GPGPU via Thunderbolt external PCIe Box for MacOSX.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alan Mikhail, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Alan Mikhail macrumors newbie

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  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    There's an easier way:

    Buy a Sonnet IIID Thunderbolt Enclosure, a PSU, any NVIDIA desktop card and a Thunderbolt cable.

    Just power on the enclosure (with the GPU in it), connect it to the Mac, startup the Mac and there you go.

    No driver installation needed, and also no need to screw around with the kexts. It's fully plug and play.
     
  3. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    That's basically what the linked blog post was about, except it used a HighPoint enclosure instead of Sonnet, and instructed you to install newer drivers if needed.

    So it's only more complicated, if you need to use a newer driver, for example for some NVIDIA cards (Titan, 780) that are not supported by the current built-in driver.
     

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