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2013 15" Macbook Pro Retina (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RP [email protected]>TB3 (Blackma...

2013 15" Macbook Pro Retina (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RP [email protected]>TB3 (Blackmagic eGPU) + macOS 10.14.4 [drivec]  


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Joined: 3 months ago

System specs
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2.3 GHz (quad-core)
iGPU: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
dGPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB
OS: macOS 10.14.4

eGPU hardware
BlackMagic eGPU (Radeon Pro 580)
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (male) to Thunderbolt 2 (female) adaptor
Apple Thunderbolt (male) to Thunderbolt (male) cable, 1 meter

Hardware pictures
To be added later.

Installation steps
Required: Install (activate AMD support - option 1)
Optional: Install (for external monitors support - option 1)

To enable eGPU support in apps, be sure to enable "Prefer external GPU" in Finder's Get Info menu on an app-by-app basis.
Some apps will natively see the eGPU and will need to be set in the app's settings (for example, World of Warcraft).

Uningine Heaven Benchmarks:
Min FPS:11.8
Max FPS:63.4


Min FPS:12.5
Max FPS:92.2

LuxMark v3.1:
CPU: 1673
iGPU: 2518
dGPU: 1304
iGPU+dGPU: 3324
eGPU: 13103
iGPU+dGPU+eGPU: 15103

Significant improvement in games on internal display - higher graphics settings enabled and increased frame rate. Tested using Kerbal Space Program and World of Warcraft.
No significant difference in render times in Premiere Pro (when using internal display only).
No significant difference in viewport performance in Maya 2017.

This topic was modified 3 months ago

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

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