late-2016 15" Macbook Pro RP460 + GTX1080Ti-FE@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Pro) + WIN 10 Pro [koorelle]
Late-2016 15″ MacBook Pro | i7-6920HQ | 16GB RAM | 2TB SSD | RP460
Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
OS Build 15063.786
teamviewer start at login
AKiTiO Node Pro + GTX 1080Ti FE
Left MBP 15" x8 pcie type C port + 50cm TB3 type c cable ----> NODE PRO type C port
LG Ultra Fine 5K + 1m TB3 type c cable ------> NODE PRO another type C port
GTX 1080 Ti + DELL 2716D (EDID Emulator) ------- > NODE PRO 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
I can confirm success (by click bootcamp volume on Mac Startup Manager then plug in eGpu quickly)
You can get NODE Pro to work at first boot or two it doesn’t matter
When the Window Circle spin to hold it is a good sign for successful activating Nvidia Driver
just wait for it.
you can acquire your self a reboot via disconnect GTX1080 Ti and reconnect it in the devices manager under win 10.
That’s great! I’m planning to buy one.
By the way, do you have any test of using internal display? I have an UltraFine 4K display but sometimes maybe I will just use internal display.
Also, does Node Pro support macOS? I’d like to use deep learning framework, which is mostly done in macOS.
Thanks a lot 🙂
macOS do work as long as you follow in
csrutil disable / enable procedure
macOS eGPU installation tool
And something like this.
drag your own tb3-enabler.py
drag your own tb3-enabler.py apply
when you complete implementation
most important of all
shutdown your mac and disconnect eGPU
1.NML boot into your macOS with nvidia driver enabled
3.plug in your eGPU
5.when display ready you will know
OR AT THE VERY MOMENT
hot re-plug egpu to initial system failure restart
force mbp to recognize your egpu
7.if something weird teamviewer is your option
Did you have to do anything before plugging the egpu in such as the efi boot thing or was it straight plug and play into bootcamp? Another question I have is that can you plug anything into the other usb c ports and not cause windows to reboot into Mac? That happens with my Sonnet Breakaway where I can use my egpu (1080ti) plug and play style but as soon as I plug anything else into another port (an external ssd on my Mac or usb hub) windows crashes and reboots into MacOS. My MBP is the same as yours completely up to date. I just intend to use the egpu when I’m on external display as I don’t care about internal display until apple patches that in since the whole efiboot thing can actually void your warranty. I’m only interested in using the egpu for boot camp since I don’t have an external AMD card for MacOS since AMD works better for Macs.
@koorelle thanks for the post. How's the noise on this?
MP 6,1 | 4c | d700
MP 6,1 | 6c | d500
I use all port of my mbp 2016
Right Side 4x pcie type c
CASA Hub A01 USB 3.1 Type C 6 port
Akitio Thunderbolt 2 Dock
Left Side 8x pcie type c
Akitio Node Pro
CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3
When I want to reboot BootCamp ( It means the whole system work before, you got Nvidia driver installed and so on )
(The recent portable Windows KB4056891 security update
It reboot with no action needed )
1. ShutDown MBP
Disconnect Node Pro
( external display was connected to graphic card aka 1080 Ti)
let the others port on MBP plugged
LG Ultra Fine was disconnect from Node Pro at this point
2. Hold Alt key to get into Boot Disk Selection Menu
3. click BootCamp drive and plugin Node Pro
in one sec
4. if you can see the window circle spin to hold
it is a good sign for loading Nvidia Driver
5. wait for it
6. if nothing happened
login teamviewer to check
7...The new approch will be something like ......
( Recommend Use Teamviewer to operate below )
The initial condition in mind
1. Boot camp control panel select bootcamp start disk
2. Teamviewer work
3. You can on /off GTX 1080 Ti driver in Device manager
4. You can on / off Radeon Pro 460 driver in Device manager
Control Panel \ Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings\
Change settings that are currently unavailable----->
unclick Turn on fast startup
NOTE #1 : recognize GTX 1080 Ti first
( LG Ultra Fine unplugged as mentioned )
If GTX 1080 Ti was already work ( which means the external display plug in 1080Ti work )
Click OFF Radeon Pro 460 driver ONLY
and go to step #2 B
A. In Device Manager
Click off GTX 1080 Ti driver
Click off Radeon Pro 460 driver
Click ON GTX 1080 Ti driver
( System want you to reboot , Fine reboot it Because yo got good chance with GTX 1080 Ti fuctional as it should be )
If GTX 1080 Driver Not Show up And Nvidia Control Panel Not show up on Desktop
It will again need to restart from Boot Disk select menu and plug in Node Pro Again ( In one sec )
Because Radeon Pro 460 Driver Now is Off you can't see build in screen and LG Ultra fine which unplugged
#2 : recognize LG Ultra Fine later
B. Plug In LG Ultra Fine to Node Pro ( Windows will restart )
C. On Windows Desk Top to check Nvidia control panel whether or not show up again
D. In Device Manager Click On Radeon Pro 460 driver ( LG Utra Fine should work at this point )
I’m having the same reboot issue. According to this guy on YouTube the usb devices need to be plugged in prior to booting. However I don’t have to disable any downstream thunderbolt ports like he did. If I plug in prior to booting it freezes. If I plug in while it’s booted it crashes and reboots.
Edit: Following his video again I was able to make progress.
This time I'm using the lower left TB3 for the Node Pro, while the upper right is going to my monitor which acts as a 4 port USB hub. I have a keyboard, mouse, and SSD plugged in with no issue. If I unplug from my hub there are no reboots.
I had to make sure I disabled two downstream ports in the device manger for this also. (See attached)
I guess they are the ones with no dropdown arrows.
More pics please! What happens with this set up in macOS? Have you tried to get the 1080 working on the LG 5K?