Hi, today I would like to share with you my recent idea to improve GPU of my MacBook Pro with external GPU on the Thunderbold 3 connection. I invest into Akitio Thunder3 PCIe Box. Not because it is the best and the fastest solution, but because it looks very nice and it is small. I know that for developers Apple sells for $599 eGPU based on Sonet company case, but it looks for me… or maybe let me put that in this way, I do not like, My expectation is that soon, some serious company makes eGPU very small like my external hard drive that you can see on the front below. Akitio Thunder3 PCIe Box is just after it, it is mall elegant and a bit too noisy. But it looks nice enough to be part of my “home work place” :-).
Also I put my phone son the case and you can see that the eGPU is small and looking good. But what is inside? I decided to buy ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini. I choose this product because it consumes only 75W of energy and standard power supply for Akkito works good enough. And what does it mean good enough? On Boot Camp Windows 10 in Overwatch I have got more than 60 FPS on the 1680 x 1050 screen resolution with High graphic settings preset. So for me it is good enough. On macOS Sierra that not support acceleration of “inside screen” on the computer… what can I say? I do not have place and need for external monitor. And Apple again disappointed me that only on High Sierra and only for AMD cards they plan to support eGPU… but again only on external monitor. I wonder what Steve Jobs would make with eGPU subject… probably He with Jony Ive and great team they have got would prepare the best in class eGPU with size of Apple TV ;-). But this question cannot be answered anymore.
But overall I am very happy to build or connect elements I could buy and play from time to time some game on Boot Camp Windows 10 without any issue. It detects everything automatically. I was able to install the drivers and the Overwatch game and everything just works fine without any issue on my “inside screen” of the computer. Why macOS is behind with this capability? Maybe something will be made by Apple soon? I found that is possible to use HDMI or DVI Ghost Adapter, but what I can say… really? Why on Windows 10 everything works and on macOS I need ghost adapter? It is the same hardware, so dear Apple, please make software and your macOS that works ;-).