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borishuang
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October 12, 2017 3:32 am  

Hello, I am using MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)(10.11.6 (15G1611)) and Akitio node lite with gtx 1050 ti. I followed the instruction above, downloaded everything, but nothing happened after restarting my mac, my gpu still the original one.

By the way, i do not have external monitor, only macbook pro.

Is that the reason why? or i do not really need a external monitor

Can someone helps me? Thank you

 


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tbl777
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October 12, 2017 5:14 am  
Posted by: borishuang

Hello, I am using MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)(10.11.6 (15G1611)) and Akitio node lite with gtx 1050 ti. I followed the instruction above, downloaded everything, but nothing happened after restarting my mac, my gpu still the original one.

By the way, i do not have external monitor, only macbook pro.

Is that the reason why? or i do not really need a external monitor

Can someone helps me? Thank you

 

You should upgrade MACOSX to 10.12, see the guide by theitsage.

late-2013 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + [email protected] (AKiTiO thunder 2) + macOS 10.13


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Rastafabi
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October 12, 2017 12:55 pm  

@borishhurang: Your setup can't work this way. The NVIDIA GTX 10XX series requires macOS Sierra 10.12 to work.

Creator of the update-redundant macOS 10.12 eGPU enabler package for NVIDIA

AKiTiO Thunder 2 PCIe Expansion Box
NVIDIA GTX 750Ti
MacBook Pro 9.2 ••• until being stolen.
Thanks to the community for helping getting me going again.


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danfalconar
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October 14, 2017 5:12 am  

Hi Rastafabi. At long last I've tested your new version of the app on the Late 2014 iMac 5k. It seems I was wrong about not needing the sleep/wake when using FileVault. I can confirm it is needed whether using FileVault or not. Please could you re-enable this feature?

Different subject: In the latest posts in this thread it points to another forum where nVidia seems to be working with eGPU. It seems to be a bit political (I don't know what/why), but other that that there is the claim and screenshots that it is working, but unless I am missing something it doesn't say how to do it. If it was really possible, why not share it? Or are they looking at a commercial solution?

I'm still hanging onto Sierra with Rastafabi's app, but very much looking forward to working High Sierra as with any luck it will make native support possible for the Late 2014 iMac 5k.

late-2017 27" iMac Pro RPVega64 + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node) + MacOS 10.13.2
late-2014 27" iMac 5k R9 M295X + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13 & Win10


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Rastafabi
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October 15, 2017 7:29 am  
Posted by: DANgerous25

Hi Rastafabi. At long last I've tested your new version of the app on the Late 2014 iMac 5k. It seems I was wrong about not needing the sleep/wake when using FileVault. I can confirm it is needed whether using FileVault or not. Please could you re-enable this feature?

fixed.

Different subject: In the latest posts in this thread it points to another forum where nVidia seems to be working with eGPU. It seems to be a bit political (I don't know what/why), but other that that there is the claim and screenshots that it is working, but unless I am missing something it doesn't say how to do it. If it was really possible, why not share it? Or are they looking at a commercial solution?

Back, when El Capitan was released he offered a commercial solution some days before Goalque came up with his automated-eGPU.sh script. Ever since he accuses Goalque of pirating his work, which he also uses as an excuse to not release his implementations since. When and if they actually release it remains to be seen, as lately he did not have the best track record on sharing (either commercials or free). I hope he does (either way), as his solutions are known to work very well (like his custom Mac-compatible EFI firmware for NVIDIA GPUs).

I'm still hanging onto Sierra with Rastafabi's app, but very much looking forward to working High Sierra as with any luck it will make native support possible for the Late 2014 iMac 5k.

I hope we will get there rather soon than late.

Creator of the update-redundant macOS 10.12 eGPU enabler package for NVIDIA

AKiTiO Thunder 2 PCIe Expansion Box
NVIDIA GTX 750Ti
MacBook Pro 9.2 ••• until being stolen.
Thanks to the community for helping getting me going again.


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uchlee
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October 20, 2017 11:24 am  

Hi Rastafabi,

Thanks for the great article and software.

