Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box Review – Little in the Middle

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Introduction

Caught in the middle of Apple and Nvidia’s ongoing pissing contest, Gigabyte loaded its latest Gaming Box with an AMD Radeon RX 580, a graphics card that functions natively with macOS High Sierra. This Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box also finds itself in the middle of a hot debate as to why it doesn’t sport the AORUS gaming moniker. All signs suggest Nvidia GeForce Partners Program restricted the gaming branding of add-in card and system partners to GeForce chipsets. Due to mounting pressure, Nvidia pulled the plug on GPP on May 4th, 2018.

2017 13" MacBook Pro - Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box - 2016 15" MacBook Pro

2017 13″ MacBook Pro – Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box – 2016 15″ MacBook Pro

Apple’s exclusive use of AMD discrete graphics in its Mac lineup raises some questions. The most logical reason is the company’s long-term bet on Metal, which AMD has been more willing to accommodate. Another motivation is the desire to combat Nvidia’s vendor lock-in tactic. Apple is the master of lock-in platforms, so there’s no chance they would tolerate proprietary APIs (CUDA in this scenario) that dominate professional software in macOS. Others say there’s bad blood from failed discrete graphics cards in older generation MacBook Pros that Nvidia never owned up to. Whatever the case may be, we’re not here to discuss tech titan politics. Let’s turn our attention to the star of this review, the Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box. Without a doubt it’s the most convenient and portable eGPU for Mac users as of spring 2018.

Hardware Specifics

Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box
Specifications  compare 
Price US$
$600
PSU location-type
internal-fATX
PSU max power 450W
GPU max power
225W
Power delivery (PD)
100W
USB-C controller
TI83
TB3 USB-C ports 1
Ports max bandwidth 5Gbps
USB3.0 ports (+C type)
3+0
Ethernet & SATA port
Other ports QC, 3xDP, HDMI
Size (in/mm, LxWxH)
8..35 x 3.78 x 6.38
212 x 96 x 162
Max GPU len (in/cm)
6.65 / 16.9
Weight (kg/lb) 2.35/5.19
Updated firmware 27.27 ✔
Vendor page link
Implementations
link

The AMD Radeon RX 580 is this Gaming Box’s X factor. Apple selected the RX 580 for its external GPU development kit, making the macOS drivers and support suitably mature as of 10.13.4. This graphics card is also one of the most popular choices for cryptomining in the past year. Miners wouldn’t have been able to resist buying up this particular RX 580 with its mini-ITX form. To ensure eGPU enthusiasts had the first dibs on these Gaming Boxes, I worked with Brian @ Gigabyte to organize a pre-order. This was a great opportunity Gigabyte provided our community. Forum members who placed their pre-orders were not only able to get the RX 580 Gaming Box prior to launch (April 27th) but also received some nice AORUS swag.

The RX 580 Gaming Box‘s side profile is identical to the GTX 1080 Gaming Box. Gigabyte custom built these graphics cards specifically for its own external GPU enclosures. The exposed cooling fins, heatsink, and single 130mm fan give the card a naked appearance. This cooler design looks the part and produces minimal noise. Video outputs are three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port. The GPU power connector is an 8-pin PCIe plug.

Custom mini-ITX RX 580 top view

Custom mini-ITX RX 580 top view

Gigabyte mini-ITX RX 580 and cooling components

Gigabyte mini-ITX RX 580 and cooling components

Sharing the same platform with AORUS’ GTX 1070 and 1080 Gaming Boxes, other components are direct carryovers. The power supply is an Enhance Flex ATX 450W unit that features a single rail 12V. Its wiring harness provides one 24-pin power cable for the Thunderbolt 3 main board and one 6 + 2-pin PCIe power cable for the graphics card. There’s no power switch on the PSU. The RX 580 Gaming Box turns on when there’s communication with a Thunderbolt host computer. Routing hot air out of the enclosure are two 40mm fans. Due to their tiny size, they omit a buzzing noise during use. For additional component details, please read my AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box review.

Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box rear I/O

Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box rear I/O

RX 580 8-pin PCIe power plug

RX 580 8-pin PCIe power plug

The main board contains all crucial components of a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure as well as rear expansion I/Os. On the top I spotted a TI83 USB-C controller and DSL6450 Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. The Winbond EEPROM is located on the bottom. The RGB LED strip is on this same board and can only be controlled by AORUS Gaming Engine software in Windows.

Gaming Box TI83 USB-C Controller

Gaming Box TI83 USB-C Controller

Gaming Box Thunderbolt 3 Controller

Gaming Box Thunderbolt 3 Controller

Gaming Box Winbond EEPROM

Gaming Box Winbond EEPROM

Ever since the Gaming Box first came out last fall with its mini-ITX GTX 1070, our community has expressed strong interest in an AMD version for macOS external GPU native support. I previously sourced a few AMD graphics cards that fit inside the AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box. First was a Sapphire reference cooler RX 470, and then an HP-OEM mini-ITX RX 480. I didn’t have much luck with these attempts though. The only AMD card I managed to power on with this enclosure was an older R9 285 Compact that doesn’t have macOS eGPU support. Thanks to cryptocurrency, miners bought the Gaming Boxes in bulk for their GPUs then flooded eBay with empty enclosures, often for less than $200. Yukikaze is compiling a list of graphics cards that may work with this chassis.

Testings & Benchmarks

With Power Delivery and additional USB ports, the Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box provides plenty of useful features for Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros. There are four standard USB ports in the rear, one of which is orange and serves as a charging port for mobile phones. It has Quick Charge support (QC 3.0) but does not transmit data. The other three USB 3.0 ports can be used with peripheral devices. Power Delivery is as promised at 100W when connecting with the supplied half-meter long Thunderbolt 3 cable. Thunderbolt firmware is 27.27 as shown in macOS System Information.

The #1 selling feature of this eGFX is macOS High Sierra plug-and-play. “It just works” as long as you have a Thunderbolt 3 Mac. With the launch of external GPU capability in 10.13.4, Apple officially blocks older Thunderbolt Mac computers from using external graphics cards. Our community strongly opposed this imposition and decided to do something about it. Mac_editor wrote a script to unblock Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 Macs for eGPU access. Goalque updated his automate-eGPU.kext to add external GPU compatibility for two dozen AMD graphics cards. Fr34k has been spending countless hours in the past month to enable Nvidia eGPU support in 10.13.4

To truly put the “gaming” in this RX 580 Gaming Box, you still need Windows 10. The roadblock is Apple’s lack of external GPU support in Bootcamp. It’s a tremendous effort to resolve error 12 with AMD eGPUs. Once you manage to get this RX 580 Gaming Box working in Windows, it will reward your perseverance handsomely. Part of the Bootcamp eGPU setup process calls for rEFInd boot manager. One of our devoted members, Eightarmedpet, created an Apple-esque rEFInd theme to make the aesthetics gods happy.

rEFInd custom theme closeup

rEFInd custom eGPU.io theme

Internal display eGPU acceleration in Boot camp

Internal display eGPU acceleration in Boot camp

There are a few hiccups with the RX 580 Gaming Box. First are the RGB lighting effects. You can only adjust or turn RGB off through AORUS Gaming Engine in Windows. In the most recent versions, this utility software has some glaring flaws. When you start up the software, Windows throws an error message “GvLedService.exe: Open driver handle failure!! in MapMem_Phys_To_Linear”. This is due to the AORUS Gaming Engine drivers are not fully signed by Microsoft. There are workarounds to bypass the error, but Gigabyte needs to fix this soon.

Change LED modes in AORUS Gaming Engine

Change LED modes in AORUS Gaming Engine

Select Performing modes in AORUS Gaming Engine

Select Performing modes in AORUS Gaming Engine

The second usability shortcoming lies with Intel rather than their Thunderbolt partners. Most first-generation eGPU enclosures with expansion I/O suffer USB lag issues. The Gigabyte/AORUS Gaming Boxes are no exception. Due to the single Thunderbolt 3 controller prioritized to handle eGPU traffic, peripherals such as mouse and keyboard experience intermittent freezing. Intel’s solution is to tune the Thunderbolt firmware to have a lower Host-to-Device throughput. Second-generation eGPU enclosures like the Razer Core V2 use an additional Thunderbolt 3 controller to stabilize expansion I/O traffic. As tested, the RX 580 Gaming Box came with Thunderbolt firmware that halves H2D speed.

Fortunately Gigabyte is one of the few eGFX manufacturers that provides two firmware builds for its Gaming Boxes. You can either maximize eGPU performance at the expense of USB peripherals or run the more balanced default firmware that accommodates the use of both eGPU and mouse/keyboard. Flashing the eGPU enclosure firmware is quite a task using a Thunderbolt 3 Mac. I went through the confusing ordeal and documented the procedure in this thread.

A huge benefit of using external GPU in Windows is AMD XConnect. The continuous work by XConnect team over the past two years has made the Radeon RX 580 the best value graphics card for external use. As seen in the benchmark results below, the performance loss between internal display acceleration vs. external monitor acceleration by the Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box is minimal. I’ve observed very similar results with even more powerful Radeon graphics cards such as the R9 Fury and RX Vega. I sincerely hope Apple’s external graphics team will work closely with AMD’s XConnect team to optimize external GPU performance in macOS.

To evaluate the performance of this Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box, I paired it with a 2016 15″ MacBook Pro. In macOS, internal display acceleration relies on app developers. At the moment I’m not aware of any third-party applications that make use of eGPU with the internal display. Therefore I ran synthetic gaming benchmarks with an external monitor. In Windows 10, AMD XConnect handles the graphics switching depending on whether I have an external monitor attached to the eGPU. I ran gaming benchmarks in both internal display and external monitor modes.

RX 580 Gaming BoxmacOS External MonitorWindows Internal DisplayWindows External Monitor
Unigine Valley37.7 FPS49.6 FPS49.9 FPS
Unigine Heaven30.5 FPS48.2 FPS49.2 FPS
Tomb Raider 201354.0 FPS81.5 FPS87.8 FPS
Shadow of Mordor27.9 FPS66.5 FPS72.9 FPS
Hitman26.9 FPS65.7 FPS67.0 FPS
Dirt Rally40.1 FPS57.1 FPS61.0 FPS

Conclusion

Priced at $600, the Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box is not as good a value compared to its AORUS GTX 1070 sibling. Middle-of-the-pack performance is just not as thrilling. The ultimate triumph is for Thunderbolt 3 Mac users. We finally have an all-in-one, plug-and-play solution. External graphics is all about finding the best compromise for your host computer. The RX580 Gaming Box provides Mac users a good balance of performance, portability and convenience.

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ikir
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I link this product a lot!

@theitsage
you should test newer Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is optimized (Metal 2)
Can you update the article with it? I hope to make a review myself for eGPU.it

Wesley
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Thanks for working out the early access. I was one of the ones that preordered this 🙂 The PSU fan doesn’t turn off when the computer is sleeping or shut off. I got confirmation that it doesn’t from another owner. Can you confirm as well? Also I never hear the fans spin up whenever I benchmark or play games. Is there only one fan speed or is this Mac limitation? Not sure if the two small exhaust fans are changeable. I would want to because of the fan buzz. Don’t know if there’s warranty on this thing that I would… Read more »

Ben Lai
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Eightarmedpet
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One day I’ll have a working AMD card in both macOS and W10, one day…

Yukikaze
Member

@itsage – Have you had a chance to try a different card in the RX580 box? Say the RX570 Pulse? It is interesting to see if it works better with other cards than the 1070/1080 shells. I am sure we’ll see empty RX580 shells on ebay as well, sooner than later.

Wesley
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Posted by: Ben Lai
Just find a new firmware to solve the fan issue
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RX580IXEB-8GD#support-dl-driver

Is this only for Windows?

lexine
Member

I guess the firmware should be the same as well in all of the gaming box, I just wonder whether this firmware would work for Aorus Gaming Box 1070, as this noise after shutdown is annoying ….
Edit: I opened the ticket for Gigabyte, to confirm whether the enclosure firmware is compatible.

Yukikaze
Member

You cannot program the FW from one Gaming Box on another. You can’t even program the 1070 version to the 1080 one (I tried), and these boxes are about as identical as it gets.

