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April 7th Update: Mac_editor wrote a script, PurgeWrangler to unblock TB1/2 Macs from using external GPU in 10.13.4. Goalque also updated his automate-eGPU.kext to enable external GPU mode for more AMD cards. Last but not least, a collaborative effort is under way to enable Nvidia eGPU in 10.13.4.


March 30th Update: The final build of 10.13.4 arrived yesterday and officially reserves external GPU capability for Thunderbolt 3 Macs only. If you’re using a non-TB3 Mac with an eGPU setup, make sure to stay on 10.13.3 until further notice. Read our review of macOS external GPU in 10.13.4.


February 6th Update: 10.13.4 Beta 2 came out today and it broke compatibility with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 Macs. External GPU functionality now only works with Thunderbolt 3 Macs. Please stay tuned for further development. In the meantime, don’t update to this beta 2 of 10.13.4 if you have a non-TB3 Mac.


With the release of High Sierra 10.13.4 beta today, we noticed significant improvements for external graphics use. The first visual change is the addition of a top menu icon, dedicated to ejecting an attached eGPU prior to physically disconnecting it. 

external GPU detected notification in 10.13.3 external GPU safe eject icon in 10.13.4

Another welcome enhancement is true hot-plug functionality. Prior to 10.13.4, hot-plugging an external GPU would bring a notification message to log out then log back in to use eGPU. This is no longer necessary. In 10.13.4, the eGPU will be activated almost immediately if you use a macOS-compatible Thunderbolt 3 enclosure in conjunction with a natively supported Radeon card (listed in the tables below). Hot unplugging needs more work because I encountered system crashes when removing the eGPU.

Rank
6mo
Thunderbolt 3
Enclosure
Design Included
GPU1
Price
US$
Review User
builds
User
builds
macOS
Size (L)
compare
Weight
(kg/lb)
PSU
type2

PSU
max
power
Power
delivery
(PD)3

GPU
max
power4

GPU max
length
(in/cm)

GPU
ports

I/O ports
bandwidth5
USB-C
ports
6
& ctrl

TB3
ctrl7

slots
@width
Updated
firmware8
Cable
cm9
Vendor
page
#1

Razer
Core X

$300
link
link link 14.45
6.48/14.29 ATX-int
650W 100W
500W
12.99/33.0
1 & TI83
DSL6540
[email protected]
33.1 ✔ 50
link
#2 AORUS/
Gigabyte
Gaming Box
RX580
GTX1070
GTX1080
RTX2070
$420
$500
$670
$650
link
link
link
unbox
link link 3.30
2.35/5.19 fATX-int 450W 100W 225W 6.65/16.9 AMD: 3xDP,HDMI
Nvidia: DP, HDMI,
2xDVI-D ,
USB-C (RTX)
5Gbps 1 & TI83
DSL6540
[email protected]
F1.1
F1.0
F1.0
F1.0
50 link
link
link
link
#3 Mantiz
Venus
$279
link link link 11.56 3.60/7.92
SFX-int 550W 87W 375W 13.00/33.0
5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.1 50 link
#4 Razer Core
X Chroma
$400 link
link link 14.45 6.91/15.23
ATX-int 700W
100W 500W
12.99/33.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83
JHL6540 x2 [email protected] 40.1 ✔ 70
link
#5 Sonnet
Breakaway
350|
550|650



RX580
Vega56
Vega64
$199
$280
$399
$439
$799
$949

link link link 12.71
3.20/7.10 SFX-int 350W
550W
650W
350W
550W
650W

15W
87W
87W
60W
87W
87W
300W
375W
475W
225W
375W
475W

12.20/31.0 2xDP,
HDMI,
DVI-D
1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected] 25.2 ✔
25.2 ✔
25.2 ✔
25.1 ✔
25.2 ✔
25.2 ✔
50 link
#6 ASUS XG
Station Pro
$330 link link link 8.23 2.95 /6.50
AC-ext 330W 15W 300W 12.24/31.1
10Gbps 1 & TI83
JHL6540 [email protected] 29.1 ✔ 150 link
#7 AKiTiO
Node
$200
link link link 14.09
4.90/10.78 SFX-int 400W 15W 375W 12.60/32.0 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.1 50 link
#7 Zotac AMP
Box Mini
$220 link
link link 4.17 0.85/1.87
AC-ext 180W 15W 150W
7.87/20.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
26.1 ✔ 50 link
#7 HP Omen
Accelerator
$300
link link link 16.00 5.50/12.10 ATX-int 500W 60W 300W 11.42/29.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.25 50 link
#8 AKiTiO
Node Lite
$219 link
link
link
link
2.64 2.00/4.39 AC-ext 72W 15W 25W 7.87/20.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
B1-25 50 link
#8 Sapphire
GearBox
$259 link link link 8.45
3.30/7.30
fATX-int 500W
60W
300W
10.50/26.6
5Gbps
1 & TI83 JHL6540
[email protected] 41.41 50
link
#8 Lenovo TB3
Graphics Dock
GTX1050 $325 link link link 0.74 0.69 / 1.51 AC-ext 170W 65W - - 2xDP,HDMI 5Gbps 1 & TI83 JHL6540 [email protected]
v003 50 link
#8