I have a late 2015 iMac 21" retina 4K and installed your software but iMac with El Capitan 10.11.6 does not detect eGPU, Aorus gaming box with GeForce GTX 1070.  The eGPU has an external display attached and I installed CUDA and Nvidia web driver before installing the software. I turned off SIP and also turned on FileVault but didn't make any difference. So I am lost here.

BTW, eGPU works fine on Windows 10.

iMac Retina 4K, 21", Late 2015, Mojave, iGPU 6200
MBP Retina, 13", Early 2015, Mojave, iGPU 6100
Aorus Gaming Box GTX1080


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devild
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October 20, 2017 2:47 pm  
Posted by: uchlee

Hi Rastafabi,

Thanks for the great article and software.

I have a late 2015 iMac 21" retina 4K and installed your software but iMac with El Capitan 10.11.6 does not detect eGPU, Aorus gaming box with GeForce GTX 1070.  The eGPU has an external display attached and I installed CUDA and Nvidia web driver before installing the software. I turned off SIP and also turned on FileVault but didn't make any difference. So I am lost here.

BTW, eGPU works fine on Windows 10.

GTX10xx cards are supported only in Sierra 10.12.4 - 10.12.6.

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.


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uchlee
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October 21, 2017 1:09 am  
Posted by: devild
 
GTX10xx cards are supported only in Sierra 10.12.4 - 10.12.6.

@devild, Thank you so much. It works now after upgrading OS to Sierra. 

iMac Retina 4K, 21", Late 2015, Mojave, iGPU 6200
MBP Retina, 13", Early 2015, Mojave, iGPU 6100
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i0ntempest
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October 21, 2017 2:51 am  

Hi Rastafabi, 

Just a heads up that on 10.13, eGPU seems to be conflicting with external NVMe drives (via TB3) while booting. I get a bunch of "Apple NVMe assert failed, disk1: Device error" (disk1 is my 960 Evo in a Node Lite) errors when booting when "NVIDIA Web Driver" enabled and my 1070 plugged in, and the drive is unusable after boot. It will also trigger a kernel panic on every reboot. If the NVMe drive is plugged in after boot is complete, the drive works normally. The problem disappears when "OSX Default Graphics Driver" is selected.

(I know 10.13 is not supported yet, I just want to put this information here.)

Setup 1: Apple iMac 2017 21.5” 4K + eGPU
dGPU: AMD Radeon Pro 560
eGPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node)
Setup 2: Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node Lite)


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i0ntempest
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October 21, 2017 4:25 am  

Never mind my last post, I figured that the crash actually has nothing to do with the eGPU, just my drive is causing the crash.

Setup 1: Apple iMac 2017 21.5” 4K + eGPU
dGPU: AMD Radeon Pro 560
eGPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node)
Setup 2: Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node Lite)


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Rastafabi
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October 24, 2017 6:02 pm  

Thanks to everyone who contributed to help getting me going again! I was a huge to me! However I’m ending the donation now, as I failed to offer a solution to you, while others are already close.

I won’t stop working on this or supporting you anyway and I will create an installer for yifanlu’s solution to ease the install process.

 


 

Well... Your reactions [1,2] to this post really make me feel good!

And I do want to give this back with some transparency:

I do plan to keep saving until I can purchase a  Thunderbolt 3 equipped 4-port MacBook Pro (I get 15% education discount). Thou expensive this seems to be the most future proof solution to me. Regarding my personal needs I aim to get a 512GB BTO model. My goal was to be able to only rely to a third (up to maximum a half) of it's financing on your donations. As so far already 583€ (558,72€ brutto due to the PayPal fees) have been donated, the goal already is close. Due to your reactions I opted to keep receiving donations. So thanks to all of you again! We have a great community here.

Donate to Rastafabi 

Creator of the update-redundant macOS 10.12 eGPU enabler package for NVIDIA

AKiTiO Thunder 2 PCIe Expansion Box
NVIDIA GTX 750Ti
MacBook Pro 9.2 ••• until being stolen.
Thanks to the community for helping getting me going again.


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theitsage
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October 24, 2017 6:55 pm  

@Rastafabi, I'm sorry to hear you feel you owe the community a workaround. That's not the case at all. In the true spirit of a community, everybody chips in whatever they can to reach a common goal.

