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Wiktorion
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So, being a Mac user, I'm forced to find a friend with a Windows laptop so that I can upgrade the H2D firmware which is extremely underwhelming stock on the AGB. I took my setup to a friend who has a compatible machine, and the process requires you to downgrade the thunderbolt firmware, after which my AGB was not recognized by either my Macbook or my friend's Dell XPS. Now, my AGB is just a brick sitting on my table.

I'm honestly getting sick of the AGB as it's extremely wonky to get running and very peculiar about support and drivers. In hindsight, buying something like this only to have to jump through hoops like gutting the enclosure and soldering the PCB.
Gigabyte supplies macOS drivers for some things but not for others.

I'm just very down about this whole thing right now. Does anyone have any tips? 🙂

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elfric
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I've successfully put an rtx 2070 gigabyte mini itx in an aorus gaming box 1070, but i had to short the pins 82 and 48 of the pcie slot as explained by sergei and dope in this thread. when looking at the pcie slot it seems it's an 8x because there's no metalic contacts beyond the number 48 pin,  luckily it makes it simpler to do the short circuit. tested with an hades canyon nuc.

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just update with the gaming box (RX580), I have been used with my mac mini 2012 before. Now I turn to use with my window laptop Asus zenbook S i7  16G 512 m2 with two thunderbolts 3 port. Although I have installed all the software and driver it works fine. I have found some issue with the gaming box:
1.  AORUS ENGINE application cannot be open even I try maybe time (uninstall and reinstall again, the window OS  also)
2. RGB Fusion cannot use. (need to found the old version 1.7 not 2.0)
3. gaming box (RX580) cannot be powerful enough to charge my laptop from the thunderbolt cable, I need to plug in the type -c power supply for use.

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Surprisingly a Gigabyte GTX 1060 6gb mini is not recognized when used with a Dell Latitude 7490 and a GTX 1070 AGB. This is kind of weird as I only heard of 1060s working and even the Gigabyte gtx 1060 mini with 3gb works for some people. So apparently something must be different about the 6gb version from Gigabyte. 

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Hello everyone, recently I got an empty Aorus Gaming Box and I decided to buy a Gigabyte 1060 3GB for it since I heard about people having success with this combo. But unfortunately it doesn't seem to work for me.

When I connected it to my PC it successfully recognized it and installed PCI drivers for it, it appeared as a device chain in the thunderbolt 3 app and I got an external GPU tray icon.

However it seems to be stuck in power cycling (LEDs turn on and off, windows plug in and out sound plays constantly, 1060 appears and disappears in device manager), and eventually I get a BSOD.

Is there something I can do? I heard about people shorting PCI pins and resoldering a power connector with an 8-pin one, but first I'd like to hear if there could be something else with my setup.

I'd gladly appreciate any help

My laptop is 2017 Razer Blade Stealth with 7500u

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Posted by: @sunday_clarity

Hello everyone, recently I got an empty Aorus Gaming Box and I decided to buy a Gigabyte 1060 3GB for it since I heard about people having success with this combo. But unfortunately it doesn't seem to work for me.

When I connected it to my PC it successfully recognized it and installed PCI drivers for it, it appeared as a device chain in the thunderbolt 3 app and I got an external GPU tray icon.

However it seems to be stuck in power cycling (LEDs turn on and off, windows plug in and out sound plays constantly, 1060 appears and disappears in device manager), and eventually I get a BSOD.

Is there something I can do? I heard about people shorting PCI pins and resoldering a power connector with an 8-pin one, but first I'd like to hear if there could be something else with my setup.

I'd gladly appreciate any help

My laptop is 2017 Razer Blade Stealth with 7500u

Try updating the firmware? I haven't personally replaced the 1070 in my box yet but the soldering mod is to help power up the GPU in the first place, didn't really read about constantly power cycling the card being an issue in that thread.

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Arzen
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I live in Japan so I had access to the RX 5700 that PowerColor release recently. I threw it into my 580 Gaming Box and it wouldn't work.

I'm not sure if there is a trick to it that I could do without soldering the graphics card... Any ideas?

 

 

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Invoker
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Posted by: @arzen

I live in Japan so I had access to the RX 5700 that PowerColor release recently. I threw it into my 580 Gaming Box and it wouldn't work.

I'm not sure if there is a trick to it that I could do without soldering the graphics card... Any ideas?

 

 

Have the same possibility in Russia. Can anyone confirm that RX 5700 ITX would work with 580 Gaming Box?

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tsakal
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@itsage

What do you think? Should it work with the the rx580 gaming box

Power wise should be ok I think. 

Very interesting to see whether it works with the gaming box

 

 

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

B. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

C. 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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Hi guys.

Whats the price on the RX5700 ITX in Japan and Russia?

Present: 2012 Mac mini + PowerColor RX 56 Vega Nano @10Gbps-TB1 +
PowerColor eGFX Mini 180F via TB3->TB2 adapter + macOS Mojave

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itsage
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The PSU inside Gaming Box should be able to handle the RX 5700 Nano. I do not know if it’s going to be plug-and-play.

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Arzen
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It is definitely NOT plug-and-play. It costs around $400-450 USD.

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DrEGPU
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I tried putting a Radeon Pro WX 5100 in the 2070 Aorus Gaming Box but nothing happens. The WX5100 is a pretty low power card (75W) and thus doesn't have any plugs power. It gets all its power from the PCIe slot. I haven't been brave enough to try shorting the pins, though.

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Asus just released their own mini version of the RTX2070 which according to their own specs, it's  7.8x4.8x 1.5. Does anybody know if this would fit the AGB?

https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/DUAL-RTX2070-O8G-MINI/specifications/

EDIT: seems like it's a bit larger than the Gigabyte RTX2070 mini which is ~6.70 (vs 7.8). What are the chances of still fitting it in?

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Invoker
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Can confirm two cases for AORUS Gaming Box 1080:

1. Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Mini Pulse PCI-E 4096Mb (11266-34-20G)

Works out-of-the-box. Just plug-and-play.

IMG 6148

 

2. Radeon RX 5700 PowerColor PCI-E 8192Mb (AXRX 5700 ITX 8GBD6-2DH)

Works, but with 12V trick (posted before in this thread) slightly modified (other cable method used).

IMG 4164

 

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itsage
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@invoker,  Thank you for sharing this update. The cooler looks the same as RX Vega 56 Nano. Did you buy it in Japan?

 

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Invoker
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@itsage,  I’ve bought in Russia. Price here is $400-$440

 

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Arzen
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@invoker,  Hi.

Which cable method did you use? Soldering from PCI-E to PCI-E slot/under-board or from the PSU cable 12V? Something else? 🙂

Can you take a picture of your modification? Thanks!

 

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Invoker
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@arzen,  Yeah, soldering under the board. This method can provide fastback to factory state - just cut the wire 🙂

Screenshots:

IMG 4858
IMG 9175

 

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Arzen
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@invoker,  Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

 

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