This New ONEXPLAYER 2 Is Now A Capable AAA Gaming PC! USB4 eGPU Power!

Last Updated on January 10, 2023 by Detective Dev

So yeah this RTX 3060 is working Amazingly over usb4 on this handheld and I mean we're getting some really good Frame rates here at 1440p What's going on everybody it's ETA Prime Back here again today we're going to be Upping the graphics performance of the All-new 1X player 2 by adding an External GPU Now by itself the 1X player 2 can definitely perform really well It's powered by a ryzen 6800u we've got Those detachable controllers and if You're not really familiar with it I'll Leave some links in the description I've Created two videos so far we took a look At some PC gaming performance on the Built-in igpu and I also did a full Emulation video I mean this thing is Definitely a Powerhouse when it comes to A handheld gaming PC but we can get a Lot more out of this by adding an External GPU using the usb4 port up top Now this does support 40 gig protocol so Uh yeah we should see some really great Performance out of what we're going to Be adding here but before we go any Further I do want to mention that this Video is brought to you by urcd Keys I've actually been using this site for a Couple years now they do offer steam Keys origin you played they even offer Microsoft applications like office but The main reason that I use urcd Keys is For their Windows keys right now their

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Use a sonnet dock but it recently bit The dust the board itself just Completely died on me so I needed Something new and this does come with a 750 watt power supply we've got two 8-pin power connectors and it supports a Three slot GPU so I didn't have to do Any kind of modification to fit a larger Card in this thing and that brings us to The next thing the GPU itself for most Of the testing in this video we're going To be using the RTX 3060 I think that This is a great affordable card it's a Non-ti variant and I've had really good Luck using it over Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 and initially I really did Want to go with all amds since we've got That ryzen 6800u I thought it would make Sense to pair it up with a Radeon card I Was gonna go with something like the RX 6750xt and I will run a test here in the Video but you'll notice that performance Is less than the RTX 3060 when this is Connected over a thunderbolt Dock and I Think it comes down to these Radeon 6000 Cards being pcie 4.0 not exactly sure But yeah I mean the RTX 3060 connected In this dock does outperform the RX 6570xt super simple to get up and Running all I needed to do is plug in That Thunderbolt cable from the dock Itself to the USB 4 port on the 1X Player 2. now we're going to be using The RTX 3060 as our video card I've got

HDMI running from the card to the larger Display and you can use the built-in Display on the handheld if you wanted to But it will cut down on performance so If you want to get the maximum out of it External display is definitely the way To go And real quick I'll give you a look here We've got that ryzen 7 6800u 16 Gigabytes of LP ddr5x Ram we can still Access the Radeon 680m igpu that's built Into the 6800u but we want to utilize That RTX 3060. we want to get much Better performance out of it and it Really does help out we're going to jump Right into some gaming and the first one Here is God of War I'm going to be Testing on the RTX 3060 and then I'm Going to move over to that RX 6750xt and Just show you the difference there All right so here we are I've got Afterburner up in the top left hand Corner and uh we're at 1440p high Settings with God of War using that RTX 3060 connected over usb4 we can get an Average of around 78 FPS I mean this is More than playable and with some dlss we Can get a lot more out of it if you want To enable it it's really up to you so Obviously with this Nvidia card we've Definitely upped the GPU performance on This setup here and the AMD card the RX 6750xt also UPS the performance but it Kind of falls on its face when you

Compare it to that RTX 3060 because with The same exact settings 1440p High we're Only getting an average of around 58 FPS With this game and this is one of the Big reasons I always mention using video For an external GPU connected over Thunderbolt I've always had this kind of Performance difference when it comes to These cards The next thing I did was just run some Benchmarks and I wanted to give you a Comparison between the igpu and this External GPU here so I'm using 3dmark First up we've got Knight raid on the Built-in Radeon 680m we got a total Score of 25 696. with that RTX 3060 it jumped up to 40 638 when it comes to fire strike seeing The same kind of thing here on the stock Eye GPU 6809 but with this 3060 Connected 17048. in the final one I ran here was Time spy on the built-in igpu 2808 with that 30 60 8 300. so obviously We're getting some massive GPU gains Here and we kind of suspected this this Is exactly what we wanted connecting This thing over usb4 Moving over to some more real world Tests we've got cyberpunk 2077 and dlss Is set to balance with this because We're at 1440p with it but we can Actually get an average of around 74 FPS

Out of this thing with the egpu Connected not bad at all Always like to throw at least one Fighting game man so we've got Street Fighter 5 and with this we're maxed out At 4K I suspected we were going to get Great performance out of this I mean on The igp we can run this with a nice low Medium mix at 1080p so 4K really isn't An issue with this 3060. I also tested GTA 5 and I know this is An older one but uh the performance was Pretty impressive we're at very high Settings 4K and we can play this at an Average of around 74 FPS drop it down to 1440p would definitely net you a lot More out of it but locking it at 64k is Totally playable everything we've taken A look at so far has worked out really Well with this external GPU but there Are a couple games out there that just Don't do well with the gpus like the new Spider-Man games be it Spider-Man Remastered or Spider-Man Miles Morales This is one of my favorite PC games Right now but unfortunately external Gpus just don't play well with this game We're at 1440p high settings and we can Get an average of around 39 FPS and even If I drop it down to 1080 like we have Here we're kind of getting that same Average I could go as low as 720p with Dlss set to ultra performance and we're Still going to be sitting here in the

Mid 30s it's just really something about This game that doesn't like external Gpus for some odd reason never had great Luck no matter what CPU or GPU combo I Come up with So yeah overall it's really great that We're seeing usb4 on these handhelds and The 1X player 2 does perform absolutely Amazingly with an external GPU connected It's great that we can game on the go With the handheld like it is in that Radeon 680m and then when it's time to You know up the performance we get home Sit down we can plug this thing in and Game at 1440p but that's going to wrap It up for this one really appreciate you Watching I will be doing some more Testing with uh egpus over usb4 I think There's a few more tweaks that we can do Here just to get a bit more performance Out of it so if you're interested in Seeing videos like this make sure you Hit that subscribe button and think About turning notifications on so you Know when I post the next one if you Have any questions let me know down Below and like always thanks for Watching

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