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dolphinkickme
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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 1 year ago

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hahala
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Hi!

Which method has your preference as of now? I cant decide between the two methods and since you were in the same situation, I'm wondering how your experience has been so far.

I'm on MBPr 15 inch late 2013 with Nvidia Geforce GT750m.

MacOS Big Sur 11.4

Razer Core X + AMD RX6800

 

2013 15" MacBook Pro (Nvidia GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RX 6800 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 11.4; Win10


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mac_editor
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@hahala, I don't think automate-eGPU EFI works on macOS Big Sur at the moment. You can try purge-wrangler or wait for me to finish work on kryptonite.

 

"Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed." — Seneca

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance
Launching Apps on Specific (e)GPUs on macOS

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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dolphinkickme
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Posted by: @hahala

 

Which method has your preference as of now?

 

@hahala I ended up making my own bootloader (on my HD) per the instructions in this guide (same as mentioned in original post). 

I forget the reasons, but I'm happy with it. 

Still searching for the right codes to disable my dGPU to get NVDAGPUWakeHandler working though.

@mac_editor, kryptonite looks cool! Would it handle allowing sleep? If so, count me in!

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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mac_editor
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@dolphinkickme, I’ll be looking into that as part of my work for kryptonite. Can’t make promises (like if I can’t find a solution), but will definitely look into it. 

 

"Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed." — Seneca

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance
Launching Apps on Specific (e)GPUs on macOS

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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hahala
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@mac_editor, Wow good stuff on kryptonite! It looks promising! I think I'll hold on making the egpu work on macos until kryptonite.

 

2013 15" MacBook Pro (Nvidia GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RX 6800 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 11.4; Win10


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hahala
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@dolphinkickme, Thanks for your reply! It looks like the kryptonite method is the way to go for me Smile

 

2013 15" MacBook Pro (Nvidia GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RX 6800 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 11.4; Win10


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dolphinkickme
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Posted by: @mac_editor

@dolphinkickme, I’ll be looking into that as part of my work for kryptonite. Can’t make promises (like if I can’t find a solution), but will definitely look into it.

 

@mac_editor - amazing, thank you for looking into it!

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