I took a 3080 eGPU apart!!! - Aorus Gaming Box

  • Published on Apr 11, 2021
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    eGPUs, they're nothing new, and we've checked out a water-cooled one before, but Aorus did something interesting with this one that has a 3080 in it. Alex decided that we should take it apart and check it out!
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Comments • 70

  • ShortCircuit
    ShortCircuit  26 days ago +1666

    Sorry for the Audio issues!!! Our mic had issues during the recording, it'll be better going forward.

    • Seynoon Rae
      Seynoon Rae 16 days ago

      Hey can you make a follow up video, testing the card with its cooler in a normal desktop, without the constraint airflow?

    • TheD3dicateDGamerS
      TheD3dicateDGamerS 22 days ago

      What happen when you plug that into the desktop, will it give you a better performance with that cooler setup?

    • Jacob Wilson
      Jacob Wilson 24 days ago

      Is this the Ursa 12K’s built in? Pleasantly surprised if so

    • Dylan Kelly
      Dylan Kelly 24 days ago

      @ShortCircuit It really wasnt that bad atall but jesus the amount of negativity from some people, Linus Media Group has some of the highest production value in all of youtube and is constantly trying to improve and people get so mad over slightly less than perfect audio. some big channels are still uploading in 1080p and people are here complaining 😂 Some people are just always gonna complain no matter what

    • danwat1234
      danwat1234 25 days ago

      Isn't someone listening to the audio with headphones while recording so they would catch it in real time?? The Legion Duel video has similar issues.

  • deadlychickenxop
    deadlychickenxop 23 hours ago

    should put that in a desktop as those are the only 3080s that are available atm.

  • C Stout
    C Stout Day ago +1

    It ought to be way better once PCIe 4.0 comes to Thunderbolt.

  • Júlio Queiroz
    Júlio Queiroz Day ago

    you used the same internal GPU for both tests trough passtrough... and trashed the EGPU
    Please have Anthony to review it again!

    I'm actually very hangy because I have an RTX 3080 Auros gamingBox and I know for sure it performs awesome. Have you turned on hybrid performance mode on windows? Have you updated the Laptop thunderbolt firmware? also playing on the laptop screen will take 20/30percent bandwidth from the thunderbolt connection. this was really untechy and very lame review. not really expecting that.. disliking ....Completely bias towards desktop graphics cards, don't kill a GOOD IDEA we need better connections and more portability #BTW the front USB is for the living room VR scenario....
    This fully proofs you wrong

  • Christopher Solano
    Christopher Solano 2 days ago

    It’s not really a custom pcb it’s the same one used on the gigabyte gaming/vision oc 3080s. It runs really cool compared to those two cards and does not have the same oily thermal pads that the other gigabyte cards have.

  • Sky Dream
    Sky Dream 3 days ago

    Audio kinda scuffed? 🤣

  • Eddie Cheong
    Eddie Cheong 10 days ago

    3080 & 3090 gaming box is different, 3090 got back plate. i got 3090 2 months ago. its pretty hot for junction temperature can heat up 110c.. i put some heatsink attach to back plate to cool it down 102c now..

  • Aryan Rai
    Aryan Rai 11 days ago +1

    It's a crime taking 3080 apart is crime😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  • Jason Smulders
    Jason Smulders 14 days ago

    I know literally nothing about eGPU usage and can feel this was done incorrectly and under tested.

  • Charles Fasano
    Charles Fasano 14 days ago

    Put it in that desktop and see if those missing PCI-E lanes actually hurt it.

  • Andy NQ
    Andy NQ 15 days ago

    Have you disabled the dGPU inside the laptop ? i got MUCH better perf with my Thinkpad X1 Extreme + eGPU with 1080ti tho :v

  • Umair Hassan
    Umair Hassan 15 days ago

    throw this card into a desktop or a test bench then we will see what happens

  • Brandon Bajc
    Brandon Bajc 16 days ago

    My FormD T1 with a ryzen 9 5950x and rtx 3080 is the same size as that thing lmao a d it's a whole system!! 🤣

  • Abhishek Gupta
    Abhishek Gupta 16 days ago

    "I will not call it TRAVEL SIZE, because of the travel WEIGHT". Argh!!