AKiTiO
Node Pro
$349
link link link 12.82 3.40/7.40 SFX-int 500W 60W x2 400W 12.60/32.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
23.1 ✔ 50 link
#8 Powercolor/
VisionTek
mini

RX560
RX570

$350
$480
link
link link 2.30
0.85/1.90
AC-ext
240W
45W
150W
6.89/17.5

2xDP,2xHDMI,DVI-D

5Gbps
1 & TI83
JHL6540+
JHL6240
[email protected] 40.1 ✔ 50
link
#8 Blackmagic
eGPU | Pro
RP580
Vega56
$699
$1199

link
link link 9.64
4.60/10.20 custom-int
400W 85W
HDMI
TB3/USB-C

5Gbps
2 & TI83x2
JHL7540 [email protected]
26.3 ✔ 50
link
link
- Highpoint
Rocketstor 6661A
$175
preview link link 2.40
5.18/11.40
AC-ext 60W
15W
25W
8.20/20.8
10Gbps 2 & TI83
DSL6540 [email protected] ??
50 link
- OWC Mercury
Helios 3
$200 user 2.69
1.40/3.08 AC-ext 90W 15W 25W 7.75/19.6 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
50 link
- AKiTiO
Thunder3
$250 link
link
link
link
2.64
2.00/4.39 AC-ext 72W 15W 25W 7.87/20.0 10Gbps 2 & TI82 DSL6540 [email protected]
50 link
- ADT-Link
R43SG-TB3
$260
discuss
GPU
0.1/0.22
ATX-ext
or AC-ext

nolimit
15W
nolimit nolimit
1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected] ??
50
link
- PowerColor
Devil Box
$300
user link link 16.65 3.60/7.92 fATX-int 500W 60W 375W 12.20/31.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540
[email protected] 25.101 50 link
- AKiTiO
Node Duo
$370
link link link 10.54
5.00/11.00 AC-ext 150W 60W+15W 25W x2
8.66/22.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83x2 DSL6540 2@x2
33.3 200 link
-

Sonnet
Breakaway Puck

RX560
RX570
$399
$499
link link link 1.01 2.38/5.25 AC-ext 160W
220W
45W - - 3xDP,HDMI 1 & TI83 DSL6540
[email protected]
25.1 ✔ 50 link
- Netstor
Hercules HL23T
$435 link link link 8.16 2.70/5.94 fATX-int 300W 15W 300W 12.60/32.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.1 ✔ 100 link
- Razer
Core V2
$500 link link link 7.65 4.95/10.89 fATX-int 500W 65W 375W 11.81/30.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83
DSL6540 x2
[email protected]
26.1 ✔ 50 link
- ASUS ROG
XG Station 2
$550
link link link 20.03 5.10/11.22 fATX-int 680W 100W 500W 12.20/31.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540
[email protected]
v25 50 link
Rank
6mo
Thunderbolt 3
Enclosure
Design Included
GPU1
Price
US$
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User
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macOS
Size (L)
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Weight
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PSU
type2

PSU
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Power
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GPU
max
power4

GPU max
length
(in/cm)

GPU
ports

I/O ports
bandwidth5
USB-C
ports
6
& ctrl

TB3
ctrl7

slots
@width
Updated
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Cable
cm9
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page

Among the changes are proper identification of Radeon Vega and RX Polaris graphics cards in the table below. We received confirmation from forum members that clamshell mode works in this macOS [17E139j] build. The Displays tab in About this Mac now shows the correct handling of displays; dGPU powers the internal display while eGPU powers the external monitor. One finer detail is the Type column in System Information » Graphics/Displays. An eGPU is categorized appropriately as “External GPU” in 10.13.4.

For Radeon Vega eGPU users, this macOS update also resolves the high fan speed issue. The loud fan noise due to high idle speed was introduced in 10.13.2 and remains an issue in 10.13.3 for Vega graphics cards. Overall, 10.13.4 is shaping up to be a great software update to High Sierra. Let us know your eGPU experience with 10.13.4 beta in the comment section.

