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itsage
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Here's @irev210's build guide using the RX Vega Nano in the Gaming Box. It's a nice pairing. Soon there will be another option for mini enclosure to build ITX-sized eGPU. I bought a prototype off eBay a couple weeks ago and here are some photos.

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2020 15" HP Spectre X360 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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User99999
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Thanks Eightarmedpet and the itsage! Anyone know if there is difference between the Aorus 1080 and 580 gaming box? Internal chips are the same for Vega 56 to work?

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itsage
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@user99999 Most Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box left the factory with a firmware that limits Host-to-Device speed. This was done to help stability of the expansion ports. You can update/flash the firmware to a different version but it's not a trivial task especially on a Mac. Other than that the all components are the same.

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2020 15" HP Spectre X360 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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theBLUPRNT
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Can anyone confirm or deny that a Zotac 1050 ti mini will work in the Aorus Gaming Box?

There is one for sale near me and I'd trying to decide if I should get it for use the gaming box.

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mikegleasonjr
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Does the  aorus gaming box  with MSI gtx 1070 aero ITX OC work

I would like to know this as well. The card is 175mm but all the cards listed here are <=173mm.

Thanks!

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jbpritch
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I can confirm the gigabyte rtx 2060 mini works great in an AGB that originally had a 1070.  The H2D firmware for the 1070 also worked great.  I used this setup on both a matebook x pro and 2019 razer blade stealth.  For $470 it is a powerful mobile gaming setup ($350 for 2060 and $120 for AGB).

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Sergey Lerg
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I was able to successfully install and make work Sapphire Radeon RX 570 ITX.

All I had to do, thanks to @dope, is put a wire between PRSNT #2 of 16x (side B, pin 82) and PRSNT #2 of 8x (side B, pin 48). I don't know why it works, but it does, any insight why is it needed @dope?

At first I tried putting a wire into the slot itself to test it (green wire).

Then I soldered it on the bottom side of the pcb. Connected these two pins with a wire.

Now it works on mac mini 2018 with Mojave and Windows 10.

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itsage
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@sergey_lerg Thank you for sharing your success in getting the the RX 570 Pulse ITX to work inside the Gaming Box. Nice work identifying and soldering the two pins on the Thunderbolt board bottom side. Here's an explanation why this power modification is required for certain GPUs when installed in the Gaming Box.

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2020 15" HP Spectre X360 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Sergey Lerg
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The post you mentioned shows how to supply additional power to the slot, in my case I didn't have to do it. PRSNT pins don't deliver power, they just indicate what size does a board have. By connection 16x and 8x PRSNT pins I indicate that the board is effectively 8x size and that somehow makes it work. That's what I am asking about.

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