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jpme
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As I'm still waiting for my Akitio Node

 

Let say I've got my node working on Mac and bootcamp. 

What about those time when you just need to carry the mbp out for normal use without eGPU,

will it boot up and function normally as usual?

or does it require eGPU plug in order to boot up permanent?

2016 Mbp 15" dGPU 460
Mantiz Venus eGPU Nitro Sapphire RX580 LE
10.3(17A291m)


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mac_editor
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I have the same doubts. Would appreciate some clarity on this.

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itsage
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The Mac laptop would function normally when there's no eGPU attached. Think of an eGPU as a sidecar for your motorcycle. It adds capacity and utility only when needed while also remaining mobile.

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mac_editor
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Perfect analogy ;p thanks @itsage for the clarification.

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Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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jpme
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interesting explanation. May I ask what about bootcamp?

2016 Mbp 15" dGPU 460
Mantiz Venus eGPU Nitro Sapphire RX580 LE
10.3(17A291m)


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TuringPointSoft
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Hey @jpme & @mac_editor I run a 2016 15" tbMacbook Pro with a Devil Box eGPU, and I am here to report, that I carry my laptop with me to and from school & to and from work everyday without any issues. Once I make it home I set it up with the eGPU and go onto VR Development/VR Gaming. This is all in Bootcamp. GTX 1070 is what I am running.

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP455) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 780 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [build link]  

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jpme
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thank you very much. 

2016 Mbp 15" dGPU 460
Mantiz Venus eGPU Nitro Sapphire RX580 LE
10.3(17A291m)


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