Unboxing The Akitio Thunder 3 Node Lite Thunderbolt 3 Pcie Case
Easy setup for faster Mac I've set up two Akitio Nodes, each with a GTX 1080 Ti, in an iMac running Cinema 4D with Redshift. Very easy to setup and I'm NOT a hardware nerd in any way. Many people will tell you to get a PC and use the GPUs internally because of cost/effect ratio, but for me it's worth a drop in performance to be able to stay in MacOS. The fans are a bit noisy. I've bought new fans, but most fans have 3-pin connectors, but the Akitio needs a 2-pin, so I'll need an adapter. If you're interested in a similar setup check out egpu.io.
Inside the case, the Node Lite features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which can be used to daisy chain other Thunderbolt 3 devices as well as USB 3 Type-C devices. Another new addition is a DisplayPort version 1.2 port which can be used to connect an additional 4K@60Hz monitor.
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