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Fincky
(@fincky)
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

Hi everyone!

So today, I received my eGPU and I was super excited to give it a go.
I went with a Razer Core X Thunderbolt 3 and a Sapphire Vega 64this one precisely (More about the rest of the setup at the end of the post) 

So I put it together, I plug it in and... the Vega 64 fans start spinning, the little GPU icon shows up but when I click on it, it shows "No removable GPU"...
Also, I tried to hook it up to a screen (eGPU to screen) but it looked like the screen was not getting any signal.
However, when I unplug the cable it says I unsafely removed the GPU and sometimes the mac freezes.

I've done some research and I haven't found someone else with that problem so if anyone out there could help me it would be awesome Smile

Here's the full setup:
- Razer Core X Thunderbolt 3
- Sapphire Vega 64, this one precisely
- Mid-2014 Macbook Pro 13" on Mojave 10.14.2 and an Intel Iris 1536 MB
- Official Apple TB3 to TB2 plugged to the eGPU
- TB2 to TB2 cable from Cable Matters, this one (they didn't have the official one in stock)

Let me know if you need more info

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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Joined: 4 years ago
 

Native eGPU support in macOS is for Thunderbolt 3 Macs only. Your 2014 MacBook Pro 13" is Thunderbolt 2 and would need community eGPU support. The most straight-forward solution is Purge-Wrangler script.

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Fincky
(@fincky)
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

Just saw noticed this in one of the guides right after I posted!
Just did it and it seems to be working!
Thanks a lot Smile

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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fatninja
(@fatninja)
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Joined: 4 weeks ago
 

Hi same problem here: No removable GPU

Running on:

A Mac book pro 2017 with TB3 

Akitio node 

AMD rx 580 8 gb 

Tried on Catalina and it would not recognised the Egpu, then on big sur and it recognised the Akitio node but not the graphic cards . 

I installed Purge-Wrangler  and the graphic works fine as the Akitio node.

Any help will be great , this drive me mad. 

 

 

 

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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