Can I use Nvidia cards as a display dock only in macOS
 
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Wang DB
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Hi, my situation is tricky

I currently have a MacBook Pro 18 15inch,

i want to buy an egpu set (probably razer x + 3080 when it’s out). I needs to use Nvidia as I’m using the card for Deep Learning mostly. I understand that Nvidia is working only on Bootcamp since I will update the macOS timely. It’s fine for me to change the boot options.

 

However, right now I do have 2 external displays connected to my mbp using a single USBc dock, with small issues when playing games on windows though. So I would like to connect them via the graphics card in the future. But since there’s no nvidia drivers for macOS, do I need to reconnect the cables to my dock again when I boot to macOS? Are there solutions that doesn’t require this cable changing?

 

I can expect people suggesting me using windows entirely. But using macOS for most daily use is very pleasant to me and I have countless files and softwares installed already. So that would be a not so great idea.

 

thanks for your creative ideas!

 

This topic was modified 1 year ago

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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joevt
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Use a KVM switch to switch a display from the MacBook Pro to the Nvidia.

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Radeon Pro W5700, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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