I took a 3080 eGPU apart!!! - Aorus Gaming Box

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eGPUs, they're nothing new, and we've checked out a water-cooled one before, but Aorus did something interesting with this one that has a 3080 in it. Alex decided that we should take it apart and check it out!
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  • Sorry for the Audio issues!!! Our mic had issues during the recording, it'll be better going forward.

    ShortCircuitShortCircuit24 dager siden
    • Hey can you make a follow up video, testing the card with its cooler in a normal desktop, without the constraint airflow?

      Seynoon RaeSeynoon Rae14 dager siden
    • What happen when you plug that into the desktop, will it give you a better performance with that cooler setup?

      TheD3dicateDGamerSTheD3dicateDGamerS20 dager siden
    • Is this the Ursa 12K’s built in? Pleasantly surprised if so

      Jacob WilsonJacob Wilson22 dager siden
    • @ShortCircuit It really wasnt that bad atall but jesus the amount of negativity from some people, Linus Media Group has some of the highest production value in all of youtube and is constantly trying to improve and people get so mad over slightly less than perfect audio. some big channels are still uploading in 1080p and people are here complaining 😂 Some people are just always gonna complain no matter what

      Dylan KellyDylan Kelly22 dager siden
    • Isn't someone listening to the audio with headphones while recording so they would catch it in real time?? The Legion Duel video has similar issues.

      danwat1234danwat123423 dager siden
  • It’s not really a custom pcb it’s the same one used on the gigabyte gaming/vision oc 3080s. It runs really cool compared to those two cards and does not have the same oily thermal pads that the other gigabyte cards have.

    Christopher SolanoChristopher Solano19 timer siden
  • Audio kinda scuffed? 🤣

    Sky DreamSky DreamDag siden
  • 3080 & 3090 gaming box is different, 3090 got back plate. i got 3090 2 months ago. its pretty hot for junction temperature can heat up 110c.. i put some heatsink attach to back plate to cool it down 102c now..

    Eddie CheongEddie Cheong8 dager siden
  • It's a crime taking 3080 apart is crime😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

    Aryan RaiAryan Rai9 dager siden
  • I know literally nothing about eGPU usage and can feel this was done incorrectly and under tested.

    Jason SmuldersJason Smulders12 dager siden
  • Put it in that desktop and see if those missing PCI-E lanes actually hurt it.

    Charles FasanoCharles Fasano12 dager siden
  • Have you disabled the dGPU inside the laptop ? i got MUCH better perf with my Thinkpad X1 Extreme + eGPU with 1080ti tho :v

    Andy NQAndy NQ13 dager siden
  • throw this card into a desktop or a test bench then we will see what happens

    Umair HassanUmair Hassan13 dager siden
  • My FormD T1 with a ryzen 9 5950x and rtx 3080 is the same size as that thing lmao a d it's a whole system!! 🤣

    Brandon BajcBrandon Bajc14 dager siden
  • "I will not call it TRAVEL SIZE, because of the travel WEIGHT". Argh!!

    Abhishek GuptaAbhishek Gupta14 dager siden
  • They really need to improve the thunderbolt protocol. It just doesn't have the necessary bandwidth.

    ruediixruediix14 dager siden
  • Come on guys, you shouldn't be using Valheim to check performance of the GPU, it's a CPU bound game, not only that it have server-side performance issues when you discover large world and modify the ground.

    Juliusz MaciejewskiJuliusz Maciejewski15 dager siden
  • I get that this is supposed to be a quick first impressions channel, but I feel like it should have been tested on a couple of different systems across a couple of different games before drawing a conclusion.

    ClimateCTRLClimateCTRL15 dager siden
  • ...god damnit they used the laptop's video outputs and not the egpu's ports. This pretty much cuts the performance in half.

    Jope's Tech LabJope's Tech Lab16 dager siden
  • And wow, even the power consumption numbers are totally wrong, it doesn't cosume 300w when you push it "really hard" it uses 320 stock ... if you push it you will get near to 370 depending on the card. Not a very well researched video.

