Is it possible? Using Nvidia titan x in egpu strictly for cuda rendering in Vray for High Seirra.  

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Vrk3ds
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May 10, 2018 8:17 pm  

Hello,

Being a total noob to this and trying to see if its worth the investment, I have the following question that I am hoping some of the EGPU gurus can easily answer.

I have a 2017 15" MBP with the internal AMD 460, and would love to be able to have faster gpu rendering in Vray by adding a egpu with my Titan X from my Mac Pro.

Is it possible to just utilize the egpu for cuda/gpu rendering, and let the external monitor still be driven by the internal 460, or do you have to run an external monitor in order to gain access to the gpu of the egpu?

I would prefer to run this setup in Osx and not have to deal with Windows BTW.

Thank You in advance for the help, and advice.


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dvogiatzis
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May 23, 2018 8:10 am  

Hello,

I have the same laptop and I'm using an Aorus 1070 gaming box for rendering with redshift. Because redshift requires a cuda enable card I'm locked in options to an nvidia GPU.

I'm running this under OS X with Cinema 4D or Maya 2018 and full support for redshift and/or any other GPU supported renderer. I don't have experience with V-Ray but if there is a trial I could test this for you. 

Just a note I'm on OS X 10.13.13 with the old enabler for this so you might not be able to do all the recent updates for you OS X until a more permanent solution comes out.


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firestarter451f
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May 23, 2018 9:43 am  
Posted by: dvogiatzis

Hello,

I have the same laptop and I'm using an Aorus 1070 gaming box for rendering with redshift. Because redshift requires a cuda enable card I'm locked in options to an nvidia GPU.

I'm running this under OS X with Cinema 4D or Maya 2018 and full support for redshift and/or any other GPU supported renderer. I don't have experience with V-Ray but if there is a trial I could test this for you. 

Just a note I'm on OS X 10.13.13 with the old enabler for this so you might not be able to do all the recent updates for you OS X until a more permanent solution comes out.

Are you using an external monitor? is it necessary? I'm planning to use an similar set-up for redshift for "out-of-office" work as I need to do a lot of work on location, but I haven't reached any conclusion about the need of an external monitor in these threads, so I'm holding back this decision.  Can you better describe your experience? Thank you.


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dvogiatzis
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May 23, 2018 10:59 am  

Hello,

Yes I'm using an external monitor through DP.  I can write more information later because I'm at work right now.


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Vrk3ds
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May 31, 2018 2:52 am  

Update:

I bought a Akitio Node Pro, and am now happily using cuda, vray rt, and MODO  on OS X  10.13.4. 

Works great for gpu rendering goodness.

Now to upgrade the card to a 1080 ti 🙂


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ataylor
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August 15, 2018 1:42 pm  

was it easier to setup... ie did you just need the cuda drivers not the display drivers for example for this to work... ?  I too just want cuda working don't really care about bootcamp or gaming or framerates.. etc.


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Vrk3ds
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August 17, 2018 11:27 am  

You still need the Nvidia Driver installed. I had it working, but it was pretty buggy, and was causing random lockups, stalled applications, and to many restarts for me right now. Once I get through my current project, I may try it again.


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