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Thunderbolt & Graphics Adapters?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MaristFernas, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. MaristFernas

    MaristFernas New Member

    Ok, so my knowledge on PC hardware and how it functions has clearly waned over the years, so I need some guidance.
    If you have a laptop with, let's say, integrated and an Nvidia GPU in it, and you have DisplayPort/HDMI/etc external ports ... it use to be that with early version of HDMI and DisplayPort those connections could serve a single monitor each. Now I see people using Thunderbolt 3 docks omegle xender and serving out multiple monitors off of a single DisplayPort connection. BUT, I always assumed those had a cheap GPU build in so all the rendering was done inside the dock. The other day, someone said "no, with some of the laptops, you could have 2 external 4k monitors at 120hz off the Thunderbolt 3 dock so you only need to connect 1 cable to the laptop and it all renders off the internal GPU of the laptop so you can still play games and do it all over the one cable to the dock".

    Is that true?? Would that work on a Razer Blade 15 Studio?

    I'm trying to make this thing easier to move around as I game with my kids in one room, but I use it as my work PC in my office too. If I could have this thing down to 2 plugs (power + dock), and still be able to connect my two 4k monitors running at high refresh rate when it's at my desk, that would be amazing.

    Thanks for any clarity you can offer!
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2020
  2. lukeerth

    lukeerth New Member

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    I'm on my way to do an engineering undergraduate thesis project and need a powerful build for vehicle simulations via Solidworks. Will it be enough to have an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 on my Razer Blade 15 (Thunderbolt 3)?
  3. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    You might want to think about Quadro series, because you have mentioned the word "powerful"
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2021 at 5:48 AM
  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Rendering works isn’t done on the dock (unless the dock has its own gpu like Razer core), it’s only mediator to output pictures, rendering is on cpu/gpu inside your laptop. What you need though isn’t DP but thunderbolt output and the thunderbolts dock, but for 2 K monitor 144Hz the bandwidth won’t allow it, only newest DP 2.0 can do that, I think blade laptops still using DP 1.4 and TB3 30gbs bandwidth (dual 4K 144Hz on DP2.0 I believe double the bandwidth) that handle dual 4K @60Hz/ 4K144Hz. Using TB3 dock will limit the dual monitor to 60Hz. So to run dual 4K @144Hz monitor you have to options using two output, usb C thunderbolt and DP or using Razer core with its own gpu DP outputs.
    It’s only my theory since I didn’t run it on real world, only had experience with triple 1440p monitor running through Razer core on gaming but since the gpu (2080) can’t run the game however over 60fps and 2 other monitors was 60Hz, didn’t put attention on high refresh rate.
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