    Mysterio2243Mysterio224317 dager siden
  • Yeah use Valheim, a 99% CPU Bottlenecked game to try and game on a dell XPS with a 3080 eGPU, worst use-case with one of the worst games. And then not even check CPU usage or anything else. Sorry but this is not a good video.

    Mysterio2243Mysterio224317 dager siden
  • EGPUs will only be viable for the average consumer when external PCIE makes it to the consumer space.

    Elitedestroyer00Elitedestroyer0017 dager siden
  • But why did the quality of the games visuals drop to absolute garbage after switching to the eGPU? I don't have Valheim, but I assume it performs much the same as Conan Exiles or ark etc. There has to be a different issue going on in this setup beyond just "eGPU is stoopid" Considering the large market of happy egpu users. Then again Valheim itself could just be the issue not likeing the external GPU at all. or it just didn't even properly switch gpu's but lowered the graphic settings and that was the reason for the performance gains. Something seems suspect.

    RedMage GamingRedMage Gaming18 dager siden
  • Audio kinda sucks

    Zu HanZu Han18 dager siden
  • what brand is that keyboard? :)

    aPo GaPo G18 dager siden
  • This video makes me love the desktop I built about a year ago with a 2070 super even more. At first I was kind of gutted for building a machine right before the 30 series but now I am glad I did that. Seeing someone saying " instead of a e gpu just build a good pc with the non e version of the gpu and it costs you 2k ish" . The problem here is, when is this bs going to stop?? Here in Portugal a 3080 is almost 2k and a good ryzen cpu that does not bottleneck with that gpu ( im not even talking about intel for obvious reasons) is at least bloody 300€. Why should I pay 2k ish for a build thats worth 1k less? Sorry im just here at the comment section clearing my head but the world has gone berzerk and this gpu situation is totally crap. These mining bitcoin douchebags are hopeless, contributing 0 on society and buying gpus without limit and dont get me started on scalpers. Those are just douchebags who want to make proffit at the expenses of other people which is as crappy as buying 20 gpus and limiting stock, plus doing 0 for society. Nvidia and amd are not going to make a thing about this as theyre still getting their money at the end of the day. This crap may not be ending until the end of Covid or who knows, never? So glad I built my pc three months before this stupid shortage, even though I have less 20 fps or stmh than the 3070. I even thought about switching and pay 200€ (selling my gpu and buy a 3070) but now I am just happy I have a gpu and a ryzen cpu unlike all those unhappy gamerz that cannot afford the stupid unreadonable prices atm, I feel you guys. The reason why some people might be buying e gpus is because even though some might be willing to spend 1.3k on a gpu and build a pc, their country might even not have one on sale. Think about it. Sorry for this long comment, I was just clearing my head while writting this. It just makes me feel so bad the fact that there are people who voluntarely want to fool others(scalpers) / buy huge ammounts of a product to do something that contributes absolutely nothing to society. Oh you have 20 gpus mining bitcoins, thanks a lot for doing 0 for society and contributing to a huge shortage making thousands of people unable to build a pc

    Nuno EstalagemNuno Estalagem18 dager siden
  • it looks like a bento box

    AnimoonAnimoon18 dager siden
  • I have Razer Core X with RTX 3090 and I see no issues at all. Also I have the mini 1080 eGPU from AORUS and it works perfectly. Not to say that I successfully moded a HP eGPU with a water cooled 1080ti and it worked amazing. For portability I am searching for an ITX RTX GPU 2070S or above to update the mini AORUS eGPU and in combination wit the portable ASUS ROG monitor and Razer Blade Stealth 11th gen Intel, it will be a beast.

    Niki EnchevNiki Enchev18 dager siden
  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't an eGPU supposed to be stationary on your desk, connected to your monitor and peripherals... and it's the Laptop that you connect to it, that's supposed to be mobile? *thinking face*

    AdrianAdrian18 dager siden
    • I realize that people can use a device however they want... I'm speaking to the reason these devices were made in the first place when they first started popping up to market.

      AdrianAdrian18 dager siden
    • Looking at the carry case scene, and talking about how heavy the device is, and commenting on it being too heavy to carry around... like huh?

