- Jul 6, 2010
- Asus Z170M-Plus
- R9 280
- Mobile Phone
Sadly Apple is gimping all those eGPU solutions in OS X, support for TB3 eGPUs is actually worse than TB1/TB2 was (although it should be the other way around). It will be very hard to provide professional-level support until Apple stops doing so.Having said that, with the akitio node, bizonbox, wolfe on the horizon and others already on the market the demand for and maturity of eGPU solutions is increasing.
All TB3 chassis with "old" TI chipset (Akitio Thunder3, Razer Core) will be rejected by OS X for unknown reasons, which can be fixed with a binary hack though, enabling at least Nvidia GPUs (no AMD yet).
The only TB3 chassis with the "new" TI chipset (Akitio Node) is OOB supported by OS X, but OS X won't detect any GPUs (no workaround yet).
Pretty ironic that a TB3 eGPU setup on a genuine Mac requires more hacks and fiddeling than my Hackintosh.