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Panda_Panda11
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Model of my laptop: I think that is HP EliteBook 840 G3

OS: Windows 10 Home

RAM: 8GB 

CPU: i5 1035G1

GPU: Intel UHD Graphics

eGPU that I would like to connect: GTX 1060 3GB vRam

So I have question can I connect to my laptop that graphic card using USB type C (I would like to use something more like a Thuntherbolt but really I don't know what is it xD) and how much it would like to cost 

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Eightarmedpet
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kocoman
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does thunderbolt egpu enclosure work on thunderboard v1 devices like macbook 2011 or 2012? thx

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itsage
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@kocoman, Through the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, you can make it work. In macOS, you'd need a software such as Purge-Wrangler to enable the eGPU feature for TB1/TB2 Macs. Windows and Linux don't have this restriction.

 

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kocoman
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Posted by: @itsage

@kocoman, Through the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, you can make it work. In macOS, you'd need a software such as Purge-Wrangler to enable the eGPU feature for TB1/TB2 Macs. Windows and Linux don't have this restriction.

 

but my macbook 2011/2012 dont have usb-c ports (tb3) it wont plug in.  is there a tutorial or video for older 2011 2012 macbooks? thx

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joevt
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@kocoman, The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter works in either direction. To connect it to a Thunderbolt 1/2 Mac, connect a Thunderbolt 2 Cable, then connect the adapter to that.

 

 

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Hi. I'm trying to use the external graphics box I have.

(razer core x + radeon vega frontier)

And I'm gonna use them with MSI Z490i Unify + 11400f.
 
I'm worried about one thing, can I use egpu normally through Thunderbolt 3  without internal graphics?
 
 
 

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준사장
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Hi. I'm trying to use the external graphics box I have.

( razer core x  + radeon vega frontier)

And I'm gonna use them with MSI Z490i Unify + 11400f.
 
I'm worried about one thing, can I use egpu normally through Thunderbolt 3  without internal graphics?

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itsage
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@editorhan0923, If you have the drivers for the eGPU, it should be able to provide monitor output. The tricky part is initial setup. I would recommend installing the Radeon Vega Frontier to the motherboard first to set up your BIOS preferences, Windows, and drivers. Once everything is ready, you can move the Radeon Vega Frontier into the Razer Core X.

 

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Tamás Bohács
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Hi Guys! Try to narrow my question down as much as possible.

What I need is the most cost-effective GPU into a Razer Core X enclosed for my mac mini

Requirements: 

 - Compatible with MacMini 2018 BigSur above (?)

 - HDMI OUTPUT which has to be able to select in OSX as a sound output (just like the macmini built in one) to my Sony amplifier. 

 

The Signal chain is the following. TB3 to RazerCoreX eGPU -» HDMI (picture and sound) -» Sony Amplifier -» 4KTV HDMI

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