2014 13" MacBook Air [4th,2C,U] + RX 570 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Sapphire GearBox) + m...
 
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2014 13" MacBook Air [4th,2C,U] + RX 570 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Sapphire GearBox) + macOS 10.13.6 + Win10  

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Branislav Benak
(@branislav_benak)
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System specs 

  • Early 2014 13" MacBook Air,  i5-4260U [email protected], 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Intel HD 5000 1536 MB
  • High Sierra 10.13.6
  • 34-inch (3440 x 1440) Philips 349x7
  • Docking station LandingZONE DOCK
  • External USB3 SSD

 

eGPU hardware

 

Hardware picture

IMG 1981
IMG 2016

 

Installation steps

  • MacOS (csrutil disable, PurgeWrangler) = plug and play
  • Win10 1903 V1 = After clean install with Bootcamp drivers and autoupdate disabled it is necessary to configure and test on second computer or mobile phone the RDP connection (Remote Desktop Protocol). Shutdown. Connect eGPU TB cable and start straight to WIN10. Result no internal or external screen. Run the RDP on second computer and login remotely. Everything has to be configured and drivers installed via RDP (if you prefer TeamViewer it is also usable). After Adrenaline installed simple reboot with everything connected. External screen will start up with login screen. Closed-display mode switching between OS without problems. Hundred hours of gaming various games and all OK. Temps of CPU 80-85deg C, GPU 65-75deg C.

 

Benchmarks 

Unigine Superposition

Superposition RX570

Unigine Valley Benchmark

Unigine Valley
ValleywinRX570

Luxmark MacOS

LuxmarkRx570

Diablo 3 (Battle.Net)
3440x1440 fullscreen, details to max. Locked V-Sync 60FPS stable

 

1. Macbook Air 13" 2014 + Sapphire GearBox RX570 (optional GTX1050Ti).
2. MacMini 2018 i3 + Sapphire Gearbox Vega 56.

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,4C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sapphire GearBox) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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