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theitsage
(@itsage)
Noble Member Admin

First Anniversary

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.

Background

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.

egpu.io top 20 countries

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!

Edited: 7 days  ago

Numerous implementation guides

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Posted : November 26, 2017 11:49 pm Antharsious, ikir, Flint Ironstag and 6 people liked
Rycco
(@rycco)
Reputable Member

That’s awesome! I believe I’m 50% of Brazil’s traffic since I open this website every single day haha.

mid-2017 15" Macbook Pro RP555 + GTX1080i@32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS & Win10

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Posted : November 27, 2017 12:37 am Eightarmedpet liked
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Honorable Member Moderator

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 🙂

Mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX480@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO Node via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS & Win10
Purge-NVDA - Enable AMD eGPUs on NVDA Macs on High Sierra

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Posted : November 27, 2017 1:27 am ikir liked
chinsteig
(@chinsteig)
Eminent Member

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

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Posted : November 27, 2017 3:18 am ikir liked
chaosmage
(@chaosmage)
Eminent Member

thats really a hot topic for Mac users, looking forward to plug and play solutions

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Posted : November 27, 2017 3:50 am
Flint Ironstag
(@flint-ironstag)
Estimable Member

Bravo!

[don’t need the GPU]

MP 6,1 | 4c | d700
MP 6,1 | 6c | d500

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Posted : November 27, 2017 4:41 am
lightstrum
(@lightstrum)
Active Member

This site is invaluable. THX!

 

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Posted : November 27, 2017 7:43 am ikir liked
(@grant_davis)
New Member

i’ll do what i can to bump up the numbers for Australia, have a few workmates, friends and family who may benefit from an eGPU, as well myself.

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Posted : November 27, 2017 7:46 am
Eightarmedpet
(@eightarmedpet)
Honorable Member

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).

Edited: 3 months  ago

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + GTX1060@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + Win10
2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar + GTX1070@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Box) + Win10

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Posted : November 27, 2017 8:03 am ikir liked
ICULikeMac
(@iculikemac)
Eminent Member

Fantastic guys!

Thank you again for putting all this together! Many of us would have heavy paper weights otherwise so cheers! 

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Posted : November 27, 2017 8:37 am ikir liked
Attackid
(@attackid)
New Member

It would be awesome to win and finally replace my current Radeon HD 6570 with this :O

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Posted : November 27, 2017 9:20 am
4chip4
(@4chip4)
Estimable Member

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]
HP Omen Accelerator Thunderbolt 3 enclosure legs stand removal walkthrough
Employed by HP, but my posts and opinions expressed on this forum are my own.

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Posted : November 27, 2017 11:38 am
(@gichhi)
New Member

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…

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Posted : November 27, 2017 12:03 pm
jefniro
(@jefniro)
Trusted Member

You helped me about everything in this new world!! I wish you many other success!!! You deserve it.

late-2016 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + XFX-RX480@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS & Win10

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Posted : November 27, 2017 1:22 pm ikir liked
(@adam_halas)
New Member

This website has helped me a ton!!

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Posted : November 27, 2017 1:59 pm
(@ramon_balthazar)
New Member

I’m the other half! hahaha

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Posted : November 27, 2017 2:02 pm
Yukikaze
(@yukikaze)
Honorable Member Moderator
 D G
(@d_g)
Trusted Member

Thanks for the great resource.

14" Lenovo Yoga 920+ [a video card]@32Gbps-TB3 (HP Omen Accelerator) + Win10+ThrottleStop+Nekteck TB3 Cable 100W 6ft

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Posted : November 27, 2017 2:50 pm
(@john_nauel)
New Member

I think that I am the only one from Ecuador!  Keep up the hard work, appreciate the reviews and news that allows us to make concerted decisions.

