2011 15" MacBook Pro HD 6770M + [email protected] (Mantiz Venus via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.6 [errantPixel]  

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errantPixel
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November 29, 2018 3:40 am  

I’ll be filling this in more as I go along—the build is working out of the box so far, albeit a bit inconsistently

System specs 

2011 15" MacBook Pro
macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000
dGPU: AMD Radeon HD 6770M
16GB RAM, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB, Seagate 1TB Hybrid SSHD

eGPU hardware

+ Mantiz Venus
+ Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB
+ Apple TB3 to TB2/1 adapter
+ Apple TB2 cable

 

Hardware pictures 

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Installation steps
+ I used an Apple ThunderBolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2/1 adapter, and an Apple Thunderbolt 2 cable to connect the Mantiz Venus to the TB1 MacBook Pro
+ I ran Mac_editor’s PurgeWrangler script, which worked beautifully the first time
+ Reboot, hot plug, log-out, log-in… and the eGPU was operational in macOS

 

 

Benchmarks 

GeekBench 4 Compute with dGPU: OpenCL Score 5206  https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/compute/3301677
GeekBench 4 Compute with eGPU: OpenCL Score 102630  https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/compute/3301692

 

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senkwich
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January 18, 2019 4:16 pm  

How many displays do you have hooked up to the RX580? What resolutions are they running at? What refresh rates?

I've got an old Macbook Air mid-2013 with thunderbolt 1. Was curious to see if I could breath new life into it with an RX580 I've got. I'll already be setting up an eGPU for my work laptop, which is a Macbook Pro 2018 with thunderbolt 3, but was curious if I could reuse the eGPU with the Macbook air to drive two or three displays, depending on possible resolution/refresh rate.

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cdbell7686
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January 23, 2019 11:15 pm  

I'm looking at putting together a similar setup, and wondering how this is working for you.  
I think the only difference is that my dGPU went out and has since been disabled.  Any insight into whether or not that will affect a set up like yours?

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