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TrDA
 TrDA
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Hello everyone!

I’ve been enjoying this EGPU setup since May 2017, and thus wanted to share my configuration with the community.

 

eGPU hardware setup 

 

Notebook Hardware

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) -> for Home (work&game)

 

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2015) -> for Office (work&game)

  • CPU: 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • RAM: 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR
  • Storage #1: SSD 128GB PCIe-based flash storage (50/50 split for macOS H.Sierra and Windows 10 Bootcamp)
  • Storage #2: Micro SD 128gb (50/50 split for macOS and Windows) in SDXC card slot
  • iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • dGPU: -
  • Thunderbolt-2 port (up to 16 Gbps)

 

External Display

 

 Software

  • MBP 17" -> Windows 7 PRO Bootcamp + eGPU Setup 1.35 (all work, thank for your help -> Nando4)
  • MBP 17" -> Windows 10 PRO Bootcamp (all work, no errors)
  • MBP 17" -> macOS Sierra + automate-eGPU (all work, thank you very much -> goalque)

 

  • MBA 13" -> Windows 10 PRO Bootcamp (all work, no errors)
  • MBA 13" -> macOS High Sierra  (Nvidia -> works)

 

The result exceeded my expectations. Thank you all.

 

 Update:

 

 MBP 17" -> Windows 10 PRO Bootcamp (external display FHD @60 MHz )

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  MBA 13" -> Windows 10 PRO Bootcamp (internal display)

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MBA 13" -> Windows 10 PRO Bootcamp (external display FHD @60 MHz )

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early-2015 13″ MBA + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external display 1080p + macOS10.13.3 & Win10
late - 2011 17″ MBP + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external display 1080p + macOS10.13.3 & Win10

 
2015 13" MacBook Air [5th,2C,U] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  


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laserbyte
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Have you tried the MBP 17″ with macOS High Sierra yet?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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nando4
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Upgraded to macOS10.13

From [APP] NVIDIA eGPU support for High Sierra (NVIDIAEGPUSupport)

Posted by: TrDA

Thank you, YIFANLU!!!

Here are my results (for the Mac I could check at the moment):

13 "MBA early 2015 + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external HDMI C27F390 display 1080p = works without any problems.

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 From [APP] NVIDIA eGPU support for High Sierra (NVIDIAEGPUSupport)

 

Posted by: TrDA

Thank you, YIFANLU!!!

Here are my results (for the Mac I could check at the moment):

News:

17 "MBP late 2011 + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external HDMI C27F390 display 1080p = works without any problems.

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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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j.navarro
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Hi. I have similar setup that replicates your MacOS results:

17 “MBP early 2011 + MacOS 10.13.1 + + Akitio Thunder 3 with modified power supply + GTX960 + HDMI monitor.

The HDMI display works perfectly well via within MacOS, but the GTX960 does not seem to be visible as an OpenCL device, which is the only thing I really want it for… 

Do you have any ideas why OpenCL does not detect the GTX960? When I run clinfo and similar tools I only see the CPU and the integrated Radeon GPU as OpenCL devices.

% clinfo -l
Platform #0: Apple
+-- Device #0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
`-- Device #1: ATI Radeon HD 6750M

 

Any advice would be extremely helpful.

 

2011 17" MacBook Pro (HD6750M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 960 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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dishwasherd
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Howdy,

Did you have any problems with error 43 when installing the GTX 1050 ti?

https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/FIXED-Nvidia-GTX1050Ti-error-43-on-mPCIe-or-M2-non-hotplug-eGPU-interfaces-applicable-to-GTX10xx/

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Pliskin Leung
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It's barely work with my MBP 2017 15" touchbar + aorus gaming box 1080

I installed nvidia web driver, and I installed NVDEGsupport
but I don't see NVDEGsupport.kext in extension.

however I put fitHeadlessHDMI and use internal MacBook screen as using mirror,
Unigine Valley benchmark shows that only got 30fps avg on 1920x1080x8AA ultra, Score about 2xxx, which is 40-50% dropped compare to regular windows computer that show on another review of gaming box 1080.

what can I do to boost performance of gaming box?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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animalblack
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Trda, could you please explain little bit more your windows 10 implementation? 
At the moment i have working eGPU under 10.13.5 (Late 2011 HD3000+6770m+Mantiz+RX580), some glicks but works.
As for windows 10 not working .... you mention that everything works on your side under Win10 without any adjustment, but best i could is Win10 uefi on second drive + error12. 

Maybe you did something in addition to make it working?

Macbook Pro 2017 (RP560) + Mantiz Venus + Vega64 Air


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Nicobar
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Try this. Power on and shutdown 2 times. At the third boot pay attenction to the Windows spinning wheel. It starts to spin from the bottom. When you see the first dot reach a quarter of a circle hot plug egpu. Try this method for both tb ports.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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animalblack
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Thaks for idea, will try later today. 
But i have assumtion, that i did something incorrect while disabling iGPU.
In this Guide by FSP said that iGPU should be named as "Unknown Device" under Unknown Devices section", but in my case it appera with name something like basic microsoft vga, but in Other device section). Want to change base win language, in order to be sure everything looks ok in eng.

Macbook Pro 2017 (RP560) + Mantiz Venus + Vega64 Air


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animalblack
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This magic way with 3 reboot not helped. If I see spinner, then I wount see eGPU in Device manager. Hot plug not working. And I have only one TB1 port)
If I leave eGPU connected while power up - error 12
If I plug eGPU on bootcamp menu - error 12

Current iGPU state:

Video Controller (VGA compatible)
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
The installation of this device is forbidden by system policy. Contact your system administrator.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

, don't know how to force it to be unknown (if it needed at all).

As far as I can see few ways left - 
1) Update windows to 1803 (now it is 1709) - maybe, but not too optimistic. 
2) After 1) try DSDT fix for large memory.
3) Then, I assume DIY eGPU Setup and Windows 7/10. 

If any ideas will be appreciate. Of course I will continue tries, but it there is some reliable solution it could cut some time. 

PS MacBook MID 2014 with Gt750m started eGPU without any additional work (Win10 1803) - but cold plug. 

Macbook Pro 2017 (RP560) + Mantiz Venus + Vega64 Air


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