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Flint Ironstag
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Didn't see this posted here yet:

http://gfxspeak.com/2017/07/31/announces-external-versions/

Titan Xp and Quadro versions only.  Looks like they've partnered up with some of the established eGPU manufacturers.  Well this hopefully means our drivers leaving beta status finally.

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Interesting to see what how much the drivers can improve performance. Maybe they take into account the bottlenecks of the eGPU solution? Or even support hot plugging in high Sierra Smile

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It makes absolutely no sense why Nvidia would partner with Bizon. Maybe Bizon sold Nvidia a solution for eGPU in 10.13 using Nvidia cards? This photo shows what looks like a Bizon box. There's also mention of AKiTiO (misspelled akiti in the article). I'd be very surprised if Intel and AKiTiO are cool with this.

Seems to me Nvidia wanted some publicity after AMD has dominated the news this past week. Then it fell into the Bizon's trap. Nvidia is NOT mad at all when Apple decided to go all in with AMD. This is going to be fun. Grin

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Agreed. Sonnet I can totally understand, but Bizon and the other company - One Stop Systems - does not make sense.

By the way, AMD's Pro Graphics drivers - 17 Q3  http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/workstation?os=Windows+10+-+64#pro-driver  - will work with WX7100 and WX5100 in XConnect with no special announcement Smile

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Bizon?? Seriously?? I think they didn't research at all... Hope they could have the opportunity of reading egpu.io

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Some observations about NVidia's announcement and use of a non-eGFX certified Bizon Box to showcase it's Quadro eGPU card:

  • NVidia doesn't uses the Intel eGFX term, which is a Intel-certified eGPU enclosure with a contained PSU
  • Nvidia chose a Bizon chassis to showcase it's Quadro card because the Bizon chassis is the best looking one out there (slimmest)
  • The Bizon chassis is based on a PCIe, rather the eGFX, certified enclosure. That being the AKITiO Thunder3.
  • Compare against the slimmest eGFX enclosures; the fATX-containing Aorus Gaming Box and Netstor Hercules HL23T with small (noisy) 40mm PSU fans

 

Has the market spoken? Will Intel allow users/manufactures to decide what enclosure is best to attach a video card to a notebook using a Thunderbolt port? A blind spot being some of us may want no enclosure at all since it limits airflow.  Consider that:

 

a PCIe slot containing a Thunderbolt chip, and an exposed video card with backplate leaves the video card exposed to a larger pocket of air for cooling.   Should one of these be hidden inside a chassis with limited air flow being pushed around by small fans?  Or should then be seen and allowed to breath quietly out in the open?

 

https://www.pugetsystems.com/pic_disp.php?id=42300&width=800&height=800

 

 

Intel had legal words with BPlus in 2013 resulting in withdrawal of their TH05 basic board product when they used Thunderbolt technology outside of Intel spec. Will they do the same with NVidia/Bizon or allow greater chassis/no-chassis flexibility? If the latter, then we'll see slimmer eGPU (eGFX?) enclosures in the future. Something eGPU.io users have expressed a desire for. We'll see.

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Posted by: nando4

Some observations about NVidia's announcement and use of a non-eGFX certified Bizon Box to showcase it's Quadro eGPU card:

  • NVidia doesn't uses the Intel eGFX term, which is a Intel-certified eGPU enclosure with a contained PSU
  • Nvidia chose a Bizon chassis to showcase it's Quadro card because the Bizon chassis is the best looking one out there (slimmest)
  • The Bizon chassis is based on a PCIe, rather the eGFX, certified enclosure. That being the AKITiO Thunder3.
  • Compare against the slimmest eGFX enclosures; the fATX-containing Aorus Gaming Box and Netstor Hercules HL23T with small (noisy) 40mm PSU fans

 

Has the market spoken? Will Intel allow users/manufactures to decide what enclosure is best to attach a video card to a notebook using a Thunderbolt port? A blind spot being some of us may want no enclosure at all since it limits airflow.  Consider that:

 

a PCIe slot containing a Thunderbolt chip, and an exposed video card with backplate leaves the video card exposed to a larger pocket of air for cooling.   Should one of these be hidden inside a chassis with limited air flow being pushed around by small fans?  Or should then be seen and allowed to breath quietly out in the open?

 

https://www.pugetsystems.com/pic_disp.php?id=42300&width=800&height=800

 

 

Intel had legal words with BPlus in 2013 resulting in withdrawal of their TH05 basic board product when they used Thunderbolt technology outside of Intel spec. Will they do the same with NVidia/Bizon or allow greater chassis/no-chassis flexibility? If the latter, then we'll see slimmer eGPU (eGFX?) enclosures in the future. Something eGPU.io users have expressed a desire for. We'll see.

Hard to imagine NVidia not knowing all about Intel licencing of TB enclosures, so I hope you are correct and that there is a new stance from Intel (possible, as they did dramatically change the regular TB licencing model a couple of months ago). There has to be demand for a basic board product...

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An article speak about macOS too... so we can expect Nvidia High Sierra beta driver?


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