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OliverB
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Posted by: itsage

Regarding performance of RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti, I'd say there's no clear difference. The GTX 1080 Ti is a great value if you can find one for ≤US$600.

If you take a look at my post before it would even looks like the GTX 1080 Ti is slightly better.
US$600?? You are very funny, I have just paid 800 EUR (900$) for my EVGA GTX 1080 Ti and there was nothing I could do except for buying one second hand, which is no option for me.

Now, at amazon.de, you have to pay 999EUR for it! I looks like the GTX 1080 Ti got a new hype since people noticed that the RTX 2080 are no way better with current software.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Ningauble77
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Depends on the game/app.  RTX 2080 is generally stronger in compute and much stronger in dx12/vulkan games.  1080 ti sometimes beats it in dx11, all of this is somewhat dependent on factory overclocks etc also.

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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OliverB
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Posted by: Ningauble77

Depends on the game/app.  RTX 2080 is generally stronger in compute and much stronger in dx12/vulkan games.  1080 ti sometimes beats it in dx11, all of this is somewhat dependent on factory overclocks etc also.

Nope, of course we do not use overclocking for comparison. RTX 2080 should be better naturally, but there is no current software, (games) which supports it completely. So why bother with the 2080 until then, if you can have a 1080 Ti?

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Ningauble77
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I meant the performance in dx11 games is so close between the two that whether the card is "factory overclocked" like the Founder's Edition 2080 models are can make the difference in which card wins which benchmark.  The 2080 FE beats a stock 1080ti in almost every dx11 test, and in dx12 and vulkan games  it wins by a decent margin.  The oem stock 2080 cards less so.  If you want guaranteed better than 1080 ti performance you want to buy a 2080 ti.

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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Alec
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I think I'm going to return my 15" for the 13". Does everything work fine on the internal display with the 13"?

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP450) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core) + Win10 [build link]  

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Enky_bubu
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Thanks for a great guide, 

 

This has helped me setup my Macbook Pro late 2017 15", to an RTX 2080 (MSI gaming X trio) in a Razer core X (top right TB port closest to display). 

For me:

Windows setup: Plugin after windows logo is visible, install drivers from nvidia site. 

Troubleshooting:
Sound doesn't work automatically, at boot I have to open device manager and disable/reenable the sound device (sometimes requiring boot).

Also: Disable HD audio in the Geforce experience panel frees up some TB bandwidth and improves fps by about 10%

Do not: 
-Unplug eGPU while windows running (crash)
-have eGPU plugged in before selecting operating system (no boot selection)

Uningine heaven gets me around a 3k score at 1080p, waiting for next month on a nice 1440p 120fps IPS gsync monitor to do some testing and post my data. 

 

Thanks to OP for great setup and help for something that was quite intimidating. 

 

(Edit, added port details)

-Macbook Pro mid 2017 15"
-Razer Core X
-RTX 2080 (MSI Gaming X Trio)
-ROG PG279Q

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  


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Enky_bubu
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Ive since upgraded my monitor to an ROG PG279Q (27", IPS, Gsync, 165Hz, 1440p).

Using displayport, Im unable to disable Digital Audio on NVIDIA Control Panel. I can only disable it on HDMI. 

FPS seems to be 5-10% higher with it disabled on HDMI, but on Displayport similar to the enabled HDMI option. 

I have devices disabled in device manager, yet the thunderbolt cable is still sending audio information to the EGPU?  

Am I mistaken here? Is there a work-around for stopping audio signal eating up bandwidth when connected to displayport?

 

Thanks

-Macbook Pro mid 2017 15"
-Razer Core X
-RTX 2080 (MSI Gaming X Trio)
-ROG PG279Q

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  


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kobazik
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My Razer Core X psu is really load. Do you know any compatible psu so I can replace it?

MacBook Pro 13 2020 (10nm Ice Lake), i7 2.3Ghz, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD. Razer Core X and Sapphire 5700XT Nitro+ Special Edition


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Berkay Tamer
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The question that I have been wondering is how well the maxed out i7 MacBook Pro 2018 is going to do with an eGPU&RTX 2080 ti or two 1080 ti's (if the installations are possible) when it comes to demanding VR games on the upcoming next-generation VR Sets like StarVR and Pimax with insane Field of View? Will I have to buy a PC with RTX 2080 ti or would an eGPU be sufficient enough with my maxed out i7 MBP 2018? I wish I could find the answer to this question. I am still a few months away from buying the eGPU + RTX 2080 ti + VR Sets so I hope these questions will be answered in time. 

This post was modified 1 year ago

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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