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Posted : November 27, 2017 3:14 pm
ngthtg735252
(@ngthtg735252)
Active Member

Am I the only one from vietnam here? 😀

Macbook Pro 2016 15inch - RP455 with Mantiz Venus Gray + Gigabyte Aorus RX580 8GB => P2715Q 4K 😀

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Posted : November 27, 2017 3:34 pm
theitsage
(@itsage)
Noble Member Admin

Viet Nam is actually 25th on the list. If you count Vietnamese participation on the forum, it may be in the top 10. I grew up in Saigon. 🙂

Numerous implementation guides

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Posted : November 27, 2017 3:37 pm ngthtg735252 and ikir liked
Eightarmedpet
(@eightarmedpet)
Honorable Member

But, whatever happened to the guy who made the Nvidia 10.13+ App? Thats what I want to know…

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + GTX1060@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + Win10
2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar + GTX1070@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Box) + Win10

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Posted : November 27, 2017 4:02 pm
Yukikaze
(@yukikaze)
Honorable Member Moderator
theitsage
(@itsage)
Noble Member Admin

@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.

Edited: 3 months  ago

Numerous implementation guides

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Posted : November 27, 2017 4:45 pm ikir and goalque liked
(@cristian_lara)
New Member

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 🙂

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Posted : November 27, 2017 6:46 pm
lexine
(@lexine)
Eminent Member

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 🙂

2017 13" MacBook Pro TouchBar + GTX1070@32Gbps-TB3 (Aorus Gaming Box) + macOS10.13 & Win10

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Posted : November 27, 2017 6:55 pm
THORZONE
(@thorzone)
Active Member

Congratulations! Fantastic site and community, holding our scandinavian thumbs that it will continue to grow fast and enlighten the world about eGPU technology 🙂

Best,
Alexander

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Posted : November 27, 2017 7:13 pm ikir liked
RimsOnAToaster
(@rimsonatoaster)
Active Member

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

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Posted : November 28, 2017 2:37 pm 3RYL and theitsage liked
3RYL
 3RYL
(@3ryl)
Eminent Member

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)

Edited: 3 months  ago

Chimera ~ 2011 15" Dell Vostro 3550 HD6630M + GTX980Ti@4Gbps-EC2 (PE4C 3.0) +Win7

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Posted : November 28, 2017 5:21 pm
kleveland
(@kleveland)
Active Member

I am glad to see the community is growing, thanks for all the hardwork!

 

The giveaway is a nice touch as well. Good luck to everyone including me 🙂

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Posted : November 28, 2017 6:50 pm ikir liked
deathtrapz
(@deathtrapz)
Eminent Member

Hoping in the near future Nvidia and Apple will show full support for each other on the MacOS side!

2017 MBP 15" - Aorus Gaming Box 1070 - 2012 iMac 21.5"

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Posted : November 29, 2017 8:23 am
ikir
 ikir
(@ikir)
Honorable Member

eGPU.io deserve all this success. Well done to everyone involved.

 

eGPU.it | LG 29" curved ultrawide display
MacBook Pro 2017 touchbar i7 3.5Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD + Mantiz Venus with AMD Radeon RX 580

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Posted : November 29, 2017 9:12 am
Stormbreaker
(@stormbreaker)
Eminent Member

I think eGPU has a great future. Many thanks for creating this awesome platform

tbMBP 13" 2016 + RX580 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13

Monero mining guide for AMD GPUs: https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/guide-mine-monero-with-your-amd-egpu/

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Posted : November 29, 2017 12:48 pm ikir liked
ed_co
(@ed_co)
Reputable Member
mrtang42
(@mrtang42)
Active Member

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.

Edited: 3 months  ago
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Posted : November 30, 2017 12:43 am Antharsious liked
xplisite
(@xplisite)
New Member

Congrats, thanks for the job !

Mid 2017 15 Macbook Pro-Radeon pro560
Sonnet Breakaway Box 350 (Change PSU for enermax 650W)
Radeon Vega 64
MacOS Hight Sierra
Windows 10 Pro

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Posted : November 30, 2017 5:26 pm
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