late-2016 15" Macbook Pro RP460 + GTX1080Ti-FE@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Pro) + WIN 10 Pro [koorelle]  


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December 21, 2017 4:48 am  

System specs


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



eGPU hardware


    AKiTiO Node Pro + GTX 1080Ti FE


Display HW


     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.

Hardware pictures

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Edited: 5 months  ago

Flint Ironstag, goalque, Linfeng Zhao and 1 people liked
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December 23, 2017 11:47 am  

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 🙂

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December 23, 2017 12:35 pm  

macOS do work as long as you follow in 

csrutil disable / enable procedure


macOS eGPU installation tool 

by goalque


And something like this.


chmod +x drag your own

sudo drag your own 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

2.log out

3.plug in your eGPU


5.when display ready you will know


hot re-plug egpu to initial system failure restart

force mbp to recognize your egpu

6.log in 

7.if something weird teamviewer is your option

 result new by AUTO CPU fan speed

Edited: 5 months  ago

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December 29, 2017 8:10 pm  

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.

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December 31, 2017 3:36 pm  

@koorelle thanks for the post.  How's the noise on this?

MP 6,1 | 4c | d700
MP 6,1 | 6c | d500

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January 1, 2018 8:04 pm  

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

     5. In 

          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 )

                        COn 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 )




Edited: 4 months  ago

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January 1, 2018 8:51 pm  

Graphic Card noise it depend

As for the Node Pro because its fans were under the chassis so noise of  

Node Pro

doesn't really concern me.


Edited: 5 months  ago

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January 11, 2018 9:39 pm  

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.


Edited: 4 months  ago

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February 15, 2018 11:20 am  

More pics please! What happens with this set up in macOS? Have you tried to get the 1080 working on the LG 5K?

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + GTX1060@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + Win10
2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar + GTX1070@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Box) + Win10
LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

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March 18, 2018 8:18 pm  

I'm also interested in more information about the combination MacBook Pro 13" LG UltraFine 5K and Akitio Node Pro.

Did you tested it with macOS 10.13.4 beta?
Need I something like a HDMI Dongle?