated graphics, plus a guaranteed full-bandwidth TB3 port, the closest you will get to that is the Razer Blade Stealth, which still uses 15w quad cores.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Razer-Blade-Stealth-QHD-i7-8550U-Laptop-Review.267672.0.html

    You won't find a laptop using a beefcake 45w 6-cores with a full-speed TB3 port and no dedicated GPU. They throw in the GPU to get the sale.

    Also, what screen size where you angling for here, and what weight are you shooting for? For a demanding-as-fuck laptop request, you sure didn't supply many specifics. Would you care to clarify a bit for us?
     
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  5. compcons

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    endofreasdon n00bie

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    So I went down this path, with my p50, i7-6820, and a gtx1070 in sonnet egfx box and while it is cool, my new dell g3 with gtx 1060 is much faster and not that big. It also costs less than just the gpu and box. The egpu performance hit is decent on an external screen, and if you want to game on your built in screen it goes up a lot. Plus the dell g3 also has thunderbolt if you ever want to hook up an rtx2080ti or whatever down the road.
    There is also the zephyrus v2
     
  7. Spun Ducky

    Spun Ducky Limp Gawd

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    Yea the egpu is a cool feature but I ended up shucking the gtx 1080 and put it in my workstation. I still use the laptop heavily when on the go but I have been working on demanding projects so the dual socket 2670 v2 system is what I use the majority of the time at home. 20 cores 40 threads with 128gb ram and a gtx 1080 is in another class for development compared to any laptop on the market.
     
  8. Erebus

    Erebus [H]ard|Gawd

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    What about a MacBook Pro? Slap Windows on it if you must, but you’d be getting your high end CPU with a low end/no discrete GPI depending on setup.