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Do you dare? Install an external graphics card on your Mac

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It is possible to use a graphic via an external housing on a Mac . As we have already seen, using PCIe boxes we can connect a GPU inside them and then, using a Thunderbolt connection, to our Mac. A solution that since I knew it I have always wanted Apple to announce officially. Either to give the option themselves or to allow third parties to develop products like this.

Do you dare? Install an external graphics card on your Mac
Do you dare? Install an external graphics card on your Mac

But since it seems that for the moment there will be nothing at all, we are left with the steps that would have to be taken if we want to do it at our own risk. So, in Maxserve, they tell us how to do it in OS X version 10.9.4 . A process that is not at all complicated, the only “difficulty” is to buy the PCIe box and the graphics.

If you launch, you will only need a PCIe box like the NA-211TB, a text editor like Text Wrangler to modify the Nvidia driver and download the CUDA driver for Mac and the Nvidia Web Driver. From there it’s just follow the instructions and you’re done. At the end you will have a new graphic installed on your Mac externally.

Not bad about having a computer with great mobility and autonomy for when you’re on the go, and power with a GeForce GTX760, GTX780 6GB edition, GTX680, GeForce TITAN or GeForce TITAN Black when you’re at your home or office.

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