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April 3, 2018 6:59 pm  

As tradition here on eGPU.io, this is the beta thread!

Let’s hope in better performance, TB2 and other good things

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April 3, 2018 9:14 pm  

More than anything I'm hoping for a raft of new drivers / cards beyond the 4 or 5 currently supported. That's the semi-realistic side. 

On the Delusions of Grandeur side, beta support for NVIDIA cards would be nice but I doubt that will happen until first 10.14 beta, if it will happen at all.


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April 4, 2018 12:59 pm  

I installed 10.13.5 B1 last night on a 2015 MacBook Air. The eGPU block on non-TB3 Macs persists. The good news is the discovery by @mac_editor to re-enable native AMD eGPU support for TB1 & TB2 Macs works.

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April 4, 2018 3:57 pm  

Good to see it holds - which means not much/no changes to eGPU handling in 10.13.5 (drivers might be better though). Interestingly, I don't see this build at developer.apple.com/download for some reason. Anyone else?

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Chippy McChipset
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April 4, 2018 4:18 pm  

I haven't see any build announcements anywhere or evidence of a new build but apparently there's one out there somewhere.


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April 4, 2018 4:19 pm  

@mac_editor not there for me either.


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April 4, 2018 4:20 pm  

Perhaps it was released for a bit then pulled.

https://developer.apple.com/news/releases/

macOS 10.13.4 still latest according to this lol.

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April 4, 2018 4:31 pm  
Posted by: goalque

Or we have been blocked 😉

Yes I had a feeling haha

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April 4, 2018 5:25 pm  

@mac_editor
May you please explain why ON THE SAME PAGE the build numbers are different?
I saw ...89 on their Build numbers page, I'm on ...99 and here they're listed both.
(I do not want a literal explanation, I just thought it's strange.)

EDIT: had ...98 instead of ...89

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April 4, 2018 7:02 pm  

Public beta is out, and behold: build 17F35e appears on the developer downloads page 🙂


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@mac_editor
May you please explain why ON THE SAME PAGE the build numbers are different?
I saw ...98 on their Build numbers page, I'm on ...99 and here they're listed both.
(I do not want a literal explanation, I just thought it's strange.)

On the releases page, it says E189 -> that's wrong I think. Haven't seen that build for macOS 10.13.4.

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April 4, 2018 9:59 pm  
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@mac_editor
May you please explain why ON THE SAME PAGE the build numbers are different?
I saw ...98 on their Build numbers page, I'm on ...99 and here they're listed both.
(I do not want a literal explanation, I just thought it's strange.)

On the releases page, it says E189 -> that's wrong I think. Haven't seen that build for macOS 10.13.4.

Yeah, that's what I meant... they now got even me confused that I twisted the numbers myself

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April 5, 2018 6:12 am  

Hi guys, fwiw I didn't notice any appreciable difference in Heaven benchmarks on my iMac Pro system from this beta and whatever the latest beta was about a month ago (which is when I last updated). Thankfully everything still works natively (using Vega FE LC in eGPU).

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April 17, 2018 7:56 pm  

New Beta hit today- let's hope they have fixed some of the things they broke in 10.13.4!


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April 17, 2018 9:48 pm  

One day Apple might decide to include useful build notes so people actually understand what's changed since the last build. Any signs of additional eGPU functionality (NVIDIA or other system-level stuff)? