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Albert Johannes
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Just want to confirm that I have successfully gotten my Nvidia setup to work with MacOS HS 10.13.6

1. Installed Update -> 10.13.6
2. Installed Nvidia driver update -> 387.10.10.10.40.105
3. Went to Github and ran purge wrangler Step 2 in terminal and Reran Nvidia patch.
4. Rebooted and everything worked.

Noticed improvements:

- When starting to watch a youtube video, video does not reload a first time before starting to play
- Performance overall feels smoother when navigating MacOS

Problems still Remain:

- Netflix and similar streaming sites still don't work and end up with an error when trying to watch something.

Comment on how you guys are experiencing .6 below!

Macbook Pro 16 2019 i7 5300m + Sonnet TB3 Breakaway-box 350w + MSI 570 8GB + Samsung U28E590D 4K


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swithdrawn
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I updated my nMP + Nvidia 1080 Ti as well. 

About halfway through the update I lost signal... I was using a miniDP -> HDMI cable running out of the Mac Pro. This update broke my ability to use the HDMI input on my monitor when using the internal D300's... there's signal, just black. Weird. miniDP -> DP cable works fine. 

I was able to Remote Desktop in and install purge-wrangler + Nvidia drivers after the update. 

I'm noticing a slight FPS performance improvement in Premier Pro with the UI/video playback.

XFX Radeon VII, Sonnet Breakaway Box 550 (with upgraded PSU), mid-2018 MacBook Pro 15" (2.9Ghz 6-core i9, 32GB Ram)


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CRMackintosh
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Hey Albert, thanks for posting your success.  I have a similar setup - Late 2013 nMP, Sonnet Breakaway Box with a 1080Ti card.

I've been successfully working under 10.13.3 and have been nervous to upgrade the OS.  Today I thought I might try going to 10.13.6, but I haven't yet had experience with step 3 that you described: Github purge, etc.  
Can you point me to a walkthrough that explains that process?  I'd greatly appreciate the guidance before I get started!

Thanks - 

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CRMackintosh
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more specifically, in your described Step 3, what version of the Nvidia patch did you re-run? 
NVDAEGPUSupport-v9.zip
That seems to be the latest version I can find, but it says it's for 10.13.4 (not .6 for instance - maybe it doesn't matter?)

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devild
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@crmackintosh, NVDAEGPUSupport.kext is not required anymore for 10.13.4+ with purge-wrangler script from @mac_editor.

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nando4
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@albert_johannes , pls submit a build using the following template so we have your success on file:

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/build-template/

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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runcoach
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For what it is worth, I just got a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Model 350 with a AMD Radeon RX 580 8Gb connected to my Late 2013 Mac Pro Quad Core running Mac OS X 10.13.5 and it appears fine so far.  Issue now is to get applications taking advantage of it.  How can I benchmark it properly?  Cinebench R15 only tests one of the internal FirePro D300 and not both and I cannot find out how to test the RX 580.  I purchased from Bizon and used their eGPU patch to get it all going.  I am using an AMD card whereas you are using an Nvidia card.  Good luck!

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devild
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@runcoach, connect your monitor to the RX580 and Cinebench will use the card.
p.s.: Bizon, most probably, uses the @mac_editor script because there are no other options.

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runcoach
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Thanks, it worked on the benchmark.  Now to test some more...

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CRMackintosh
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@devild okay, I just did the purge-wrangler thing and now my eGPU isn't working.

When it was working in 10.13.3 I had to leave the eGPU unplugged during startup, then login in, plug it in, logout, and then login again and things would work.
However, now if I go through the same process, when I logout after plugging in the eGPU, I get a black screen and can't do anything.

So... must need to do something more than the steps outlined above.

Again, the steps I took were:
1. Installed Update -> 10.13.6
2. Installed Nvidia driver update -> 387.10.10.10.40.105
3. Went to Github and ran purge wrangler Step 2 in terminal
4. Rebooted and nothing worked.

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