Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Box with GTX1070 Ordered!
I haven’t seen any implementations with the new Gigabyte eGPU with the 1070 inside. It costs $600 which is pretty good considering a node alone is $300 plus $400-$500 or so for a 1070.
Anyways, I just ordered one and will be trying it in boot camp on my 2017 MacBook Pro 13” touch bar. I will also attempt to get it working in macOS. But I thought I’d leave this post to see if anyone has any tips and has used this one on a Mac yet!
The Gigabyte Aorus 1070 Gaming Box should work in macOS 10.12.6. You can install it with either Goalque's automate-eGPU.sh script or Rastafabi's eGPU-enabler app. Don't upgrade your MacBook Pro to High Sierra yet.
I thought that Goalque's script only worked up to 10.12.5 because of the nvidia web driver support only going to that OS?
Also, is the H2D issue fix coming or do you know anything about that?
Or to put it another way, 85% of a GTX 1080 in a single box you can actually travel with!
(Can't speak to gaming frame rates, sorry.)
@benr, would you like to be the first to submit an Aorus Gaming Box eGPU implementation guide?
@lungguy, half-H2D performance issues are discussed extensively in:
How is the Aorus Gaming Box? I actually was in the states a couple of weeks ago and they were supposed to release it while I was there but got delayed. Ended up going for an Akitio Node with an EVGA GTX 1070 ACX (love how cool it runs!). It is quiet bigger than the Aeros Gaming box but still love it. I am sure the ventilation this one has will help keep it cooler where I live (Beach town).
@Lucas I get it in the mail tomorrow, I'll update you as soon as I have it setup! I've heard it runs cool though, and quieter than the node, my node was pretty loud even without load. But that card has great cooling