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Russ-12377
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Looking at the recent posted 2019 Buyers guide has almost everything I would want but it is missing a critical piece of info that I am looking for which is dB (Noise). Can anyone tell me which is the lowest noise thunderbolt combo? Hopefully they can update the Buyers guide with a dB rating?

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OliverB
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@russ-12377

Both my systems are completely without noise (0dB) in 95% of time. Only if you do a really huge of load of calculations on your GPU, you may hear something, but even not very loud.

They are:

ASUS XG Station Pro with EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2

Sonnet Breakaway Puck 570

I cannot stand constant noise and I returned a lot of devices, but not those two.

PS: I do not understand the leading 5 devices in the the "Best External GPU Reviewed", most of them are very loud, constantly. Obviously nasty noise is not a factor in this list.

PPS: For further information I'd like to tell, the my current systems are 100% plug'n'play: 1) TB3-MacBookPro + Puck 570 and 2) Asus Zenbook + ASUS XG Station Pro with any card. Everything works out of the box without hack, issues or crushes. Sleep and hibernation? No issues there either.

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


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Russ-12377
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Excellent ! Thanks so much for that info, it makes a huge difference on what computer setup I will purchase. Hopefully the buyers guide will consider adding dB in the future.

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Posted by: @russ-12377

Excellent ! Thanks so much for that info, it makes a huge difference on what computer setup I will purchase. Hopefully the buyers guide will consider adding dB in the future.

I agree with Russ, it should be a major selection criterion.

Mac Mini 2018 i7 16 GB 512 GB SSD, Mac Book Pro 2016, BenQ PD2720U, Sonnet Breakaway Box 550 W, Nitro+ RX5700 XT, KFA2 SNPR 1060 6GB eGPU,...


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tsakal
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@russ-12377

The gigabyte box 580 is also very quite even at heavy loads

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb

B. 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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Posted by: @tsakal

@russ-12377

The gigabyte box 580 is also very quite even at heavy loads

@tsakal 

I tried to send you a PM, unfortunately I can't sending messages yet. I just want to ask you a couple of questions of Gigabyte Gaming Box 580, if I can, because I bought one faulty and I'd like to give it a second try. I saw that you are using it on the similar MPB configuration to mine (MBP 13" 2015) so my questions are:

Is it working with the last Mojave version 10.14.6? 

How long are you using it?

Are you happy with that unit?

Any downsides what I should know about this solution before I'll give it a second try? 

Thank you very much for your help.

MBP 13" 2015 • Mojave 10.14.6 • Gigabyte Gaming Box RX 580 8G • TB2/TB3 adapter


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tsakal
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Hi there, last time I used it with the 2015 mbp 13 was some time in spring. I cannot recall what macOS version I was running . Using the patch it was plug and play both on macos and windows 10 through an external ssd. 

However, since late last year I ve been using it wiht my new 2018 mbp 13 without any issues whatsoever. Using the latest Catalina version. 

 

Please note that my windows version is a 1803 version. 

 

 

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb

B. 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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