Gamers rejoice: the new MacBook Pro could connect the station Razer Core graphics MSI GTX 1070
This year, Razer has made a real gift to all hardcore gamers. The company has released the dock Core, allowing you to connect to laptops discrete graphics accelerator, originally designed for installation in a desktop computer. The device turned out to be you can use including the new MacBook Pro, what convinced the user Reddit under the nickname Fakebanana.
The author of the post became the owner of a new MacBook Pro with 13 inch screen. He set out to connect your laptop to the station Razer Core with a top graphics card GeForce GTX 1070. What happened in the end, he described in the article “My experience getting the 13-inch MacBook Pro to Razer Core”.
To operate the docking station used the Thunderbolt port 3 connector USB C: the bandwidth of this interface can theoretically reach 40 GB/s. Enthusiast started with a simple connection Razer Core to laptop, but to no avail: the graphics card is not displayed in the connected devices. Under gadgets Thunderbolt was listed inexorable “Core — Unsupported”.
Then there was a decision to install the latest Nvidia drivers and scripts to automate the eGPU. Also to no avail. “Makovod” tried to connect Razer Core MacBook Pro at different stages of loading the operating system, use the “active” cable for 40 GB/s, but to no avail, the laptop is not seen external graphics card. Not helped by the replacement of the graphics on the ASUS RX 460.
Fakebanana is desperate, when suddenly I decided to install on the laptop is Windows 10 in Boot Camp mode. And all earned: operating system successfully picked up the card that allowed you to run on a MacBook Pro the graphics-intensive game.
Note that Razer Core is a housing within which there is space for a full-size dual-slot graphics cards with PCI Express x16 and the dissipated thermal power up to 375 watts. The station is powered from AC mains. It is equipped with four USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet port. The device weighs about 5 kg.