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ddr
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini with external video card Reply with quote

I've had a few minis and I have always liked the small for factor, but I am a sometimes gamer, so the built in video card just didn't cut it for me. As a result I have been running a Hackintosh as my main computer with a Mini sitting out in the kitchen area for web stuff like Facebook and recipies.

But I heard about the Bizonbox and started doing some research on it. This is not an ad for them. They are kind of expensive, costing about $950 for an external box and video card. It hooks up through the Thunderbolt port and you install their drivers. So far it has been great. I'm running a GTX970 and getting good frame rates on the games I run. It is quiet and smooth. Offloading the graphics seems to let the mini run cooler as well.

So if there is anyone out there who wishes their Mini did a better job with games and you can afford the extra cost, google BizonBox.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting application. I watched the video and can see how a mini with this could compete with a new mac pro.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another solution doing the same thing. GTX 950 or 970

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thewolfe/the-wolfe-supercharge-your-laptop?token=e82a7663
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