Gaming on a Laptop using an External GPU

  • Опубликовано:  2 года назад
  • In this experimental video I try connecting a desktop graphics card to a laptop... the results were certainly interesting.


    I've been wanting to try this out for a while, so a big thanks to BangGood for sending me the adapter (ebay link above, banggood link below).
  • КатегорииНаука и техника
  • Длительность: 4:47
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  laptop  graphics card  gpu  grapics  nvidia  external  exp  gdc  gaming  pci-e  experiment  upgrade  diyperks  desktop graphics card on laptop  mini pci-e  

Комментарии: 3 850

  • King Bg
    King Bg 1 день назад

    Can i do the same with a couple of video cards connected to a computer with a usb ?

  • Mario193
    Mario193 1 день назад

    does this gonna work for a i3 hp laptop ???

  • Samir Fathy
    Samir Fathy 3 дня назад

    I am having a problem with my Toshiba C50-A076 laptop, it is provided with 2 GPUs, one is Intel 400 and the other is Nvidia, previously and all of a sudden the Nvidia stopped working and now the laptop keeps restarting, the Maintainance guys agreed on that the GPU is the problem since it heats very quickly causing the hardware to restart after it kept hanging for a while.
    Can I use this trick fot now?

  • Uranium
    Uranium 3 дня назад

    Another bottleneck other than the laptops CPU is the pci express port on the laptop which is not x16 while the graphics card needs x16 pcie slot to work properly. Really interesting project though!

  • Uranium
    Uranium 3 дня назад

    3 years later the lowspecgamer tests the same device. I guess he is late to the party...

  • Narcis D
    Narcis D 4 дня назад

    I have a question.If I have a Macbook...can I connect the external GPU to the laptop using just an usual HDMI cable?

  • micheal sun
    micheal sun 7 дней назад

    kinda defeat the purpose of a laptop thro

    • kenny ricardo
      kenny ricardo 3 дня назад

      micheal sun say you got a business laptop (powerful core i7 processor, but no graphic cards) and wanted to game. this will make the laptop function as a laptop and a gaming pc at home. if you build a gaming pc and buy a laptop, the laptop will be either weak or have bad battery life

    TECHIEMANIA 7 дней назад

    How can I connect the adapter to my PC because the CPU case or cabinet is small to install a graphic card?
    pls tell

  • Tuvshinbat Sundui
    Tuvshinbat Sundui 9 дней назад

    Modern laptop becoming without cdrom should consider..

  • Tuvshinbat Sundui
    Tuvshinbat Sundui 9 дней назад

    How about laptops without pci slot

  • Mussa Ahmad
    Mussa Ahmad 13 дней назад

    you buy half the computer

  • kyle lega
    kyle lega 15 дней назад

    does it work on a acer laptop

  • Jelly Ninja
    Jelly Ninja 19 дней назад

    i bought a hp omen laptop, is the external gpu compatible with it? please help

  • hari prakash
    hari prakash 19 дней назад

    can i use it for hp pavalion 15 n225t please tell me this is specs link

  • Sonic Boom!
    Sonic Boom! 21 день назад


  • Angelo Calderon
    Angelo Calderon 21 день назад

    wait does this mean that when using the external gpu you have to connect a monitor?
    can you use the laptops screen??

  • Angelo Calderon
    Angelo Calderon 21 день назад

    did anyone with an hp laptop managed to do this?

  • DoomRater
    DoomRater 22 дня назад

    Oh that's nice. DIY an enclosure for it so it's extra stable!

  • Stars Shooting
    Stars Shooting 22 дня назад

    Will this work for ASUS X555L? I'm trying to play a game called: "Subnautica". It said my GPU needed a upgrade, and I'm not sure how it will work for ASUS.

  • Critchy
    Critchy 29 дней назад

    is it compatible with a nuc?

