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List of Mac Setups that work out of the box without any patch or trick.
 

List of Mac Setups that work out of the box without any patch or trick.  

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OliverB
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- Polaris and Vega10 AMD cards connected to any TB3-Mac on MacOSX High Sierra or Mojave.
- AMD cards connected to Early 13-inch 2015 MacBookPro on Windows Bootcamp.

Any more known? Please complete!

Note: There are quite a number of setups which run immediately, too (notable nVidia cards with Bootcamp), but you lose internal display if you don't hot-plug the eGPU.

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


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motoic
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GTX 1070 on 2018 MBP works without any patches hotplugged (bootcamp)

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2018 15" MBP w/ Radeon Pro 560x
Nvidia GTX 1070
Akitio Node
32" LG 32UD99-W
macOS Mojave, Bootcamp Windows 10


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odin
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Do you mean for MacBook? My setup was basically plug-and-play.

LG Gram 17 | Sonnet Breakaway Box 550 | Asus Strix RTX 2070 OC Edition | Win 10 Pro 1903 + Manjaro Deepin Dual Boot
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OliverB
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Posted by: timothyov

GTX 1070 on 2018 MBP works without any patches hotplugged (bootcamp)

Correct, as I noted in my Note: "Note: There are quite a number of setups which run immediately, too (notable nVidia cards with Bootcamp), but you lose internal display if you don't hot-plug the eGPU"
Which means, it is not flawless: You boot with the eGPU plugged in and the internal display is gone. Actually this is quite annoying, I have this setup, too (15-inch 2018 MBP + nVidia eGPU), and my internal display goes black on regular base 🙁

Posted by: odin

Do you mean for MacBook? My setup was basically plug-and-play.

@odin
Could you please describe your setup? What do you mean with "basically"?

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


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OliverB
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Posted by: Eightarmedpet

My Mbp requires no more than hot plugging with Nvidia cards. Internal display acceleration works too.

Precisely. But you have to hot-plug it. You can't boot with an eGPU plugged in without losing internal display. I wouldn't call this "perfect plug'n'play".
Moreover the second or third time I hot-plug the eGPU, it has problems with the detection, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It only works reliably the first time after windows is fully loaded.
On MacOSX, hotplugging works always.

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


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Posted by: OliverB
Posted by: odin

Do you mean for MacBook? My setup was basically plug-and-play.

@odin
Could you please describe your setup? What do you mean with "basically"?

Link to my build is in my signature. https://egpu.io/forums/builds/lg-gram-17-rtx207032gbps-tb3-win10-odin/#post-59328

I can basically just disconnect and reconnect it at any time and it just works. Throws a notification when I do so:

disconnect

Doesn't seem to matter if I leave it connected while powering on/off or disconnect and reconnect it while in windows. Obviously if I disconnect it while an app is using it, there's the potential the app will crash. I accidentally kicked the cord out of the eGPU when playing a game one time and the game threw up a dialog that the GPU device had been disconnected and then quit to desktop. I think it was Crysis 3.

I'm gathering you're only looking for setups for a MacBook though? You should add that to the title.

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LG Gram 17 | Sonnet Breakaway Box 550 | Asus Strix RTX 2070 OC Edition | Win 10 Pro 1903 + Manjaro Deepin Dual Boot
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OliverB
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@odin,
thank your for the detailed elaboration. You are absolutely correct, I have to add to the title that only Mac(Book/Pro)s are concerned. Thank you for the hint!

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


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