Late-2012 MacMini + RX580 @10Gbps-TB1 (ASUS XG Station Pro via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.4 [tobyB]
System specs: Mac mini 2012, i7-3720QM, HD4000, RX580 8GB, OSX 10.13.4
eGPU hardware XG Station Pro, RX580, Apple Adpater TB3/TB1&2 50cm Apple TB1/2 Cable
Hardware pictures: Not so interesting just the box connected.
Installation steps Install GPU in enclosure and install the 2.02 purge-wrangler, shutdown and connect it all up.
Comments I was hoping that the RX580 would be better than 1060 3GB in OSX as Apple seems to like AMD more than Nvidia, I will upgrade to Vega56 and see if I can get 60fps in Zwift.
just a small question, I am trying to find the right box for my old MBP 2011.
Does the USB C connector works? Could you use i.e. a USB C Hub if connected with your beauty box? 😉
Did you tried boot camp?
You can use any box. Just need to use Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter. Any brand TB2 cable.
Read this thread: https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/script-enable-egpu-on-tb1-2-macs-on-macos-10-13-4/paged/1/
Late 2011 15" MBP - Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box - 10.13.4
@TobyB Thanks for this datum - my exact Mac Mini proc and OS version. It looks like the RX 580 in this configuration gives about 10 times faster frame rates with higher quality settings. I have been limping along flying x-plane flight sim at 20 fps with everything turned down to minimum. This looks like a great alternative to upgrading to spending $2500 for a new iMac.
2018 Mac Mini, Radeon RX 580 8GB in Sonnet Breakaway Box 350, LG 25” 21:9 and Dell P2415Q 4K monitors (both on eGPU)
Come on, hardware pics, please....
I bought a 2014 mini, will post some picture of that setup.
I can try to plug a USB C device on to the XG station and see if mac sees it.
I never tried bootcamp as I have windows PC's I can try if people are interested to see what happens.
Is an AMD card faster than it's direct NVIDIA competitor, in a Mac eGPU? The RX 580 vs. GTX 1060 6GB eg.?
I have a 1060 3GB, for me on this Mac:
Cinebench was 57.54fps
Heaven was 100.2fps
GeekBench OpenGL 88.6k
So not much in it, I thought RX580 would be much better? The AMD card is supported better since the drivers are inbox
Thanks, and did you try either setup with Bootcamp?