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itsage
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@StanislavM, I remember now when there's no active data transmission System Information » Thunderbolt may show 20 Gbps instead of 40Gbps. For the eGPU enclosure firmware update, please follow this procedure in Windows Boot Camp.

If you primarily use macOS, Radeon cards have better compatibility. I'd say wait for RX Vega Nano if you can.

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dream3
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Posted by: itsage

@StanislavM, I remember now when there's no active data transmission System Information » Thunderbolt may show 20 Gbps instead of 40Gbps. For the eGPU enclosure firmware update, please follow this procedure in Windows Boot Camp.

If you primarily use macOS, Radeon cards have better compatibility. I'd say wait for RX Vega Nano if you can.

Do we have a release date for that one? Might be worth for replacing the 1080 and be issue free forever Smile

MacOS: 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 Iris Pro only
Windows 10: Tornado F5 laptop with discrete GTX 1060
eGPU: GIGABYTE RX 580


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Posted by: dream3
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dream3 Now I use Discrete RP 560 and integrated Iris Pro, and you'll see in my screen shots only 3 options, but if you'll use eGPU with nVidia you'll find CUDA options.

Screen Shot 131937472 > Screen Shot 131937489

 

 

Yes you are correct. Premiere Pro does show a CUDA option there. I guess it's properly coded then to recognize the eGPU.

It's a shame that Photoshop isn't 🙁

dream3 I'm not sure about eGPU reasons. But many users use that with old Mac Pro towers and also me too. itsage how do you think or know or maybe you can check, what will happens if use eGPU AMD Video Card(OpenCL) with MacBooks(discrete AMD video). Will appears two OpenCL options in Premiere Pro 131937489? Or that trick works only with nVidia CUDA? And if we will see only one OpenCL option(AMD eGPU + MacBook Pro discrete) which card will work, discrete or eGPU? 

And one more thing, about Photoshop. Try launch Ps app in desktop which computing via eGPU but set them before like main(primary) display in Mac OS System Prefs>Displays. Screen Shot 132052008 and check the video card.

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StanislavM
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Posted by: itsage

@StanislavM, I remember now when there's no active data transmission System Information » Thunderbolt may show 20 Gbps instead of 40Gbps. For the eGPU enclosure firmware update, please follow this procedure in Windows Boot Camp.

If you primarily use macOS, Radeon cards have better compatibility. I'd say wait for RX Vega Nano if you can.

Thank you  itsage ! I'll use that manual tomorrow. I read about RX Vega Nano and I want it. But I don't know and afraid a little, what will happened with apps, when I'll use eGPU AMD(OpenCL) video card + my MacBook Pro with discrete AMD (OpenCL) video card. How will Mac OS choose which one for rendering and computing. With nVidia all clear, I need choose CUDA in apps.

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Maybe a stupid question but will the Nano Vega fit in the AORUS enclosure?

 

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MagicPi
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I have a problem
...not to big deal.... but....
my Macbook pro 2016 15" with gaming box 1080
Now works under both macos and bootcamp win10
but under bootcamp win10
my windows just recognize the 1080 card and the usb ports...
doesn't recognize the eGPU box itself..
so the Gigabyte Graphics Engine software can do nothing
it doesn't show the box in it, only the card, and the config slider and can't really control them,
and because not detecting the box it self, I can't configure OC and LED as well

though the performance is quite ok now...

2016 Macbook pro 15" Pro460 10.12.6 / Razer Blade 15" 144hz GTX1060
Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box / ASUS ROG PG279Q 165hz / iphone Xs Max / iPad Pro 9.7


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Finally got around to getting this done:

 

I got the proper JST PH 2.0 connectors and soldered the two fans in a Y configuration. Note the polarity of the plug. Just started and checked - the fans don't move as much air but it makes a HUGE difference to the noise. In any case will do a bit of gaming over the weekend to test it out ...

The PSU fan is still whiny (seems to be an ADDA). Perhaps my holiday project is replacing the PSU fan and adding something like this to the outside case.

 

 

 

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Or just buy the connecter from e-bay for $1 and solder it to that, I'm interested to know this works out in terms of how loud the new ones are. The PowerLogic fans just whine and it are too loud

Yeah but then I wouldn't have an excuse for buying a crimping tool, magnifier station and assorted connectors 🙂

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Great work @harshw! Too bad the PSU fan is still noisy. I wish it was like the Season 1U PSUs that don't spin the fan unless it goes over 50% load. Still, that other fan you showed might take care of that problem. Do let us know if you try doing that!

By the way, is your Aorus Gaming Box a 1070 or 1080? I've seen a few posts about 1070 boxes dying randomly which has me a bit worried. Haven't heard of any problems with the 1080 but it's pretty new so we'll see about that one I guess.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Posted by: crayonshin

Great work @harshw! Too bad the PSU fan is still noisy. I wish it was like the Season 1U PSUs that don't spin the fan unless it goes over 50% load. Still, that other fan you showed might take care of that problem. Do let us know if you try doing that!

By the way, is your Aorus Gaming Box a 1070 or 1080? I've seen a few posts about 1070 boxes dying randomly which has me a bit worried. Haven't heard of any problems with the 1080 but it's pretty new so we'll see about that one I guess.

The box is the AORUS 1080. And the PSU fan is an ADDA AD0412HB-C50

From ADDA US the specs are 8.8 CFM @ 7800 RPM and 36dBA ( http://www.adda.com.tw/data/file/AD4020.pdf)

I've ordered two SUNON Maglev fans:

   KDE1204PKVX: 10 CFM @ 8200 RPM and 27 dBA
   KDE1204PKV1: 8.9 CFM @ 7200RPM and 25 DBA

Let's see which fan is quieter. I will definitely replace the PSU fan. And if the 20mm SUNON fan fits in the top slot, I might replace one of the 40mm x 10mm fans with it.

I used to own a Shuttle SFF that had a Delta fan in it's FlexATX PSU - That thing was LOUD - like 50dB loud. I remember replacing the Delta with a Sunon, and it was MUCH quieter and lasted for many years.

 

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  

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