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itsage
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Pre-order Update: Gigabyte has announced a pre-order for this RX 580 Gaming Box exclusively through our forum. This is easier than a group-buy in that as soon as you arrange payment with Gigabyte, they will ship the unit to you right away. Available from April 16th, 2018 to April 22nd, 2018. US and Canada only.


I heard the AORUS team is prepping a macOS-compatible Gaming Box to launch alongside 10.13.4 this spring. Given how insane pricing for graphics cards is in general, I have a few thoughts. Mainly we want to make sure eGPU enthusiasts get their chance to buy these Gaming Boxes at non-inflated prices. Group buy is an option. The other option is a discount code distributed through our forum and eGPU sub-Reddit. No word on MSRP yet. If you're interested in this Gaming Box, please post a response so that we have an idea whether to organize a group buy/coupon code.

Update: I received more information on this new Gaming Box. It's branded as Gigabyte instead of AORUS. The GPU is a mini-ITX RX 580 with a custom cooler similar to the GTX 1080 version. My guess is it has an 8-pin power connector. Here are some photos:

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I’m definitely interested!

Present: 2012 Mac mini + PowerColor RX 56 Vega Nano @10Gbps-TB1 + PowerColor Mini eGFX 180F via Apple TB3 to TB2 + macOS Catalina 10.15.4

Previous: 2012 Mac Mini + GTX1070 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder3 via Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter) + macOS

 
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Eightarmedpet
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100% interested, if Apple sorts its firmware out to allow plug and play in Bootcamp too as per the 15inch 2017's.

Prob be interested dep on price either way to be honest...

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GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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Yukikaze
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Any idea which card they plan to base this on? An RX580 is a rather obvious choice, and it will be interesting to investigate the difference between this box and the older ones (that don't seem to like RX570/RX580 cards).

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Eightarmedpet
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Vega Nano please... there is an AMD lad on here right? Please tell me you have asked Apple for Bootcamp support.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
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itsage
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macOS native external GPU support leaves us with only a handful of choices. It's unlikely a Vega because that would mean $1,000 price in this current market. My bet is an RX 580 eGFX.

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vertice
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I'd be interested in this!

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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Yukikaze
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I am not sure having a Vega would mean a 1k USD price tag. GTX1070s are selling for 630+ USD, but the Gaming Box 1070 is still 599.99$. A Vega 56 is 750+ USD, so an Aorus Vega could show up at 699$. But since I don't think they'll change the box itself, and Vega Nano is MIA, I doubt it will be Vega based.

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spyder57
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Yes! Definitely in for a groupbuy!

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Kim_KJD
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Not really worth it to drop the 1070 Gaming Box I have for a RX580. Maybe if it was a better card I would consider it.

On a side note, bugs me the Gigabyte/Aorus are releasing another box without patching the USB issues still around in the 1070 and 1080 Gaming Box's.

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