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YXebsQme
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Thanks for all the efforts on this guys..

This is precisely the sort of stuff that Apple does over the years that drives me insane about them...

They are still selling 2015 15" MBP iGPU configs today!  (along with other Macs that have TB2)

It would be really nice if they'd not purposely gimp the eGPU support for a model they currently sell if it does actually function (albeit not as fast as TB3) and provide benefits.

And crimeny Apple - What about the Pro users who bought your super expensive TrashCanPro's that could keep enjoying them for a long long time with eGPU support over their TB2 connection?

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Shrapnl
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Posted by: YXebsQme

Thanks for all the efforts on this guys..

This is precisely the sort of stuff that Apple does over the years that drives me insane about them...

They are still selling 2015 15" MBP iGPU configs today!  (along with other Macs that have TB2)

It would be really nice if they'd not purposely gimp the eGPU support for a model they currently sell if it does actually function (albeit not as fast as TB3) and provide benefits.

And crimeny Apple - What about the Pro users who bought your super expensive TrashCanPro's that could keep enjoying them for a long long time with eGPU support over their TB2 connection?

 

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frank.m
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"And crimeny Apple - What about the Pro users who bought your super expensive TrashCanPro's that could keep enjoying them for a long long time with eGPU support over their TB2 connection?"

My company is composed of a bunch of Pro users, many of which are using eGPUs on TB2 Macs. As such, we don't jump on the latest thing as soon as it comes out the door or panic when something newly released doesn't work. Our current system is working well, and we will continue to use it until we have a compelling reason to change. I'm not going to worry about the state of eGPUs at all until at least WWDC in early June, and see what Apple says about their roadmap. In the mean time, I'll keep my eye on developments here and in the relevant communities. 

So what I'm saying, "Dude, relax. Lets see what happens." If we need to change directions for our pipeline, we will do so, but only after taking stock of the situation and considering our options. Yes, it stinks if that will cost us more time and money, but that's the wonderful world of business for you. 

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Sovereign
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Posted by: YXebsQme

Thanks for all the efforts on this guys..

This is precisely the sort of stuff that Apple does over the years that drives me insane about them...

They are still selling 2015 15" MBP iGPU configs today!  (along with other Macs that have TB2)

It would be really nice if they'd not purposely gimp the eGPU support for a model they currently sell if it does actually function (albeit not as fast as TB3) and provide benefits.

And crimeny Apple - What about the Pro users who bought your super expensive TrashCanPro's that could keep enjoying them for a long long time with eGPU support over their TB2 connection?

 

They're also still selling the trashcan. Their promise of official eGPU support is disingenuous, Apple likes to remain as vague as possible.

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macdaddy
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@mac_editor - Where's the Kext located? I'm only able to find a support package with that name.

Thanks.

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mac_editor
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Posted by: macdaddy

@mac_editor - Where's the Kext located? I'm only able to find a support package with that name.

Thanks.

Right here:

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/Contents/PlugIns/

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FricoRico
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I'm also still investigating the AppleGPUWrangler kext, it is really hard to pinpoint the piece of code that disables TB2 eGPUs, but eventually we'll figure it out. So far I have a hunch of the part that causes it but still figuring out a way to bypass it, also in a way that is easy to share in the form of a script.

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fr34k
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Posted by: FricoRico

I'm also still investigating the AppleGPUWrangler kext, it is really hard to pinpoint the piece of code that disables TB2 eGPUs, but eventually we'll figure it out. So far I have a hunch of the part that causes it but still figuring out a way to bypass it, also in a way that is easy to share in the form of a script.

or a kext... that would do better as you are not allowed to change theirs (you might want to look at apples SLA on macOS High Sierra under N).
That's holding off some work that would definitely be easier otherwise...

fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh on GitHub or on eGPU.io

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rhenriques11
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Can anyone provide AppleGPUWrangler with the kext from 10.13.4 Beta 1. for testing? I have a MBP 2015 and Two external boxes with 1080Ti's - An Aktio and a Sonnet. It would be better if apple could simply provide support for "not so old" machines. 

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Vicente Alves Ferreira
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Please post kext of 10.13.1...
i have a nmp 6,1 with Gtx Titan X Maxwell...

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