Alexosaurus
Member

Hey guys, if I get an empty Aaorus gaming box cheaply, could I get an rx 580 separately and put it in? Would it work and would any rx580 fit in or only specific models? Thanks!

ondert
Member

Still looking for a reseller in EU. I have seen only Cyberport from Germany. They actually dropped the price to 599€. I would like to buy on Amazon though.

Locky28
Member

No availability in Australia yet :/

ICULikeMac
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Posted by: Locky28
No availability in Australia yet :/

x2 On that! I wish!

Angrypeanut
Member

Just order it from Amazon US. Free shipping and mine is already onboard its plane to our sunny shores!!!

Locky28
Member

Posted by: Angrypeanut
Just order it from Amazon US. Free shipping and mine is already onboard its plane to our sunny shores!!!

How much did you end up paying in dollarydoos to do that?

Angrypeanut
Member

$618 USD which was $808 AUD.
It turned up yesterday. My late 2012 I7 Mac Mini is now using this EGPU. In heaven benchmark it used to get 10-12 FPS, with RX580 it now gets around 65fps.
I tested Fortnite last night which used to struggle to load and was totally unplayable now it sits around 60fps.
Super impressed. It was a bit more than I wanted to spend but I think it was well worth it as it gives my older Mac mini a new lease in life.

Eightarmedpet
Member

It’s £90 import charges when ordered from the UK which is a bit of a black eye…

ondert
Member

Looks like PowerColor’s RX Vega56 Nano version will be launched soon. Do you think this case can handle it? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp6FloTPOUg

Eightarmedpet
Member

” this very GPU is part of an upcoming mini eGPU enclosure (external power adapter).”

Could be an insta buy for me, if only I could get AMD cards working in Bootcamp…

Locky28
Member

Nice. How’s the noise from the small fans?

Angrypeanut
Member

you dont hear them if you are running any form of audio etc.

SirLothar
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I’ve been going around in circles with this. I have this gaming box (used amazon.co.uk) and connected it to my macbook pro 13 via USB-C The Macbook Pro is THEN connected to my LG 5k monitor with USB-C aswell. So Macbook Pro + USB-C -> AMD RX580 gaming box Macbook Pro + USB-C -> LG 5k Monitor OSx shows it as connected and it comes on but it doesn’t appear to use the card for anything. I keep seeing instructions for windows machines where you have to also connect the box to the external monitor with a HDMI or displayport… Read more »

ikir
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Posted by: SirLothar I’ve been going around in circles with this. I have this gaming box (used amazon.co.uk) and connected it to my macbook pro 13 via USB-C The Macbook Pro is THEN connected to my LG 5k monitor with USB-C aswell. So Macbook Pro + USB-C -> AMD RX580 gaming box Macbook Pro + USB-C -> LG 5k Monitor OSx shows it as connected and it comes on but it doesn’t appear to use the card for anything. I keep seeing instructions for windows machines where you have to also connect the box to the external monitor with a… Read more »

SirLothar
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Thanks for this by the way and apologies for delay.  I gave up in the end and sold the eGPU as I didn’t want to replace my 5k monitor.  Shame no-one does a USB-C output on video cards yet

joevt
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Posted by: SirLothar Thanks for this by the way and apologies for delay.  I gave up in the end and sold the eGPU as I didn’t want to replace my 5k monitor.  Shame no-one does a USB-C output on video cards yet Like karatekid430 said, this would have worked if you used a ASRock Thunderbolt 3 AIC and a riser (like those used by crypto currency miners). A GC-ALPINE RIDGE doesn’t work in a one slot riser without a PCIe connection but it does work in a IT-GO ADP-099-31 two slot riser + enclosure without a PCIe connection. Instead of a riser, you… Read more »

Eightarmedpet
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As the lad above said, macOS unfortunately doesn’t allow the 5k displays to be accelerated but Windows will. There are work around a though, using headless adapters, think one is described in freaks all egpu support script thread.

SirLothar
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damn – thanks guys.   
Would a USB-C to Displayport cable work perhaps to connect the eGPU to the 5k monitor?