Best ultrabooks for eGPU use

eGPU enclosure buying guide

82 external GPU build guides


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Eightarmedpet
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October 24, 2017 7:14 pm  

Exactly. Without your previous work many wouldn’t have had a working egpu. I’m glad I donated and I’m very glad there are folks like you in the community. 

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2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar + [email protected] (Sonnet Breakaway Box) + Win10

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Rastafabi
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October 24, 2017 9:21 pm  

Thank you very much for your words. They really touched me.

Creator of the update-redundant macOS 10.12 eGPU enabler package for NVIDIA

AKiTiO Thunder 2 PCIe Expansion Box
NVIDIA GTX 750Ti
MacBook Pro 9.2 ••• until being stolen.
Thanks to the community for helping getting me going again.


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ed_co
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October 26, 2017 10:43 am  

Hey, nice to hear you are working in an installer for the yifanlu’s!! Is it close to be finished? I am eager to try in with my 2017 MacBook Pro 15” Gtx 1080 and mantiz

cheers 

mid-2017 Macbook Pro RP560 + MSI GTX1080Ti GAMING [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS10.13.5 & Win10


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theitsage
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October 26, 2017 1:51 pm  
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Hey, nice to hear you are working in an installer for the yifanlu’s!! Is it close to be finished? I am eager to try in with my 2017 MacBook Pro 15” Gtx 1080 and mantiz

cheers 

@ed_co, yifanlu's workaround for Nvidia eGPU in High Sierra is already an installer. Please check the original post here and download the  Nvidia web driver and NVDAEGPUSupport V1 installer.

Best ultrabooks for eGPU use

eGPU enclosure buying guide

82 external GPU build guides


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Rastafabi
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October 26, 2017 8:46 pm  

@yifanlu got ahead of me and released the installer before I got mine ready. As the installer only puts the files in the appropriate locations to make them work there's nothing I can change about that. I'm still on track trying to submit improvements though I'm not yet ready and still experimenting.

If it does not work for you, best you can do is to submit your exact setup configuration and describe in a post over here where you get stuck, so you can be helped. 

Creator of the update-redundant macOS 10.12 eGPU enabler package for NVIDIA

AKiTiO Thunder 2 PCIe Expansion Box
NVIDIA GTX 750Ti
MacBook Pro 9.2 ••• until being stolen.
Thanks to the community for helping getting me going again.


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ed_co
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October 26, 2017 10:22 pm  

Don't worry Rastafabi, you have being doing a great work here.

I already posted where I am. Thanks 😉

And keep going man, you are doing really well!!

mid-2017 Macbook Pro RP560 + MSI GTX1080Ti GAMING [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS10.13.5 & Win10


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dream3
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November 5, 2017 6:03 am  

Hi there Rastafabi.

 

I have here a 2015 mbp iGPU only, running macos 10.12.6 and a TB3 aorus eGPU with a 1080 card.

The macbook is connected via tb2/tb3 to the enclosure, which is connected to my monitor via displayport. The external monitor is the main display. I have downloaded both most up to date nvidia webdrivers and cuda drivers. 

Everything seems to check in my opinion, right? The GPU is recognized my the system but it seems my softwares are having a hard time doing the same. 

 

Photoshop wont give me the option to choose the eGPU and League of Legends runs between 20-40 fps!!!

 

Is there a sure way to check whether the eGPU is really “active” and accelerating as it should?

And secondly, is there a way to force everything to run with the eGPU, like a gfxcardstatus would? or maybe like a regular nvidia windows driver where I could specifically choose an app to run accelerated?

It seems my apps are still seeing the iGPU for some reason..I am so sad right now ;(

 

ps. I tried goalques first, then uninstalled it and tried yours. Results were the same. 


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yescaptain
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November 20, 2017 7:19 am  

Hi

Total Noob here hoping for some help to get this working.

I have a trash can MacPro running 10.11.5. Bought the Akitio Node and a 1080Ti (MSI Duke) with Apples Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter.
Followed Rastafabi's instructions, disabled SIP, installed Nvidia drivers and Cuda ones. All good to this point, but then when restarting with the Node on, the mac won't boot up. Turn Node off and the mac does boot up.
I don't need the Node to support a monitor. Just want the GPU for 3D Rendering (Redshift)

Can anyone help me get this working - this is all very new to me.