The typical development period for a macOS High Sierra update is around two months from the first beta to final release. Given it’s almost the end of January, Apple will likely introduce external graphics card functionality to the public with 10.13.4 in early spring 2018. My guess is Apple will not have its own eGPU enclosure at launch. There will be macOS-certified eGPU enclosures from vendors. Unless you buy a macOS-certified external GPU solution, AppleCare will not be able to provide technical support.

Many eGPU.io members have contributed their knowledge and findings about external graphics over the past year. Our forums have served as a makeshift support group during the development of Thunderbolt external graphics in general and macOS in specific. We remain committed to seeing eGPU go mainstream. Here are some valuable resources for eGPU users with unsupported graphics cards in High Sierra:

 

Natively Supported GPUs in High Sierra
Radeon Vega Radeon Ellesmere Radeon Baffin
Pro WX 9100 Pro WX 7100 Pro WX 5100
 
RX Vega Frontier Edition RX 580 Pro WX 4100
RX Vega 64 Liquid RX 570 RX 560
RX Vega 64 RX 480 RX 560
RX Vega 56 RX 470 RX 460
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If the eGPU is not ejected properly, it typically logs out like on previous builds. The crashes you might be experiencing may be resolved in subsequent builds of 10.13.4. I have not tested the ejection mechanism myself, but in general it’s a great sign. 

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That’s great!


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I just updated to 10.13.2 and noticed the way login is handled when connected to my LG 5K Ultrafine is changed. Previously the login would appear on the MacBook screen and the LG would remain blank until desktop but now the boot loading bar and the login appears on the LG display, I wonder if this has an effect on eGPU usage? Might switch my 1070 out for my 580 to see...

Also, the backend of this forum/site is playing up, when I authorise reddit login I get someone else account, and it's defo not a mistake my side.

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Does anybody know if they also made some changes in bootcamp support of eGPUs yet?

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I thought the RX 550 wasn't supported on macOS? I was being told this in the thread over here https://egpu.io/forums/which-gear-should-i-buy/hp-omen-boot-from-ext-ssd/ and therefore bought an RX 560...

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I will test Boot Camp Windows this weekend and report back.

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"a small step for a man a giant leap for mankind" someone from another planet said this if I remember well... :o))

 

My XFX RX480 Black edition now is official on my system, MacBookPro Late 2016 + Akitio Node!!!

 

rx480

 

Now it's plug&play...almost..

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Posted by: Morv

I thought the RX 550 wasn't supported on macOS? I was being told this in the thread over here https://egpu.io/forums/which-gear-should-i-buy/hp-omen-boot-from-ext-ssd/ and therefore bought an RX 560...

It was not supported until macOS 10.13.4 B1 released yesterday. 

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Ah ok. Thanks.

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do you guys think that by the end of this release Nvidia will be fully supported as the amds?

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That would be a dream coming true. I believe going forward Apple will want to achieve this. Considering GPUs are being used on AR, deep learning, AI, crypto mining and gaming, Apple probably don't want to limit their eGPU support to AMD only. Specially with Nvidia being ahead on GPUs architecture. Consider that they went from "we don't recognize eGPUs" to "here we have a poor AMD eGPU support and it is getting better on spring 2018". But this Nvidia support could take a while. If we're getting AMD support this year, I would predict Nvidia support for next year.

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Posted by: Thiago Bolinho Laranjeira

do you guys think that by the end of this release Nvidia will be fully supported as the amds?

I personally don't expect any official NVIDIA support with High Sierra. At the earliest, perhaps macOS 10.14 (with broken support as with 10.13 w/ AMD) I think. 10.13.4 is a relatively major release, and the next few builds should just be refinements if the past is any indication.

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by the way its possible to accelerate both screens internal and external by using a headless hdmi dummy plugged in the egpu (aorus 1080) for accelerate the internal screen using the spetacle app trick and also with the DisplayPort cable connected both on egpu and external screen.

that way I could power and accelerate on both screens with the egpu? Mac 10.13.2

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I'm on the new BETA with Sonnet Breakaway and RX 580. I see the icon but still not showing on the About Mac screen... Do I need to run any scripts? 2017 MBP 13" Touch Bar

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@mikey_schreurs Does it show “Eject GPU” when you click on the icon? If so your RX 580 eGPU is working. The reason it’s not showing up in About this Mac » Overview is due to the internal GPU powering the display. Hook up an external display and set that as the primary display and you’ll see the RX 580 eGPU in About this Mac.

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@itsage It does show Eject GPU. About Mac still not showing but under displays it does show the RX 580. I have the laptop lid open. And... trying to figure out how to attach a pic in the post to help.

 

Cinema4D is showing the card and After Effects is showing it but with 0 MB.

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Hot damn it just updated and it shows now. I mirrored the displays goofing around and then turned off mirror display - there it is. Thanks for helping! Should've said that earlier.

