What you need to know
- Lenovo announced the Legion BoostStation eGPU at CES 2020.
- The eGPU supports AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.
- The Legion BoostStation eGPU will be available in May 2020, starting at $249.
Lenovo announced its first eGPU at CES 2020. The eGPU supports both AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Lenovo announced the Legion BoostStation alongside the Lenovo Legion Y740S laptop which has rear and side ports to work with an eGPU. The Legion BoostStation will be available in May 2020, starting at $249.
The Legion BoostStation supports both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon GPUs, like those in our collection of the best graphics cards. It's designed to not require any tools to pull out its drawer, so installing graphic cards should be easy. It supports fast charging and has additional storage slots built into the case.
|Category||Legion BoostStation eGPU|
|Dimensions||14.01" x 6.77" x 8.34" (365 x 172 x 212mm)|
|Bundled graphic card options||NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2080 Super 8GB|
NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2070 Super GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2060 Super 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti
AMD Radeon RX5700XT
|Graphic card dimensions||300mm (Power Pin on Rear) 320mm (Power Pin on Top) x 60mm x 150mm (Distance Between Top of PCIe Connector to Bottom of Card Locker)|
|Storage slots||1x 3.5" or 2.5" HDD or SATA SSD Slot|
2x PCIe SSD
|Power supply||ATX w/ Up to 500W|
|Laptop power delivery||Up to 100 Watts via USB-C|
|Ports||2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)|
1x USB 2.0
1x Thunderbolt 3
1x RJ45 Ethernet
The Legion BoostStation weighs almost 19lbs, so it should stay put on a desk or as part of a desktop setup.
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Great... More eGPU options!
When deciding Dell, etc...other laptops with thunderbolt 3 ports, I would go for Lenovo as the Lenovo eGPU offer suggests more experience with Thunderbolt drivers...
Is this thing only compatible with Lenovo products or will it work with any device that is capable of connecting to an eGPU?
Pls read below first... theoretically... Lenovo eGPU will work with non Lenovo laptops. As I explained below, eGPU is not plug and play...at least in my experience.
I do not have experience with Lenovo eGPU. However I have lots of technical discussions with Lenovo when troubleshooting thunderbolt 3 drivers on my Lenovo laptops. Within a week, I get twice recommended TB3 driver-related update through Lenovo Vantage. I also get fast driver update from (non Lenovo) established eGPU manufacturer In my view, a company that has a chance to iteratively check the compatibility of drivers between eGPU and its own laptops in response to change in Windows 10 insider update, has a good chance to deliver good compatibility experience for customers when using egpu. eGPU is not plug and play... I am writing here as I see the need for Windows Central to support readers here on eGPU.
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