  • Savage Uploads
    Savage Uploads 1 месяц назад

    What was that racing game that u used in the video

  • Savage Uploads
    Savage Uploads 1 месяц назад

    What was that racing game that u used in the video

  • [ Content Deleted ]
    [ Content Deleted ] 1 месяц назад

    hue hue i have best pc i have a i87324623874632847236483276238194873492874928374294 core pc lololololol.ol.oll.lolol (not really lolololol)

  • Cameron Leggett
    Cameron Leggett 1 месяц назад

    i can see using this in a Frankenstein laptop/desktop hybrid! Use the mobo from a older laptop in a desktop type case with one of these to breath more life out of older hardware!

  • Athanasios Lanaras
    Athanasios Lanaras 1 месяц назад

    Can someone tell me what I need to know in order to find out if my hp probook 4520S is compatible with an external gpu?

  • _ Mechros _
    _ Mechros _ 1 месяц назад

    This is perfect for me! I saved up to build a custom PC, I've studied online for 4 years about pc's , but I'm still not allowed to get parts. BUT my graphics card is damaged. So there is no reason not to get this!

  • CDprimaryD
    CDprimaryD 1 месяц назад

    Are you able to use the laptops display only, or are you forced to use a standalone monitor?

  • Irfan Kamil
    Irfan Kamil 1 месяц назад

    will it get bottlenecked if my cpu suck? mine i5-6200u

    GEOVAS 1 месяц назад

    Can it run games ok on 1080p with a pentium 2 ghz processor??

  • Jose Herrera
    Jose Herrera 1 месяц назад

    Can you use it on an Alienware Alpha?

  • kkfranco
    kkfranco 1 месяц назад

    there is the possibility to use the usb port? i don't have the pci slot

  • Barely Optimal
    Barely Optimal 1 месяц назад

    kind of defeats the whole "portable" concept

  • Gaming Boy
    Gaming Boy 1 месяц назад

    where to buy. it

  • cr12
    cr12 1 месяц назад

    DIY Perks

  • Patrick Carl
    Patrick Carl 1 месяц назад

    I know it's an older video, but can you use the laptop's screen or do you need a monitor as well?

  • Error4-07-99
    Error4-07-99 1 месяц назад

    not very practical

  • Omar Shiha
    Omar Shiha 1 месяц назад

    what about trying this same laptop with newer gpu like the gtx 1050 ti or gtx 1060

  • remoyuoi poio
    remoyuoi poio 1 месяц назад

    does it work on any laptop? my specs

    i5 6200u (2.30ghz)
    1920x1080 resolution
    ram-8GB DDR3
    windows 10
    plz suggest best gaming graphics for me anyone

  • Anthony Hart
    Anthony Hart 1 месяц назад

    can you use this in a regular desktop ?

  • Ayman Abid
    Ayman Abid 1 месяц назад

    I wonder if i can make it work on a gpd win and a gtx 1050 (knowing that the gpd win has a usb type-c and the only wire right now that can give graphical data) im shiping the stuff right now on amazon WISH ME LUCK

  • SinglePlayer BR
    SinglePlayer BR 1 месяц назад

    +DIY Perks if the adapter is plugged into a HDMI socket on your laptop, does it work? Since that plug is a fast data socket, I thought it would worth a while trying

  • Juan Ant. Guzman
    Juan Ant. Guzman 1 месяц назад

    i have 1050ti this grraphic card dont use molex or power connector you think can use¿

  • The Next world
    The Next world 1 месяц назад


  • XxXSpit_Fire_GamingXxX394
    XxXSpit_Fire_GamingXxX394 1 месяц назад

    so doing this, taking out your wireless cable, there is no wifi? or is it some other component that im not awere of and has nothing to do with my cause, because all i want to do is run gta 5 on my gaming laptop for hp...

  • Abdera7mane Gamer
    Abdera7mane Gamer 1 месяц назад

    i have lenovo L520 do you think i can put the GPU adapter ?

