One year, half a million users reached and growing

First Anniversary

Thanksgiving 2016 marked the birth of eGPU.io and the beginning of an exciting journey. The participation of everyone in the community during this past year has led eGPU.io to become the go-to external GPU forum. With your efforts and help, we reached more than half a million users globally. These are eGPU enthusiasts, many of whom are excited to try external graphics for the first time.

egpu.io traffic analytics

 

Background

The backstory of eGPU.io is one of defiance. Nando, Goalque, and I were active participants on Techinferno. We got the ban-hammer on November 20th, 2016 after strongly disagreeing with their new &  intrusive site monetization methods.

Nando, Goalque, Richard and I worked feverishly to build a new home for eGPU enthusiasts.  Along the way we received constructive input and help from forum members and /r/eGPU subreddit subscribers, as well as manufacturers.

In the past year eGPU.io has extended its reach to all but three countries. North Korea is a notable one. The other two are in the continent of Africa. North America and Europe have accounted for more than 60% of website traffic. These are the top 20 countries with visitors who frequent eGPU.io.

egpu.io top 20 countries

 

2018 and beyond

Our mission from day one was to make external graphics more accessible for everyone. This remains our goal. While there’s much outside our control, we continue to do the best we can to push eGPU mainstream. We’ve published all new findings and workarounds, freely available to all.

We’ve also made improvements to the website. One year ago our hosting server handled all traffic out of a Chicago datacenter. Page load speed was decent for North American users but could be better for visitors across the oceans. We’ve now implemented a CDN service to speed up page load for everyone globally.

At this time last year, the Razer Core was the only certified eGPU enclosure on the market. Most of us modified our AKiTiO Thunder2 or Thunder3 PCIe enclosures to meet our external graphics needs. A year later and there are no less than a dozen certified eGPU solutions catering to a wide range of needs.

We also learned much more about Thunderbolt 3 external graphics technology. It’s not all good news, but things are progressing in a very positive direction.

2018 sets out to be a breakout year for breakaway graphics solutions. We continue to do our best to explore this exciting technology and hope you continue to join us on this journey. Thank you!

 

Giveaway

As a token of appreciation, we are giving away a Gigabyte G1 Gaming RX 480 8GB graphics card. This giveaway is available to all eGPU.io members. If you’d like to participate, please leave a comment in this news article. We will choose the lucky winner on December 15th.

 

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Rycco
Member

That’s awesome! I believe I’m 50% of Brazil’s traffic since I open this website every single day haha.

Guest

I’m the other half! hahaha

mac_editor
Member

Exciting to see the traction eGPU.io has gained so far! I have personally learnt tons on this forum – it is literally a gold mine of information 😉
Please don’t consider me for the giveaway since I already have a similar GPU 🙂

chinsteig
Member

I was shocked to hear what happened at TI, but glad that something this great was born from it. Thanks to everyone for their hard work to keep this community growing.

chaosmage
Member

thats really a hot topic for Mac users, looking forward to plug and play solutions

Flint Ironstag
Member

Bravo!
[don’t need the GPU]

lightstrum
Member

This site is invaluable. THX!
 

Guest

i’ll do what i can to bump up the numbers for Australia, have a few workmates, friends and family who may benefit from an eGPU, as well myself.

Eightarmedpet
Member

Great news. I have been on Tech inferno and it’s such a mess I can barely read it (low tolerance for bad interface design as that’s my job). This site has been a great resource and has a much easier to use design. 2018 is going to be an interesting on with Apple officially supporting eGPU’s (and I assume making their own wit ha new Mac Pro)…
 
(Count me out of the draw, already have a 580 and 1070).

ICULikeMac
Member

Fantastic guys!
Thank you again for putting all this together! Many of us would have heavy paper weights otherwise so cheers! 

