Will this combination of devices work?
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Will this combination of devices work?  


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Joined: 3 years ago

Hi everyone,


I just ordered the following two items and wanted to make sure the Node has enough power in its built in power supply to provide sufficient power to the card I ordered. If not I can order another and return the one below. I will be using this with a 15” 2016 Macbook Pro with touch bar and MacOS Sierra/High Sierra (I am not planning on using windows). Some shopping websites have said it needs a 600W power supply I hope its wrong and will work with the Node and MacOS Sierra.


GIGABYTE GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB (GV-N108TGAMING OC-11G) | 1518 MHz Base/ 1657 MHz Boost, 11010 MHz Memory | PCI-E 3.0, 1xHDMI , 3x DP, 1x DVI-D, RGB FUSION



AKiTio Accessory NODE-T3IA-AKTU NODE Thunderbolt 3 external PCI Express Box Brown Box (NODE-T3IA-AKTU)


Thank-you everyone,



2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + Quadro P4000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13 [build link]  

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Joined: 3 years ago

No reason to think that combo won't work, there are numerous 1080Ti (OC and not) + Node combinations documented in the "Implementation Guide" section of the site.  I was running a 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming on the stock Node PSU without issue, only reason I replaced the PSU and fan was to quiet things down.


Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) - 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NMVe SSD, 32GB memory
Apple Mac Pro 2013 - Deca-core 3GHz Xeon, 32GB memory, 1TB Apple SSD, D700 dGPU, eGPU shared with above NUC.
AKiTiO Node - EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming, Corsair SF600 PSU, Cougar Vortex HDB 120 case fan

2013 17" ASUS G750JS (GTX870M) [4th,4C,Q] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]