What I got from Le Express and I've been really happy with it. I'Ve been using it for three weeks now: it's really powerful. The most powerful I've looked at. Of course, with the coffee Lake Coeur is 78750 H, this thing six cores and it has the twelve threads. It really flies. It has two nvme are slots on there, so m dot two months and of course this means we could actually run an external GPU, which you see. I have right in front of me and it works really good. So a lot of people suggested that idea to me, because I was always under the impression that if it's only gon na be PCO times four and it should be 16, the counts gon na be crippled. I expected the performance to be down a huge sum, but, as you see in this video, a little spoiler alert you're going to lose. I run about 10 to about 12 percent performance because of this we're not going to have the bandwidth you get it. Of course, using a time 16 slot, but in some instances with some games, if you look at it on the internet, there's a lot of people cover it as well. You don't even lose about 5. Now this particular adapter. I picked it up from Aliexpress it's called the a DT and it'll would be useful for things like this. For many pcs that have two PCIe MDOT two slots or an old laptop, perhaps using a set of three drive with an SSD in there and you don't mind giving up a PCI slot and it has a weak GPU in it.

Then you can use something like this here. It shipped out in a brown box with an anti static bag and it comes with a power. Cable we've got the support safer when you place the card, and here that's just to screw it down, lock it in place and there were no instructions included. My graphics card of choice for this video is an EVGA GeForce GTX 1060. Now this has these six gigabytes of rams are slightly faster than the three gigabyte version and why you got this card is because of its small size, and I picked it up, for I feel, a very good price, a hundred and fifty euros off eBay. It is, of course used so the version I have is called the R 43's G. Now the length of the cable is 25 centimeters. You can see right here, that's our m2 connector. There is a 50 centimeter version as well see one a longer cable, because if you see that really isn't, that long but I'm, only connecting in this up to a mini PC and I don't – want to have a huge separation between the mini PC and in the Card now the build quality of this, it seems really quite good. It seems very similar to your motherboards out there you get four pcs and it can't really fault up with the components they have used. Now it does say our 3G on here, but it's, not that our 3G model.

It seems to be that all the motherboards will state that on there now on the top here, there are three switches and a jumper and I'm, not too sure. If I need to use this because there were no instructions included in the box, I think you need to refer to the manufacturers website for further information on that. But I'll see how I go on the bottom of the PCB. You will find this for solid rubber feet, so that's gon na support the weight of the graphics cards. You can even use those huge heavy ones. I don'ts have been a problem and, of course it won't slip or anything being rubber and then for our power inputs. We have our typical PC, you power supply, so if you're gon na be driving a very powerful graphics card, for example on our TX 2080 or the Nvidia 1080 Ti is something like that. Then this is the one you have to use because the Dell power supply I'm, using, I think it maxes out about 200 watts only which I'm well within that, of course, with the GTX 1060. So to power, this external GPU I'm, going with the cleaner option here. So this is a hundred and eighty watts max. It is an 8 pin del da to series adapter. So this is going to keep things a lot cleaner. I won't have to have a power supply unit on my desk, looking messy with all the cables everywhere.

I know you can get the modular ones but they're a little bit more expensive. I picked this up second hand and then only cost me around about 20 euro, so just keeping things on the cheap here. Okay, so you can see that this card fits in there. Great because of its small size, this is a tiny GTX. 1060. This model so m dot. 2 connections right here are reinforced. So I think this is another m2 right here, but you can't see it. It just goes straight into the motherboard, but it's all reinforced around there. Now. Why got this version because it is m dot, 2, PCIe and x 4. So in theory, two gigabits per second now the great thing about this little mini PC. Apart from the fact that it's got that powerful Core i7 8750 H in here is it: it has 2 m2 nvme slots on it, so I don't have to give up one of them and just go to slower sata3. The other thing, too, is around the side. We have Vince, so the cable will be easily router. Just through that gap, there no mods required, unlike laptops, a lot of laptops. You have to do a bit of a mod there. You have to cut a little gap if you're going to be running an external GPU setup and now, with the bottom lid back on my mini PC, you can see how that fits the cable perfectly through that gap with no damage or anything you don't need to Mod or cut, or do anything so that's great – it worked out really nice, so here we are.

It was very easy to set up, so I does just connect that Dell plug the 8 pin 1 into it turned on my mini PC and stalled. The drivers did a reboot and everything's working. Fine and it's been fun for now 3 days. This is day number 3 and no problems with stability, no crashes whatsoever here. So, most importantly, we want to have a look at this. So what is it running at PCIe times 4? That is fine, so that's good we're, getting the maximum band width that we can expect, of course, from that MDOT to PCIe slot, so that is great there's, some more stats up here with Cooter's ear, as you can see. So what are we losing performance wise this? I know was something that weighed heavily on me. I thought you know this is going to cripple the car doesn't it going from x, 16 2 x 4 with the interface there, but you know what it's only about 5 to 10 percent I've run a few benchmarks. I don't want to go crazy with benchmarks, because this is really just about the adapter, how it works, not the performance of the GPU here. So, first up I wanted to show you if you haven't seen my full review of this particular mini PC, that for its size, the size of about a PS you power, supply unit 4 at our PC. So it's tiny, look at the power of this! So single core score of 5000 multi core score 21000.

