Akitio Node Pro + AMD Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB GDDR5 (Saphire)
Heya, how's it going everyone?
I'm having a weird issue running my setup in here:
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) running MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 (18D42)
When I plug in only the Akitio Node Pro (without the GPU in it), the laptop recognizes the e-gpu and passes though everything it has, power, daisy chains another dock's ports and it's great. When I plug in the e-gpu with that GPU in it, MacOS stops responding. The only thing I can do is move the mouse cursos around (and I witnessed that the GPU fans aren't spinning anymore, only when I plug it in. If I pull the cable (without stopping the GPU via MacOS cause everything is frozen), it'll panic and reboot.
What am I missing here?
Is the Sapphire RX 580 Pulse new? If not, flash the vBIOS back to its original to make sure there's no compatibility issue.
Heya @itsage, how's it going?
Yeah, the GPU is brand new, I just got it from Amazon (that very same link I've posted before).
Do you happen to know where can I find more info on flashing it?
How to do it and which firmware and where I should get it?
Thanks for the response, btw!
Got in touch w/ Amazon customer service/support and got a new GPU shipped. Will update here when it gets here.
In that regard, is there ANYTHING that needs to be done when it arrives? Or is it really just plug & play?
Got a replacement GPU and indeed, everything works like a charm:
Even Akitio's daisy chaining works out of the box!
Thanks @mac_editor, you've saved me days of debug and headache!
and Thanks to Amazon pristine customer support.
I'm using an OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, here's an amazon link for it (but it seems to be out of stock):
There's a new version being sold, with a couple more ports in it:
I haven't seen a performance drop while using it. In my set up, everything but the monitors are hooked up to this OWC dock: USB mic, 4K webcam, USB Keyboard, ethernet, a smaller 4port USB3 extending it to my desk and Logictech's Unify Receiver for my mouse. Super happy with the outcome of this setup.
I don't game on this rig, so performance might be a little suboptimal for all I care. I could run a benchmark took if you'd like, just point me to it and I'll do it.
Cheers and thanks for all the feedback and support guys, you rock!