Will High Sierra allow me to get rid of my Windows Desktop PC?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by cubby208, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. cubby208 macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2016
    I currently have a Windows desktop PC that I keep around solely for gaming.

    I have been using it a lot less since getting bootcamp on my Mac. I have maxed out the GPU specs so it does fairly well for most games. Unfortunately other games seem to be requiring additional power that the tiny GPU that is built in can't serve.

    As a result I am now considering what would happen if I took the GTX 980 out of my PC and used it with an external GPU case once High Sierra rolls around.

    Would this allow for speed improvements to non-metal apps?
    Would the external GPU work in bootcamp Windows?
    Is there going to be a problem since my GPU is a NVIDIA GPU? I have heard that apple is mostly focusing on AMD ones.
  2. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

    Dec 1, 2013
    Houston, TX USA
  3. cubby208 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2016
    2017 macOS Sierra 15 inch
    3.1 Intel i7
    16 GB Memory
    Intel HD Graphics 630
  4. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Once you have web drivers from nVidia to give you GPU acceleration you should be good to go.
    A laptop docking station will just make the whole process from going from mobile to desktop a little easier.

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