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DANgerous25
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I have the same issue as Antoine, albeit I am using iMac Pro with the Akitio Node. Even on the 10.13.4 beta 1. Not detected, fan (from the radiator) sounds like I have a small aircraft under my desk.

@itsage: I only have the one eGPU connected, I swapped out the 1080TI for the Vega FE Liquid.

Any ideas how to make it detect?

2017 27" iMac Pro (Vega64) [7th,10C,W] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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itsage
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What does it show for Device ID in System Information » Graphics/Displays? The Vega FE air version shows 0x6863.

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Antoine
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in Graphics/Displays there are only the RP560 and the Iris card.
Node is recognised in Thunderbolt section.

2017 15" MBP 3.1 MHz RP560 + AMD Vega FE [email protected] (Breakaway 350 + SF600) + macOS 10.14.6


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Antoine
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@DANgerous25, @Jyin did you tried also on 10.13.4 beta 2?

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itsage
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@antoine What about under System Information » PCI?

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Antoine
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PCI > "This computer doesn’t contain any PCI cards or devices. If you installed or connected a PCI card or device, make sure it is properly installed."

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Antoine
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@itsage do you think that adding the proper Device Id to the info.plist in the AMD10000Controller.kext, the FE Liquid could be recognised?
I don't know how to read the Device Id of the card.

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itsage
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@antoine I don't think that helps. 10.13.4 already has all the PCI IDs known for Vega cards. I was just curious whether the liquid cooled version has the same ID as the air cooled one.

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DANgerous25
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So I've now upgraded to 10.13.4 beta 2 (17E150g), still no joy. The Akitio Node is detected in the System Report -> Thunderbolt, but no sign of the FE there, or under Graphics.

Any ideas folks? 

N.B. I also tried connecting it to my MBP TB, on 10.13.3. That doesn't detect it either so whatever the issue is doesn't seem special to iMac Pro.

2017 27" iMac Pro (Vega64) [7th,10C,W] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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itsage
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My guess is the Vega FE Liquid is somehow identified differently than the Air version in macOS. I've been looking for the vBIOS and PCI ID but not much luck.

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