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Hey Pablo
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Purchased an empty Aorus Gaming Box on eBay that previously held a GTX 1070, and fitted it with a Gigabyte GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB OC (ITX).  No issues with power - the 1660 also uses 8 pin and both components being Gigabyte products there was no issue with the card powering up. 

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Applied the H2D update and getting a very nice 2200 / 2700 MiB/s.  First thing I did was play F-Zero GX on Dolphin at 60 fps in 4k!

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Currently having to hotplug during Windows startup, but will make myself an EIF partition on a USB stick.  Only downside I have seen is that Aorus Engine software recognises this as an Nvidia card as opposed to a Gaming Box, and therefore cannot change the LEDs, but I can live with that!

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To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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@hey-pablo, Nice setup! Have you tried RGBFusion 2.0 to control the lighting? There's also a macOS version of Aorus Engine that I've found to work well in changing the RGB settings.

 

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Thanks! Pretty happy with the setup. 

Great tip for RGB Fusion 2.0.  That worked well.  Now have everything a matching cool blue.

One thing I haven't figured out yet, I'm almost matching 1660 SUPER benchmarks for an internal GPU, but only when connecting to my display via HDMI from the Mac Mini.  If I connect via HDMI from the ePGU itself, the performance actually drops.  I wonder if its the high 2700 MiB/s number for Device to Host that actually makes it faster that way.

 

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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