      AdrianAdrian18 dager siden
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    Laura BrownLaura Brown18 dager siden
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    Peter FrankoPeter Franko19 dager siden
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    Muhammad HassnainMuhammad Hassnain19 dager siden
  • Getting FPS drops on a laptop and dont check the CPU thermals/clockspeed ? !

    hatrerhatrer19 dager siden
  • I really hope Asus makes a full size GPU enclosure like this for their Flow X13

    RELAXcowboyRELAXcowboy19 dager siden
  • The gigabyte 3080's in general have those weird cables. I have the Gaming OC myself, and it''s the same. They use some weird pcb and then extention cables out from the weird ones to the normal 8pins.

    vedomedovedomedo19 dager siden
  • You guys should keep in more of the questions from the background, I like to see everybody's opinion on them!

    Mark KroekerMark Kroeker19 dager siden
  • XPS 15 with a 1650 ti? That's 10th gen Intel. You should've tested this with an 11th gen Intel, preferably the H35 series, to get good performance out of it.

    CrericperCrericper19 dager siden
  • Why do you need Ethernet for a Gpu?

    matt2661matt266119 dager siden
  • Your smugness is annoying. Get another job.

    Darrin FyfeDarrin Fyfe19 dager siden
  • The problem is you are using a Dell

    compsoltcompsolt20 dager siden
  • The point of watercooling a GPU is to have it run at maximum power. Which an eGPU cannot.

    Cali QmCali Qm20 dager siden
  • All these people asking them to do extensive thorough testing on a short circuit video. This isn't what this channel is for. It's what the main ltt channel is for. Short Circuit is just for unboxing and taking a quick look at a product. Ask them to make a main channel vid of this e-gpu if you're so interested in it and want thorough testing.

    Justin UrheadJustin Urhead20 dager siden
  • Remember when everyone said these things were great?

    DaKrawnikDaKrawnik20 dager siden
  • If you have a desk top just stream ur games frim that..

    tractorman 77tractorman 7720 dager siden
  • I love the credits haha.

    Dan PhillipsDan Phillips20 dager siden
    • What's that about? Do you know? The unemployed thing?

      Javier VergelJavier Vergel20 dager siden
  • I’m sure you did your due diligence testing and troubleshooting, but none of that is visible or referenced in this video. Honestly a really rough video to use as an example of why not to buy egpu’s.

    Erik LudwigErik Ludwig20 dager siden
  • +10FPS for $1400..that's only $140 per frame!

    Shibby ChingchingShibby Chingching20 dager siden
  • 3080s consume 300W by default, and spikes to 500W aren't uncommon.

    O!TechnologyO!Technology20 dager siden
  • The weird slim connectors on the GPU is also on the Gigabyte desktop GPUs. The adapters are what they use to extend the connectors to the end of the cooler shroud.

    O!TechnologyO!Technology20 dager siden
  • get rid of the pixel phone

    darcy stablerdarcy stabler20 dager siden
  • Need another video trying to put it in a desktop and benchmarking it.

    Youtube Cult DestroyerYoutube Cult Destroyer20 dager siden
  • I bought Valheim thanks to this review :D

    Maximiliam AndersenMaximiliam Andersen20 dager siden
  • No , the bad fps is the games fault, got a lot of mates having the same issues with a varity of different gpus

    Splinta2010Splinta201020 dager siden
  • they need to train the inventory guys how to repackage everything properly after they have tagged it and scanned it in, the packaging is getting worse and worse, more scruffy as the vids go on. that said can you really call these "unboxing" vids when the products have already been unboxed and handled?

    tydfiltydfil20 dager siden
  • Can we get the seed for that map?

    おまえわしんでるおまえわしんでる20 dager siden
  • They should have connected the egpu into a desktop motherboard and benchmarked it

    MisterZ3r0MisterZ3r020 dager siden
  • Using a game that isn't fully released, made by a team of 5 people, and only became public 6 months ago probably was a bad choice for any kind of "likely to be good" eGPU test/first impressions. I'd like to see it in a more developed game before I'd completely knock it. Understandably it'd be best to just have a GPU in a tower, but happy this niche solution is getting some development, even if it isn't for me. (I love the game too, but sometimes it can be clunky)

    Jordan Johnson-VerburgJordan Johnson-Verburg20 dager siden
  • I've seen eGPUs work better than this, why was it so bad, was it the cable or port or drivers? Problem is I think all eGPUs suffer latency issues, they aren't a perfect solution and need more adoption or development. I agree you're much better off putting that money into a gaming PC.

