I am as many in the dilemma having a MacPro 2013 with no options to use a Nvidia GPU. As I dont do Rendering primarily I was fine for the most part with my setup. But these Days I would really like to jump on Redshift and or Octane for Rendering. Also I do some Realtime Developement with Unrealengine.
Also I want to mention that I really want to stick with OSX…so no WIN/OSX disscusion here please.
Another Important Factor to me is Portability as I carry my Computer between Office and home a lot. That was the first reason for me to buy the NewMacPro 2013. But as it turns out Apple does not support eGPUs for Thunderbolt 2 machienes anymore. Which makes me really angry because that was the promise of the Dustbin Mac back than.
The new MacMini to me looks like a real Alternative in combination with an eGPU. I first ruled it out because NVIDIA Cards are not officially supported. But than I came across this Video which shows that with a little hack it is actually possible to use a NVIDA Cards with eGPU enclosures.
Now I really consider this to be my new Setup for rendering with Redshift and Octance on a MacMini.
Do you have any thoughts, doubts etc this will work?
Maybe I just order and try it.