New Macbook Pro with external GPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gregor.hoch, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. gregor.hoch macrumors member

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    Hi,

    so everyone is complaining about the new Macbook Pro. But what do you guys think about external GPUs on the new model with Thunderboldt 3? Any ideas about good options? Can I expect plug and play or is there still a lot of fiddling around involved?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Why would you buy a MBP and an eGPU? That's the most expensive setup for anything.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    There is a thread on this already. Do a quick search.
     
  4. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    With Windows yes

    With macOS requires hackery and performance is lame compared to Win10
     
  5. geachy92 macrumors regular

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    Expensive, yes. But if you want a small portable laptop that packs a bit of punch on the road, then need more graphics performance when you set it down on a desk, it's actually cheaper than buying a separate laptop and desktop powerhouse.
     
  6. jozero macrumors regular

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    I'd love this. Or least hear that macOS will support it properly. Makes the anemic GPU choices in the MacBooks somewhat ok. Need to do serious work or some gaming ? Plug in at desk. Need to get away from desk, use macbook as is.
     
  7. sinoka56 macrumors regular

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