Which eGPU enclosure for 2015 mbp 15" with Iris only?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sneak3, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. sneak3 macrumors 6502

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    Folks, I'm still terribly lost in the eGPU world.

    There are so many eGPU enclosures options and it's such a high investment.

    Razer Core (TB3)
    Bizon 2s (TB2)
    Bizon 3 (TB3)
    Stuff from Akitio?

    Could anyone steer me into the right path?

    I'm thinking at first that getting one with TB3 would be more sensible for future-proofing. Not sure if it would work with the TB2 mbp, even though it should be backwards compatible.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    The AKiTiO Node works with all three generations of Thunderbolt equipped Macs. If you're considering a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure, the Node is my recommendation. Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter will facilitate the connection between your 2015 15" MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt 3 enclosure.

    For a Thunderbolt 2 eGPU enclosure, the AKiTiO Thunder2 is the most affordable and widely used option. Pair it with a Dell DA-2 power brick and put together some PCIe power cables to power the graphics card.
     
  3. sneak3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All right. Are these the cable+adapter combo I should get to make that setup work?

    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MMEL2AM/A/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-to-thunderbolt-2-adapter?

    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/M...88dab3588beb2313707a414e316315a94ab50f71f1c63
     
  4. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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