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I'm confused about running an external graphics card with my MBP and Thunderbolt display

199 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 1:02 AM by clintonfrombirmingham RSS
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Feb 4, 2013 11:49 PM

I have a new MBP 13" (not retina) with these specs,

Processor  2.9 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory  8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB

Software  OS X 10.8.2 (12C60


My radio control airplane/helicopter flight sim runs slow. Message reads "Warning FPS to low".

I've been reading about using an eGPU but the info seems to be conflicting. Can I or can I not do this? If I can, what do I need?

This is my first Mac and with this one exception I love it. Thanks for any input you folks might provide.



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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