  • ruediix
    ruediix 16 days ago

    They really need to improve the thunderbolt protocol. It just doesn't have the necessary bandwidth.

  • Juliusz Maciejewski
    Juliusz Maciejewski 17 days ago

    Come on guys, you shouldn't be using Valheim to check performance of the GPU, it's a CPU bound game, not only that it have server-side performance issues when you discover large world and modify the ground.

  • ClimateCTRL
    ClimateCTRL 17 days ago +1

    I get that this is supposed to be a quick first impressions channel, but I feel like it should have been tested on a couple of different systems across a couple of different games before drawing a conclusion.

  • Jope's Tech Lab
    Jope's Tech Lab 18 days ago

    ...god damnit they used the laptop's video outputs and not the egpu's ports. This pretty much cuts the performance in half.

  • Mysterio2243
    Mysterio2243 19 days ago

    And wow, even the power consumption numbers are totally wrong, it doesn't cosume 300w when you push it "really hard" it uses 320 stock ... if you push it you will get near to 370 depending on the card. Not a very well researched video.

  • Mysterio2243
    Mysterio2243 19 days ago

    Yeah use Valheim, a 99% CPU Bottlenecked game to try and game on a dell XPS with a 3080 eGPU, worst use-case with one of the worst games. And then not even check CPU usage or anything else. Sorry but this is not a good video.

  • Elitedestroyer00
    Elitedestroyer00 19 days ago

    EGPUs will only be viable for the average consumer when external PCIE makes it to the consumer space.

  • RedMage Gaming
    RedMage Gaming 20 days ago

    But why did the quality of the games visuals drop to absolute garbage after switching to the eGPU? I don't have Valheim, but I assume it performs much the same as Conan Exiles or ark etc. There has to be a different issue going on in this setup beyond just "eGPU is stoopid" Considering the large market of happy egpu users. Then again Valheim itself could just be the issue not likeing the external GPU at all. or it just didn't even properly switch gpu's but lowered the graphic settings and that was the reason for the performance gains. Something seems suspect.

  • Zu Han
    Zu Han 20 days ago

    Audio kinda sucks

  • aPo G
    aPo G 20 days ago

    what brand is that keyboard? :)

  • Nuno Estalagem
    Nuno Estalagem 20 days ago

    This video makes me love the desktop I built about a year ago with a 2070 super even more. At first I was kind of gutted for building a machine right before the 30 series but now I am glad I did that. Seeing someone saying " instead of a e gpu just build a good pc with the non e version of the gpu and it costs you 2k ish" . The problem here is, when is this bs going to stop?? Here in Portugal a 3080 is almost 2k and a good ryzen cpu that does not bottleneck with that gpu ( im not even talking about intel for obvious reasons) is at least bloody 300€. Why should I pay 2k ish for a build thats worth 1k less? Sorry im just here at the comment section clearing my head but the world has gone berzerk and this gpu situation is totally crap. These mining bitcoin douchebags are hopeless, contributing 0 on society and buying gpus without limit and dont get me started on scalpers. Those are just douchebags who want to make proffit at the expenses of other people which is as crappy as buying 20 gpus and limiting stock, plus doing 0 for society. Nvidia and amd are not going to make a thing about this as theyre still getting their money at the end of the day. This crap may not be ending until the end of Covid or who knows, never? So glad I built my pc three months before this stupid shortage, even though I have less 20 fps or stmh than the 3070. I even thought about switching and pay 200€ (selling my gpu and buy a 3070) but now I am just happy I have a gpu and a ryzen cpu unlike all those unhappy gamerz that cannot afford the stupid unreadonable prices atm, I feel you guys. The reason why some people might be buying e gpus is because even though some might be willing to spend 1.3k on a gpu and build a pc, their country might even not have one on sale. Think about it. Sorry for this long comment, I was just clearing my head while writting this. It just makes me feel so bad the fact that there are people who voluntarely want to fool others(scalpers) / buy huge ammounts of a product to do something that contributes absolutely nothing to society. Oh you have 20 gpus mining bitcoins, thanks a lot for doing 0 for society and contributing to a huge shortage making thousands of people unable to build a pc

