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Klasegpu
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Can we start our own compatibility chart sticky here? Akitio list is awfully short which threw me off when I was shopping for GPUs, but I took the chance with the card I bought and it works. I am pretty sure most graphics card should work though:

https://www.akitio.com/information-center/node-gpu-compatibility

I will start with my card which works combined with NUC Skull Canyon.

User Reported compatibility with Node:

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 GV-N1080D5X-8GD 8GB - NUC Skull Canyon

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX (STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING)

ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX OC Edition (STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING)

GTX Titan X (Maxwell)  - MBP TB 13″ 2016

 

Intel Nuc Skull Canyon
Akitio Node
Gigabyte gtx 1080


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kotlos
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GTX Titan X (Maxwell)  with MBP TB 13" 2016

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Klasegpu
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Added. Thanks!

Intel Nuc Skull Canyon
Akitio Node
Gigabyte gtx 1080


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jconly
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Gigabyte 980ti G1 here, w/ flashed OS X Bios.

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goalque
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Posted by: kotlos

 

GTX Titan X (Maxwell)  with MBP TB 13" 2016

   

@kotlos, did you see "External GPUs supported" string with a 2016 13" MBP? External graphics are certified for PCs only. 

This list will be inaccurate if people interpret the word "compatible" differently. I guess "External GPUs supported" is just a cosmetic string value. How do we define compatibility?

From my understanding, compatibility means hot plug and surprise removal of TB3 cable. That's Intel's definition.

To be very accurate, we need to know the host PC, Windows & GPU driver version, and that hot plug and surprise removal really works.

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mcarver316
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming Water Cooling Video Card (GV-N1080XTREME W-8GD) (the one that looks like EVGA hybrid clone).

Akitio Node+GPU works with:

- MSI GT80S 29th anniversary edition (GT80S and Akitio needed thunderbolt firmware update to  recognize each other)

- MSI GT73VR SLI (detected Akitio and GPU right away)

Both laptops had stability and boot issues with latest NVIDIA driver (381.65, solved by downgrading to 378.92) and SLI, which needed to be disabled.

I wouldn't recommend hot plug and surprise with this setup, as it tends to crash the laptops.

2015 17" MSI GT73VR-6RF 2xGTX1070 + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node driving Cubix Chassis) + Win10 > 365Gigahashes per second


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Klasegpu
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I have to say NUC works flawlessly with hot plug and surprise. I expected some hair pulling moments considering this tech is somewhat new but I had none of that. 

Intel Nuc Skull Canyon
Akitio Node
Gigabyte gtx 1080


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Posted by: Klasegpu

 

I have to say NUC works flawlessly with hot plug and surprise. I expected some hair pulling moments considering this tech is somewhat new but I had none of that. 

   

NUC can hot plug to use EGPU and hot unplug to remove EGPU? 

Late Macbook Pro 2016 13' touch bar + AKITIO node + GTX 1050TI 4G Windows


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Klasegpu
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Yes, I don't actually "unplug" it, I just turn on Node when I am about to game (Battlefield 1 & Watch Dogs 2) and turn it off when I am done, no rebooted required or any crashes and I continue with my business in Windows. Obviously I don't have monitor plugged into Node which will not use full potential of 1080 card, but I am ok with it. As I mentioned Node is loud and I don't want to run it constantly

Intel Nuc Skull Canyon
Akitio Node
Gigabyte gtx 1080


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ddqp
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Posted by: Klasegpu

 

Yes, I don't actually "unplug" it, I just turn on Node when I am about to game (Battlefield 1 & Watch Dogs 2) and turn it off when I am done, no rebooted required or any crashes and I continue with my business in Windows. Obviously I don't have monitor plugged into Node which will not use full potential of 1080 card, but I am ok with it. As I mentioned Node is loud and I don't want to run it constantly

   

waal, this is the first case, I have seen can turn on or off without any system issue.

Late Macbook Pro 2016 13' touch bar + AKITIO node + GTX 1050TI 4G Windows


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Klasegpu
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Posted by: ddqp

 

Posted by: Klasegpu

 

Yes, I don't actually "unplug" it, I just turn on Node when I am about to game (Battlefield 1 & Watch Dogs 2) and turn it off when I am done, no rebooted required or any crashes and I continue with my business in Windows. Obviously I don't have monitor plugged into Node which will not use full potential of 1080 card, but I am ok with it. As I mentioned Node is loud and I don't want to run it constantly

   

waal, this is the first case, I have seen can turn on or off without any system issue.

   

Well, all I can say it works perfectly with NUC. It would be highly annoying if it worked any other way. 

Intel Nuc Skull Canyon
Akitio Node
Gigabyte gtx 1080


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ed_co
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I thought that any brand of 10XX cards were compatible... 🙁

mid-2017 Macbook Pro RP560 + MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS10.13 & Win10


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Stacey Spears
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I installed my Node today.

I have an MSI WT73VR648. The TB settings -> details page says no to eGPU support. I am able to get it to work. Currently I have a GTX 970 installed to test. I am planning to use the Titan XP once my Dell 8K Display arrives. 

P5000
GTX970

Since I can't seem to edit my last post. The P5000 is the internal GPU and the GTX 970 is in the Node.

 

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sicily428
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Posted by: Stacey Spears

 

I installed my Node today.

I have an MSI WT73VR648. The TB settings -> details page says no to eGPU support. I am able to get it to work. Currently I have a GTX 970 installed to test. I am planning to use the Titan XP once my Dell 8K Display arrives. 

P5000
GTX970

 

   

 

do you have software like creo 2/solidworks or catia where quadros are better than geforce?

you could use this software for testing and making a comparison

https://www.spec.org/gwpg/gpc.static/vp12info.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-pascal,4572-9.html

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milkyjoe2
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I have a 15" macbook pro mid 2015 M370X, akitio node and gigabyte g1 gtx 1080 with thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter.

TLDR anyone know anything about whole system freezes requiring force shutdown, while using gtx 1080 (in a Node)?

it works extremely well except sometimes, semi rarely, i get a full system freeze, requiring force shut down i saw in this thread that   @mcarver316 mentioned stability issues (was this what he was talking about?) using the latest nvidia driver and to downgrade to a particular one, which i did, but i have had one crash since i switched to it. I would really appreciate as speedy a response as possible since i am still in the return period for my 1080 but it's closing fast

 

 

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