If I get the eGPU AMD RX 480 will it work automatically?

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  1. Naijaguy macrumors newbie

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    Just curious as I know that Macs don't necessarily need drivers directly from AMD as Macs typically come with AMD drivers pre-installed. Right now I'm thinking about buying a GTX970, but the upcoming AMD RX480 is cheaper and seems like it's going to be quite affordable ($200). Will it work on Macs?
     
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    There's no driver for it in OSX and with the 970 you need web drivers..

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...ther-apu-polaris-announcements.1975249/page-2
     
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    It was pre-netkas when I posted that :)
     
  5. Naijaguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, currently I have a GTX 970 eGPU that I use for WoW gaming. I bought the Bizon Box sadly and wish I could return it but they won't let me. One thing I noticed is that I had to run a script in the command line to get the bizon box to work and disable csrutil. Would that have also been necessary for the Akitio Thunder Box?
     
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    I don't know.
     
  7. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    You need the Goalque's script regardless of which thunderbolt enclosure you're using (unless you have a flashed GPU). Bizon is a modded AKiTiO box for more than twice the price.

    An RX 480 will work with the Mac Pro tower internally and any Mac with Thunderbolt through eGPU enclosure (macOS is a prerequisite). You can check my progress with this RX 480 eGPU build in the Mac Pro section.
     

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