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2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + RX 470 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + macOS 10.12.3 [kukkis] // sound-fix & chassis mod  

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goalque
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My Devil Box behaves the same way. System freezes and the touchpad doesn’t react, you have to force shut down. Because @ikir reported partial success on 10.12.3, touch bar users still have a little hope. 9to5mac also used the touch bar model. I suppose the Boot ROM version is different.

The only good news is that Nvidia cards still work.

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kukkis
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Damn, so the only way to get AMD eGPU to work would be installing older 10.12.2 macOS Sierra version? Is it possible to get older version somehow as my backups happen to be only from 10.12.3 version? I found update version but I don't know if it is the full installer  or just an update.

I wonder does AMD cards work any better in hackintosh then with 10.12.3? That would be the next step but quite unreliable and maybe not worth it if FCPX does not work anyway. 

2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 980 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + macOS 10.12 [build link]  

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goalque
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Nope. I tried 10.12.2 from a Time Machine backup. The same result. Factory reset (Internet recovery) installs 10.12.3, so no way back. I am not sure whether earlier Boot ROM versions worked with a non-touch model + AMD, but @itsage can confirm this.

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kukkis
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Ok, thanks for the info. It is good to know that Nvidia still works but I don't know if for example 980 ti open cl performance would be worth the price just for FCPX. 

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kukkis
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I was wondering how Thunder3 with AMD card would behave when connected via two TB3 to TB2 adapters and TB2 cable to non-touch MBP?

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goalque
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Good question. Apple’s bidirectional adapter seems to work both directions. This AMD issue concerns only TB3-TB3 connection. So in theory... Smile I only have one adapter.

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kukkis
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I don't have any nor the TB cable at the moment but if that solution would show Thunder3 like TB2 device to MacOs it coul work if Thunder2 works. 

Have to find some solution as obviously I cannot return the modded Thunder3 any more😂 but I could swap AMD still to some Nvidia card if this Thunder3 with AMD to TB3 port is going to be permanently disabled by Apple. 

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ikir
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@goalque

Boot ROM Version: MBP132.0226.B11

SMC Version (system): 2.37f19

 

I'm switching soon to a GTX 780ti thanks for your suggestion, since drivers are much faster and you cn use either Nvidia one or Apple one.


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goalque
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@ikir: Have you experienced system freeze after login? The different Boot ROM possibly explains the different AMD functionality.

It’s not certain that GTX 780Ti would work with Apple’s native driver but there’s a chance.

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ikir
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@goalque

no, when it works it works! My problem is initialization at boot, most of times "whoosh" sound start when I unplug and replug not during boot! Or maybe my Thunder 3 is crazy.

i will try with GTX780ti, anyway it will work with Nvidia drivers.


MacBook Pro 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB 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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