  • Animoon
    Animoon 20 days ago

    it looks like a bento box

  • Niki Enchev
    Niki Enchev 20 days ago

    I have Razer Core X with RTX 3090 and I see no issues at all.
    Also I have the mini 1080 eGPU from AORUS and it works perfectly. Not to say that I successfully moded a HP eGPU with a water cooled 1080ti and it worked amazing.
    For portability I am searching for an ITX RTX GPU 2070S or above to update the mini AORUS eGPU and in combination wit the portable ASUS ROG monitor and Razer Blade Stealth 11th gen Intel, it will be a beast.

  • Adrian
    Adrian 20 days ago

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't an eGPU supposed to be stationary on your desk, connected to your monitor and peripherals... and it's the Laptop that you connect to it, that's supposed to be mobile? *thinking face*

    • Adrian
      Adrian 20 days ago

      I realize that people can use a device however they want... I'm speaking to the reason these devices were made in the first place when they first started popping up to market.

    • Adrian
      Adrian 20 days ago

      Looking at the carry case scene, and talking about how heavy the device is, and commenting on it being too heavy to carry around... like huh?

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    Peter Franko 20 days ago

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  • hatrer
    hatrer 21 day ago

    Getting FPS drops on a laptop and dont check the CPU thermals/clockspeed ? !

  • RELAXcowboy
    RELAXcowboy 21 day ago

    I really hope Asus makes a full size GPU enclosure like this for their Flow X13

  • vedomedo
    vedomedo 21 day ago

    The gigabyte 3080's in general have those weird cables. I have the Gaming OC myself, and it''s the same. They use some weird pcb and then extention cables out from the weird ones to the normal 8pins.

  • Mark Kroeker
    Mark Kroeker 21 day ago

    You guys should keep in more of the questions from the background, I like to see everybody's opinion on them!

  • Crericper
    Crericper 21 day ago +1

    XPS 15 with a 1650 ti? That's 10th gen Intel. You should've tested this with an 11th gen Intel, preferably the H35 series, to get good performance out of it.

  • matt2661
    matt2661 21 day ago

    Why do you need Ethernet for a Gpu?

  • Darrin Fyfe
    Darrin Fyfe 21 day ago

    Your smugness is annoying. Get another job.

  • compsolt
    compsolt 22 days ago

    The problem is you are using a Dell

  • Cali Qm
    Cali Qm 22 days ago

    The point of watercooling a GPU is to have it run at maximum power.
    Which an eGPU cannot.

  • Justin Urhead
    Justin Urhead 22 days ago

    All these people asking them to do extensive thorough testing on a short circuit video. This isn't what this channel is for. It's what the main ltt channel is for. Short Circuit is just for unboxing and taking a quick look at a product. Ask them to make a main channel vid of this e-gpu if you're so interested in it and want thorough testing.

  • DaKrawnik
    DaKrawnik 22 days ago

    Remember when everyone said these things were great?

  • tractorman 77
    tractorman 77 22 days ago

    If you have a desk top just stream ur games frim that..

  • Dan Phillips
    Dan Phillips 22 days ago +1

    I love the credits haha.

    • Javier Vergel
      Javier Vergel 22 days ago

      What's that about? Do you know? The unemployed thing?

  • Erik Ludwig
    Erik Ludwig 22 days ago

    I’m sure you did your due diligence testing and troubleshooting, but none of that is visible or referenced in this video. Honestly a really rough video to use as an example of why not to buy egpu’s.

  • Shibby Chingching
    Shibby Chingching 22 days ago

    +10FPS for $1400..that's only $140 per frame!

  • O!Technology
    O!Technology 22 days ago

    3080s consume 300W by default, and spikes to 500W aren't uncommon.

  • O!Technology
    O!Technology 22 days ago

    The weird slim connectors on the GPU is also on the Gigabyte desktop GPUs. The adapters are what they use to extend the connectors to the end of the cooler shroud.