Also – this is a bit strange, but I used to have the 1070 version of the Aorus Gaming box, and with the hacks, I got it working on Windows 10.  In that setup – it was just connected to my macbook pro via USB-C and the macbook was connected to the LG 5K display with USB-C.  Nothing else was connected…   how is that?

karatekid430
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Somebody with the RX580 Gaming Box, please try to install this: http://download.gigabyte.asia/FileList/Firmware/RX580IXEB_VER11.zip which is a link from here: https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RX580IXEB-8GD#support-dl-driver in the firmware section (PSU update). It is not available for the 1070/1080 versions (at least yet). I tried it on my 1070 Gaming Box (R9 Nano installed, GTX 1070 sold), and it does not connect or detect the target. I even flashed the RX580 Gaming Box NVM firmware. Afaik they are the same thing – but I don’t know why the AMD one is not “Aorus” (even though it has the RGB) – sounds like the evil anti-competitive Nvidia GeForce Partner Program… Read more »

karatekid430
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@sirlothar The only way to use Thunderbolt display with dedicated GPU is with a Thunderbolt add-in card (AIC). The aim would be to get one powered with a PCI riser with a power connector, without a whole desktop. The Gigabyte one does not do anything without a PCIe signal (even detecting one from unsupported computer works). The Asrock one does DisplayPort -> USB-C alt-mode with only power. However, I cannot confirm if that would work for Thunderbolt. I have never owned any Thunderbolt -> DisplayPort devices and hence, do not know if they need approval. Or more generally, with a… Read more »

Wesley
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Posted by: theitsage
I spotted a new software utility on Gigabyte RX 580 Support website tonight. Ironically, it works much better in macOS compared to Windows for adjusting the RGB.
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Nice, it’s finally here. Just need PSU firmware for Mac and hopefully it can also fix the two mini fans from spinning up to max sometimes when entering sleep mode.

ondert
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Did you update it directly on macOS? 

By the way, I have sold my Sonnet setup to buy this but I live in Italy. Here in Europe, finding this product is still an issue. Today, I saw it on Amazon US costs less with all the taxes and shipping included. Also, there is $50 rebate on Amazon.com, however I don’t know if I can claim it since I’m going to order from Italy.
Anybody knows anything about this?

iamwagz
Guest

Hey theitsage, I bought this unit. Everywhere I look, everyone seems to get 40Gbs in the system report window, as well as 100W charging. Mine says 20Gbs and 60W.

I’m running it on a  13″ MacBook Pro (w/ touch bar – 2017) and after running a Heaven test, I’m getting 14FPS. Other’s results, including yours, are 30FPS+. 

Any help?

iamwagz
Guest

Thanks for your reply. 

Using left hand side port on MacBook as per apple recommendation. Using included gigabyte TB3 cable.

It had a bit of a spat before while I was doing some boot camp stuff and wouldn’t turn on for me (would charge but no RGB lights or GPU). Left it unplugged for 30 mins and it’s back on again.

iamwagz
Guest

Yeah that’s it. I’ll attach the screens of the System information.

Connecting external monitor via DisplayPort.

http://phatmonk.com/images/screen1.png
http://phatmonk.com/images/screen2.png
http://phatmonk.com/images/screen3.png

iamwagz
Guest

It’s an LG 4K display 27UD69-W. I believe it’s running HiDPI. I did have an app that was doing this, but I exited it as I thought it might’ve been causing an issue.

I’ve tried connecting nothing to the MBP and nothing to the USB ports on the back of the Gaming Box (I have a Logitech Unified receiver in there usually), no luck. I’ve noticed some lag with the mouse too. 

