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jgwdoc

Member Since 08 Nov 2003
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In Topic: eGPU benefit on internal monitor?

Yesterday, 09:55 PM

The thing I find confusing is whether applications run on the internal screen of the MBP are themselves able to use the external GPU, regardless of whether the internal screen is accelerated or not? Perhaps my question just reflects my ignorance, but is the eGPU only able to accelerate applications that output through an external screen?

In Topic: eGPU benefit on internal monitor?

16 July 2018 - 09:41 PM

Thanks. That was my impression, but some of the commentary on the Apple support site is confusing. It seems like there are a few hacks that might essentially fool the machine into thinking the internal monitor is actually external, but probably not worth the trouble and might crash with each OS update.

In Topic: New 2018 MBPs released

12 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

I agree the internals are nice, but maxed out as in Frost's description we're talking about a laptop costing over 6K. And the internal GPU is still mediocre. Not very excited (yet) about an eGPU that can't be used with Boot Camp.

In Topic: macOS 10.13 - High Sierra

02 April 2018 - 03:45 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 02 April 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

I've been under the impression that eGPU's typically work fine with bootcamp, but Apple just doesn't support them. It's up to someone else to provide the driver support on the windows side of things.

In Apple's release notes, they specifically said Bootcamp was not supported. So, maybe third party drivers would work (I've used bootcampdrivers.com), but it seems a bit iffy.

In Topic: macOS 10.13 - High Sierra

02 April 2018 - 11:46 AM

Since there's no eGPU support for Bootcamp, practically speaking, this doesn't really help gaming unless there's a sudden explosion of AAA titles for Mac OS.