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kartiksinghal
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Are External Nvidia GPU supported on HP Z2 mini g5?

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HP Z2 mini g5

I could not find anyone using egpu with Z2 mini. For using egpu, we need thunderbolt 3 port. I saw that it has option to add a thunderbolt 3 flexible port. What are flexible ports? Will I get desktop level graphic performance using egpu (similar or little less is acceptable)? 

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DGroves
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no, eGPU docks require thunderbolt protocol via a thunderbolt port or thunderbolt over a usb 3.2 - 2x2 type "C" port (20GBps)

normal usb 3.1 gen 2 is only 10GBps and usb 3.1 gen 1 is 5GBps

 

the Z2 does not have thunderbolt unless you install the 

HP 3TQ25AA HP Flex IO Card - Thunderbolt 3 Flex Port

https://www.amazon.com/HP-3TQ25AA-Flex-Card-Thunderbolt/dp/B07Y98BLJG

 

this is a thunderbolt over a usb "c" style port

you still need to check with the eGPU dock vender to see if the HP motherboard will work with their product

 

 however it also supports "some" laptop style MXM video cards

 

https://support.hp.com/hr-en/document/c06759910#AbT4

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