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itsage
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The eGPU community greatly appreciate their hard work!

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2021 14" Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio [11th,4C,H] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (WD_Black D50) + Win11 [build link]  


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nando4
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Cristian, any TB3 enclosure with extra ports (USB 3.0, LAN, SATA, etc) can sacrifice up to 31.2% of the eGPU PCIe bandwidth to service those ports. If you want the best eGPU performance then go for a two cable solution. One for your eGPU and one for your extra ports. An AKiTiO Node or Sonnet Breakaway Box will give you 100% TB3 bandwidth for the eGPU since neither has extra ports. I consider the  Sonnet Breakway Box 550 as the best current TB3 eGPU enclosure for a MBP.

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2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance inc unoptimized H-CPU BIOS [build link]  


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Cristian
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Thanks!. That's what I needed to know. I will use it specially for adobe suite and cinema 4d rendering, so I don't want to sacrifice performance. Cheers!

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: Anonymous

Awesome! I'm waiting for my MacBook 2017 15" to arrive soon. But I thought you could still use the Mantiz Venus as the graphic card won't use the full bandwidth and the leftover is used by the extra ports and power delivery? - I'm confused. I like the Mantiz Venus, but if it doesn't provide full bandwidth to the GPU I think I will go for a Sonnet or Akitio.

the latest APPs & Games are not using a lot of H2D bandwidth. that's why even running game with the 15xxMib/S VS 22xx Mib/s H2D bandwidth there's no obvious performance gap. Sure the extra IO share the 22GB PCI e Bandwidth, but in a real world, Game, Apps are not using that high H2D. ( Except Deep Learning, and M.2 SSD ) 

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Edwin
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Correct, we fully support clutch and shifter without needing free the wheel. That was an older application only needed for older games before we built in full support.

If you have more questions do let us know via Feral support.

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itsage
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Thank you very much for the confirmation! We greatly appreciate your work in bringing more games to the Mac platform.

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Neal
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Great Article, thanks. Do you know if there is a list of wheels that f12016 will support force feedback on a mac. I have Thrustmaster t-150 and tried it would with Dirt 3 and f12012, could get input but never force feedback. Thanks

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itsage
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Jonathan Weinberg
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Not sure if this might help you with the G27 / USB woes, but check out: http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/Information.html

It's a old school, try before you buy shareware, and they are really nice about letting you try it before actually paying. In fact, I think there's just a nag screen. This software was the only way to get my eVGA mouse to really function well at all on macOS (surprisingly little macOS support from them).

Hope it helps!

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mostlikelynotarobot
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Will we ever get performance comparisons of eGPU docks with peripherals and without?

2018 MacBook Pro 13" | Mantiz Venus | RX 580 8GB


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