2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Galax SNPR) + Win10 1803 [Baptiste Fournial] // changed PSU, RX580 vs Vega56 benchmarks
Mid 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, quad-core i5 and 8 gb RAM
Last Mojave Update
Last Windows 10 Update (1809)
Only using the internal monitor
eGPU hardware (eGPU enclosure, video card, any third-party TB3 cable, any custom mods)
Visuals from the website are accurate : the enclosure is as common as in the picture
I was able to start using the trick of plugging in the moment the Windows logo appears.
I only tried on the TB3 port on the left closest to the trackpad, as read everywhere here.
I absolutely did not need the steps proposed in the different installation guides, and I can use external hard disks and an external mouse on the other thunderbolt ports simultaneously.
Plug and play doesn't work at all.
- Without the eGPU : ~13.000 points at 3dMark Vantage
- With the eGPU : ~32.000 points at 3dMark Vantage (Old 2017 GPU driver automatically installed, Enclosure firmware V25)
- With the eGPU : ~35.000 points at 3dMark Vantage (New driver from Nvidia's website, Enclosure firmware V27)
I'll add scores for a more "modern" benchmarks
Everything works in a smoothly way, and when it was already smooth before it is now smooth and silent
Overall I am happy:
- The price is good (~200 € sales tax included, cheaper than the normal size GPU)
- The eGPU is quiet (even during stress test, at max 75°C)
- The eGPU is tiny - little box, around 1,3 kg
- It works at 70% of the performance of a desktop version, which is not so bad (benchmarks for GeForce 1060 are usually around 50.000 points I guess)
- That said, the boot works 2 times out of 3 times, and coming from the macOS universe it's quite painful to have to tinker like that with the cable...
Maybe the trick about installing a third party boot loader can fix this ? I'll see..
Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts