US$269 AKiTiO Node Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure
 
Notifications
Clear all

US$269 AKiTiO Node Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure  

 of  24
  RSS

goalque
(@goalque)
Noble Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
 

I’ve seen misleading information that GK110B wouldn’t be supported by default OS X drivers. My GTX 780 is the rev. 2 with GK110B chip and it works without the web driver. The performance difference (GTX 780 native / GTX 780 web) was not significant in Valley benchmark. Not sure if 6GB makes any difference.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b3285/evga-gtx-780-sc-w-acx-cooler-6-gb

Yes, TITAN BLACK and and GTX 780 Ti may work natively too as they have the same chip. I don't own either of these, so cannot confirm.

This may go off-topic...

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
ikir
 ikir
(@ikir)
Prominent Member
Joined: 4 years ago
 
Posted by: Mehenn

 

Please! - I always run my benchmarks in retina 1080 (3840x2160)

   

Extreme HD preset

Foto01


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB 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]  


goalque liked
ReplyQuote
harkonnen
(@mehenn)
Estimable Member
Joined: 4 years ago

ikir liked
ReplyQuote
goalque
(@goalque)
Noble Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
 

Here's my result: MBP11,1 -> Apple 2m Thunderbolt cable -> Apple TB2-to-TB3 adapter -> Devil Box -> RX 480 -> DP-DP cable -> U28D590 monitor:

So TB3 does not bring more speed in Valley bench.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
goalque
(@goalque)
Noble Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
 

@ikir: It’s worth to see if you’ve "Displays have separate spaces" checked under Mission control. It was turned on in my test. All other apps closed. It may have some effect, especially when testing internal screen performance. If there are other apps and windows open across both displays, it will yield a lower score.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
ikir
 ikir
(@ikir)
Prominent Member
Joined: 4 years ago
 
Posted by: goalque

 

@ikir: It’s worth to see if you’ve "Displays have separate spaces" checked under Mission control. It was turned on in my test. All other apps closed. It may have some effect, especially when testing internal screen performance. If there are other apps and windows open across both displays, it will yield a lower score.

   

@goalque
No other apps running, but "display have separate spaces" is turned on (and very handy). Do you suggest to turn it off?


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB 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]  


ReplyQuote
ed_co
(@ed_co)
Reputable Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

Guys, have you notice they changed the price from 249 to 269 since more than a week?? I was about to order one (even that I live in Europe and the customs are superhigh... and the costs was more than USD400) but now...

Would love that amazon could sell it too here... and I would be more than happy to get one of  this or a Core... but nothing here.

Very disappointing.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

ikir liked
ReplyQuote
ikir
 ikir
(@ikir)
Prominent Member
Joined: 4 years ago
 

Still waiting for Node to become available in italy... any more rumors about the new AKitio box with 60-80w PD?


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB 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]  


ReplyQuote
Eightarmedpet
(@eightarmedpet)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 3 years ago

ReplyQuote
goalque
(@goalque)
Noble Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
 

@ikir: The setting didn't make any difference in my TB2-to-TB3 test (no other apps).

Posted by: ikir

 

Still waiting for Node to become available in italy...

 It's not in stock but can be ordered:

http://www.blitzmicro.com/epages/990252024.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/990252024/Products/1264

 

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
 of  24