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Rycco
(@rycco)
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Hey guys,

I've been using a 980ti with my akitio thunder2 on both MacOS and Windows. I'm buying a 1080ti. How stable is the drivers for MacOS currently? I don't do any video editing or gaming on MacOS, just programming and internet browsing on MacOS, but my eGPU is always attached and running. Will I have troubles?

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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ikir
 ikir
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In my opinion they sucks. Especially with pro apps, with final cut I have often freezes, I'm switching to Radeon.

padal driver are that good on windows too. 


MacBook Pro 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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DANgerous25
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Hi Rycco, I have a completely different experience to ikir. I migrated from a 980TI to a 1080TI (both with Akitio Node). I haven't seen any issues at all. I keep the eGPU connected and on all the time, even when my iMac is asleep. (I do wish the Node powered down by itself, and/or didn't have the on/off switch on the back... but never mind).

I should also mention that I replaced the PSU in my Node with a Corsair SF450 and replaced the front fan with a Thermaltake fan. This was to make it completely silent. However even before I did that, I didn't have any crashing problems or unusual issues.

Note that unlike ikir, I don't use "pro apps". I simply use the iMac for "productivity apps" and the odd game (which I can now run in 4k / max settings 🙂 ).

2017 27" iMac Pro (Vega64) [7th,10C,W] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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wingman9
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Is the problem only related to the use of pro apps in MacOS? Do games work mostly normally in MacOS and windows on Pascal? I'm the fickle sort that only cares about games.

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

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Rycco
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Posted by: DANgerous25

Hi Rycco, I have a completely different experience to ikir. I migrated from a 980TI to a 1080TI (both with Akitio Node). I haven't seen any issues at all. I keep the eGPU connected and on all the time, even when my iMac is asleep. (I do wish the Node powered down by itself, and/or didn't have the on/off switch on the back... but never mind).

I should also mention that I replaced the PSU in my Node with a Corsair SF450 and replaced the front fan with a Thermaltake fan. This was to make it completely silent. However even before I did that, I didn't have any crashing problems or unusual issues.

Note that unlike ikir, I don't use "pro apps". I simply use the iMac for "productivity apps" and the odd game (which I can now run in 4k / max settings 🙂 ).

Seems like your use case is like mine, no PRO apps on mac that really requires GPU. Which 1080 ti model did u get?

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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gtosi
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I experienced frequent glitches in safari which was really annoying. That is with a Node+TB2->TB3 adapter+gtx1070. Games worked without any glitches so far.

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

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Hector66
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I'm getting the same in Safari. Have not switched to Chrome to see if it plays nicer. That seems to be the most frequent problem for me so far.

MBP 15" - Mid 2017
Akitio Node
MSI GeForce GTX1060 6GB


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DANgerous25
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Posted by: Rycco
Posted by: DANgerous25

Hi Rycco, I have a completely different experience to ikir. I migrated from a 980TI to a 1080TI (both with Akitio Node). I haven't seen any issues at all. I keep the eGPU connected and on all the time, even when my iMac is asleep. (I do wish the Node powered down by itself, and/or didn't have the on/off switch on the back... but never mind).

I should also mention that I replaced the PSU in my Node with a Corsair SF450 and replaced the front fan with a Thermaltake fan. This was to make it completely silent. However even before I did that, I didn't have any crashing problems or unusual issues.

Note that unlike ikir, I don't use "pro apps". I simply use the iMac for "productivity apps" and the odd game (which I can now run in 4k / max settings 🙂 ).

Seems like your use case is like mine, no PRO apps on mac that really requires GPU. Which 1080 ti model did u get?

Hey Rycco, I've got the MSI version. See attached PDF (for some reason it wouldn't let me attach as image, no matter what format/compression I used)

2017 27" iMac Pro (Vega64) [7th,10C,W] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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P-Mac
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Echoing other users' statements, solid for normal use, 8/10 reliability for pro apps. 

I use FCPX, Compressor, FilmConvert, & After Effects in my workflow and it's been noticeably less reliable than when I had my 980 Ti. Hopefully it gets better with High Sierra drivers...

MAG341CQ 34" Ultrawide // Logitech G900 & HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (MX Blues) // Scarlett 2i4 + Yamaha HS7

 
2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + RX Vega 64 LC @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.14 & Win10 [build link]  


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