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2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ADT-Link R43SG * M.2-TB3) + macOS 10.15.1 & Win10 1903  

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dramikei
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@itsage

Oh, I got it! I went through the ADT-Link discussion page as well!

Thank you for clearing this to me Smile

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Here I am, I'm sure that things will go my way".


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joevt
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@dramikei

The less fancy ADT-Link cables also work. Or buy an M.2 to PCIe x4 adapter (no cable):
https://egpu.io/forums/which-gear-should-i-buy/thunderbolt-3-external-drive-slot-m-2-ngff-adapter/

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Radeon Pro W5700, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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Great post/thread Idea

Vega 64 / Razer CORE X TB3 enclosure
2016 MacBook Pro 13’
2018 intel Hades Canyon NUC
2018 Mac Mini
2019 Macbook Pro 16'


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igerard
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If I understand well, this is a way to build our own egpu ... tb3 -> nvme -> Pcie

Then how you can have better performances ? The TB3 limit the bandwidth no?

Thanx in advance

Gérard

MBP 2018, Touch Bar, i7 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1T SSD, Radeon 560X... very nice!
eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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joevt
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@igerard

Thunderbolt 3 NVMe adapter is just a way to make a Thunderbolt 3 egpu.

For best performance, you need to eliminate Thunderbolt altogether and connect directly to an M.2 slot of your computer.

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Radeon Pro W5700, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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igerard
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Yes, At the end I understand well Smile Nvme is in case we have direct access.
Interesting stuff! Divide by two+ the price to connect e CG to a laptop...

Thanx

MBP 2018, Touch Bar, i7 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1T SSD, Radeon 560X... very nice!
eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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Evrim Aktepe
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This is impressive first of all..

I have some question. Can I use this setup on my ImacPro with Nvidia RTX card? 2080Ti maybe..

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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Sirius Stern
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@itsage

Hi

Is it possible to charge mac with your egpu solution? 😀

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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itsage
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@sirius_stern It's not able to charge the laptop in this build configuration. The laptop actually provides a minimal downstream power to the M.2 Thunderbolt 3 board.

 

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itsage
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@dan_iii_zambrano, The ADT-Link R43SG + M.2-TB3 adapter should work with any Thunderbolt 3 Macs.

 

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