How do I connect a GPU to a mini PC?
So as long as the mini PC has an M.2 NVMe slot there are a number of options to connect a GPU: If the mini PC also has a Thunderbolt 3 port Use a GPU in an ‘eGPU’ connected via a Thunderbolt 3 port or; Use a GPU in a ‘PCIe x16 to M.2 NVMe adapter’ installed in a ‘Thunderbolt 3 to M.2 NVMe adapter’ connected via a Thunderbolt 3 port or
Can you connect an external graphics card to a laptop?
This external graphics box would connect to the laptop through Thunderbolt 3 – still the only connection with enough throughput to power external graphics – and rely on the user to slot in the graphics card of their choosing. Pretty much no matter which graphics card they slotted in, they\’d get much better gaming performance.
Can I use an external GPU box with my laptop?
An external GPU box or eGPU cannot be used with all laptops or computers as they have some basic requirements which a laptop or mini-PC should have and also the laptop / mini-PC should support external graphics card. You can check the basic requirements of an eGPU box by going to its official website page.
How do I add a second GPU to my computer?
As well as perhaps having some kind of capability in terms of built-in or on-board graphics, modern PC motherboard is going to have two types of slots that allow you to add additional graphics cards. These are called PCI-E 1X and PCI-E 16X. Any pre-installed GPU will likely be in the larger, PCI-E 16X slot: