eGPU for 2018 MacBook Pro to support 2x LG UltraFine 5k monitors
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eGPU for 2018 MacBook Pro to support 2x LG UltraFine 5k monitors  

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To be honest, yes, that’s prob the best solution. With tb3 add in cards in enclosures like the Akitio Node Lite (which I tested in both macOS and Windows and it worked) you end up with a see of cables...

intel is rumoured to be releasing its own GPUs in a year or so but that’s quite a wait...

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10


LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  

Kelvin Jarillo Uy
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Joined: 2 years ago


Well, at least THERE IS a way to use the LG Ultrafine 5ks with eGPUs, not sure though if it's worth it. If you get 2 Blackmagic eGPU Pros, that's almost half the price of the new Mac Pro that's coming out later this year. Might just save up for that instead.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with 4GB Radeon Pro 560
2 LG Ultrafine 5k Monitors

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