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2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP450) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 980 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.2 [itsage]  

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itsage
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Jan-12-2017>> can see this news article that summarizes findings of this thread:
Thunderbolt eGPU for Mac – 2017 Update – macOS Sierra

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It's past midnight here in MN. These are all I have atm - the Node works with both the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro.

 

 

 

Update 10-Jan-2017

I can confirm this AKiTiO Node now works with all three generations of Thunderbolt equipped Mac laptops. It's working with a Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro (Thunderbolt 1) and a 2015 11" MacBook Air (Thunderbolt 2) via the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. The only step I did is automate-eGPU script by Goalque.

Of the four Mac laptops I've tried, the macOS versions are 10.12, 10.12.1, and 10.12.2. I will try 10.12.3 Beta in the coming days but I don't anticipate issues.

 

 

 

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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That's great news! How did you manage to do this?

How well does it work with the 13"?

Can you play 4k video on it on Quicktime/Photos without any issues?

2016 13" MBP with Touch Bar
Sonnet III-D modified with Sonnet SE1 TB3 Upgrade Card and 600W PSU
MSI RX Vega 56 Air Boost OC
OS X 10.12.4


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Excubitoro
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Have you posted how you did it with 2016 15" somewhere?

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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andjandre
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Awesome congrats!

Can u use the internal display to benefit from the eGPU? Does things like Cuda/ OpenCL Acceleration work in Adobe Premiere and Others?

 

How did u get it working?

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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YangZA
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This is great news!

 

PS: he commented on  https://egpu.io/akitio-node-review-the-state-of-thunderbolt-3-egpu/

1/10/17 Update: I was searching for additional documentation and firmware information on Texas Instrument TPS65983 controller and found a firmware update for the Node. The AKiTiO Node with its v1.0.0.3 B1-23+3.6.1 version is now working in macOS. I’ve tried it with the Late 2016 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro and they both work. The only modification is automate-eGPU script from Goalque. Here’s a quick video of the setup in action.

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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YangZA
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Can anyone test this on an older Macbook with Tb3->Tb2 adapter?

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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Posted by: YangZA

 

Can anyone test this on an older Macbook with Tb3->Tb2 adapter?

   

I will try the Node with a 2015 11" MacBook Air (Thunderbolt 2 connection) and a 2011 17" MacBook Pro (Thunderbolt connection) in the next few days and report back.

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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mdr1a
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That's what I'm looking for(Akitio Node ->Tb3->Tb2 adapter -> older MacBook with TB2). Please tell us results, I'll appreciate it.

2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + GTX 970 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.2 & Win10 [build link]  

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I was also looking forward to doing this myself but unfortunately the Node has been backordered and I've got an estimated shipping date in mid February! The waiting is going to be agonising!

2016 13" MBP with Touch Bar
Sonnet III-D modified with Sonnet SE1 TB3 Upgrade Card and 600W PSU
MSI RX Vega 56 Air Boost OC
OS X 10.12.4


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I can confirm this AKiTiO Node now works with all three generations of Thunderbolt equipped Mac laptops. It's working with a Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro (Thunderbolt 1) and a 2015 11" MacBook Air (Thunderbolt 2) via the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. The only step I did is automate-eGPU script by Goalque.

Of the four Mac laptops I've tried, the macOS versions are 10.12, 10.12.1, and 10.12.2. I will try 10.12.3 Beta in the coming days but I don't anticipate issues.

    

 

 

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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