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Nvidia Card for Rendering 1080 Ti or 2070
 

Nvidia Card for Rendering 1080 Ti or 2070  

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FreddieOne
(@freddieone)
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Hallo,
for long time I use Mac Computers, now I have a iMac ultimo 2015 Retina (5K). I am
running Mac Os Sierra 10.12.6. To be able to use various Renderer (Redshift, Octane) 
I am looking for the best fitting graphic card. Do have any expierence using an nVIDIA 1080 Ti
or nVIDIA 2070?

I am looking forward to your expierence and suggestions 

Kind regards 
FreddieOne

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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DrEGPU
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Joined: 10 months ago
 

Before people start chiming in to google stuff and do your research, I'll answer your question by stating that there are no MacOS drivers for the RTX line of GPU's, so the 2070 will not work, unless you bootcamp into Windows 10. The 1080Ti is your best bet, although I'm less experienced with Sierra and eGPU's, but there are at least drivers for that GPU. At the very least, you'll probably have to run purge-wrangler or some kind of script to enable eGPU's on Macs.

MBP 2018 15 inch + 2X Aorus gaming box 1080 in BootCamp and MacOS 10.13.6
2011 13-inch MacBook Pro + Razer Core X@10Gbps-TB1 (Zotac RTX 2080 Ti Amp) + Ubuntu 18.04


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OliverB
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I think you won't be able to run an eGPU on Sierra (easily, if at all). You should use High Sierra 10.13.6 and a GTX1080Ti for that matter. You won't be able to upgrade to Mojave.

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


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FreddieOne
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Dear Dr EGPU

Thank you for your suggestions

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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FreddieOne
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Dear OliverB
Thank you!

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