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Nvdia 1080 Ti Latest Update: Benchmark Results Shows Quadruple External GPU Performance Over Radeon In MacBook Pro

Apr 21, 2017 05:08 PM EDT


Tech enthusiasts have recently tested the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and have found out from the benchmark result that the Nvidia Pascal video card driver is totally overpowered GTX 980 Ti, Radeon Pro 450, and Radeon Pro 460. The graphic card external GPU is shown to be four times higher than the Radeon Pro in the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The, a specialized website in external GPU, has affixed Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to an AKiTio Node and Mantiz Venus. The results look very impressive despite the fact that the graphic cards may slightly be power-restricted by the Thunderbolt 3 interface and isn't as fast as a 16x PCI-E slot.  

Users can see the benchmark result from Luxmark 3.1 test that Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a very high score of 23,172. This point is way above its predecessor, the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti that attains 22,673 points and outnumbered the Radeon Pro 450 and 460 with 5,822 and 6,056, respectively.

Another result from Valley 1.0 benchmark also reveals similar gaps in performance. The Valley 1.0 test scores 706 on the Radeon Pro 450 and 895 on the Radeon Pro 460. Those two cards are powerful but once again, are defeated by Nvidia GTX 980 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in which each has 2,056 points and 2,353 for the internal as well as 3,031 for the external GPU performance, respectively.

Apple Insider reported that Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also gets a high score in the Heaven 4.0 benchmark test, scoring 1,422 points in terms of internal and 2,640 for the external. Both Radeon Pro 450 and 460 have only got 360 and 495 whereas its previous version, Nvidia GTX 980 Ti gets 1,177.

The benchmark test results show that Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is way more powerful and boast remarkable external GPU performance as well as good internal CPU compared to Radeon or its predecessor. The Nvidia Titan XP video card, however, isn't included in this benchmark test.

For those who don't know how to employ Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in their MacBook Pro can follow these steps below. The technique used is more or less will work with any Nvidia GPU graphic card with Pascal architecture like GTX 1080, 1070, 1060, 1050, etc.

Initially, users need to install the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or other Pascal graphics card inside the AKiTio Node and connect the 6+8 pin power connectors. Once the first step is done, owners can start booting into MacOS.

To make the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti works, users need to connect the Thunderbolt 3 cable from the AKiTio Node to one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports on the MacBook Pro. Depending on the MacBook models, users might have to connect the ports on the left side of the gadget, 9TO5Mac reported.

Which one do you think will be the Best GPU? Is it Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or AMD Ryzen?  Let us know your thoughts about those two processors.

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