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OliverB
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Posted by: mac_editor

Agree with you. It is seriously unreal that a 16nm card from 2 years ago performs so admirably vs. the Radeon 7 in games. Assuming good driver updates for the AMD, we would still be competing head to head, while the 1080 ti would consume far less power (and it’s 16 f’in nm vs 7nm). Compute is where AMD excels - it’s good for work stuff, not gaming. Per GamersNexus in their early tests, on average the Radeon 7 was 2% slower than the 1080 ti in games.

Actually there is something unreal about the GTX1080Ti. nVidia themselves still do suffer under the incredible performance. Anything they brought after had been seen as a big disappointment including the whole RTX20xx line.

Actually my GTX1080Ti is causing me only problems with Macs, POST issues, No Mojave Support, No Disconnect under High Sierra etc... But it's worth keeping it just for strength it is representing.

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@oliverb I thought the same reading off here. Thanks for sharing that the 780 Ti works natively! This may have changed in High Sierra vs. the post you linked, which was for Sierra, but still good to know.

I actually bought it, because I didn't see any sense why it shouldn't work. All Kepler chips I tried so far, worked. That's a very strict rule: Kepler = works, Any other = doesn't work.
I think in this reading there has been a confusion about "natively support" and "still have to enable nVidia" and the problem is that it was widely accepted without double-checking.

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@oliverb In the post you linked to, I believe the user did test the 780 ti and it did not work (in Sierra), after which it was concluded so. I think @itsage may have tested this too that time; I don't recall. Anyway good to know it works now.

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@mac_editor I forgot to mention I use Mac-AMD-Info to check new PCI ID in macOS builds.

@oliverb We appreciate your continuous testing of different graphics cards in both macOS and Windows. However please refrain from throwing blanket statements without context. It confuses people who are not familiar with macOS and eGPU. Each macOS build brings changes that we can't possibly track them all. Keep in mind this is our hobby, not our job. As you've experienced many things are through trial and error. We share new information so that as a collective we can learn from each other.

 

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I was in touch with Akitio about their node pro, which has 550W PSU.  They seemed to think that it would use 300w, so not as demanding as Vega 64.

I ordered one to use with FCPX and Akitio Node Pro on my full spec iMac.  Then I realized it needs updated OS to run 🙁   Hopefully that comes soon—any one care to guess when?

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Arden Shibley
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Got my Radeon VII and Razer Core X.

Can confirm, doesn't work.

  • Called Razer, they were not very helpful.
  • Called AMD, their Radeon VII team told me (as I see here) to wait for MacOS 10.14.4.

Currently plugging the Core X into the MBP with Radeon VII inside yields "No GPU detected" or a hard shutdown of the Mac, complete with a few seconds of 100% RPM on both internal fans... never seen (heard) that before.

Anyway...... we wait.

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James Locker
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I am going to get a AMD Radeon VII, once the Apple OS beta is working with the card and it goes into general release. The cards are all sold out right now and I am going to sell my GTX 1080 TI to my brother and get the AMD card. I am so tired of waiting for nvidia and Apple not getting it to work with Mojave. At least the two companies could have a statement and say yes we are working on it, or no it is not going to happen.

This is my first post, Hello to all!!!!

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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OliverB
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BTW, GeForce GTX 690 with Kepler Chips (!) is supported natively, too. This is special case because of the two chips, which work like charm under MacOSX:

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I am having problems to get it (them;) run under Windows. @itsage, do you have any experience with Dual-GPUs?

 

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itsage
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@oliverb This is very cool to see a dual-chip GPU actually works in macOS. EVGA produced a Mac Edition GTX 680 so drivers for them are well optimized. I had tried Radeon Pro Duo (Fiji) before in 10.12 but macOS was not able to work with it. It worked in Boot Camp but one of the two chips showed up with error 12.

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FCPXUserGermany
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hey ... maybe stay on the topic of the Radeon VII ?! 😉

... so in other news: ny Radeon VII just arrived today ... aaaaand it did not work with the eGPU with my MacBook Pro / MacOS Mojave... so surprise there ... so I did put it in my 2010 MacPro running Windows 10 Bootcamp drive .... and it shows up (after installing the official AMD Windows driver for the Radeon VII) and seems to work ... will try some games and Davinci Resolve

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OliverB
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Posted by: itsage

@oliverb This is very cool to see a dual-chip GPU actually works in macOS. EVGA produced a Mac Edition GTX 680 so drivers for them are well optimized. I had tried Radeon Pro Duo (Fiji) before in 10.12 but macOS was not able to work with it. It worked in Boot Camp but one of the two chips showed up with error 12.

@itsage, it works very well with MacOSX.

Windows is a problem, though. I got also one chip showing Error 12. If I boot with them (normally solves Error 12 in my setup) they would both be yellow banged with Error 43, which can be solved by Disabling and Enabling, only to appear Error 12 again on one chip. Disabling some devises does not help. It may be interesting that the USB-C port of my Asus XG Station is not usable with this card.

I know from an another Dual-GPU that in Desktop PC there are no issues, this is only an eGPU problem.

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