US$570 Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1070 GAMING BOX
With a modified Akitio with a Dell DA02 silent power supply, there is still sound inside of the enclosure coming from the card and thunderbolt controller. (Kinda like a soft grind or old hard drive)
This behavior is not unique to the Gigabyte Box. The only behavior thats different is the Gigabyte not terminating the PSU when no in use unless you unplug the thunderbolt cable or disconnect the box from the wall.
The 400w power supply that Bizon uses works the exact same way. It has a small fan that will continue to spin unless unplugged from the wall.
Uhm... I don't have that. If the PC is powered down properly, the Aorus will shut itself down. There will still be a hum left, but the fans will NOT be running. Tested with a small zip-tie 😉
If you leave it on standby or otherwise powered (i.e. my TB3 dock) then yeah, Aorus' PSU will still be ON, otherwise it goes into some kind of standby mode.
GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G, the same size as 1070 so you can replace the 1070 with 1080 and sell 1070, the 400W power will be enough
|Specifications of Selected Graphics Cards for mITX PCs|
GeForce GTX 1080
Mini ITX 8G
GeForce GTX 1080 Mini
Radeon R9 Nano
|Base Clock||1607MHz (Gaming Mode)
1632MHz (OC Mode)
|Boost Clock||1733MHz (Gaming Mode)
1771MHz (OC Mode)
|VRAM||Clock / Type||10010MHz GDDR5X||10000MHz GDDR5X||1Gbps HBM1|
|Power||Undisclosed||180W (TDP)||175W (TBP)|
|Dual Slot||Dual Slot
|Power Connectors||1 x 8pin (top)||1 x 8pin (top)||1 x 8pin (front)|
|Outputs||1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DP 1.4
1 x DL-DVI-D
|1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DP 1.4
1 x DL-DVI-D
|1 x HDMI 1.4
3 x DP 1.2
|Process||TSMC 16nm||TSMC 16nm||TSMC 28nm|
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Later 2013) 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7-4750HQ / 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / 256GB SSD + 1TB
✪ mini eGPU ● PCI Express vs. Thunderbolt ● Mac CAN game ● Gaming Laptops vs. MacBook Pro with eGPU
Update on the power delivery:
Tested the included cable and enclosure on coworker's new macbook pro and it reported as 60w. So I ordered a replacement akitio brand cable from amazon and it seems to work. No weird throttling on my xps 9550 yet and no bios warning on power delivery.
I had to switch back to the original firmware. The mouse lagging I experienced in cuda-z also showed up in games and made them unplayable. My mouse (of course) is connected to the gaming box. (when I connected my mouse directly to the laptop, the lagging was gone). I can't see if or how this issue is connected to the h2d speed... but maybe now the graphics card uses so much bandwidth that there is none left for the peripherals? Does this make any sense?
This is also happening to me with one of my computers (HP Spectre 13) with TB3, i tried with different mice, and as expected it get worse when you try higher mouse report rates. I´m my other computer, this is not happening at all (Dell Latitude E7275) so I think this must be related to thunderbolt firmware or drivers.
Thanks for your reply. Does anyone else have this issue? I have not seen it mentioned elsewhere...
Anyone have any issues with screens flashing/losing connection? I'm using an intel nuc skull canyon and using display port out of the box to my lg ultrawide. It happens when I play a game. (csgo, I haven't tested with other games yet) I'll be playing ok and then the screen loses connection, the sound stops from my monitor and then after 5 seconds or so reconnects.
Forgot to install monitor drivers, no problems since the install.
@switch, I looked at your «teardown» pictures (thanks for that). I noticed a 4 pin connector. I opened mine as well. It’s a 4 pin J503 if I remember correctly. Do anyone know if thats meant for fans? I have a problem with those 2 x 40 mm fans not running under Windows 10. I am looking for the best way to force those fans to run at full speed.
@topher I'm currently using the gaming box with the oculus rift and tounch controllers. I have the headset HDMI and USB connected to the Gaming Box, and the 2 touch sensors connected to my XPS 15 9550. When I connected the sensors to the gaming box, I got a tracking error in the Oculus rift setup. Thats a bummer because I was hoping to have all my VR gear connected to the gaming box and only 1 connection from the box to my laptop.
Now... Has anyone had issues with the Gigabyte Gaming Engine? I've installed both version 1.13 and 1.11 from the Gigabyte web link and both won't detect the presence of the gaming box: when I open the program, it just refers to "card 1" and "card 2." Card 2 corresponds to the gaming box, and when i change the fan controls, that does work... But there is no button to change the RGB lighting. Anyone else have this issue?