Any way at all for running eGPUs in macO...
 

Any way at all for running eGPUs in macOS with internal display?  

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dream3
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Jan 12, 2017 12:54 am  

Hey guys.

 

I'm deciding on which macbook I'm about to buy keeping in mind I'll need an eGPU. I'm not sure if I'm going with the 15" mid 2015 without GPU or the 15" late 2016 with GPU. eGPUs can be Bizon, razer core or anything else, I just need it to work.

 

Would that choice make a difference regarding the use of eGPUs in macOS with the internal display?

 

Thanks! 

MacOS: 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 Iris Pro only
Windows 10: Tornado F5 laptop with discrete GTX 1060
eGPU: GIGABYTE RX 580


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nando4
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Jan 12, 2017 1:06 am  

EDIT 23-Jan>> @theitsage has just posted the following excellent article. Thank you theitsage, goalque and enjoy for piecing this puzzle together.

How to: eGPU-Accelerated Internal Display in macOS

  1. Download and run Spectacle
  2. Download and run DisableMonitor
  3. Go to macOS System Preferences -> Dock -> Position on screen -> Left (if you arrange your ghost display to the right of the internal display)
  4. Plug the ghost display adapter in and set it as the primary display
  5. Set the resolution to match internal screen in DisableMonitor*
  6. Launch an app such as Valley benchmark from the Dock (there you see its child window)
  7. Switch “Next Display” or “Previous Display” with a keyboard shortcut (CONTROL OPTION COMMAND LEFT or RIGHT ARROW).

 

* Spectacle switches apps between displays in both Windowed and Fullscreen mode. Matching the ghost display’s resolution with the internal display using DisableMonitor is therefore recommended.

 

 

 

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table    •    Several builds
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 M1000M + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10


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dream3
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Jan 12, 2017 2:33 am  

And that would work on macOS with macbooks with integrated only but also mbps with discrete graphics?

MacOS: 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 Iris Pro only
Windows 10: Tornado F5 laptop with discrete GTX 1060
eGPU: GIGABYTE RX 580


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ikir
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Jan 12, 2017 1:10 pm  

remember also OpenCL works with any display and as far i've read Metal too.

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dream3
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Jan 12, 2017 5:32 pm  
Posted by: ikir

 

remember also OpenCL works with ay display and as far i've read Metal too.

   What does that mean?

MacOS: 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 Iris Pro only
Windows 10: Tornado F5 laptop with discrete GTX 1060
eGPU: GIGABYTE RX 580


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HeliumC
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Jan 15, 2017 7:16 am  

Can I set the internal display as a mirror of this fake display, making eGPU do the calculations? (On macOS)

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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goalque
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Jan 19, 2017 7:11 pm  

Who said that it is impossible to run full screen macOS apps or games on MBP's internal screen, accelerated by the eGPU? Now possible.

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/turn-your-macbook-pro-to-a-gaming-laptop-with-akitio-thunder2/#post-1673

internalscreen RX480
GTX 980 1
GTX 980 2
TombRaider
TombRaider benchmark

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi
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goalque
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Jan 19, 2017 10:48 pm  

Late 2013 13" MBP & Late 2016 13" MBP (Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter) tested.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi
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2018 13" MacBook Pro + Radeon [email protected] + Win10 1809


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nyanmatt
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Jan 22, 2017 3:25 pm  

Thanks to everyone for putting this together. Got this working today with an HDMI plug from https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/ADP4KHEAD/ (headlessghost.com USA distributor)

Been playing some Blizzard games on high settings. Works great!

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