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zolderick
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Dec 15, 2018 3:39 pm  

Currently, my MacBook Pro can't detect the eGPU after plugging it in.

Mac: MacBook Pro 13 inch 2018
OS: MacOS Mojave 10.14.2
eGPU enclosure: Razer Core V2
GPU: XFX RX580
Output: 2 x 1440p monitors via DVI

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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zolderick
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Dec 15, 2018 3:46 pm  

Yep, fans are spinning on the GPU, lights on the Razer Core V2 are on - I'm not too sure how to troubleshoot further...

It would be sad if I need to return this for a Sapphire...

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theitsage
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Dec 16, 2018 3:42 am  

What's the model number of the XFX card you have? Certain XFX cards have compatibility issues with macOS. I bought an XFX RX 590 Fatboy recently and it crashed the system when connected in macOS. It worked fine in Windows Boot Camp.

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Juan C. Yunis
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Dec 17, 2018 9:09 pm  
Posted by: theitsage

What's the model number of the XFX card you have? Certain XFX cards have compatibility issues with macOS. I bought an XFX RX 590 Fatboy recently and it crashed the system when connected in macOS. It worked fine in Windows Boot Camp.

You just gave me a headache, I bought a very very cheap XFX RX Vega 64 Limited Edition for $320 I'm waiting for my new Razer Core X to arrive, do you think that is gonna be ok or problematic?

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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theitsage
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Dec 17, 2018 9:25 pm  

@juan_c_yunis The Limited Edition is a reference design so the brand doesn't make a difference. They all have the same board and will work in macOS. The compatibility issues will be more of a concern when you go with non-reference design boards.

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Juan C. Yunis
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Dec 17, 2018 9:26 pm  

@itsage awesome! sorry for the off-topic.

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Dec 18, 2018 12:40 am  

Same issue, got a XFX 7970 and lights/fan work but it isn't being detected. Tried hotplugging, plugging in before boot, post boot, nothing is detecting it 🙁
-Mac Mini 2012
-ViDock eGPU w/ sonnet echo TB/EC adapter
-XFX 7970 3gb
-Mojave 10.14.1

2012 Mac Mini i7 + ViDock 4 EGPU w/ TB-EC adapter + AMD 560 + 34" 1440p


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zolderick
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Dec 18, 2018 3:29 am  
Posted by: theitsage

What's the model number of the XFX card you have? Certain XFX cards have compatibility issues with macOS. I bought an XFX RX 590 Fatboy recently and it crashed the system when connected in macOS. It worked fine in Windows Boot Camp.

The model I got was AMD Radeon™ RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 8G (RX-580P8DFD6). So you weren't able to get it to work on macOS at all? Would you know if my card is suited?

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theitsage
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Dec 18, 2018 4:00 am  

@zolderick Your XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition looks very similar to the XFX RX 590 Fatboy I tried. Most likely they both don't work in macOS.

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zolderick
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Dec 18, 2018 7:22 pm  
Posted by: theitsage

@zolderick Your XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition looks very similar to the XFX RX 590 Fatboy I tried. Most likely they both don't work in macOS.

Damn, I guess I'll just return the card and get a Sapphire or stock version of the RX580. Appreciate the help.

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