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Hi, sorry to ask but I have read loads on here but I am not a very technical person so it makes little sense to me!

I am a designer, photographer and videographer and my MBP 2015 2.2ghz 16gb i7 is slow with 4k editing and 3d rendering. I think an eGPU will be a better option longterm for me rather than upgrading the laptop with another that has a dedicated GPU (please correct me if I am wrong). I can only run on 10.12 at the moment because of an important piece of software to me that cant run on any later os.

Looking at the AKiTio Node Titan enclosure and a Radeon RX 580 card with a tb2 to tb3 adapter.

Card wise, there are lots of different RX580's (msi, sapphire, asis xfx). Are they all the same or will only some work?

The enclosure is the only one I can find in stock anywhere, there does not seem to be many around for sale here in the UK. Is this an OK piece of kit?

Hoping to get better performance in Premier pro and my other adobe apps, formZ 3d rendering, and my son is hoping to use it with his 2019 13" MBP for playing wizarding 101 on the weekends! I need to do some terminal stuff for my 2015 MBP but assume it will just plug into a 2019 MBP and just work?

Sorry again for asking, it is a lot of money to part with and it not work! I want to be sure before I part with my money. I have found this as a bundle but think it has been marked up a lot and can source the parts and save a bit!


To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.