  • darcy stabler
    darcy stabler 22 days ago

    get rid of the pixel phone

  • Youtube Cult Destroyer

    Need another video trying to put it in a desktop and benchmarking it.

  • Maximiliam Andersen
    Maximiliam Andersen 22 days ago

    I bought Valheim thanks to this review :D

  • Splinta2010
    Splinta2010 22 days ago

    No , the bad fps is the games fault, got a lot of mates having the same issues with a varity of different gpus

  • tydfil
    tydfil 22 days ago

    they need to train the inventory guys how to repackage everything properly after they have tagged it and scanned it in, the packaging is getting worse and worse, more scruffy as the vids go on. that said can you really call these "unboxing" vids when the products have already been unboxed and handled?

  • おまえわしんでる

    Can we get the seed for that map?

  • MisterZ3r0
    MisterZ3r0 22 days ago

    They should have connected the egpu into a desktop motherboard and benchmarked it

  • Jordan Johnson-Verburg

    Using a game that isn't fully released, made by a team of 5 people, and only became public 6 months ago probably was a bad choice for any kind of "likely to be good" eGPU test/first impressions. I'd like to see it in a more developed game before I'd completely knock it. Understandably it'd be best to just have a GPU in a tower, but happy this niche solution is getting some development, even if it isn't for me. (I love the game too, but sometimes it can be clunky)

  • Commander ZiN
    Commander ZiN 22 days ago

    I've seen eGPUs work better than this, why was it so bad, was it the cable or port or drivers?
    Problem is I think all eGPUs suffer latency issues, they aren't a perfect solution and need more adoption or development.
    I agree you're much better off putting that money into a gaming PC.

  • David Kalbermatten
    David Kalbermatten 22 days ago +1

    Valheim is notoriously CPU bound. Could it be that your terrible gaming experience came from the CPU and not the GPU?
    You'd think they would at least make sure to rule out a CPU bottleneck as the reason for bad performance...

  • Stephen1R2
    Stephen1R2 22 days ago

    That's an angry little fan on the PSU.

  • unexampled
    unexampled 22 days ago

    but wHaT's ThE hAsHrAtE

  • Dzho Silvier
    Dzho Silvier 22 days ago

    you can literally fit mini-itx build with 3080 in this sizes LOL

  • slives
    slives 22 days ago

    Unless your going to use your desktop with your tv you need a screen + peripherals so you can't get a desktop and laptop for the same price

  • SoCalStyles
    SoCalStyles 22 days ago

    Follow up with an install on a normal mother board, even if it's a test bench.... WE NEED GPU's

  • Richard Nightcore
    Richard Nightcore 23 days ago +1

    1400 for a 2080 water cooled? that would be a steal in my country xD 2080 are already 1300 to 1600 D: and 2090 2500+ to 3500 euro and this is all in shops D:
    and everything is sold out :P

  • ThisGalaxyCat
    ThisGalaxyCat 23 days ago

    I thought my headphone broke

  • KC fish
    KC fish 23 days ago

    could've built a whole pc there

  • DJ GotGame
    DJ GotGame 23 days ago +1

    Everyone from the comment section is saying that there's an issue with their current setup that's why the E-Gpu doesn't perform well. What do you guys expect, its Alex who's reviewing this lol. He only knows how to unnecessarily drop and slap the things he's reviewing. smh

  • mikel10k
    mikel10k 23 days ago +2

    so many expensive equipment worth thousands and thousands of dollars and you don't even know how to use it

  • thekraken8him
    thekraken8him 23 days ago +2

    This is a terrible and lazy assessment of the eGPU. You only tested 1 game on 1 laptop, and (on camera at least) put in zero effort to determine the cause. There are so many things that could have been causing that poor performance other than the eGPU. I know this is only Short Circuit, but I expected even a little diligence.
    It's clear that you don't think eGPUs are worth it, but they make sense for some use-cases. Aorus was probably pretty pissed at how quickly they were to dismiss and insult the product without giving it a fair assessment.

  • bart122580
    bart122580 23 days ago

    "you can easily buy this desktop". LOL, great jokes