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2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 780 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + macOS 10.12.3 [ikir]  

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ikir
 ikir
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 My configuration:

MacBook Pro 13" touchbar, i5 2,9Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris 550

Thunder3 modded + bequiet! 750W ATX modular PSU + Nvidia GTX 780 Ti 3GB connected to LG Ultrawide 4K display

Hardware Installation

1. Opened Thunder3 classic (i will need some time to build an enclosure)

2. Put GTX 780 Ti 3GB

3. Connected Thunder3 to bequiet! 750W Powezone ATX PSU which power both GTX 780 Ti (6+8-pin PCie) and Akitio Thunder3 (barrel plug mod from molex)

 4. Connect to Mac

 

macOS configuration

1. Disabled SIP with csrutil from Recovery terminal

2. Downloaded TB3 enabler to let MacBook Pro use Thunder3 (sadly if you don't want to edit kext there is no way yet since Apple software blocked older Thunderbolt 3 devices)

3. Run new automate-GPU script 

Benchmarks:

 

 Valley Benchmark HD 1920x1080 wide extreme preset:

Iris 550 6,1 fps - 256 score

Thunder3+GTX 780 Ti 57,3 fps - 2398 score

 

Valley Benchmark 4K 3440x1440 ultrawide 2x ultra:

Iris 550 5fps - 207 score

Thunder3+GTX 780 Ti 42,7fps - 1788 score

 

 Geekbench 4 GPU:

Iris 550 30584 OpenCL score

Thunder3+GTX 780 Ti fail OpenCL score

 

Luxmark luxball:

Thunder3+GTX 780 Ti 11189

Thunder3+GTX 780 Ti + Iris 550 13696

 

 

Cinebench R15 OpenGL:

Thunder3+GTX 780 Ti 72,39 fps

 

 


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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Yukikaze
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We demand pictures! Smile

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
2012 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430s [3rd,2C,M] + RX 550 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (Atto Thunderlink) + Win10 [build link]  


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nando4
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Posted by: Yukikaze

 

We demand pictures! Smile

   

.. and bootcamped Windows.  Otherwise it's only a half Macbook eGPU implementation Smile

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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goalque
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Does it work with Apple’s built-in Nvidia drivers?

1) sudo ./automate-eGPU.sh -uninstall
2) Restart
3) sudo ./automate-eGPU.sh -skip-web-driver
4) Restart

Just in case… what happens if you uninstall the TB3 enabler, and reboot into macOS by holding the Option key down? My Devil Box has the same TPS65982 chip and it reports “Unsupported” under the Thunderbolt bus. However, the TB3 enabler/binary hack is not necessary.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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ikir
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ah ah ah guys i will update thread tomorrow. Pictures when i find a way to organize this mess 😛

 

@goalque

My first try was with Apple build-in drivers but i got no luck, in profiles it was detect as generic Nvidia card.

Do you mean i can remove TB3-enabler after first installation? Why holding Option?


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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goalque
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Okay, so the latest natively supported Kepler card is GTX 780 SC 6 GB (GK110B chip).

Because of the older TI82 PD controller - it does not support hot-plugging on macOS so booting from the cold power state, and holding down the Option key may initialize TB3 handshaking without the binary hack, as with the TI82 equipped Devil Box (DSL 6540). What’s your Thunder3 firmware version? Even though we have the same PD and TB3 controller, the older firmware (17.17) possibly explains why the Devil Box doesn’t need the hack.

Another approach is to skip DetectGPU function:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/issue-asus-xg-station-2-2016-macbook-pro-15-xfx-rx480-4g-cannot-detect-the-egpu-with-automate-egpu-sh/#post-2716

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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ikir
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@goalque
Versione firmware: 19,1 

 

 @Nando Bootcamp refuses to install on my mac! I will try again.

 

 

PS: you can add this to implementation page


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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Final Cut Pro X is working!


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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Hello, still reading up on eGPU's and have been noticing some require odd steps to boot. Have you found this the case with your 13inch MBP?

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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ikir
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@Eightarmedpet

Need a hub or USB-C peripheral connected to another port. I have a power delivery hub, so when i'm at home i plug eGPU and this device.

 

@all

GTX 780 Ti consume a lot of power, i'm trying the same setup with GTX 980, because i had some kernel panics under heavy load with my PSU stopping and i think 780 Ti drains too much power.


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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