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stephancapelli
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February 27, 2017 7:50 pm  

Hi there,

just a quick question:

Since i am not an expert i wonder if anyone can tell me if there is already a ready to use egpu solution for mac, i really search for something thats ready to go plug and play, like they tell you on the Wolfe website, does anyone know when there will be something released.. i want to use it for my Mac Book Pro mid 2015 and the new one Late 2016, so it would be nice to have it both thunderbolt 2 and 3 compatible.. For now i have a gigabyte geforce gtx 970, which will be upgraded asap, we do video editing and want to give the 4k some performance boost, so i thought this egpu solution would be extremely nice!

i appreciate your answers!

cheers

stephan from Germany 

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deplomb
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February 27, 2017 9:43 pm  

Hi Stephan,

as far as I know there is nothing plug and play supported by apple out there.
I have seen "the wolfe", it will be interesting to see what they come up with.
Thanks to people who wrote scripts and software like goalque and nando4
it is even for unexperienced users like myself pretty straight forward to implement the egpu.

If you are not so much into hardware modding have a look at the Akitio node.
It has PSU and cooling build in and as far as I understood in the forum it will run on TB2 with the apple adapter.
But please doublecheck the TB2 compatibility in the Forum!
The node is big enough for a full size GPU as well.

What are you using for video editing? OSX or windows? Finalcut or Premiere or anything different?
If you use finalcut in OSX do some further research if the eGPU is worth it for what you get in terms of render speed.
As well have a look at the nvidia 10xx series support in OSX - keep that in mind for future upgrades.

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stephancapelli
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February 27, 2017 10:05 pm  

thanks for the answer!

We use Premiere Pro CC and DaVinci Resolve both on Mac only.

What do you think about the BizonBox, besides the price 😉

On the Akitio Node Website they say it is not Maccompatible and they will release a new Version that will be compatible, but it really seem everybody has issues to bring something on the market that works out of the box..

 

 

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enjoy
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February 27, 2017 10:27 pm  

BizonBox use one of our member script (@goalque) without give him even credits, don't buy from them they also use Akitio Thunder2 and Thunder3 motherboard, they just made a custom metal case and they also use external DA-2 and wants to make a profit of 200$ for one sale from other users work, because without @goalque script they will sell - NOTHING!

For "plug and play" You can buy Akitio Node and Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter  and use your 970!

You only must install @goalque script -  https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-sh-is-reborn-with-amd-polaris-fiji-support-for-macos/paged/1/

 

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 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Later 2013) 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7-4750HQ / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / 256GB SSD + 1TB
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deplomb
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February 27, 2017 10:53 pm  

agreed with enjoy. go with the Node.

I guess Akitio says it is not mac compatible because it is not plug and play.
They stated as well that the thunder 2, which I'm using, is not for GPUs for an even more obvious reason.
I recommend to invest some time to browse the forum. There is a lot to learn and profit from if you want to go down the eGPU road.

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