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slhdsnet
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Dear eGPU Members,

Anyone here with some experience an/or recommendation in regards the 1080TI EFI EGPU CARD FOR MAC PRO 6,1 listed @ US$1,050.00 on the MacVidCards.com website ? http://www.macvidcards.com/store/p110/1080Ti_EFI_eGPU_card_for_Mac_Pro_6%2C1.html

Some questions I have:

  1. Would there be a huge difference in performance compared to the RX 580 I am currently running ?
  2. Why is the asking price so steep for this GPU or am I missing something here ?
  3. Anyone in the community running this very card with a nMP 6,1 ?
1080TI EFI EGPU card for nMP 6,1

Thanking you in advance,
Stephane

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nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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OliverB
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I have both cards, a Sapphire Nitro RX 580 and a EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 and yes, there is a big difference in performance (in Windows). On Windows it is about 2x. (Not on Mac though and important: the GTX1080Ti doesn't work on Mojave at all)

BUT: Think twice about if you want to buy this card from MacVidCards, because you can get it for half the price somewhere else. They may offer the card with a Mac Bootscreen, but do you really need it? Is it really worth $500 only the Bootscreen?

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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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@oliverb it’s not just a boot screen. That card allows eGPU functionality on the 2013 Mac Pro in Bootcamp. There is currently no open source solution for the same.

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@mac_editor, he will have trouble to run the GTX1080Ti in Mojave and he obviously uses Mojave (see his signature).

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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@oliverb I was addressing your comment of “worth 500$ only the bootscreen”. I never recommended the card to anyone in any comment.

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If it isn't another Anti-Error 12 hack where no Error 12 occurs, it's okay for me ;p

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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@slhdsnet I am courios: Aren't the Dual Firepro D300 supposed to be as powerful as a single RX580? At least as dGPU vs eGPU they have a massive bandwidth advantage.

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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@oliverb  Well from my experimentation, the dual D300 are not as powerful.  Granted and this is not by a big margin but in all the benchmark I ran, the RX 580 beats the D300's.  See my LuxMark v3.1 benchmark numbers below for reference:

LuxMark v3.1 OpenCL Custom D300 (1x)
LuxMark v3.1 OpenCL Custom D300 (2x)
LuxMark v3.1 OpenCL Custom RX 580
LuxMark v3.1 OpenCL GPUs All

Cheers,
Stephane

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nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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@mac_editor  I like your comment, i.e. "it’s not just a boot screen. That card allows eGPU functionality on the 2013 Mac Pro in Bootcamp." and you actually just now confirmed what I believed was indeed the case but, was not 100% sure if this was actually true or not.  Still, this becomes an expensive proposition to be able to run Windows 10 in eGPU configuration within Bootcamp on my nMP 2013.  I need thinker a little more on this before I commit to buying.

Thanks again for your reply and very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Stephane

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nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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@slhdsnet yep, it’s expensive for sure and you will have to check the netkas forums for any latest updates and for troubleshooting if needed. IMO It should be considered only if you plan on sticking to your nMP for many more years to come and have serious use case for the eGPU in Windows. At that price you could have two V64’s (or maybe 3 V56’s if one looks carefully) and although Windows won’t work, compute performance in macOS would be nuts.

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2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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