eGPU Macbook Akitio thunder 2 vs Node

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cristal1234, May 30, 2017.

  1. Cristal1234 macrumors newbie


    May 30, 2017
    So I am currently trying to build an eGPU for my 2015 mBP 13".
    My question is: should I buy an akitio thunder 2 and go with the classic build or buy an akitio node/ thunder 3 and an adapter tb3->tb2?
    And are any performances differences between these(according to my mac)?
    Akitio Thunder 3/Node with adapter tb3/tb2 will work faster than akitio thunder 2?
  2. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011
    I can't comment on the Thunder 2, but I've been using the Node with the Apple TB2->TB3 adapter connected to my TB2 Macs and Windows laptops, works great and being a TB3 enclosure means I'll get a bit more out of it if/when I upgrade to a laptop that has TB3.

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