Advices for MacBook Pro 15” 2017
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Advices for MacBook Pro 15” 2017  


JG Rohou
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Joined: 2 years ago

I’m working on 3D project on C4D and want to use Octane which uses NVIDIA GPU.

Considering the issues with macOS and NVIDIA.
I’m considering an eGPU with nvidia RTX card using bootcamp and Windows 10.

But on the other hand, like others here, I’m not a huge fan of windows.
And I’ve seen there’s a possibility to install a GTX 1080ti
Running macOS 10.13.6 without bootcamp and windows indeed.
With recent Nvidia and CUDA drivers.

Could you guys help me on this issue regarding my config below ?
And tell me which is the best option in my case and performance ?


macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G8037)
MacBook Pro 15 - 2017
2,9 GHz i7
Radeon Pro 560

This topic was modified 2 years ago

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.


Mini i5
Prominent Member
Joined: 2 years ago


It was done in the past with a lot of effort.

It would be cool if people are still running this setup. 👨🏼‍💻


2018 Mac Mini + AMD RP W5500 (Sonnet Breakaway Box 650) Big Sur 11.6 + Windows 21H1

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RP W5500 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.6 & Win10 [build link]