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2015 13" MacBook Pro [5th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13 [bitinn]  

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nando4
(@nando4)
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@uchlee, there are several successful bootcamp builds with your Macbook:

https://egpu.io/external-gpu-implementations-table/?table_filter =""2015 2013-inch Macbook Pro" Win "

Please carefully reviewing the 4 builds listed here working with your Macbook in Windows 10 using a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure.

The critical step in getting the eGPU detected is timing a TB2 cable hotplug at the right moment when Windows 10 boots as @macnoob explains & shows in a video at:

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/early-2015-13-macbook-pro-retina-gtx95016gbps-tb2-akitio-node-via-tb3-tb2-adapter-win10-macnoob/

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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uchlee
(@uchlee)
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

@nando4, I purchased Aorus gaming box in last November but I could not make it work even though there are a few success stories so I returned it. I do not want to repeat the same mistake again. I was able to make it work with Mac OS High Sierra but not with Windows 10.

Thank you for the great forum.

EDIT: The related posts by @macnoob and @jumpingsalad look promising. Thank you!

iMac Retina 4K, 21", Late 2015, Mojave, iGPU 6200
MBP Retina, 13", Early 2015, Mojave, iGPU 6100
Aorus Gaming Box GTX1080


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comfycat
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Hey I know this thread is a couple months old...

I'm not sure what you mean @nando4 about hot plugging. I've got a 2013 MBP Retina and I never hot plug; for both macOS (10.13.3) and Windows 10 bootcamp I do a complete shutdown, then plug in the TB2 cable to my mac (and the adapter to the eGPU if it's unplugged to save power), then I boot. I can either spoof a macOS boot (using Refind) and load Win 10, or I can load macOS; in both cases my Aorus 1080 gaming box is correctly detected every single time. Don't get me wrong though; this took a couple full days of experimenting to figure out, and I learned it all from from eGPU.io and Reddit. Just not sure what you mean about hot plugging and I want to put my experience here so that folks know that isn't the only way.

You've been warned.
late-2013 13" MBP Retina + [email protected] (Aorus Gaming Box via TB3>TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.3 & Win10

 
2013 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  


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Sergio Arroyo
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Thanks for the info. Can you  provide an update on how it runs with the new High Sierra Update (10.13.4)? better/same/worse? Also would you recommend getting an enclosure with native TB2? or is it faster using the adapter? TIA Smile

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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