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SUPERCHARGE your New MacBook Pro !!!

External GPUs to upgrade your 2016 MacBook Pro. Do they work for Gaming? Adobe Premiere?

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MBP 13/MBP 15 using TB3
1 – Connect TB3 eGPU to MacBook Pro
2 – Run TB3 enabler script –
3 – Install automated GPU driver kit –
4 – Download Mac Nvidia CUDA drivers if needed
5 – Reboot
6 – Profit

MBP 13/MBP 15 using TB2
1 – Connect TB2 eGPU to MacBook Pro
2 – Install automated GPU driver kit –
3 – Download Mac Nvidia CUDA drivers if needed
4 – Reboot
5 – Profit

Windows 10
MBP 13/15 using TB3
1 – Install Windows 10 onto the MBP using the Bootcamp Assistant
2 – Update all Windows drivers using Windows Updater
3 – Connect Razer Core and Monitor to MacBook
4 – Razer Synapse will download and install
5 – Download and install Nvidia Drivers for GPU
6 – You will run into Error Code 12
7 – Go to Device Manager, View, Device by Connection
8 – Go to PCI Root Bridge above the “Facetime BS Camera”
9 – Click “Disable”
10 – Go to PCI Root Bridge above your Nvidia GPU
12 – Click “Disable”
13 – Wait for the Windows Error Chime
14 – Go to the same PCI Root Bridge above your Nvidia GPU
15 – Click “Enable”
16 – Reboot
17 – Profit

MBP 13/15 using TB2
1 – Install Windows 10 onto the MBP using the Bootcamp Assistant
2 – Update all Windows drivers using Windows Updater
3 – Connect eGPU to Macbook and Monitor to eGPU
4 – Download and install Nvidia Drivers for GPU
5 – Reboot
6 – Profit

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This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Đức Đoàn

    Hey Dave, great you did this. What I still wondering is can I use thunderbolt 3 egpu with 2015 (and earlier) macbook pro through thunderbolt 3 adapter?

  2. Gary Rojas

    I wish I could understand about a small percentage of this video.

  3. Infinate 3

    Is there any way that you can get a external graphics card for a MacBook Pro 2013 with thunderbolt 2?

  4. Alfred Tambora

    Hi Dave, please reply me as short as posible
    If Macbook Pro early 2013 A1398 – EMC2673,
    Does it support External GPU?

    Thank you very much 🙏🙏

  5. Jason Makki

    Hi dear, thank you for the informative video. Please, let me know, what eGPU is good for FCPX With MacBook pro 2013 retina display. Please help me out that I’m a YouTuber and I need a faster GPU TO boast
    Final cut pro x.
    I appreciated you in advance and looking forward to hearing from you.

  6. Kenji Tin

    Does any of them work with iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)

  7. No Name

    Ok so when I got into pc gaming I thought it would be a good idea to buy a high end gaming laptop thinking I could game on the go. Long story short I have not moved my gaming laptop from my desk since I got it. For the same price of the laptop I could of got the best PC desktop you could get. The cpu in my Mac is the best you can get and the cpu in my gaming laptop is trash. What I was thinking is buy the external gpu hook it up yo my Mac then run all of that through a monitor and then boom super computer ??

  8. Punz

    Hi Dave, Is it compatible with macbook pro retina display 15 inch ?
    I'm using an i7 -4980HQ CPU @ 2.80 GHz. 16 Gb, 512 GB plus 4TB external hard drive, AMD Radeon R9 M370X, Windows 10 (bootcamp) .

  9. Augustine Vu

    I have boot camp on my iMac so right now I have windows if I get the Razer core and use a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter will it work?

  10. Pog Champ

    Who else thought he was talking about charging speed.

  11. Stuart Daniells

    Hey Dave, firstly I love you videos just amazing!
    Secondly, Could you also do a review of the same external GPU's after the 10.13.4 update for Mac OS with the BizonBOX EX internal accelerator?
    A lot's changed from 2016, but would love to see a review on it, would make my day 🙂

  12. Chinh Nguyen

    Hi Dave, I have a Mid 2014 15" Macbook Pro, Thunderbotlt 2 with GeForce GT 750m build in. I connect it to a 4k monitor using thunderbolt 2 to display port. My question for you is which external graphic card is best compatible for my Mac running High Sierra 10.13.6. I am only use the mac for FCPX. no gaming, no bootcamp. Thank You

  13. Finn

    Does it work with MacBook Air 2 (late 2010?)

  14. Rayzen_ONI

    great video! any recommended eGPU setup for an MBP-rd mid 2012 15? I'm also using an external display.
    Do I hear it correct that in your video, when you connect an external display TO THE mac, it becomes laggy? so it should be connected to the enclosure instead? I don't want to mirror display in my current mac, so I should connect it instead to my future eGPU enclosure? thanks!

  15. ramiro ramirez

    Hello could you help me. I have a mac and I would like to adapt it to gpu.
    to improve my mac
    I edit video on it
    I just do not know which is better for my mac
    Could you recommend a gpu
    these are the specifications of my mac

    MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inches, mid 2015)


    2.2 GHz
    Intel Core i7 quad core 2.2 GHz processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz) with 6 MB shared L3 cache

    16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L built-in memory

    Compatibility with graphics and video

    Intel Iris Pro Graphics
    2.2 GHz – 256 GB
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics
    2.5 GHz – 512 GB
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics
    AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2 GB GDDR5 memory and automatic graphic alternation
    Thunderbol 2

    can you help me

  16. Iris

    Is it possible to use 2 egpu's on 1 pc?
    And if I buy a GTX 1050 Ti eGPU on my GTX 1050 Ti laptop…. will I get better performence?

  17. Chloe Mcholoe

    The storage is so expensive tho D: I would need to use an external drive for games that way but that’s not nice plus then there’s no ports left for a mouse snd keyboard

  18. bioches

    There is nothing inherently wrong with macbooks. There is something inherently wrong with you if you decide to buy a macbook for gaming. Don't get mad when you buy a boat and it won't drive on land

  19. Mr. Shillington

    Not worth the money for me to upgrade my old system, besides I’m not a gamer, just needed a upgrade graphics card to exceed my new monitor specs.

  20. Nitin Rajesh

    O mighty and wise Youtube,
    Please tell my Why
    Why did this video shown in my suggestion
    The year this video became obsolete, again

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