2018 15" MacBook Pro RP560X + [email protected] (Asus XG Station Pro) + macOS10.13.6 & Win10 [OliverB]  

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OliverB
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Jan 20, 2019 12:31 am  

System specs

-MacBook Pro 15 inch 2018, i7-8850 6-core, 32GB Ram, 1TB SSD
-External Monitor Samsung 2560x1440
-Mac OSX 10.13.6
-Windows 10 Build 1803 Bootcamp

 

eGPU hardware

Asus XG Station Pro
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GD5


Hardware pictures

GTX980Ti 1
GTX980Ti 2
GTX980Ti 3
GTX980Ti 4

In the third picture you can see the clean GPU, it's a GM200, "M" stands for Maxwell. It appears, it's not a Chinese fake.

GM200


Installation steps

Windows:
nVidia cards are Plug'n'Play in Windows 10 Build 1803. Not even reboot is necessary (Error 14 can be resolved by disabling and enabling the card).

MacOSX:
Thanks again to @goalque for his EFI Bootloader and/or @mac_editor for his purge-wrangler. Only one of those is necessary and for sure they do their work.


Benchmarks

Unigine Valley Preset HD:

 

GTX980Ti dirty GTX980Ti clean GTX980Ti OC
Valley Dirty

Valley Clean

Valley OC



Comments

This card has been used for quite some time. As to be expected there had been some dust in the fan and in the cooling body. Especially this model with its closed body profits when being clean. It's performance was only mediocre and if you want to overclock it, it should be refurbished. 

So I disassembled, cleaned, renewed the thermal paste and assembled it, and the result can be seen in in the Valley Benchmark. A Score of 3800 in Unigine Valley Preset HD is something AMD still is dreaming of and this is coming from an old veteran, almost taken out of service.

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