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airmc2018
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A brief introduction to the portable machine learning setup with a Titan RTX GPU on 2018 15'' MacBook Pro with a Razer Core X.

System specs

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2018) - MacBookPro 15,1
  • CPU: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-8850H)
  • GPUs: Intel UHD Graphics 630 + AMD Radeon Pro 560X
  • Memory: 32GB 
  • HD: 1TB SSD
  • macOS 10.14.6 Mojave

eGPU specs

Application

  • Disconnect eGPU
  • Start the MacBook Pro with Windows 10
  • Hot-plugging eGPU
  • Log into the Windows 10 – no errors and everything works fine
  • Enjoy

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I was skeptical about the setup because I couldn't find any real case. So I brought a used Razer Core X to reduce my risk of possible financial loss. Everything seems really smooth so far. When training the Convolutional Neural Network model, the fans of the Titan RTX were running in their full capacity. However, surprisingly, they are not as aloud as I expected 🙂 

Images of the setup

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2018 15" MacBook Pro [8th, 6C,H] + RTX Titan @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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itsage
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@airmc2018 What a beautiful setup! Thank you for sharing.

 

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airmc2018
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@itsage

Thank you for your comments. 

I have been benefited a lot from this website before I built up my eGPU. Hopefully, my brief guide can help clear up some doubts of building a portable ML with Titan RTX Smile

I would love to share more if I can get the Titan RTX to work on the macOS.

2018 15" MacBook Pro [8th, 6C,H] + RTX Titan @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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Sylvain Pronovost
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@airmc2018

Hello! This is exactly the setup I was looking for. Do you happen to have benchmarks to compare against a Titan RTX being used in a different setup (i.e., a more traditional setup such as a Windows desktop or workstation)? Many thanks.

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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airmc2018
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@sylvain_pronovost

I did not install the Titan RTX to other setups. However, I have a Lenovo P410 workstation with Xeon 3.5Ghz CPU, 64GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Quadra M4000 8GB. When I was training the convolutional neural network on both machines, the MacBook Pro setup is 4X faster than the workstation.

Hopefully, such info will be helpful to you.

P.S. Lenovo P410 PSU is not powerful enough for Titan RTX. I will need to either replace the PSU with more powerful one or hook the Titan RTX directly to another PSU.

2018 15" MacBook Pro [8th, 6C,H] + RTX Titan @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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