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AORUS Gaming Box: What GPUs do work, and which ones do not?
 

AORUS Gaming Box: What GPUs do work, and which ones do not?  

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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? 🙂

Macbook Air 2018 + AGB RX570


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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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Gpux
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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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