If it were me I’d match the thru put of the thunderbolt 3 with the video card. But what kind of power can the encloser make to the video card. It would be a shame if you bought a card only to find out that the encloser can supply the wattage the card needs.
Okay I just looked up the speed for the thunderbolt 3 and its 40 Gbps. So your not going to want to pick a vid card that exceeds that value for thru put.
So in theory what your saying you have 600 watts extra, give or take, so the card has to be in the realm of not drawing anymore the 600 watts in theory. Of course I dont know how this would translate to the real world.
If Razer encloser people have a web site, goto the tech support page and they should have one of those silly online chat reps that may or maynot be a real person. I would ask them if they have and idea what is capable of in reality. A sales droid might lie to you but a tech could give you a better idea of what your trying to accomplish is a foolhardy endeavor.
Yeah I cant find the thruput number either just looked you can try digging here:
They have an extensive database of cards specs, maybe you can find something relevant there. I believe they have a forum as well, and someone in the forums could answer the question as well, thier all geeks over there ;p
The fact that they show a 2080ti card in one of these would lead me to believe that it should work, but its not my $600-800 thats getting spent.
This just in, I looked up your card and it will do 4k as it sits without all the hubbub bub. On my 1080ti for MSFS when the game/network isnt greifing me I can get 20fps on ultra(sometimes better). So if you have a 4k hdmi cable ( a good one it makes a difference) and a 4k monitor or TV you should be able to try 4k before you even invest a ton of money into this project.
Who knows, it might be good enough, if your not a fps chaser. Then you could save for a ‘real’ desktop computer and still enjoy 4k in the meantime. The way prices are falling Ive seen whole 3080 machines going for $1200 us from time to time at the local microcenter.
I can definitely drive my 4k display, but performance with MSFS is pretty abysmal. I didn’t try choking down the settings to medium or low-end, because what’s the point doing that with 4K?
It just manages to run 30FPS with the built-in 1080P display (set to 60Hz rather than 144) with Vsync at 50% on default high-end (what it defaults to) settings. It suffers at larger airports, and with more complex planes, although that seems to subside once in the air.
I run mine all on ultra, I have postprocessing features turned off, not because they lag but because I think they’re just bad. At 20 fps the game runs smooth, no stutters though since this su10 fiasco, Ive been seeing the low fps slowly climbing as I get into the air ;p
If i look at the devmode graph cpu runs at 40% and the GPU runs at 98-100%, and it only bounces to mainthread / gpu limited into red every 30 seconds or so. But I dont chase FPS and for me 20fps is more then adequate unlike what alot of other people on these boards think ;p
Remember its a flight sim and not a shooter what matters is a smooth display.