Thanks!

2 x Akitio Node + 2 x 1080Ti + TB2>TB3 + 2013 Mac Pro Trashcan


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MagicPi
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December 2, 2017 3:55 pm  

thanks for work around
and the advise I got from someone-else so I stayed in Sierra just for now.

I got my 1080 Gaming box today,
and made it work both in windows and Sierra easily,

but Not sure if I have to do something more 
can any one show your unigine valley benchmark with 1080 gamingbox + external display in Mac or windows?

I think I kind of got the score I saw someone video with gaming box 1070..

In windows the CUDA-Z Host to Device is 22xx , but under mac os is 16xx
and under windows occasional usb mouse and keyboard lag

I did not have issue detecting in windows, without disable some other PCIE,
and do not active iGPU and remove dGPU and so on, just follow the package here

2016 Macbook pro 15" with Pro460 / Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box / ASUS ROG PG279Q / iphone X / iPad Pro 9.7


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MagicPi
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December 3, 2017 5:14 am  

HI! back here again~~

May I ask is it that I “must” disable dGPU and activate iGPU to get near full benefit of my gaming box 1080??
currently I did not disable any port yet on my macbook pro 2016 15″ pro 460, But mine gaming box is working both under MAC(10.12.6) and Bootcamp(win10) and both with external monitor.

but I use Unigine Valley for benchmark on ultra, and get a only near 1070 gaming box score, 3477.
less than a youtuber testing 1070 gaming box (he got 3570, though not with macbook pro).
and 2832 on MACOS.

2016 Macbook pro 15" with Pro460 / Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box / ASUS ROG PG279Q / iphone X / iPad Pro 9.7


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flyinganimal
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December 27, 2017 11:25 am  

Hi folks!

thanks for all the effort people put here. reading through these posts, (this one especially  https://egpu.io/forums/builds/macbook-air-11-inch-mid-2012-gigabyte-aorus-gtx-1070-gaming-box/ ) made me get my confident enough to buy my own egpu - aorous 1070. just as in the pinned post, i am running macbook air 2012, with 1x thunderbolt 1. i am using apple's official thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt adapter with 0.5m apple thunderbolt cable.

to make long story short, no luck here. i did stick to sierra but my egpu is not utilised at all although it is detected. changing the main display doesn't help either. i had it running at one occasion in uniengine heaven benchamrk test and it did great. that s the only time he fans turned on. after i rebooted it wouldnt work anymore. no clue why. i am doing a clean install of 10.12.6 sierra to see if that helps. if there is anything else i could try, id be eager to find out 😉

thanks heaps and keep on the great work!


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flyinganimal
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December 29, 2017 6:26 pm  

hi everyone,
just to let you know, i was experimenting with NVIDIAegpuSupport for high sierra (13.2) with no luck
So I did clean install of 12.6 Sierra, installed Nvidia drivers and rastafabi's tool and all seems to work fine now.
Anyone else in the same boat here? I read it might have something to do with thunderbolt 3 - thunderbolt conversion which is not exactly supported on High Sierra? I might be misinterpreting the facts, but have no reasonable explenation.
anyways, thanks heaps for your work @Rastafabi and egpu 🙂


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flyinganimal
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February 3, 2018 1:30 pm  

hey!
after installing Security Update 2018-001-10.12.6 with safari 11.0.3 im getting a kernel panic loop on startup.
i read that this is probably because apple modified kernel and whatever had to do anything with it is now causing it to crash.. which would be the case with egpu enabler too, right?

anyone experiencing similar issues? any fixes besides reinstalling OS or doing a time machine recovery?

here's the source i was talking about:

https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/26832/2018-001-safari-update-causing-crashes-on-10-12-6

cheers


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MagicPi
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February 6, 2018 4:08 pm  

I don't know if it is due to this

But I experienced the same issue,
and glad that I have Time Machine and rolled back to the point before update.

I'd read the same forum some days ago.
and the method to ignore the update in the article does not work for me..
so now I have to select "remind me tomorrow" everyday.

2016 Macbook pro 15" with Pro460 / Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box / ASUS ROG PG279Q / iphone X / iPad Pro 9.7


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