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SilveR316
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Posted by: OCaptain12

I hope that's just a launch date limitation.

It would be incredibly naive of Apple to release support for only that specific RX 580 that is included in the dev kit. They put that wording in the fine print because they probably haven't tested every possible combination and they know that this particular combination works well. I'd imagine that once its fully supported that any recent AMD (and maybe nvidia if they have proper drivers) graphics card would be supported.

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Rycco
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Posted by: SilveR316

It would be incredibly naive of Apple to release support for only that specific RX 580 that is included in the dev kit. They put that wording in the fine print because they probably haven't tested every possible combination and they know that this particular combination works well. I'd imagine that once its fully supported that any recent AMD (and maybe nvidia if they have proper drivers) graphics card would be supported.

Yeah of course they won't say they support different cards because that couldn't be true for some combinations, but their doc shows the current limitations that we're all facing with our eGPUs (can't hot plug/unplug, etc), so they probably will work to get the MacOS to proper accept eGPUs and improve these small issues. For instance, on windows bootcamp now if I unplug my eGPU while running a game the Windows doesn't crash, only the game crashes (which makes sense, the devs shouldn't have to worry about this scenario). And it works properly when I connect it back. So that's not a big deal for the OS, its just a matter of putting effort on it.

Btw now I really want the new Macbook Pro 2017 with 2.9 kaby lake i7 + Mantiz Venuz + GTX 1080 ti. Oh yeah.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP555) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.12.6 & Win10 [build link]  

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wahaha360
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Posted by: nombrescreeno
 

.Not all setups are, and I'm also not constantly traveling. If I'm going somewhere but staying for 1-3 months, all I have to do is get it over there once and get it home once, and even the largest eGPU enclosure is far easier to move than a monitor

I have travelled with the Razer Core, which is on the heavier side. Something lighter like the upcoming Aorus eGPU would work well. I stopped by Computex 2017, I can confirm that the Aorus eGPU works with the MacBook Pro 13 2016 no Touchbar.


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rushvora
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Posted by: wahaha360

I have travelled with the Razer Core, which is on the heavier side. Something lighter like the upcoming Aorus eGPU would work well. I stopped by Computex 2017, I can confirm that the Aorus eGPU works with the MacBook Pro 13 2016 no Touchbar.

The eGPU worked in flight?! I thought you could only draw 100W at the most from an inflight socket? I tried once with a 17" Windows laptop which had a 180-200W brick, and it would just stop drawing power if it tried to draw too much.

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jonwatso
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I've installed a fresh copy of High Sierra on my Mac and wow! This is amazing! eGPU works straight out the box on my Late 2013 MacBook Pro. Clamshell mode doesn't work, however the internal screen doesn't seem to slow down the internal one. 

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nombrescreeno
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Posted by: wahaha360

I have travelled with the Razer Core, which is on the heavier side. Something lighter like the upcoming Aorus eGPU would work well. I stopped by Computex 2017, I can confirm that the Aorus eGPU works with the MacBook Pro 13 2016 no Touchbar.

That's really cool. I assume you plugged in your notebook to the Aorus eGPU and had it work?

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nombrescreeno
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Posted by: jonwatso

I've installed a fresh copy of High Sierra on my Mac and wow! This is amazing! eGPU works straight out the box on my Late 2013 MacBook Pro. Clamshell mode doesn't work, however the internal screen doesn't seem to slow down the internal one. 

Straight out of the box? As in, you didn't need to run any scripts on your update?

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Posted by: wahaha360

I have travelled with the Razer Core, which is on the heavier side. Something lighter like the upcoming Aorus eGPU would work well. I stopped by Computex 2017, I can confirm that the Aorus eGPU works with the MacBook Pro 13 2016 no Touchbar.

You're running a GTX 1070, correct? Did you have you install the script/hack for it to work? Or did it work right out of the box, plug and play with the 1070?

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wahaha360
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Yes, it worked plug and play. However, I already implemented automate-eGPU.sh v1.0.1.

The power supply is a Flex. I hope they tweak the fan profile / noise.

It should be availed to buy by Q3.

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