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esatamacmodular
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cool. i didn't know this wasn't possible on 2013 mac pro w/out this card. nice to see a nod to egpu market.

iMac 2013 10.14.1, Macbook Air 2013 10.11, MBP 2016 13" 10.13.6 , HP 4530s 10.11, node lite, DA-2 PSU w/mod, PE4L 2.1b expresscard34, GTX460,1050Ti,1060,1070/Ti RX470,560,580

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + macOS 10.13.6 [build link]  


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OliverB
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Posted by: mac_editor

@slhdsnet yep, it’s expensive for sure and you will have to check the netkas forums for any latest updates and for troubleshooting if needed. IMO It should be considered only if you plan on sticking to your nMP for many more years to come and have serious use case for the eGPU in Windows. At that price you could have two V64’s (or maybe 3 V56’s if one looks carefully) and although Windows won’t work, compute performance in macOS would be nuts.

You get 4 Vega56 or 3 Vega64 for the price of $1000.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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OliverB
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Posted by: slhdsnet

@mac_editor  I like your comment, i.e. "it’s not just a boot screen. That card allows eGPU functionality on the 2013 Mac Pro in Bootcamp." and you actually just now confirmed what I believed was indeed the case but, was not 100% sure if this was actually true or not.  

I still don't get it how this should be necessary. Is this really confirmed?

There are lot of false facts out there that have to be myth busted. I remember e.g. that is was "common sense", that the GTX780Ti wasn't natively supported by MacOSX, which was just wrong. Or Claiming that Radeon VII was better than a GTX1080Ti in Unigine Valley, which is far from being true. Or people using anti-error-31-hacks on setups where it isn't a problem. Recently another user wrote as fact that the iGPU of his 13-inch MacBookPro must be switched off because of firmware, which doesn't make any sense... etc.. list goes os.

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2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Defoler
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Posted by: OliverB

@slhdsnet I am courios: Aren't the Dual Firepro D300 supposed to be as powerful as a single RX580? At least as dGPU vs eGPU they have a massive bandwidth advantage.

The D300 is somewhere between the 7850 and the 7870.

We are talking about 2 generations above. Not even mentioning that it wasn't even fully on GCN, and has 2GB of memory.
So compared to the 580, it is basically a stone age card.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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esatamacmodular
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hmmm makes me think of this post ... https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/questions-about-flashing-nvidia-cards-for-mac-bootscreen/

I think the fact that anyone is able to pull off this GPU mod is awesome. But apparently the price for it right now is $300-600 additional cost per card for a missing bootscreen and other functionality.

As a side note, I always wondered whether the MVC cards are sold as new or not as it does not explicitly say one way or the other.

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iMac 2013 10.14.1, Macbook Air 2013 10.11, MBP 2016 13" 10.13.6 , HP 4530s 10.11, node lite, DA-2 PSU w/mod, PE4L 2.1b expresscard34, GTX460,1050Ti,1060,1070/Ti RX470,560,580

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + macOS 10.13.6 [build link]  


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slhdsnet
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@mac_editor  Your most insightful replies triggered in my mind to do some more research into this, which I did.  Based on many related discussions found on both eGPU.io and other forums, the outcome becomes quite simple, i.e. pass and wait for the new Mac Pro 2019 expected to become available sometime this year.  For now, my nMP 2013 is still chugging along quite nicely with the eGPU setup I run at this time.

As for the Mac Pro 2019, let's wait and see.  Time will tell !!

nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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slhdsnet
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@mac_editor  Quick update in regards my eGPU setup configuration.  Per my signature block, have now updated macOS Mojave to 10.14.5 (18F132) with no issues whatsoever.  In addition, have also replaced the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 by a Sapphire Pulse Rx Vega 56 about a month ago.  Bottom line and quite frankly, really impressed by the outcome.

The Pulse Vega 56 simply rocks !!!

Mosaic Capture 2019 06 2 at 16.38.42

Quick benchmark for the records:

Mosaic Capture 2019 04 28 at 16.29.11
Mosaic Capture 2019 04 28 at 16.25.49
Mosaic Capture 2019 04 28 at 17.28.41
Mosaic Capture 2019 04 28 at 17.31.04
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nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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