Is there a big difference in what eGPU Enclosure you use?
I wonder, is there a massive difference in what eGPU Enclosure you use for Mac?
Is it just enough that Apple supports it and has Thunderbolt 2 or 3. If yes, what is the difference, and why it makes so big a difference?
With a video card, it makes sense.
I have Macbook Air 13", mid 2013 (macOS Catalina 10.15.16), and I want to connect with my Dell 49" monitor (U4919DW) and use the monitor native resolution 5120 x 1440 at 60Hz.
I don't play games and don't care about games.
I have ASUS Dual-RX580-08G video card, and I am looking for a cheap eGPU Enclosure that I can buy quickly. my MBA has Thunderbolt 1.
So, the connection chain will look like this
MBA TH 1 -> TH-2 cable -> TH-2 adapter to TH-3 -> eGPU enclosure -> Display port cable -> Monitor Displayport input.
I have seen this works on youtube videos. I want to buy enclosure what supports Thunderbolt 3 that i can use later on with newer mac.
I went for Sonnet Gpu-550 W-tb3. Works well, but I want now GPU what don't need purge-wrangler
Is there any list what GPUs would work out of box with older Mac? I don't need to install purge-wrangler or any additional software. GPU will be recognized by mac.
@andu, i have the sonnet and love it, either of those should work fine though.
I think only few company RX are working out of box with mac.
Is there any list what GPUs would work out of box with older Mac?
Not unless you use MVC’s flashed GPUs but I don’t know if they work on Catalina. PurgeWrangler doesn’t distinguish between GPU AIBs - only the chip matters. This should be clear/obvious from the documentation for it.