[Unboxing] AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU
Hi, I'm considering this egpu for CUDA processing only. Specifically for it to be used on 3D rendering engines such as Octane and Redshift. Does anybody have any experience on how the gaming box perform for 3D rendering?
I've used the 2070 Gaming Box briefly with Redshift in bootcamp on a Macbook Pro. All it needed was the correct driver to work for me. I've also used it with the Arnold GPU beta but afraid I've had no experience with Octane. I ran a benchmark on Redshift and it came in pretty close to the numbers listed here for the 2070: https://www.legitreviews.com/redshift-benchmark-gpu-render-times-with-geforce-rtx-2070-2080-2080-ti_208699
Not much to tell really, I have a 2018 MBP 15 and I followed the instructions here for the older Gaming Box: https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2018-macbook-pro-rp560x-gtx107032gbps-tb3-aorus-gaming-box-macos-10-13-6-windows-10/
There were a couple of things I had to do differently.
- I didn't use the Windows drivers, I went to Nvidia's website and downloaded theirs.
- I always had to use an external monitor as the internal monitor would shut down.
- I found having anything else plugged in to the thunderbolt ports could result in the eGPU not working so needed to be careful with that.
Hope this helps
Which driver did you use on the Nvidia website? And did you install them before or after you plugged in the gaming box?
I used the driver for the 2070; it typically defaults to the notebook 2070 driver for me so I have to manually select the desktop version. The updater does the same thing so you'll probably have to manually remove and reinstall updated drivers as well. The driver wont install unless you have the eGPU plugged in.
Edit: I'm a Weigand as well (Aaron)!