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2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 690 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + macOS 10.14.2 [OliverB]  

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System specs

-MacBook Pro 15 inch 2018, i7-8850 6-core, 32GB Ram, 1TB SSD
-External Monitor Samsung 2560x1440
-Mac OSX 10.14.2

 

eGPU hardware

Asus XG Station Pro
Asus GeForce GTX 690 Dual GPU
Sonnet Breakaway Puck 570

 

Hardware pictures

GTX690 OWN
GTX690 Open

 

Installation steps

MacOSX:

-Use @goalque's EFI-Bootloader to enable nVidia chips. @mac_editor's purge-wrangler does the same job.
-nVidia WebDrivers are not necessary, as the Kepler Chips in side the GPU are natively supported.
-Only for the nVidia card something has to be done, Radeon RX 570 is plug and play from start.

Screenshot 2019 02 10 at 11.42.50

(Note: The screenshot is taken by another mac, but the result is the same. Mojave is well supported with nVidia Kepler GPUs)

 

Windows:

I could not get it to run in Windows. Two times "GeForce GTX 690" appears in Device Manager, but one is always yellow banged with Error 12. Disabling devices doesn't help. If someone has a tip (or better some experience) about getting it to run, I would be very thankful.

 

Benchmarks

1) Synthetic Benchmarks

 

 Luxmark 3.1 OctaneBench
LuxMark5GPUs

OctaneBenchResult

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2) Multi GPU Support in Davince Resolve 15 and Unigine Heaven rendered by two GPUs

 

DaVinci Resolve Unigine Heaven
DavinciResolveGTX690

MultiGpuHeaven2

 

Comments

- This is great setup with a lot of GPU power and possibilities. I typically attach the monitor to the RX570 and the Dual-GPU serves as double processing unit
- MacOSX handles very well Dual-GPUs.
- This and all Kepler chips work very well in Mojave, they are natively supported.
- Unfortunately it won't work with Windows (so far). 

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2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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This is the most powerful Nvidia eGPU in macOS Mojave! Unless you have another GTX 690 to add. 😀

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Posted by: itsage

This is the most powerful Nvidia eGPU in macOS Mojave! Unless you have another GTX 690 to add. 😀

When I get my hands on a Titan Z or even a Tesla K80, we will see 🙂

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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@itsage I have just got an nVidia GeForce GTX Titan Black and it's impressing. It's a real alternative for Mojave, if someone needs/wants an nVidia cards on MacOSX.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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Hey, thx for sharing this guide, u used both and Asus XG Station Pro and Sonnet Breakaway Puck 570 or one?
And can u also recommended how do same with previous model - MBP 15 2013, gt750m
THX

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


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