Apple is supporting external GPUs with High Sierra // US$599 Apple Dev Kit
1. What is the difference between a Sonnet Breakaway Box 350 and the Sonnet 350W enclosure included with the Apple Dev kit?
The Sonnet Breakaway in Apple Dev Kit has a different Thunderbolt firmware (25.1) than the one in regular 350W unit (25.2). It has 60W PD (as opposed to 15W) and only one 8-pin PCIe power cable (the 6-pin cable is in there but shrink-wrapped).
2. What is a safe third-party video card to get to maximize compatibility with High Sierra when it's released?
I'm kind of thinking the safe approach is to get a third party eGPU with an RX580 and run it under Sierra, with the thought that I know it will run when eGPU support goes official in roughly one year. Would that make any sense?
The safe bet is a Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB:
Exciting times guys!
Just announced at WWDC! looks like sonnet will be supplying the first officially support eGPU along with an RX580!
Woohoo it's comming!!!! 😊