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Ethan White
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I have a 15" MacBook Pro with a radeon 560 discrete gpu. What I want to do is use an external monitor connected to an egpu enclosure with a 1080 ti. Can I get my external monitor to display a game running off the 1080 ti in windows bootcamp?

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 mate, this is very possible. My setup is quite similar.

I'm using a 2016 15" MacBook with Radeon 450, running bootcamp off an external SSD. My egpu is the Akitio Node with an Nvidia GTX1080, hooked up to an external monitor.

There were some challenges initially with bootcamp for me, but these are easily resolved with what is called a "DSDT override" (much easier than it sounds). You may not have these problems as the 2017 models have the appropriate DSDT which should negate the issue and allow a seamless experience for you.

2016 MacBook 15" // Akitio Node // GTX1080 // Bootcamp via Clover

 
2015 13" MacBook Pro [5th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  


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Ethan White
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Thanks for letting me know. My current understanding is that Apple doesn't officially support Nvidia egpu's. However I am unsure of the differences with using the internal and an external display. In your experience, does using an external monitor work almost plug and play with any EGPU and graphics card, because from what i know, using an internal display takes some workarounds. Also, is it possible to do this while also using the discrete graphics in the macbook to drive the internal display so I can have a dual monitor setup?

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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