NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2GB with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
My Oculus Compatibility Test passed on all but the GPU and CPU sections. Clearly my i7 processor will be sufficient enough to power most games without too much hassle, but the GT 650M is where my trouble lies, that and the hdmi port on my notebook is a part of my integrated processor and is completely unrecognizable to my CV1, therefor rendering my ability to even use the device null and void.
So, here is where my experiments begin. It's clear that I need a new GPU, specifically the GTX 1070 that I just ordered. The problem is getting it to sync with my laptop. To do that, I recently placed an order for something similar to the image below:
This kit will allow me to fit a full sized pci-e card into this dock, attach it to a separate power supply, and fit it directly into the pci mini slot that my wireless network card is currently occupying. The only real issue is that i'll have to leave the back off of my laptop or drill a hole big enough to fit the cord through.
I've read comments that Cybereality has left stating that the Oculus isn't supporting mobile graphics architecture, so to me this seems like a pretty fantastic way to bypass that and still have a fairly portable VR getup. Not only do I add more graphics power, but also that important "HDMI port on a dedicated graphics processor" that I'm so desperately needing.
I'll be documenting my processing in this thread as soon as all of my hardware has arrived, so stay tuned!
Since you already ordered the EXP GDC, let me know if it works for you. It didn't work for me 😞
I tried it with EXP GDC Beast v8.0 + GTX780 + DK2 + runtime 0.8 + Windows 10 Pro 64 bits But my laptop was way too old (Acer Aspire 5535) and every DK2 demo I tried was too much judder (Titans of Space reported around 37-38 FPS)
Might be the CPU or the fact that the GPU runs at PCI-E v1.1 @ 1x with this setup.
How much performance bottlenecking are you getting from the PCIe 1.1 x1 connection? It ought to be pretty severe with a 1070. Otherwise it's a viable enough solution if the Rift isn't bothered by the chipset and adapter latency.
It would make A LOT more sense to me running off a PCIe 3.0 x4 connection through an M.2 slot though.
Sorry to revive an old thread, but How has this continued to work out for you after the initial testing? I have the exact same laptop (I have a I7-3920XM int it) and was thinking about doing a similar setup, as my main PC is way to big to lug around to show off the Rift to people.