It would be great to see official figures/pre-release testing data on combining the 16" laptop’s dGPU module with the FW13 through a dock/enclosure.
I’m still very much torn between the FW16 and FW13+eGPU, and given the amount of variables in a setup like the latter it would be great to see figures to think about this more concretely as soon as possible.
Specifically, I’m more than happy with the CPU performance that a modern Ryzen 7 U-series can provide and I value compactness, but do still want decent graphics performance at home at the end of the day without huge compromises (usually a midrange/upper midrange-kinda customer on the upper end of “value + niceties”).
As I understand, Thunderbolt/USB bandwidth is the big limiting factor holding back many external desktop cards these days, but given that this will be a mobile chip I wonder how much of a compromise we would see here. It would also draw a lot less power for the diminished performance compared to a desktop card, which is always nice.
Readily available information on “piecemeal” setups like this would be great to have for us semi-tinkerers out there looking at a more experimental solution for their computer needs, and increase the amount of customisation options and unique setups out there for the community (possibly allowing for saturating more niches with the same product catalogue). This would let people like me have a better chance of accurately weighing the compromises we’d be taking with each solution and helps us all to be more informed consumers.