One year, half a million users reached and growing
Thanksgiving 2016 marked the birth of eGPU.io and the beginning of an exciting journey. The participation of everyone in the community during this past year has led eGPU.io to become the go-to external GPU forum. With your efforts and help, we reached more than half a million users globally. These are eGPU enthusiasts, many of whom are excited to try external graphics for the first time.
The backstory of eGPU.io is one of defiance. Nando, Goalque, and I were active participants on Techinferno. We got the ban-hammer on November 20th, 2016 after strongly disagreeing with their new & intrusive site monetization methods.
Nando, Goalque, Richard and I worked feverishly to build a new home for eGPU enthusiasts. Along the way we received constructive input and help from forum members and /r/eGPU subreddit subscribers, as well as manufacturers.
In the past year eGPU.io has extended its reach to all but three countries. North Korea is a notable one. The other two are in the continent of Africa. North America and Europe have accounted for more than 60% of website traffic. These are the top 20 countries with visitors who frequent eGPU.io.
2018 and beyond
Our mission from day one was to make external graphics more accessible for everyone. This remains our goal. While there's much outside our control, we continue to do the best we can to push eGPU mainstream. We've published all new findings and workarounds, freely available to all.
We've also made improvements to the website. One year ago our hosting server handled all traffic out of a Chicago datacenter. Page load speed was decent for North American users but could be better for visitors across the oceans. We've now implemented a CDN service to speed up page load for everyone globally.
At this time last year, the Razer Core was the only certified eGPU enclosure on the market. Most of us modified our AKiTiO Thunder2 or Thunder3 PCIe enclosures to meet our external graphics needs. A year later and there are no less than a dozen certified eGPU solutions catering to a wide range of needs.
We also learned much more about Thunderbolt 3 external graphics technology. It's not all good news, but things are progressing in a very positive direction.
2018 sets out to be a breakout year for breakaway graphics solutions. We continue to do our best to explore this exciting technology and hope you continue to join us on this journey. Thank you!
Exciting to see the traction eGPU.io has gained so far! I have personally learnt tons on this forum - it is literally a gold mine of information 😉
Please don’t consider me for the giveaway since I already have a similar GPU 🙂
I was shocked to hear what happened at TI, but glad that something this great was born from it. Thanks to everyone for their hard work to keep this community growing.
Mid 2012 15" MacBook Pro > Thunder2 > GTX 1070 > 34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide
Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro > Thunder2 > GTX 1070 > 34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide
Great news. I have been on Tech inferno and it's such a mess I can barely read it (low tolerance for bad interface design as that's my job). This site has been a great resource and has a much easier to use design. 2018 is going to be an interesting on with Apple officially supporting eGPU's (and I assume making their own wit ha new Mac Pro)...
(Count me out of the draw, already have a 580 and 1070).
Was great to see the progress - as with many early-adopter technologies, getting the right info is critical and the crowd here is very good at spreading the knowledge to get that critical mass getting eGPUs viable for the mainstream. Keep up the good work!
2017 HP Spectre x360 15 i7-8550U GTX150 + GTX970@16Gbps-TB3 (HP Omen Accelerator) + Oculus Rift + Win10 [no guide]
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Employed by HP, but my posts and opinions expressed on this forum are my own.
you guys are just amazing.. i just love your tear down of all eGPU from HP and Razer Core. Just awesome..
Recently Intel announced that they will integrate their cpu with thunderbolt 3.. so is there any update from GPU manufacturers like nvidia to integrate their GPU with thunderbolt 3.... this integration of thunderbolt 3 inside cpu and gpu would drastically minimize the physical size and improved performance...
But, whatever happened to the guy who made the Nvidia 10.13+ App? Thats what I want to know...
@yifanlu is an established PSP hacker. He's probably too busy with other stuff to continue his NVIDIAEGPUSupport project. If you read this post, Yifanlu didn't appreciate the way MVC/Rominator's teasing of netkas Nvidia eGPU workaround for 10.13 and never published any solutions. Yifanlu was determined to do it himself and helped the community in the process.
I'm glad to see that this site has gotten so much traction! I had been looking into getting an egpu for many months when I found a link to this site on reddit. It definitely made egpu information more accessible and led to me building a simple Akitio Thunder enclosure 🙂
Well done! Great job ... I found this site fantastic to help me with my first steps and implementation ... hopefully I can do some giveback to community as well 🙂
Congratulations! Fantastic site and community, holding our scandinavian thumbs that it will continue to grow fast and enlighten the world about eGPU technology 🙂
Pushing the limits of tech design and quality | MJOLNIR I - mini-ITX PC Case | THOR I - Water cooled eGPU
This is truly incredible stuff to behold. The sheer amount of knowledge and enthusiasm generated by this community – all of which came organically, by the way – is a testament to the power of the internet when wielded by a forward-thinking leadership team like the admins here. As somebody who jumped onboard over the summer, its been astounding to watch this community rise in size and in power. Kudos to everybody who has made egpu.io the powerhouse that it is today!
(Just posting to say thanks; I have enough graphics cards to suit my needs for a while.)
CTO and Founder of Shalomboy Industries
Nice to see the new home growing strong.
Have been with the community since 2015 and it has always been a great source of information.
Keep up the good work!
(Also, no need for the GPU)
I am in. Really wanna a RX 480 for my EGPU setup, but it is super expensive now. This place is really amazing in helping setting up EGPU for my MacBook, especially for me and those who have a 750m dgpu in their MacBook. I really appreciate for those programmers hard work.
Congrats, thanks for the job !
Mid 2017 15" Macbook Pro RP560 | MacOS Hight Sierra | Windows 10 Pro
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