Attackid
Member

It would be awesome to win and finally replace my current Radeon HD 6570 with this :O

Guest

you guys are just amazing.. i just love your tear down of all eGPU from HP and Razer Core. Just awesome..
Recently Intel announced that they will integrate their cpu with thunderbolt 3.. so is there any update from GPU manufacturers like nvidia to integrate their GPU with thunderbolt 3…. this integration of thunderbolt 3 inside cpu and gpu would drastically minimize the physical size and improved performance…

4chip4
Member

Was great to see the progress – as with many early-adopter technologies, getting the right info is critical and the crowd here is very good at spreading the knowledge to get that critical mass getting eGPUs viable for the mainstream. Keep up the good work!

jefniro
Member

You helped me about everything in this new world!! I wish you many other success!!! You deserve it.

Guest

This website has helped me a ton!!

Yukikaze
Member

Yay! 🙂
Congrats on making it a year.

Guest

Thanks for the great resource.

Guest

I think that I am the only one from Ecuador!  Keep up the hard work, appreciate the reviews and news that allows us to make concerted decisions.

ngthtg735252
Member

Am I the only one from vietnam here? 😀

Eightarmedpet
Member

But, whatever happened to the guy who made the Nvidia 10.13+ App? Thats what I want to know…

Yukikaze
Member

I have a nagging suspicion he got C&D’d by Apple.

Guest

I’m glad to see that this site has gotten so much traction! I had been looking into getting an egpu for many months when I found a link to this site on reddit. It definitely made egpu information more accessible and led to me building a simple Akitio Thunder enclosure 🙂

THORZONE
Member

Congratulations! Fantastic site and community, holding our scandinavian thumbs that it will continue to grow fast and enlighten the world about eGPU technology 🙂

Best,
Alexander

RimsOnAToaster
Member

This is truly incredible stuff to behold. The sheer amount of knowledge and enthusiasm generated by this community – all of which came organically, by the way – is a testament to the power of the internet when wielded by a forward-thinking leadership team like the admins here. As somebody who jumped onboard over the summer, its been astounding to watch this community rise in size and in power. Kudos to everybody who has made egpu.io the powerhouse that it is today!

(Just posting to say thanks; I have enough graphics cards to suit my needs for a while.)

3RYL
Member

Nice to see the new home growing strong.
Have been with the community since 2015 and it has always been a great source of information.
Keep up the good work!
(Also, no need for the GPU)

kleveland
Member

I am glad to see the community is growing, thanks for all the hardwork!
 
The giveaway is a nice touch as well. Good luck to everyone including me 🙂

deathtrapz
Member

Hoping in the near future Nvidia and Apple will show full support for each other on the MacOS side!

ikir
Member

eGPU.io deserve all this success. Well done to everyone involved.
 

Stormbreaker
Member

I think eGPU has a great future. Many thanks for creating this awesome platform

ed_co
Member

Keep growing!!

mrtang42
Member

I am in. Really wanna a RX 480 for my EGPU setup, but it is super expensive now. This place is really amazing in helping setting up EGPU for my MacBook, especially for me and those who have a 750m dgpu in their MacBook. I really appreciate for those programmers hard work.

xplisite
Member

Congrats, thanks for the job !

hackfire
Member

I would love to have a new GPU for a setup I’m going to attempt!

Member

Congratulations with the incredible progress and good luck in 2018!

Koopa
Member

Keep up the great work. I think 2018 will be an even bigger year for eGPUs 

Antharsious
Member

I still can’t believe how big this community has grown. This is amazing! Thank you to all!
PS: Don’t consider me for the Giveaway offer 😉

QuietPower
Member

Congrats on a great milestone. The site & the people here are excellent and many of us would not have got up and running without them.

sheldonalex
Member

Good site for info about egpu’s. Im wondering about this GPU 🙂

theapplemaniac
Member

Yes Please. Its soo hard to find them these days lel

itsage
Guest

Sorry to hear about Tech inferno, I used to browse the site quite often but got turned off on the monetization as well.

switch
Member

Got an eye on a new CPU+MB kit, so this might just push me into buying it. 🙂 I’m in.

mobiusx02
Member

Great work! A second hand GTX 670 has served me well in the last 2 years and I hope to upgrade it soon!

Guest

Congratulations eGPU.io! Here’s to another successful year!

Bassit
Member

Congratulations to the brave egpu pioneers of eGPU.io.

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