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itsage
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It's been a long wait but the RX 580 Gaming Box is finally here. As @gbt_brian stated in the pre-order thread, the official launch is April 27th. My sample unit arrived this morning. Here are some unboxing pictures and my first impressions.

The retail box is almost identical to the AORUS GTX 1070/1080 Gaming Box. The most obvious difference is the branding Gigabyte instead of AORUS.

Opening the box reveals carrying case with the Gaming Box inside. Accessories are power cord, .5m Thunderbolt 3 cable, shoulder strap for carrying case, and driver CD. Almost everything is the same as the other two Gaming Boxes.

Rear I/O consists of the power plug, three USB 3.0, one quickcharge USB, three DisplayPorts, one HDMI.

Here's a closeup from the side to show the custom mini-ITX RX 580. The fan is 130mm with a Gigabyte sticker instead of AORUS like on the GTX 1080 Gaming Box. Unlike the AORUS GTX 1070/1080 Gaming Boxes, the main selling point of this RX 580 Gaming Box is plug-and-play compatibility with macOS 10.13.4 and beyond.

I connected this eGFX to my 2016 15" MacBook Pro and can confirm Power Delivery is 100W. Thunderbolt firmware version is 27.27, the newest one yet. Indeed everything was plug-and-play in macOS.

Next was Windows Bootcamp testing. Thanks to @eightarmedpet, we now have a custom eGPU.io rEFInd theme. I followed the steps in our eGPU Bootcamp setup guide to attach the iGPU to the internal display and disable the PCIe Controller to the dGPU in order for AMD eGPU to work without error 12.

As can be seen above, the Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box worked well driving the internal display of my 2016 15" MBP. One thing I noticed right away is to the lower bandwidth in AIDA. This is likely another Thunderbolt firmware tuning to remedy USB issues in eGPU enclosure with expansion I/O.

I will be doing tests for a full review of this eGFX. Please let me know if I left out any information you’d like to know.

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Maximus
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HYPE!!!
are the usb issues still here (mouse lag etc...)?

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ondert
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how fast was that..  😯

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ICULikeMac
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Wow! That is fantastic, looking forward to the full review.

Probably a stupid question but can someone confirm we cannot just buy the RX580 card out of these and put it into the 1070 box? 

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Eightarmedpet
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dblgnet
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Interested also in any adverse USB effects. Specifically keyboard/mouse/ethernet adapter. Also how noisy or you find it. Would the laptop speakers mostly drown it out at a normal volume or would only headphones do the trick?

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nombrescreeno
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Could we get some game benchmarks both internal and external display, on both macOS and Win10?

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Eightarmedpet
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Good shouts.. be really interested to hear about mouse lag, gaming in both OS, and noise!

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Arthy
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Does that mean there is a new TB firmware around? I have passed along our USB issues to Brian. Hopefully the mouse lag will be dealt with soon.

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dream3
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Would really like to know about performance and any possible issues with TB2 macs Smile

MacOS: 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 Iris Pro only
Windows 10: Tornado F5 laptop with discrete GTX 1060
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