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2014 15" MacBook Pro [4th,4C,H] + RTX 3070 @ 16Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 [mbp2014ftw]  

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mbp2014ftw
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System specs:

    • 2014 15" MacBook Pro 11,2 - i7-4770HQ 2.2Ghz/HD Graphics 5200 iGPU/16GB RAM/500GB SSD 

 

eGPU hardware:

 

Hardware pictures:

 

Sorry for such undescriptive photos, the whole thing has been fixed behind the monitor already.

Installation steps:

  1. Connect PSU power to ADT-Link and GPU.
  2. Insert ADT-Link + m2 NGFF adapter into the internal ssd slot.
  3. Put ssd into TB2 enclosure and connect it to mac.
  4. Start machine.
  5. Install latest Nvidia drivers.
  6. Apply nvidia-error43-fixer a few times (didn't work from the first time, still showed error 43)
  7. Profit!

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Comments:

 

This was an upgrade from the previous build where everything worked via TB2 SSD adapter. Windows was setup to use only external screen so after moving to the internal slot I had no working screen even with a device stopped with error 43. Had to use Remote Desktop to apply fixer two times (with a reboot in between). Performance has much improved with the cost of the laptop being permanently fixed behind the monitor =)

adt+gpu are inside the Dan A4 case for my future dream pc build.

Big thanks to egpu.io for being such an awesome resource.

I was browsing it for years before finally decided to build an eGPU. Also big thanks to @itsage and @nando4 for all the info about MBP m2 and adt-link!

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2014 15" MacBook Pro [4th,4C,H] + RTX 3070 @ 16Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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@mbp2014ftw, That's a nice enclosure for the ADT-Link R43SG! Looks very similar to the Mantiz Venus from some angles.

 

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