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can't get it working - GTX 1050 TI SC, Akitio Thunder3 MBP 2016
 

can't get it working - GTX 1050 TI SC, Akitio Thunder3 MBP 2016  

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laszlogo
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Sorry if there are already like a thousand thread of related articles, but I have looked an searched and tried for days, but I just can't get ik working :((

 

My eGPU is detected and working.

My computer actually recognizes the card in inspector, but it just doesn't want to use it.

I tried different ports

I tried different driver install methods

 

any help is appreciated!!

 

side note, on windows it is working

 

My setup:

MacBook Pro 13 (2016) Touch Bar - i7 3,3Ghz - 8GB RAM - 256GB PCIe SSD

AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box (unmodded)

EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC

 

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MacBook Pro 13 (2016) Touch Bar - i7 3,3Ghz - 8GB RAM - 256GB PCIe SSD
AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box + 120W PSU
MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 4GB


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itsage
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By saying unmodded, do you mean it’s using the AKiTiO original power adapter? If so, that might be your issue.

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23mrtbone
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Yeah, if you have the original AkiTio Power Brick the system won't work. You need this to provide enough and efficient power:  https://www.amazon.com/eFreesia-Adapter-Monitor-Compatible-Devices/dp/B00JFCVOYU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487243314&sr=8-1&keywords=12V+10A+5.5+x+2.5  

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laszlogo
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I did not knew this. The original power brick supplies (some how?) enough power to make it work on Windows though? should it than still be a power related issue?

MacBook Pro 13 (2016) Touch Bar - i7 3,3Ghz - 8GB RAM - 256GB PCIe SSD
AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box + 120W PSU
MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 4GB


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23mrtbone
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Posted by: laszlogo

 

I did not knew this. The original power brick supplies (some how?) enough power to make it work on Windows though? should it than still be a power related issue?

   

The Akitio Power is just 62 or 72 watts I think, can't remember? Nevertheless, the GPU alone needs a full 75 watts to fully run since the 1050ti draws all it's power from the PCI-E slot. The Thunderbolt card draws just a few watts but ensure the GPU gets a full 75 watts the power brick just needs to be higher. Luckily the Thunder 2/3 accept up to 120 watts so the link I provided is the one most use here for 75 watt cards. 

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Froast
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The original power brick won't provide enough power to allow the eGPU at peak performance but it should still be properly detected. Do you have the GPU connected to an external display?

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i have almost the same setup as yours, mine work like charm, just run auto-egpu.sh

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laszlogo
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Posted by: ddqp

 

i have almost the same setup as yours, mine work like charm, just run auto-egpu.sh

   

Did you upgraded the power brick? I get the power draw issue etc. but if it has enough power to run via Windows 10, why should it not have enough power to run trough Mac OSX?

MacBook Pro 13 (2016) Touch Bar - i7 3,3Ghz - 8GB RAM - 256GB PCIe SSD
AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box + 120W PSU
MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 4GB


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Froast
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Do you have an external monitor plugged into it? In your screenshot you don't.

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laszlogo
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Yes I have it attached directly to the GPU

MacBook Pro 13 (2016) Touch Bar - i7 3,3Ghz - 8GB RAM - 256GB PCIe SSD
AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box + 120W PSU
MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 4GB


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vava726
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Because Mac OSX ACPI policies are different from Windows's ones.

And with the standard psu you are not able to  have full performance from a 75w  graphic card even if it seems to work correctly.

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laszlogo
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Oké, seems a bit silly but understandable! I ordered a 120Watt PSU, hopefully that will solve the issue, will update in about 12 days or earlier, depending on when I receive the PSU!

MacBook Pro 13 (2016) Touch Bar - i7 3,3Ghz - 8GB RAM - 256GB PCIe SSD
AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box + 120W PSU
MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 4GB


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laszlogo
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Bad news boys, i got the 120watt psu, but it's still not working 🙁

MacBook Pro 13 (2016) Touch Bar - i7 3,3Ghz - 8GB RAM - 256GB PCIe SSD
AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box + 120W PSU
MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 4GB


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vava726
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Can u try the evga in a desktop system ? Are you sure it works correctly ?

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