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2017 27" iMac 5K (RP580) [7th,4C,K] + Titan Xp @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.13.6 [Sungyeop_Jung]  


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2017 27" iMac RP580 + Geforce Titan Xp@32Gbps-TB3 + MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 [Sungyeop_Jung]

System specs:

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
3.8 GHz Intel Core i5
Radeon Pro 580 8192 MB
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6

eGPU hardware:

Sonnet Technologies, Inc. eGFX Breakaway Box 550W
NVIDIA Geforce Titan Xp

Hardware pictures:

to be uploaded

Installation steps:

1. GPU Driver Installation

1) Download website


2) Pre-requisites (except those for T2 chip)

3) Open Terminal and Install Elements 4 and 5 

4) Installed GPU Driver Information
GPU Driver Version 387.

2. CUDA Driver Installation

1) Download website:

https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads?target_os=MacOSX&target_arch=x86_64&target_version=1013&target_type=dmgnetwork )

2) Installed CUDA Elements Version
CUDA Toolkit Version 9.1
CUDA Driver Version 410.130

3. Reboot

1) Reboot with TB3 cable disconnected

2) Replug-in the TB3 cable at login screen and type in the password. Otherwise, Mac would not boot up.


to be uploaded


1) MATLAB CUDA calculation is fully enabled.

2) Scheduled improvement

Additional eGPU of the same setup will be tested soon completing an iMAC + 2 eGPUs. Then, Late 2018 Mac Mini + 4 eGPUs will be attempted.


This topic was modified 1 year ago

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts

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