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theapplemaniac
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This may sound stupid and unreasonable but is it possible to replace the rx 560 mxm-a card and switch it with a 1050ti MXM-a card or even a 1060 MXM-b card? Thanks

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nando4
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theapplemaniac, why not just get an Aorus Gaming Box with a GTX1070 from the get go, saving yourself the trouble and expense of swapping out an expensive MXM module? It offers the smallest eGPU enclosure with a powerful GPU. See https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#tb3-enclosures

Size comparison: Aorus Gaming Box vs Sonnet Puck

Aorus Gaming Box vs Sonnet Puck  Sonnet Puck plus it’s PSU

 

We can see this comparison above the Puck is smaller but once the PSU’s size is factored, their total combined volume starts edging towards the Gaming Box’ size.

The Gaming BoxGTX1070 can drive 3 LCDs. The Puck can drive 4 LCDs.

Working against the Puck is the Gaming Box’ significantly more powerful GTX 1070 GPU. We expect this given Nvidia has been able to extract more performance per watt from it’s silicon.

Mounting the Puck on the back of a LCD with say the VESA mounts would make it’s size attractive. For a standalone & powerful compact desk unit, the Gaming Box is difficult to look past.

An even more powerful GTX 1080 Gaming Box will be available in the coming month in the same compact enclosure.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
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nando4
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Now can buy this enclosure:

$449 eGFX Breakaway Puck 560

$599 eGFX Breakaway Puck 570

$59 PuckCuff (VESA mount)

 

 

 

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Yukikaze
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Well. Sure, it is small, but the price sucks.

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Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

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Eightarmedpet
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Touch over priced IMO too considering you can get he Aorus box with 1070 for the same price... still kinda tempted if you could get them in the UK...

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theapplemaniac
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Thanks. I was considering that as well.

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Grant Davis
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i have my eye on one of these. my MacBook Pro early 2011 has the dead GPU issue and have it running only on intel hd 3000 at the moment. will this be a short term solution for this machine, which i can transfer to a better one later on?

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nando4
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@Grant Davis , yes, this enclosure can be paired with your system. Pls see here for how.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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I am going back and forth every day thinking on buying this but I am hesitating a lot because of that monstrosity of a power brick :/ the whole thing is horribly oversized for the RX560, they should've put the display connectors parallel and had a thinner heat sink + fan... eh. :/ Where's the Lenovo dock teased when we need it so badly :/

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bad_strategist
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I am dying to know how Civ VI works with a 2017 13" MBP in OSX with one of these pucks.  I haven't been able to play since I started traveling last year and I get the shakes really bad lately (especially with Christmas coming up).  I'm torn between the 570 puck and the 1070 AGB.  I need something with the minimum of fiddling so I'm leaning toward the 570 puck if it is "native" under OS X - as long as it can push Civ reasonably, I'll be good to go!

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