Really disappointed by this. I was hoping for much better performance.

mar_kelp
Member

I have pretty much the same setup as you (2017 13″ MBP Touchbar) and am using the Gaming Box RX580 with an LG 27UD59-B 27″. Same firmware, etc. But I am getting “Up to 40 Gb/s x1” on the Thunderbolt Device Tree (connected to the left side port nearest the Tab key). I also have a TB3 Hub attached to the other left side port. I am getting 100W on the Power Delivery via the Gaming Box. I did switch to a slightly longer Thunderbolt 3 cable from Apple (.8m vs .5m). My LG Ultra HD display is reporting “Resolution: 6016 x 3384”… Read more »

mac_editor
Editor

@iamwagz Try resetting SMC and NVRAM. Also, fiddle with AMD FreeSync on/off on your monitor (and consider resetting to factory settings). Try without any third-party apps changing HiDPI or other display settings. Also test eGPU hot-plug vs. plugged in before boot. Also, what does About This Mac > Displays show?

iamwagz
Guest

Posted by: mac_editor @iamwagz Try resetting SMC and NVRAM. Also, fiddle with AMD FreeSync on/off on your monitor (and consider resetting to factory settings). Try without any third-party apps changing HiDPI or other display settings. Also test eGPU hot-plug vs. plugged in before boot. Also, what does About This Mac > Displays show? Thanks for suggesting this, it was going to be my next step and you reminded me.  I’ve now, reset SMC and NVRAM/PRAM and reset all monitor settings, quit all programs controlling resolution and tried hot vs boot plug. Still reporting the same problem.  Here’s my About This Mac >… Read more »

mar_kelp
Member

I honestly don’t know what to do now. I’ve read others using “active” TB3 cables to some success, but these cables are $110+ of my dollars and I don’t feel I should need to spend the extra money… it should come with everything to work correctly. I’ve raised a ticket with Gigabyte but they haven’t come back to me yet. I was actually able to get my setup into the 20Gb/s state. I was trying the different ports on my machine using the “Disconnect EGPU” menu item between attempts and refreshing the System Info each time. I tried all four… Read more »

iamwagz
Guest

Thank you so much @mar_kelp and everyone for your help. I bought an Apple 0.8M cable on your recommendation, at first I was getting the same readings but with 100W charging. After a restart with it connected to the port closest to the touch bar on the left hand side, I’m now at 40GBs and 100W. 

Certainly speaks for the quality of Apple products actually. It might be $59, but it’s worth it. 

Thanks again all!

Angrypeanut
Member

I have been testing my RX580 So currently I use my RX580 with a thunderbolt to thunderbolt 3 adapter and TB cable with my 2012 i7 MacMini. I did a Cinebench benchmark and got 53 fps and then connected it to my 2016 MacbookPro via TB3 cable and ran the test and got 54fps. This whole test to see if the TB1 was a bottleneck but now I can confirm that I love this enclosure as it lets me enhance my  2012 MacMini with lightroom as well as lets me play Fortnite etc. I sooooooo love this enclourse and gives… Read more »

mar_kelp
Member

I noticed a new utility released on the Gigabyte Gaming Box support site for firmware: VGA Tools — @BIOS Support ATI Radeon HD 5000-series,6000-series,7000-series, R7 200-series, R7 300 series, R9 200series, R9 300series, R9F/NANO series Models,RX400 series Models ,RX500 series Models ,RX VEGA series Models OS: Windows XP 64bit,Windows XP 32bit,Windows 8.1 64bit,Windows 8.1 32bit,Windows 8 64bit,Windows 8 32bit,Windows 7 64bit,Windows 7 32bit,Windows 10 64bit,Windows 10 32bit When I download and run the app, the Gaming Box is not recognized, but it is running my external display and appears in the Device Manager: Attachment: Gigabyte Tool.PNG Has anyone given this… Read more »

doxadeo
Member

Posted by: mar_kelp I noticed a new utility released on the Gigabyte Gaming Box support site for firmware: VGA Tools — @BIOS Support ATI Radeon HD 5000-series,6000-series,7000-series, R7 200-series, R7 300 series, R9 200series, R9 300series, R9F/NANO series Models,RX400 series Models ,RX500 series Models ,RX VEGA series Models OS: Windows XP 64bit,Windows XP 32bit,Windows 8.1 64bit,Windows 8.1 32bit,Windows 8 64bit,Windows 8 32bit,Windows 7 64bit,Windows 7 32bit,Windows 10 64bit,Windows 10 32bit When I download and run the app, the Gaming Box is not recognized, but it is running my external display and appears in the Device Manager: Attachment: Gigabyte Tool.PNG Has… Read more »

ondert
Member

That’s nice. They were offering a 50$ rebate but only to US customers. I live in EU and ordering this from US now would cost me 100€ less than getting one here even with custom and shipping fees.