  • Alfonso
    Alfonso 1 месяц назад

    does a HP pavilion Entertainment PC have a PCI-slot

  • Juanfra Ncisco
    Juanfra Ncisco 1 месяц назад

    make one using thunderbolt plz

  • Wegster64
    Wegster64 1 месяц назад

    wow soo cool

  • crazydogoo3
    crazydogoo3 1 месяц назад

    did they stop making them they are sold out every where :( plz help

  • SlyCryEddie
    SlyCryEddie 1 месяц назад

    THis is sad this computer can run strong games here comes my so called 500 PC and I run csgo 50 FPS. God I just love Logic

    HECTIC 1 месяц назад

    could this work with a 2016 gtx 1060 3gb graphics card

    ALBERTO 1 месяц назад

    this is the real life???

  • lJITimate
    lJITimate 1 месяц назад

    where is the mini PCI slot? is it inside the laptop?

  • FaZe P4ysagorXD
    FaZe P4ysagorXD 1 месяц назад

    i tried and it worked!! now i can play games on 4k

  • Mirul Shah
    Mirul Shah 1 месяц назад

    hi i have a lenovo z40 with amd a10 with 1.9ghz as base clock . can my laptop use external graphic card

  • remoyuoi poio
    remoyuoi poio 2 месяца назад

    how much du i have to spend so that i can play gta 5 at it full potential

  • 95 R
    95 R 2 месяца назад

    so i have a laptop with an I7 processor and gtx960m. am i able to play with and external gpu gtx1080 ? it would help me a lot because i wouldnt have to build complete desktop

  • BobbyJay
    BobbyJay 2 месяца назад

    +DIY Perks so I just recently got the same setup. same dock using an HP power supply from a desktop to power the dock. I have an HDMI cable running from the video card to the TV and the supplied data to HDMI cable that's connected to my laptop and the dock. I installed the latest Nvidia driver restarted and I'm still getting a code 43 in my device manager. I attempted to play star wars the force unleashed 2. played like complete shit. even worse then when I play normally on my laptop's gpu.. running Windows 10. Any thoughts on how to clear this up?

  • HumdrumAnt
    HumdrumAnt 2 месяца назад

    But you couldn't play online cos you have to disconnect the WiFi card, am i missing something?

    • HumdrumAnt
      HumdrumAnt 2 месяца назад

      ADCBot Oh wow how did i not realise that haha. Thanks man :)

    • ADCBot
      ADCBot 2 месяца назад

      That is correct, but you can still connect to the internet if you have a gigabit Ethernet port on your laptop.

  • Dan Krieg
    Dan Krieg 2 месяца назад

    Beats getting ripper off by Eurocom. My mobile card died a while ago, might give this a try

  • Top Sy Krettes
    Top Sy Krettes 2 месяца назад

    how much cost for those external gpu accessories adapters included?

    MINECRAFT_ PLAYER_3000 2 месяца назад

    does it work whit desktop pc whit apu

  • Wilo Usuramo
    Wilo Usuramo 2 месяца назад

    MIND BLOWN!! Deadly!

  • Alisson Damasceno
    Alisson Damasceno 2 месяца назад

    Amazing! Just a quick doubt, do I need to use a ATX/DC PSU to power up a graphics card that does not need that "extra" pci-e connector? Like the GTX 750Ti, for example...
    (I'm really interested on a high resolution DisplayPort output from my laptop haha)

  • DaveK183
    DaveK183 2 месяца назад

    How is this thing old? I have a laptop for almost 8 years and wanted this the whole time, but never did find anything like this. Don't fucking understand why.

  • TECHNO freak
    TECHNO freak 2 месяца назад

    will both laptop gpu and external gpu work at same time or only external gpu works?
    any one knows please replay!!!

  • SperodicPlays - Tutorials and More!
    SperodicPlays - Tutorials and More! 2 месяца назад

    wait wait wait wait so your telling me that I can build an external gpu without using a thunderbolt cable?!?!?!?!

