Using eGPU with hashcat
(03-07-2019, 09:17 PM)Arch Stanton Wrote: As an added bonus, cracking is one of the workflows where Thunderbolt is absolutely fast enough for checking some low hanging fruit - at least in the context of up to 2-3 eGPUs attached.  Benchmarks  identical vs. cards housed on an internal PCIe bus.

RX580s are on Craigslist for $100 all day long.

2-3 e-gpu: interesting. Could you share your xorg configuration file? Should a monitor be associated with NVIDIA e-gpus? Can NVIDIA e-gpus work at the same time as the dedicated video card or should the latter be excluded? Could you share the benchmarck of your e-gpus?
[/quote]This was a couple of years back on MP 6,1 (the trash can). They did some light work for a few months then I retired them to Plex server duty.
eGPU is useful for low hanging fruit, like Arch Stanton wrote. I would also like tips on connecting / daisy-chaining 2-3 eGPUs to one PC - if that's what you did.

I just reinstalled my portable cracking rig (GTX 1080 eGPU with The-Distribution-Which-Does-Not-Handle-OpenCL-Well (Kali) and the 450.66 drivers). I'm getting decent numbers, for what it is..

Hashmode: 0 - MD5
Speed.#1.........: 26603.5 MH/s (50.32ms) @ Accel:64 Loops:1024 Thr:1024 Vec:8
Hashmode: 1000 - NTLM
Speed.#1.........: 47105.2 MH/s (28.37ms) @ Accel:64 Loops:1024 Thr:1024 Vec:8
Hashmode: 13100 - Kerberos 5, etype 23, TGS-REP
Speed.#1.........: 310.3 MH/s (67.46ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Is it possible to use eGPU with Windows?
Yes. Should be plug and play.