13" MBP early 2015 macos 10.12.4 eGPU not detected
automate-eGPU.sh installation works without an issue and the gtx 960 I am using is detected by the macbook. However, the nvidia driver only detects the card once in a while. Mind you I can see that it's connected via macOS's System Information. My setup had no issues in El Capitan. I recently upgraded to Sierra. I have also tried doing a clean install and that hasn't solved the problem.
13" MBP early 2015 macos 10.12.4
Just got a similar setup working with a EVGA 960 4G and a razer core today. I'll let you know if I see similar stuff.
sudo ./automate-eGPU.sh -a and restart should fix this problem.
goalque, R u suggesting that all we need to do is rerun your script with :
1.) sudo ./automate-eGPU.sh -a
And 10.12.4 should run like before?
I am quite sure (if you have a TB2 enclosure & Maxwell card), and the next restarts after that.
I can confirm sudo ./automate-eGPU.sh -a with reboot works with a late 2013 15" MBPr w/ GT 750m and eGPU GTX 750ti in Akitio Thunderbolt 2 Enclosure works on Mac OS 10.12.4.
I'm trying now with a RX 460, with little luck.
I'm having some interesting issues with my setup (see above). I've got the Razer Core plugged in and ran both scripts in this order. If I leave the core plugged in when I reboot it hangs before the startup chime. Unplug it and everything runs fine. If I plug the core in with the right timing after boot it comes up just fine but that's far less than idea. Anyone else seeing this?
Any updates with the RX460?
I was unable to get the Rx 460 Single Fan 4GB GDDR5 True OC 1220MHz Displayport HDMI DVI Graphics Cards RX-460P4SFG5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGQUIU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_oxxZJOH1qLZT a" target="true">RX 460 to work. @goalgue suggested it might be an incompatible card. I'm going to return and try later.
I was never able to get it working withe the -a flag. After several tries, I decided to reformat and do a clean installation and that resulted with the same issue. Then on the third frustrated retry, I had accidentally deleted the partition and had forgotten that I had formatted by USB drive that had Sierra. So I went through with the internet recovery and had the laptop download Sierra on the fly. This is where it gets strange -- GPU was detected on reboot after running automate-eGPU.sh. So I quickly reran the script with the -a flag. It has been working ever since.
I'm super glad and I have no idea why it started working.
My next question -- I'm running a GTX 960 to drive a 4k monitor and I leave my laptop closed. I noticed that the GUI is a bit laggy at times. Is this normal? What should I use to benchmark gpu performance and compare to other eGPU to see if it's performing to standard expectation?
Any updates on Sierra Mac OS 10.12.4 with regards GPUs?
It's been working for my setup but finicky. After the latest driver update it stopped working again. I'm not sure what the issue is.