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My guess is many apps don’t have support for eGPU in macOS yet. Run GeekBench 4 to confirm whether your RX 580 eGPU is functional.

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My guess is many apps don't have support for eGPU in macOS yet. Run GeekBench 4 to confirm whether your RX 580 eGPU is functional.

True. Apps need to be updated too.

"Understand how external GPUs take macOS graphics to a whole new level and see how to prepare your apps to take advantage of their full potential."

Start watching at 28:30

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Ahh! Finally! Such a superficial thing, but It will be nice to see my graphics card reporting correctly.

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How is the Aorus Gaming Box 1070/1080 performing under the update 10.13.4 beta?

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@dvogiatzis Nvidia has not been making web drivers for beta builds in a while. We will have to wait until the final release of 10.13.4 to find out. My guess is Nvidia eGPU in macOS remains the same; requiring a workaround in conjunction with web drivers. 

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I'm encountering black screen on the external display using an RX 560 and Akitio Node Lite on an MBP 2017 :/
But eject GPU, and device infos are working fine. Anyone else facing this issue?

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@drwnsm I experienced black screen on the external monitor with this build too. It’s the first beta so there are plenty of bugs.

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Went to the beta as I couldn't stand the noise fan with the Vega 64.

All working perfectly here. And no more noise.

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Try to reboot without unplugging it


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@itsage, any changes with internal acceleration? Those of us on thunderbolt type displays/imac's etc...

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I've tested the Vega 64, Vega 56, RX580, 570, 480, 470 with 2016, 2017 MBP 13 and 15" w/o any issue.

Fan is not noisy and eject Bottom didn't cause any system freeze.

even more, it had been solved the Vega 64 HDMI audio output issue. 

The only issue is the performance of the Vega 64. should be have further tuning in next release. 

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@rawweb No internal display acceleration by eGPU in this build.

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I thought the RX 550 wasn't supported on macOS? I was being told this in the thread over here https://egpu.io/forums/which-gear-should-i-buy/hp-omen-boot-from-ext-ssd/ and therefore bought an RX 560...

It was not supported until macOS 10.13.4 B1 released yesterday. 

How do you know?

I've installed 10.13.4 B1 and I don't see any mention of 0x699F1002 in kexts

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I have a mid-2017 iMac max spec with a Radeon 580 8GB GPU inside. I want to buy the Sonnet Breakaway Box and run an eGPU in tandem with my iMac. Ideally I would get the same Radeon 580 for my eGPU and theoretically get twice the power out of my GPU (running internal and external GPU's in parallel). I confirmed this with customer Sonnet's customer service but then I saw a YouTube video of someone who works at Sonnet saying something completely different. He says that when you plug in the Breakaway Box, the internal GPU shuts down and the eGPU takes over. Check out the video at 4:35 here:

So which is it?!? Will adding an eGPU give me half the render times on Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve? Or will adding an eGPU just make my computer's internal GPU shut off rendering the entire investment pointless? (because I would be shutting down one Radeon 580 to switch to an external Radeon 580)

So confused right now.... Can someone shed some light on this?

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@adrian_robison Both GPUs will work - generally, if you have an external monitor connected to the eGPU the internal GPU drives the internal display and the external GPU drives the external one. If not, the external GPU is just sitting there, available to software that can use it, but otherwise not doing much.

For software, it's possible to select one GPU or the other, or to use both. However, most software will just use the default GPU, support for multiple is rare. If Premiere and DaVinci support rendering on multiple GPUs then you should get a performance boost.

It might not be 2x though! Software overhead means it's rarely 2x in practice, and bandwidth over thunderbolt is much lower than PCIe. It depends heavily on workload, and how bandwidth sensitive that workload is, so actual results may be close to 2x faster, or it might be less than 1.1x if the GPU spends most of its time waiting for data to transfer.

So, you'll need to do some research 🙂

Also note: if those apps support multi-GPU rendering but require CUDA for it, that setup won't work, you'll need an Nvidia GPU (in which case only the eGPU will be used). 

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This is my oversight. There’s no PCI ID 699F like you said so RX 550 is out of the table.

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Posted by: Dmitry Matora
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I thought the RX 550 wasn't supported on macOS? I was being told this in the thread over here https://egpu.io/forums/which-gear-should-i-buy/hp-omen-boot-from-ext-ssd/ and therefore bought an RX 560...

It was not supported until macOS 10.13.4 B1 released yesterday. 

How do you know?

I've installed 10.13.4 B1 and I don't see any mention of 0x699F1002 in kexts

That’s my bad, I thought @itsage confirmed it - apologies... it seems that is not the case as you have correctly pointed out.

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