State of External GPU in macOS - High Sierra 10.13.4 Update
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.
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.
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
@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.
@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.
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.