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mizar
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Macpro 2013 12cores dual d700

Had succes with dual egpu dual rx580, no display connected , egpu only to accelerate Apple Pro app (I use 90% of the time only Apple pro app) during F.Cut editing all the 4 GPU in the system (2 D700 and 2 Rx 580) are working and helping in the rendering!!!

Dual egpu is possible (for me) on the Mac Pro 2013 only when y connect the second egpu during the boot process, when the Apple logo show up, if not the system won't boot with dual egpu.

Using High Sierra beta2  , dual Akitio node latest firmware, apple TB3 to TB2 adaptors and connect to the TB bus 0 and 1

Hope my experience can be usefull

Ciao

I attached some pics

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Luxmark results and Brucex test took only 13 sec!!!!

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2013 Mac Pro (FP D700 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 580 x2 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13 [build link]  

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Just seen the High Sierra Beta 2 update 1

If there are some changes for me I'll post

 

 

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Nice work! I wonder why you have to boot with the eGPU attached. In 10.13, you can hot plug the eGPUs then simply log out to let the kexts load.

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Cause I did not know that!!!!

I had many problems with dual egpu with 10.2!!! was the only method plug during the boot

I tried right know yes after log off it works, still cannot do a regular reboot I think with dual egpu

Thanks a lot

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You can try connecting both eGPUs to Thunderbolt Bus 0 via Port 5 and 6. Make sure there's no display connected to HDMI port. We found Port 5 and 6 more eGPU-friendly and won't hang the nMP at boot.

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Nice

Do y think the egpus will share one TB2 bus speed or will be same 20+20gbps??

Thanks Again I'll try it later

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Each Thunderbolt Bus in the nMP can handle upto two display devices so the bandwidth is shared. However, in your use case it may not effect much. If your dual RX 580 eGPU setup works nicely via Port 5 & 6, run LuxMark again and see if there's a big difference. My guess is there's very little difference.

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OK by the way my Mac its on 24/24

Reboot is very rare

 

Thanks a lot

Ciao

 

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I tried to connect to the two egpu in the same bus thunderbolt 0 port 5-6

Reboot still does not work for me with two egpu, I have to disconnect one egpu and boot will be ok

Anyway its not a big deal for me, need only to hotplug the second egpu into the system (10.13 beta 2 update 1), log off and its recognise, thanks to itsage advice.

 

 

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Geek-bench OpenCL Rx580 single card only egpu akitio node, Mac Pro 2013

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Compared to the D700 result single card

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