2014 Mac Mini [4th,2C,U] + GTX 980 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10...

2014 Mac Mini [4th,2C,U] + GTX 980 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [rolfl] // AMD X-Connect  


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For OSX followed instructions in:  https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2014-mbp-w-750m-akitio-node-w-980-ti-mac_editor/#post-5286
OSX working 🙂
Works with monitors on both eGPU and mac-mini HDMI 


Implementation on Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Edition):

  • Fresh install of Win10 1607
  • Use two screens, main connected to eGPU, secondary to Mac HDMI
  • Boot into bootcamp with thunderbolt disconnected
  • Login and Wait for Win10 to complete all the startup stuff
  • Hotplug thunderbolt
  • eGPU Nvidia 980ti comes on-line



  • Booting/rebooting win10 with thunderbolt connected will cause boot to fail
  • Having Intel thunderbolt software installed will cause win10 to crash on hotplug

 This seems to work most of the time 🙂


Mac Mini 2018 + AKiTiO Node (Corsair SF600 PSU) + Gigabyte Vega RX 64

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can you provide a link to the intel thunderbolt software you installed?   only thing I have found was last updated in 2014   


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does this work with bootcamp win10 rs2 so i can play my gpu-heavy windows games like witcher3?

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