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Mithun Rajiv
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The System specs:

2019 MacBook Air- i5-8210Y/UHD Graphics 617 iGPU/8GB RAM/128GB SSD

 

The eGPU hardware:

Aorus Gigabyte Gaming Box with GTX 1070 8gb GDDR5 | 0.5m Thunderbolt 3 Cable

 

Hardware pictures:

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The Background:

I had to reinstall Windows 10 Bootcamp to get the eGPU to work. Once I reinstalled I connected the eGPU to the Laptop and I had to manually install the drivers.

 

I followed itsage guide(who instilled confidence in me to buy a eGPU. Thank you) to check at what instance I should connect the eGPU once the Windows booted up.

 

I found out that the most effective way to get the eGPU to be detected was to wait for 10 sec on the Windows Lock screen and connect the eGPU. On the Aorus Gigabyte GTX 1070 Gaming box, if the light comes up after a successful Windows peripheral connection sound it means that the eGPU is successfully connected

 

I also noticed that if any peripherals are connected to the eGPU while connecting it to the MacBook, the eGPU doesn't get detected.

 

I also had to make a few changes in the performance variables(Virtual Memory) in Advanced System Settings as certain RAM heavy games like GTA 5 used to crash due to low memory. Once the virtual memory was allocated, I didn't face any issues after that.

 

I noticed that while playing Rainbow Six Siege if I used Discord, the audio would crash and I had to reconnect my headphone to get the sound to work. I eliminated this issue by placing discord on the MacBook screen and playing R6S on the TV screen.

 

Since I don't have a higher resolution monitor as of now, I'm using a 24" LG TV with a 720p resolution.

 

To store games, I use a 750GB Hitachi Sata HDD in a Orico USB C to USB C enclosure and I connect this directly to the 2nd TB3 Port.

 

The MacBook Air greatly throttles as it constantly reaches 100C. Ill be installing a thermal pad and check the temps like how it was mentioned and done in carcrazy2424 video( How to Fix The 2020 MacBook Air's Cooling in Under 10 Minutes )

 

The Benchmarks:

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Unigine Valley Internal Display:

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Unigine Valley External Display:

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2019 13" MacBook Air [8th,2C,Y] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Mithun Rajiv
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@itsage I had installed the latest TB3 Driver by downloading from the INTEL NUC website(v66). I installed using the method you had mentioned, by using device manger and manually updating the thunderbolt 3 driver. Once the driver was installed it automatically installed Thunderbolt 3 Software Center. 

However, The Thunderbolt 3 software center doesnt show any active devices on either Port 1 or Port 2.

Am I doing something wrong here?

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2019 13" MacBook Air [8th,2C,Y] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Sean Sullivan
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hi there, this is listed in the title as a macbook AIR but in your specs you say it's a macbook. So, just curious which model this is for?

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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joevt
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@sean_sullivan, the specs have a typo. The picture shows a MacBook Air.

 

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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Mithun Rajiv
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@sean_sullivan, Sorry there was a typo error. It is a MacBook Air

 

2019 13" MacBook Air [8th,2C,Y] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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