    Commander ZiNCommander ZiN20 dager siden
  • Valheim is notoriously CPU bound. Could it be that your terrible gaming experience came from the CPU and not the GPU? You'd think they would at least make sure to rule out a CPU bottleneck as the reason for bad performance...

    David KalbermattenDavid Kalbermatten20 dager siden
  • That's an angry little fan on the PSU.

    Stephen1R2Stephen1R220 dager siden
  • but wHaT's ThE hAsHrAtE

    unexampledunexampled20 dager siden
  • you can literally fit mini-itx build with 3080 in this sizes LOL

    Dzho SilvierDzho Silvier20 dager siden
  • Unless your going to use your desktop with your tv you need a screen + peripherals so you can't get a desktop and laptop for the same price

    slivesslives20 dager siden
  • Follow up with an install on a normal mother board, even if it's a test bench.... WE NEED GPU's

    SoCalStylesSoCalStyles20 dager siden
  • 1400 for a 2080 water cooled? that would be a steal in my country xD 2080 are already 1300 to 1600 D: and 2090 2500+ to 3500 euro and this is all in shops D: and everything is sold out :P

    Richard NightcoreRichard Nightcore21 dag siden
  • I thought my headphone broke

    ThisGalaxyCatThisGalaxyCat21 dag siden
  • could've built a whole pc there

    KC fishKC fish21 dag siden
  • Everyone from the comment section is saying that there's an issue with their current setup that's why the E-Gpu doesn't perform well. What do you guys expect, its Alex who's reviewing this lol. He only knows how to unnecessarily drop and slap the things he's reviewing. smh

    DJ GotGameDJ GotGame21 dag siden
  • so many expensive equipment worth thousands and thousands of dollars and you don't even know how to use it

    mikel10kmikel10k21 dag siden
  • This is a terrible and lazy assessment of the eGPU. You only tested 1 game on 1 laptop, and (on camera at least) put in zero effort to determine the cause. There are so many things that could have been causing that poor performance other than the eGPU. I know this is only Short Circuit, but I expected even a little diligence. It's clear that you don't think eGPUs are worth it, but they make sense for some use-cases. Aorus was probably pretty pissed at how quickly they were to dismiss and insult the product without giving it a fair assessment.

    thekraken8himthekraken8him21 dag siden
  • "you can easily buy this desktop". LOL, great jokes

    bart122580bart12258021 dag siden
  • It looks so short, maybe its a mobile gpu on a pci-e board?

    Olav Alexander MjeldeOlav Alexander Mjelde21 dag siden
  • Wend bending pipes we refer to them as wrinkles.

    Randy FusonRandy Fuson21 dag siden
  • But can in mine? or is it not sold out? do you need full 16x slot for that

    nycameleonnycameleon21 dag siden
  • Really bad testing, there no way an eGPU would actually do this poorly. You needed to invest more time into checking so see whats the bottleneck or what the issue is.

    KivyliusKivylius21 dag siden
  • Use a thunderbolt 4 laptop. Way better than thunderbolt 3 XPS 15.

    dahobidahobi21 dag siden
  • In the credits there's a, recently unemployed... Did colton finally get fired... :P

    Nordby 9Nordby 921 dag siden
  • meanwhile linus is raving about the asus egpu? 🤨

    Yaswan AzizYaswan Aziz21 dag siden
  • I bought an Aorus 2070 eGPU in a moment of weakness, runs like absolute dogsh*t via thunderbolt so I'm planning to harvest it for a desktop build. Really really hoping the move to the proprietary connectors was recent.