Arzen
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Just got this in the mail about 15 minutes ago. Plug n’ play worked great. I started up World of Warcraft and noticed that the bottom 1/10th of the screen randomly glitches every 10sec-1min or so and shows other graphics/generally freaks out for less than a second. I’ve tried to reseat the GPU, tried different cables for HDMI and USB-C (I had the Apple 40GB/s one). Any other ideas? I reached out to Gigabyte Support, but they say it’ll be 3-7 days. I confirmed I am getting “Speed: Up to 40 Gb/s” Edit: I swapped out my eGPU for a… Read more »

Notorious826
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Has anybody successfully got this RX580 Gaming Box working in Bootcamp on the new 2018 13″/15″ MacBook Pros? If yes, did you need to run any additional steps to get past Error Code 12?

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Hi. So I’m playing Dota 2 on Steam Mac OS with Vulkan API. I have 100+ fps for the first 30 minutes of the game then it drops to 30 fps. My CPU isn’t throttling and I’m wondering if its the RX580 gaming box? Just bought it today and I’m disappointed. I did my research and I thought this box won’t give me problems playing Dota since it’s not that demanding of a game. Please enlighten me what I’m doing wrong. I’m using the internal monitor of my MBP 2017 13″ non touchbar. TIA

doxadeo
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Posted by: karatekid430 Somebody with the RX580 Gaming Box, please try to install this: http://download.gigabyte.asia/FileList/Firmware/RX580IXEB_VER11.zip which is a link from here: https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RX580IXEB-8GD#support-dl-driver in the firmware section (PSU update). It is not available for the 1070/1080 versions (at least yet). I tried it on my 1070 Gaming Box (R9 Nano installed, GTX 1070 sold), and it does not connect or detect the target. I even flashed the RX580 Gaming Box NVM firmware. Afaik they are the same thing – but I don’t know why the AMD one is not “Aorus” (even though it has the RGB) – sounds like the evil anti-competitive Nvidia… Read more »

jgrove
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I am new to this forum, but today purchased the RX 580 Gaming Box so that I could use it on my MacBook Pro and my Windows based NUC system. I had wanted the Blackmagic egpu but it looked unlikey to work on ny Intel NUC Windows device. So like many it has its quirks, so I flashed the PSU firmware, works a treat in Windows I will test on my MacBook Pro later, but it does shut the PSU off, alas I thin the reason why the fans still run, is becuase while thr cable is connected to your… Read more »

doxadeo
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Posted by: jgrove So like many it has its quirks, so I flashed the PSU firmware, works a treat in Windows I will test on my MacBook Pro later, but it does shut the PSU off, alas I thin the reason why the fans still run, is becuase while thr cable is connected to your MacBook Pro it is charging it. PSU Firmware F1.1 Thanks for the comment. Would be interested to know if the PSU on your Gaming Box stays on while connected to your MacBook Pro. I also suspect that PSU fan stays on because it’s powering/charging the… Read more »

jgrove
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Posted by: doxadeo Posted by: jgrove So like many it has its quirks, so I flashed the PSU firmware, works a treat in Windows I will test on my MacBook Pro later, but it does shut the PSU off, alas I thin the reason why the fans still run, is becuase while thr cable is connected to your MacBook Pro it is charging it. PSU Firmware F1.1 Thanks for the comment. Would be interested to know if the PSU on your Gaming Box stays on while connected to your MacBook Pro. I also suspect that PSU fan stays on because… Read more »

doxadeo
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Posted by: jgrove But on a MacBook it would make sense that the PSU fans run if its plugged in, as it will charge the laptop whilst connected. PS I should stress that the PC software that Gigabyte provide is terrible. I ended up removing it all and getting the drivers direct from AMD PC Test – Yes all the fans appear to shut down. Even with the TB3 cable till plugged in, however the unit still hums, so I assume the PSU is still powered and held on a soft switch. MAC – Same as above In both cases… Read more »