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Topic: eGPU

First look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

04/17/2018, 04:04 pm

The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck packs a Radeon RX570 GPU inside a portable, Thunderbolt 3-compatible package, offering MacBook users a take-anywhere graphics boost.

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eGPU support for Nvidia GPU, plus Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 connections arrive with pair of hacks

04/11/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple's purge of external GPU enclosures using Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 from macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 has prompted action from the eGPU community, resulting in the creation of scripts that add the compatibility back, plus another that allow for Nvidia card use instead of being limited to AMD cards.

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Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

03/30/2018, 10:03 am

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

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Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support

03/29/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple today updated macOS to version 10.13.4, bringing new features like Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPU (eGPU) enclosures to Mac users.

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Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2 eGPU compatibility purged from macOS High Sierra beta 5

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

Monday's update to the High Sierra 10.13.4 beta has continued to advance external GPU technology, but at a cost -- older hardware using Thunderbolt 2 including the cylinder Mac Pro -- are out out luck at present.

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First look: Mantiz MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure in space gray

02/20/2018, 11:02 am

After AppleInsider examined the Mantiz MZ-02 eGPU, the company expanded its line slightly, but more importantly, refined the internals a bit.

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MacBook Pro eGPUs gain full clamshell mode and hot-plug capabilities in Apple's macOS 10.13.4 beta

01/25/2018, 09:01 am

AppleInsider testing has shown significant improvement in eGPU implementation in Apple's new macOS 10.13.4 beta, boasting a dynamic clamshell mode working as expected regardless of monitor configuration, and a new menu on the desktop allowing users to disconnect from a connected enclosure without necessitating a logout.

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Asus XG Station Pro Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure has slim form factor, external power supply

01/08/2018, 09:01 am

Asus has abandoned large enclosures for it's latest Thunderbolt 3 external GPU expansion case, with the new XG Station Pro separating the power supply's bulk and heat from the enclosure.

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Apple 2017 year in review: All of the products Apple announced that won't ship until 2018

01/01/2018, 03:01 pm

This year was somewhat uncharacteristic for Apple in terms of product announcements, as the company unveiled or preannounced a number of new devices that didn't actually ship in 2017. Rather than needing to rely on rumors or guesswork, we can tell you with a greater degree of certainty that these products are officially on the horizon from Apple.

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Apple 2017 year in review: The 'Pro' desktop market is revisited with the iMac Pro, with more in the pipeline

12/30/2017, 12:12 am

After years of no updates to Apple's "Pro" desktop line, the company uncharacteristically made some public statements in April about a forthcoming line refresh, which led to the iMac Pro's release in December. But, the remarks made may or may not ultimately lead to what Apple fans want to see.

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Hands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560

11/21/2017, 01:11 am

External GPU enclosures can be pretty massive. Sonnet has a solution to the problem with the portable eGFX Breakaway Puck -- and AppleInsider has one to test.

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Sonnet ships Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with sufficient power for Vega 56 PCI-E card

11/13/2017, 11:11 pm

Sonnet has added to its line of external GPU enclosures with the new 550W version of the eGFX Breakaway Box, with the heftier power supply able to handle a wider array of PCI-E video cards.

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Sonnet crams Thunderbolt 3 eGPU into original Mac mini-sized enclosure with eGFX Breakaway Puck

11/08/2017, 09:11 am

Mac upgrade company Sonnet has released the eGFX Breakaway Puck, enabling multi-display capabilities in a portable enclosure for Thunderbolt 3 computers.

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How to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

10/20/2017, 04:10 pm

Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won't connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here's how to get them to talk to your MacBook Pro or iMac.

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Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS, Metal 2, new Safari, Photos improvements

09/25/2017, 12:09 pm

High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

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Apple's eGPU work in High Sierra is impressive, but six more months will make it better

09/04/2017, 01:09 pm

Looking at late betas of Apple's eGPU support in High Sierra, Apple has come a long way, and has made some of the technology changes and fixes that it needs for widest possible adoption -- but it's not quite there yet for the entirety of the Mac user base.

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Video: Apple eGPU developer kit tested with a 15-inch Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

08/21/2017, 04:08 pm

AppleInsider takes a look at Apple's eGPU developer kit, including the Radeon RX 580 video card, and the Sonnet eGFX enclosure.

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eGPU vendor demonstrates AMD Vega card working in High Sierra on Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

08/10/2017, 11:08 am

External GPU enclosure developer Mantiz posted a Tweet on Thursday of the new AMD Vega PCI-E video card working in its enclosure, connected to a MacBook Pro -- and that likely means that the card will work on Apple's last PCI-E Mac Pro as well in High Sierra.

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Review: Mantiz MZ-02 enclosure is a stylish Thunderbolt 3 dock and eGPU enclosure in one

08/07/2017, 02:08 pm

A few of the external GPU solutions are aimed at the gamer crowd -- and look like it too. The Mantiz MZ-02 is one of a new generation of enclosures, aimed at boosting graphics performance with the addition of a PCI-E GPU to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped machine and eschewing any stereotypical gamer branding.

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PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra

06/26/2017, 09:06 am

In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

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