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goalque
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Posted by: itsage

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

https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2017/603/

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RX Vega 64@ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core) + macOS 10.15.2 & Win10 [build link]  

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

MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2017), Aorus Gaming Box GTX 1070


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itsage
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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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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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drwnsm
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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?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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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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jya
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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.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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ikir
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Try to reboot without unplugging it


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my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

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

2017 15" MacBook Pro + 16GB + Radeon Pro 560
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Blackmagic Design Radeon Pro 580
Mantiz Venus - Radeon RX 580
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2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RP 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Blackmagic eGPU) + macOS 10.14.5 & Win10 [build link]  


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Mymantiz_John
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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. 

Mantiz: ● ●


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