automate-eGPU EFI vs purge-wrangler
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automate-eGPU EFI vs purge-wrangler  


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Joined: 7 months ago

First, thank you so much to everyone in this community. I appreciate the time and effort everyone has put into the extensive knowledge here. It has made a huge difference in getting my eGPU running, and extending the life/functionality of a beloved machine.


My question:

Should I be using automate-eGPU EFI or purge-wrangler with my setup?


My setup:

Mackbook Pro 9,1 (Mid-2012, non-retina): 2.7GHz Core i7, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 650M

macOS 10.14.6 Mojave

eGPU: Razer Core X Chroma, Saffire Radeon RX 580


Context of my question:

I'm following in the footsteps of the kind genius of @gaerraty and their guide, as I too feel that for my use case, I need to sleep and wake the machine.

The guide calls for:

1. purge-wrangler

2. purge-nvda

3. Creating an EFI boot that removes the dGPU from the setup process

4. NVDAGPUWakeHandler


I get the feeling that automate-eGPU EFI may cover steps 1 & 3, but would do so with the nice other features of automate-eGPU EFI. Such that the steps would be:

1. automate-eGPU EFI

2. purge-nvda

3. NVDAGPUWakeHandler

Or, I could be completely wrong and doing NVDAGPUWakeHandler in combination with automate-eGPU EFI may cause the whole thing to blow up.


I have tested both automate-eGPU EFI w/purge-nvda and purge-wrangler w/purge-nvda and both configurations work great for me. I am very thankful and happy for the folks that contributed to them all. 


Any thoughts are welcome, and thank you again for all of your support and knowledge sharing.





This topic was modified 7 months ago

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.