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Kelvin_C
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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?

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Benjamin Tucker
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@kelvin_c

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

Macbook Pro 15 inch 2018, looking at the AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box


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Brian Weigand
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Tell me you secret for getting the 2070 to work...I have literally tried everything...I have a 2016 MacBook Pro...

2016 Macbook Pro 2.9 I7 16 GB Ram Radeon Pro 460, RTX 2070 Aorus Gaming box


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Benjamin Tucker
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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

Macbook Pro 15 inch 2018, looking at the AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box


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Brian Weigand
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Which driver did you use on the Nvidia website? And did you install them before or after you plugged in the gaming box?

2016 Macbook Pro 2.9 I7 16 GB Ram Radeon Pro 460, RTX 2070 Aorus Gaming box


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madweazl
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Posted by: @brian_weigand

@benjamin_tucker

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)!

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XPS 13 (9380)/AORUS Gaming Box 2070

 
2019 13" Dell XPS 13 9380 [8th,4C,U] + RTX 2070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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Zachary Burnett
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My PSU died recently on my AORUS Gaming Box, and I was wondering if, instead of just replacing the PSU, I could instead just get another enclosure (like the Razer Core or something) and just move the RTX 2070 to that new enclosure. Is that possible, or is the form factor of the Gigabyte RTX 2070 not compatible?

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Boltoway
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It is possible, but there is one issue you might encounter. The fan on the Gigabyte RTX 2070 extends beyond the heatsink towards the bottom of the card. If the eGPU you are looking to put it inside of has either capacitors or some kind of raised platform (Like the Akitio Node Titan) underneath the PCIe X16 Slot, it will interfere with the fan. If it is just a clean PCB (such as the Wikingoo TB3 eGPU) it will fit and work perfectly. 

Here it is in the Wikingoo TB3 eGPU:

2021 1102 08575000

 

 

2021 14" Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro (MX450) [11th,4C,H] + RTX 3060 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Wikingoo eGPU) + Win10 21H1 [build link]  

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