Will the second usbc port work for display in Akitio Node Pro?  

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November 29, 2018 6:36 am  

I have a 13inch Macbook Pro 2018 and LG Ultrafine 5k
It seems only Akitio Node Pro have two usb-c port can plug both rmbp and 5k
I wonder will the GPU work if I plug the 5k into the second usb-c port?
thanks!

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Eightarmedpet
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November 29, 2018 4:36 pm  

From what I remember, and smarter folk can correct me if wrong, while it may work the display will not be powered by the GPU. So you can daisy chain the 5K but it won't be the same as driving the display directly from the GPU like with the black magic. 

I use the 5K in Windows and can accelerate games on it despite no direct connection to eGPU.

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November 30, 2018 12:50 am  

according this post  https://www.macx.cn/thread-2216209-1-1.html
in system infomation,  dose it mean the eGPU work with LG 5k?

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November 30, 2018 4:03 am  

The second Thunderbolt 3 port on the enclosure can only provide DisplayPort passthrough from the Mac's iGPU/dGPU. The eGPU does not accelerate the external monitor directly in this arrangement. A 5K monitor such as the LG UltraFine actually robs bandwidth from the eGPU when daisy-chained. I tested connecting two 4K monitors to the AKiTiO Node Pro as well as a 5K monitor via a Thunderbolt 3 to dual DisplayPort adapter. It's best to connect the UltraFine 5K to another TB3 port rather than daisy-chain to the enclosure.

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November 30, 2018 5:06 am  

What can I do to accelerate the LG 5k ?
Only blackmagic eGPU can do this job?

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November 30, 2018 7:18 am  
Posted by: bryanwongxin

What can I do to accelerate the LG 5k ?
Only blackmagic eGPU can do this job?

Only the black magic can accelerate it directly but both windows and macOS have software options to choose any gpu, however there are performance hits due to the non directness.

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November 30, 2018 7:40 am  

Can I ask a question?
Is there  a hug gap between BlackMagice RX580 and Vega20 in 2018 Macbook Pro?

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