Dual GTX 980 Ti eGPU with Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro

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  1. theitsage, Mar 24, 2017
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    theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    For those demanding more GPU performance from the latest MacBook Pro, eGPU is the way to go. I was able to pair two GTX 980 Ti graphics cards using an AKiTiO Node and a Mantiz Venus Thunderbolt 3 enclosures to my 13" MacBook Pro. They work in both macOS and Windows 10.

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  2. killawat macrumors 65816

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    theitsage you are a madman, good to see you still pushing the envelope.

    Why oh why can't we have Mac drivers for pascal. How disgusting would it be to have (dual?) 1080ti running in those enclosures.
     
  3. theitsage thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not as disgusting as paring a 15" MBP/Radeon 460 with dual Ultrafine 5K displays then realize you can't do anything else. :D
     
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    This is indeed epic. I have a Node on permanent back order from B and H. Glad to hear you got a more complicated rig working on both OSs.
     
  6. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    You are making me want to buy the Node.

    Do dual 5k's on the 15 eat up that much in the way of resources?!?!
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    So macs do not support the 10xx series cards? Bummer. I cannot see every spending money on a 9xx series card.
     
  8. davidcmc macrumors 6502

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    Boot Camp is always there.
     
  9. theitsage thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    22Gbps out of Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps bandwidth is reserved for dual DisplayPort connection to power a single 5K display (fig. 7, page 6 of Intel Thunderbolt Technology Brief).

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  10. theitsage thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't encountered error 12 in Windows so no need for DSDT override.
     
  11. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I was way too vague. I mean in terms of CPU/GPU resources?
     
  12. killawat macrumors 65816

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    @theitsage I can't believe only a week ago this was a pipe dream, now it's almost here ready for use.
     
  13. theitsage thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This has been an insanely great week for Mac users!
     

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