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simon2005
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hey everyone, i just ordered a egpu Sonnet breakaway box developer edition. I set it all up and plugged it together then i realised that it wouldnt work with the macbook. turns out i need a external display(moniter or tv) to actually do this. I would buy a monitor but one: i cant afford a decent one and 2: i would hate to not run it on my macbook because you cant control things from the monitor, but you can from a macbook. I contacted apple support but they said it wasnt possible but they are contacting their electronic team or something. I think that the next update in high sierra would be able to run egpus on the macbook directly but I am not too sure. any help or advice? (sorry for the length of this post)

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xBattleFreakx
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I'm also starting my project with the sonnet breakaway box 350. I do not know yet how far I can use my internal screen.

However, there is here in the forum a solution how to use the internal screen with a fake screen. Just search. this will also explain the app which one needs.

greeting

2013 15" MacBook Pro [4th,4C,H] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + macOS 10.13.6 & Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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@simon2005 Are you using the eGPU in macOS or Windows? In macOS, software developers have to update their apps to make use of eGPU and mGPUs (multi-GPUs). A workaround with big performance loss is to use a headless display adapter.

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simon2005
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@itsage
i am currently running on Mac OS high sierrra 10.13.5
Also, if you use a headless display adapter, does that mean you get s performance loss? Sorry I just want to confirm

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simon2005
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Hey @xBattleFreakx
could you please link a article explaining how to do that
thanks

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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