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Are we expecting any differences for the 2017 MBP?
 

Are we expecting any differences for the 2017 MBP?  

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Atty
 Atty
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I just picked up my 2017 15'' MacBook Pro and am waiting to build my eGPU box until later this year unless I get a wild hair and get the developer kit from Apple. 

I'm wondering if I can expect any issues or any differences from the 2017 model versus the 2016? All my research seems positive, I am not too exciting about the 10-20% performance loss compared to a PC but its doable and will support my gaming needs. I just want to make sure I'm not going to end up worst off, but I also understand there may not be any information on it because its such a new device. 

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mac_editor
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My outlook is mostly positive as well. If I recall correctly, setting up AMD external graphics on the 2016 notebooks (except 13" touchbar) was not really a possibility (due to firmware incompatibility) on Sierra. This has changed with High Sierra, and your brand-new MBP should be no exception.

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Rycco
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Ok buy the new Macbook 15` 2017 still work now with eGPU on both Windows and MacOS with current Macos + Goalque's script right?

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10.12 requires automate-eGPU script or eGPU-enabler in macOS. I’m not sure if the Boot ROM in these mid-2017 Macs will make it more challenging.

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Rycco
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Yeah I'm excited to hear about someone that bought the 2017 😀

mid-2017 15" Macbook Pro RP555 + [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS & Win10


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