Blackmagic Pro and Mac Pro Late 2013
I read all I could on using a eGPU with the Mac pro Late 2013 and it looked like the Apple Blackmagic Pro was the way to go. I purchased one along with the Mac Thuderbolt 3 to 2 converter and an Apple Thunderbolt 2 cable. I have tried using Purge-Wrangler, set egpu and automate-eGPU EFI. I cant get any of these to recognise the Blackmagic eGPU. I have it plugged in, but it simply is not recognised by any of these.
Can anyone help with this problem. I have spent days trying to find a fix, but nothing I do gets my Mac to see that it is plugged in.
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Logs indicate that the Blackmagic eGPU was not even detected in Thunderbolt device tree (this needs to happen) and that you have other thunderbolt devices connected. Please disconnect all thunderbolt devices and only plug in Blackmagic eGPU in any bottom port and try again.
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I need to plug in one of my monitors - I have 3 attached. Is this OK. I would have this plugged into the middle right port.
@brucep Read this Apple article on using multiple displays with the 2013 Mac Pro. If you already have a HDMI cable going to one of the monitor, make sure the two bottom Thunderbolt 2 ports are free for the eGPU. It’s also best to separate the other two display to the remaining two Thunderbolt 2 buses.
I do have one monitor plugged into the HDMI, and the other 2 at top left and middle right. I will disconnect everything except the middle right so I can see Terminal. Should I also have the Blackmagic box plugged into a monitor via hdmi when I connect it to the bottom port? Or should I just plug in the Blackmagic box with no monitor coonected?
Ya just get the eGPU working first with one display on HDMI - after which you can connect everything again.
Removed everything except the one monitor plugged into the middle right. Blackmagic plugged into bottom left. Uninstalled in purge-wrangler and tried to re-install, but no detection again. I just cant seem to get the Mac to recognise that it is plugged in. I have the latest log file:
Can’t do much if the eGPU is not detected in the first place. Can you verify that the Blackmagic eGPU is detected on a different system (check About This Mac - System Report - Thunderbolt)?
That is what I was afraid of. I dont have any other system to see if it detected. All the Thunderbolt ports are working.
I cannot see any reason for this, but it looks like I just tossed $2000 away 🙁
I did have a Bizon box working on this machine, but a hard disk crash meant I had to upgrade to Mojave to get the new SSD to work, and of course the Bizon box with a NVidea card are not supported on the OS.
We don’t recommend BizonBox: https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/why-are-bizonbox-units-not-recommended-by-egpu-io/
It may be possible that your Blackmagic unit is defective/doesn’t power on/something along those lines as I see no other reason for it not being detected. Only testing with another device will give us more info unfortunately.