Is the 5Gbps enough to drive a (future) 3rd party egpu?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by junkw, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. junkw macrumors regular

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    Is the 5Gbps USB-C enough to drive a (future) 3rd party egpu?
     
  2. iscajal macrumors member

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    In theory, I guess. Bandwidth should be enough for 1-lane PCIe, but I've not heard of a standard that does such over USB3 (disclaimer: Not actually hardware engineer).

    There have been precedents at least, but I wouldn't count on it. This looks like a custom-engineered solution. And if there ever is one, it won't be the sharpest knive in the drawer and probably very expensive. :)
     

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