  • Ahmed Rashed
    Ahmed Rashed 2 месяца назад

    National geographic is her ! nice job

  • Craig Buchan 6930
    Craig Buchan 6930 2 месяца назад

    Can i use this on an all in one desktop

  • Dead pool
    Dead pool 2 месяца назад

    Can i use my laptop's lcd screen instead of a external monitor for this setup?

  • D.O.T
    D.O.T 2 месяца назад

    I have a question. Is it possible to do it in reverse? ~ Aka use laptop graphics card on Stationary pc? This might be retarded question but I started investigating this because my laptop is dead and I want to use its parts, IF POSSIBLE. Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

  • E McG
    E McG 2 месяца назад

    Why would you try to game on a shit processor? You need that to game to, retarded

  • Ronan
    Ronan 2 месяца назад

    Pls build a case around it, love your vids

  • Abhishek Basavaraj
    Abhishek Basavaraj 2 месяца назад

    can you do a refresh with the all new cool thunderbolt 3.

  • The Electric Pig
    The Electric Pig 2 месяца назад

    Will this work with an hp notebook and what card should I buy I have $400

  • Animiles
    Animiles 2 месяца назад

    To me it looks like Grid 2 (3:31) doesn't even reach 30 fps.
    I count everything below 60 fps as not playable.

  • Esteban S.
    Esteban S. 2 месяца назад

    Can I just us my usb 3.0 port or I have to open my laptop any way?

  • scrubs understanding
    scrubs understanding 2 месяца назад

    DIY PERKS do you think this will work on a all in one aspire z1800 i cant upgrade the graphics on it but i love the layout of the computer itself

  • whitebeartigtig
    whitebeartigtig 2 месяца назад

    Is the adapter compatible with a Samsung RV-515

  • vapenoodles
    vapenoodles 2 месяца назад

    YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER! I was just about to give up on putting a graphics card in my aio pc.

  • DecibelAlex
    DecibelAlex 2 месяца назад

    looks kinda laggy

  • Osirin
    Osirin 2 месяца назад

    would this work for the zenbook ux305ca

  • Kiseong Ra
    Kiseong Ra 3 месяца назад

    does it work for ultrabook too?

  • G18 OUTO
    G18 OUTO 3 месяца назад

    Your laptops is fucked from everydway

  • Daniel Cardoso Balieiro
    Daniel Cardoso Balieiro 3 месяца назад

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  • GraysFrame
    GraysFrame 3 месяца назад

    I spent a lot on my laptop. but streaming twitch on it is too hard on its cpu. would connecting an external quad core cpu work?

  • Ashfaq Beg
    Ashfaq Beg 3 месяца назад

    did gtx1070 will work with i5 4210U CPU??

  • Jonathan Joestar
    Jonathan Joestar 3 месяца назад

    Protip: Don't even consider buying this for a newer Acer laptop, the only way you'd be able to plug something like this in is if you keep the thing open and remove the Wireless card.

  • iinRez
    iinRez 3 месяца назад

    This epitomizes the whole "planned obsolescence" business model.

  • Freadoline Francis
    Freadoline Francis 3 месяца назад

    Very good information..

  • sonicnights
    sonicnights 3 месяца назад

    Can you try Sonic Riders on your laptop using your own external GPU?

  • Slimi Le Slime
    Slimi Le Slime 3 месяца назад

    Can anyone try to tell me how to do this for an ASUS K52F?

  • Anuj Falcon
    Anuj Falcon 3 месяца назад

    Looks like lot of work! But awesome piece of info.

  • Dragos B
    Dragos B 3 месяца назад

    Smart solution, but quite unportable.

  • AzSam Pako
    AzSam Pako 3 месяца назад

    On a Asus Rog GL551JW will I be able to do this?
    Removing my 960m won' be such a problem, right?

  • SudoTech
    SudoTech 3 месяца назад


  • Sander R.
    Sander R. 3 месяца назад

    Does it really need to be hooked to a mini pci express or can it use the expresscard slot wich my laptop also have?

  • Shadowwalker0408
    Shadowwalker0408 3 месяца назад

    please look at it now in 2017