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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 11:58:38 AM »
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it also acts as a port hub for the laptop


That's something I can use... a 700 dollar hub...

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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 12:13:56 PM »
But, but, ..... it's got ports!
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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 12:42:30 PM »
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it also acts as a port hub for the laptop


That's something I can use... a 700 dollar hub...

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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 02:01:20 PM »
Does apple know that AMD came out with the VEGA cards yet? Those have been out for about a year. The RX 580 I think has been out for longer than that.

Wait, doesn't the iMac Pro come with a VEGA card in it?
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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 02:02:59 PM »
Just checked, the iMac Pro does come with VEGA graphics so I guess they are sort of staying on top of current tech...
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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 02:55:52 PM »
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https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/blackmagic-external-gpu-review-a-very-apple-graphics-solution/


Oh for the love of god ...WHY!?


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It's on days like these that I miss my old G3. That little latch on the side was the best thing they ever did.

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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 03:11:28 PM »
Well, now, Apple wants to keep you from visiting evil places like OWC and Newegg to get RAM and other goodies at 1/3 Apple's price. After all, if you can replace your own parts, you won't need so much AppleCare to replace the whole logic board every time one little part fizzles.
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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 03:23:29 PM »
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Quote from: Possum link=msg=302234 date=1535642750

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/blackmagic-external-gpu-review-a-very-apple-graphics-solution/


Oh for the love of god ...WHY!?


I don't care if my next mac is twice the size of my current one. I don't care if it makes more noise that Honda Civic. I just want it to be fast, play nice with lots of other equipment and  (one day when it gets a little slow)  I just want to open a little door and add more memory and drives.

It's on days like these that I miss my old G3. That little latch on the side was the best thing they ever did.


Yeah the engineer that came up with easy upgrade design was flogged, tarred & feathered, fired, and became Steve Jobs unpaid butler whom was buried with Steve Jobs. ALIVE!
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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 03:13:19 PM »
Quote from: Fat Boy Tim link=msg=302250 date=1535655352

Quote from: Possum link=msg=302234 date=1535642750

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/blackmagic-external-gpu-review-a-very-apple-graphics-solution/


Oh for the love of god ...WHY!?


I don't care if my next mac is twice the size of my current one. I don't care if it makes more noise that Honda Civic. I just want it to be fast, play nice with lots of other equipment and  (one day when it gets a little slow)  I just want to open a little door and add more memory and drives.

It's on days like these that I miss my old G3. That little latch on the side was the best thing they ever did.


I do love that design, I have 2 dual G4's sitting in my basement. The only design I liked better was the PowerMac G5's. That was the best looking case with the cleanest and even easier interior for upgrading ram, graphics card and hard drive.

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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 04:44:26 PM »
There is a guy up the street with 2 G5's sitting in his yard. I know the innards are likely wrecked but I do want them to put a PC into.
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Re: Now - a trashcan eGPU
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2018, 12:10:17 PM »
I still have my old Power Mac G5 for my disk catalog and quark  :laugh: