2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 Super @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 [k1llah3rtz] // Transcend JetDrive 855 M.2-TB2 enclosure, ADT-Link eGPU stand
- Mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro 11,5 - i7-4980HQ 2.8Ghz/HD Graphics 5200 iGPU/AMD R9 M370X dGPU/16GB/512GB SSD
- ADT-Link R43SG-TU + Sintech NGFF M.2 nVME SSD Adapter
- Palit GeForce RTX 2060 Super Dual
- Transcend JetDrive 855 480GB SSD Upgrade Kit as 12+16 m2 > TB2 enclosure // original Apple SSD moved into enclosure for boot
- M.2 to USB Adapter, RIITOP M2 SSD to USB 3.0 Adapter + 12+16 Pins SSD to M.2 Key M (NGFF) PCI-e Adapter // moved Transcend SSD for general usage
- PSU Silverstone SST-NJ450-SXL // Fanless - Totally Silent + braided modular cables.
- ADT-Link eGPU stand
- Assembled the ADT-Link eGPU stand and attached ADT-Link R43SG-TU
- Removed the internal SSD and installed into the Transcend enclosure and ensured that OSX and Bootcamp still booted
- Applied DSDT override and ran DDU for AMD drivers
- Setup DIY USB-attached Transcend SSD with 512MB FAT partition and applied apple_set_os.efi + startup.nsh
- Installed Sintech NGFF adapter and ADT-Link
- Connect PSU power to ADT-Link and GPU.
- Powered up GPU (SW1 to position 1) and boot machine via USB SSD
- Install latest Nvidia drivers + nvidia-error43-fixer
Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming)
<will think of something poetic to describe the glory>
minor edit to include more benchmarks specifically Forza 4 @ autodetected Ultra - CPU running with Turbo-disabled and GPU running @ factory
Your MacBook being special with it's socketted M.2 NVME SSD slot making this M.2 eGPU configuration possible. 2016+ MBPs having soldered NVME SSDs.
@nando4, ah that makes sense and making me feel kinda dumb as I knew this already and hadn't put 2+2 together lol. thanks
Genuine question, is your laptop at this point no longer portable? In other words if you want to go in the other room you can't just get up an go right?