This is really good. Now I don't game on this mini PC at all it's only for the video, so I wouldn't normally run something like this. So here are some benchmarks: focus on across the graphics school that's. One you want to look at fast rate. One score is about ten percent. This card here, my Eevee, GA the GeForce GTX 1060 and the super clock version. So does factory overclocked and I've applied a little bit of an overclock myself too, which I will show you it's only minor, because it's already overclocked out of the box, so you can't really do too much it. Some memories gone up: 500 megahertz, core clock 40 and the power limit percent is up 16 percent, so just a very minor little twigs there just to help offset what we're missing out, of course on it running just PCIe three times. Four and here's fire strike extreme graphics score, so I did some calculations that I'll show you in a second just to show you the kind of difference that we are getting. Okay, I'll just swap over to that in a second, and you can see here now time spy. So these scores I mean they're, really I'm, actually impressed they really go we're not losing too much. I thought: we're gon na be 50 down. It'S gon na cripple the the cat performance, but no no, no, not at all that's not happening here – and here is our super position benchmark score.

So normally you get about 6300 6400 from this card or 6200, so there's a difference there of about. I think it's. Four to five percent: it is really not a lot and so I'll briefly take a look at exactly what kind of a hit we are taking with the the lack of PCI x 16. So if you take a look, the school here, graphics scored. 10000. 173. Now I do have a review up here and this is from hexxus and you can see right here. Okay, so they got 11350 5. So I've done a quick calculation here on the difference, the percent so we're losing approximately. You could say just round that up 12 performance, so I have now witches 3 set up in 1080p and on the high setting high preset and just put the resolution. Of course, they're up to 1080p and yeah gameplay is perfectly fine. Look it's hovering around 65 70 frames per second, so you're gon na have no issues, and if you decide to go with something like, I don't know why you would, though, an anti X, 20, 60 or 2080, and of course, you can expect even better frame rate Here so 1080p gaming, with this little EVGA GPU, is fine, and I like the fan noise, and I like the fact that, of course, it's just so much smaller and fits nice and neat. So if you are planning to get one of these mini pcs, it has a very common CPU in it that coffee, late, 8750 H, it's an again a lot of gaming laptops and it's powerful.

It can handle every single game. Just fine, so it's not gon na. Be a bottleneck at all this CPU now to really test the PCI Lane bandwidth and what we're going to really lose. So this is my GTX 10 atti in my desktop PC, so it's, a core i7 8700 K overclocked to 5 gigahertz I've, run firestrike ultra and, as you can see, the result here's a focus on that graphics, core. So 7063 I'm gon na pull the card now out of my desktop PC that I typically normally use for gaming and put it in now: the external GPU adapter, okay, so here's the result and it's actually a lot better than I expected to a graphics core of 6472, and that gives us a difference there of only 8.7, so it's a lot smaller margin than I thought. Ok, so there we go, it works really well. So if you have a rather weak GPU and say an old laptop, you don't mind doing a bit of a mod to it. Then you could add an external GPU like this one and you're going to lose about 12 and even a minimum. Sometimes, if only about 5 in certain games now there are plenty of benchmark videos out there. Please do check them out. Don'T just take my word, for it check out videos that put PCIe times 16 vs. PCIe times 4, and you will see the same kind of trend there, you're losing about 10 percent, sometimes 5 percent, and in this instance it was up to almost 12 there.

So the adapter works well, the build quality is great. I would like an external housing for it. For me, the power solution is good using that dell power adapter. It is big, but I can get it out of the way off my desk and just have it on the floor. But if you were going to put, for example, a 10 80 TI in this, then of course you're going to need to use a proper, a PC power supply there it's going to deliver a lot more power than 180 watts that I have from that Dell. One now the main con with this you can't just disconnect it so I've got to open the lid back off again and screw it, and then I could disconnect it and just have it running as my normal mini PC here, which I really like now for me. It'S not a problem, I mean I won't be gaming on this mini PC ever it's, just for editing videos. I think I mentioned that a couple of times in this video. So if you wanted to do that, make it a little bit more practical there, our PCIe extenders that you can get and then you just be able to simply unplug it now. What I can do to with this is not power it on so just unplug it or unplug it better from the socket and it won't run the GPU. Then it just goes back to the integrated GPU just going to swap over my HDMI cable there over in the display port cable.

So that is fine, and if you haven't seen the review of this right here, it's the mini PC, they got so weak GPU but other than that it's a super powerful little monster. Then please do check out that review there's, a link in the description for that, and also right up here too, with the card and to the guy in the comments. I know, you're posting it. Yes for the money that you'd spend on all of this. You can build yourself an ITX veneer, ATX or something like that will probably a better GPU and maybe even a faster CPU than this one right here, because this is a bare bones. This is 400 us the card cost 150 euros. The adapter is 80 us. The power supply was about 25, so yeah, you do your maths there it's only really for the sake of this video that I'm doing it. But again, as I mentioned, you've got an old laptop. You want to put a powerful GPU connect it up to it.