    Domenic ColpoDomenic Colpo21 dag siden
  • What a dumb video posted by a channel with 1.5mil subs. You need to use external display instead of internal + update laptops thunderbolt software + use laptop with thunderbolt 3 that supports 40gbs. after doing this you get 50% loss on 1080p games that run 150+fps normally and 20% loss on 4k games that run around 80fps since egpus dont like high fps.

    sweet dreamssweet dreams21 dag siden
  • because of the PCIe bottleneck.....i bet that a 3060 or maybe even a 1060ti would give the same performance if it was put into that housing

    Langalibalele MtimkuluLangalibalele Mtimkulu21 dag siden
  • Is this supposed to be a tech channel? What a crappy video on eGPU’s

    PhiPhi21 dag siden
  • you should totally swap the 3080's from the desktop and the eGPU and see where the bottleneck is!

    pyrosrockthisworldpyrosrockthisworld21 dag siden
  • I'm here for that monitor you're using, what's that?

    Constantinos MichaelConstantinos Michael21 dag siden
  • Good job Alex, now miners will buy E-gpu's for mining :D

    Robert KohariRobert Kohari21 dag siden
  • Larger than some desktops, as portable as a small UPS, poor performance and as expensive as an additional gaming laptop. This has a use where? Lol.

    Loopback Gaming - VaderGBLoopback Gaming - VaderGB21 dag siden
  • Unless it's the lack of connections (missing slot pins) or, faulty laptop to egpu connection, the cpu-gpu latency (the connection is through two motherboards, a non-pcie narrow cable and protocol that encodes and compresses signals/ data) must be very high.

    New Google AccountNew Google Account21 dag siden
  • Recently Unemployed?!?! Did Jono get fired? Or is this a run-on gag about Colton getting fired years ago but still comes into the office and collects a check?

    bhuntin08bhuntin0821 dag siden
  • I have a geforce 9500 GT and they have RTX 3080. WTF

    Senn VacanSenn Vacan21 dag siden
  • Should of used tb4, Jarrodstech did some testing that showed moving the Tb controller to the die on 11th gen improved performance. Still not as good but generally is better.

    fungt89fungt8921 dag siden
  • gpu lunch box

    Brian SterlingBrian Sterling21 dag siden
  • Downvoted not because of the audio issues, but because of the non-upgradable junk. Sorry 😥

    NasenbaerNasenbaer21 dag siden
  • I'm mostly surpised how downright boring enclosures are for GPUs. I would love to see a chassis for GPUs with real-time displays, or even the watercooled AIOs, but none do... As for using Valheim, low FPS is a common issue - it's because the graphics demand is so big it really only works well on medium settings.

    Rushboard TechnologiesRushboard Technologies21 dag siden
  • That is a standard gigabyte card😒 my 3080 is the same

    XMS AltonXMS Alton21 dag siden
  • i think you might have messed up the test walking outside that game has strange preformence issues

    Guess the tank IfunnyGuess the tank Ifunny22 dager siden
  • OOOOOF. I wonder what the product lead on that is doing right now. He's gonna get an earfull...

    NathanNathan22 dager siden
  • Maybe test with more than one game next time? EGPU's do not suck as hard as it did in Valheim for _every_ game. Also, would be cool if you put a 3090 in the box, just to see how much the 24GB vs 10GB would matter. My feeling is that a much larger VRAM buffer would be slow _once,_ but then need much less traffic over the Thunderbolt port, and maybe a lot of the stuttering would go away.

    JoeyTheSaintJoeyTheSaint22 dager siden
  • put it in a desktop tho

    Daniel CannizzaroDaniel Cannizzaro22 dager siden
  • That’s a waste of sand .

    diamlierxdiamlierx22 dager siden
  • I just want any gpu even this one ANYTHING!

    Mr-WabbitMr-Wabbit22 dager siden
  • U guys should put the Egpu in a a desktop and see if the proformance is the same or if it’s something else like maybe where the gpu connected to the board with the USB ports like there’s something restricting the gpu.

    CabooseVX9CabooseVX922 dager siden
  • "you look like you have a really big lunch" don't know why I laughed so much lol.

    Evil PotatoEvil Potato22 dager siden
  • This guy would be a great puppet master as he can easily talk without moving his teeth

    Epic GhostEpic Ghost22 dager siden
  • I never realized how much I cared about the audio, this was terrible lol

    Nathan FifeNathan Fife22 dager siden