Hello. I'm new here and to building an egpu solution, but very motivated to see if anyone has figured out a solid solution for the following:
I need my 8 core Mac Pro (Late 2013) to work with an egpu GTX 980 Ti on both OSX + Windows 10
My current specs:
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
OSX El Capitan 10.11.3
Processor: 3 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5
Memory: 64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC
Internal SSD: 500GB
GPUs: AMD FirePro D700 6144 MB
I'm successfully booting into Windows via Bootcamp off a LaCie Little Big Disk with Windows 8.1 and 10 installed on the two internal PCIe SSDs all via a single Thunderbolt 2 connection
The reason I need the egpu to work on OSX and Windows 10 is because I have an Oculus DK2 that no longer works due to lack of AMD driver support in Windows 10 for any of the latest Oculus store releases.
I have already reached out to Bizon (first place I came across in my research - even though I now know they just modify the Akitio Thunder 2 boxes) and Bizon said:
"OS X and BizonBOX 2 on Mac Pro Late 2013 works perfectly, you can see it in our video here: https://youtu.be/eePK6Di4ETg
You would only need to run a provided script to install official Nvidia drivers.
For now we do not know about any way to get Mac Pro Late 2013 to work with the BizonBOX 2 on Windows 10."
I'm hoping some knowledgable folks here have figured out a way to get this to work. If it's just simply not doable, or super unreliable, I am looking at the Razer Blade and Razer Core for a dedicated portable PC setup to run VR. So sad I have this expensive Mac Pro with GPUs that can't cut it for VR recommended specs only 2+ years later.
Thanks for any and all thoughts!