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Is there a USB graphics card? I know the USB 3.0 speed would be the bottleneck, of sorts, but any additional graphics would be better than nothing.

If there isn't, is there a PCIe female to USB male conversion card to plug a graphics card in to? I can't buy a new computer, and it needs to be USB - I don't have any PCIe slots to use.

Thanks!

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  • Do you have a thunderbolt connector?
    – Salocor
    Jun 20, 2021 at 4:15
  • Unfortunately not
    – g3holliday
    Jun 20, 2021 at 5:29

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There technically is. It uses the Thunderbolt standard which runs off the USB-C cable. They are typically called eGPU's and can ship with a GPU in it, but are often just the enclosure. Below are some examples.

The user Salocor, who replied to the post first, also makes a good point with a NVME M.2 to PCI-E converter being an option. Due to those not intended for often removal and are fragile, they aren't exactly a solution if you want to take your laptop on the go often. A Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure like those listed below are a better option if you care about portability.

  • EDIT: I just now realized you don't have a Thunderbolt connector on your laptop, so I would look into the NVME M.2 to PCI-E connector. Due to the worldwide microchip shortage, it may be easier and cheaper to buy a gaming desktop with a GPU in it.

Razer eGPU Enclosure
Cooler Master eGPU Encosure
ASUS ROG eGPU Enclosure
Dell/Alienware eGPU Enclosure

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  • Thanks. I found something that worked (LattePanda Alpha 864). Sheesh, those are expensive just for the enclosures.
    – g3holliday
    Jun 22, 2021 at 3:14
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As far as I know, there is no such think as a USB 3.0 to PCIe, which is how you would connect a GPU. However, if you are the thinking type, you could always try an m.2 to PCIe converter. I haven't tried this before, so you'll have to do research to make sure your computer is compatible with this. You may also have to replace your SSD.

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