I know it sounds crazy to do egpu on mac pro but I'm using all my pcie slots. Mac pro's have a slot for air port card, so I was wondering if I could setup egpu using something like the Exp Gdc 8.4 on my mac pro with the air port card slot?
Do you know if anything can be done with that wifi slot on the mac pro?
I was hoping you would make an appearance in this thread. That setup is beyond my skill level. Do you know if anything can be done with that wifi slot on the mac pro?
Your original post with the link to the pcie adapter is not working anymore. Can you provide an updated link? Thanks.
PE4L-EC060A: http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE4L V2.1.html (price at the moment a lot too much due to relocation of warehouse, I paid around $40 in the past)
This is a newer version: http://www.ebay.ch/itm/PE4C-EC060A-...663180?hash=item4aff4aaa0c:g:hlwAAOSwDNdV23oA
And this Expresscard to PCI-E-Adapter:
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People seem to forget... If you bought that Magma PCIe expansion chassis back in 2011, guess what? Simply update the GPUs in it to stay current. How many other peripherals offer that type of longevity? Pretty much just monitors and IBM Model M keyboards. These things will outlive your primary workstations many times over, making the overall cost negligible.Yes, breakout boxes are very expensive. Thats why I was asking about the Exp Gdc. It seems people use it for older laptops. Just trying to figure out if it would work with mac pro.
No problem. This whole egpu thing is very confusing. The advances in gpu compute power is just amazing. I still don't understand why apple is not jumping on epgu like a dog in heat?
This is a mystery for the ages. You need a breakout box. If you'd purchased one with your Mac Pro back in 2012 it would have paid for itself many times over if you're a professional. Throw 4 new GPUs in it every 3 years and stay on top of the game.No problem. This whole egpu thing is very confusing. The advances in gpu compute power is just amazing. I still don't understand why apple is not jumping on epgu like a dog in heat?
because GPU updates are the only thing they've got to offer to push new machines, in which CPUs have been more or less static. I wouldn't pin hopes of user-ugradable GPUs ever coming back to the Mac.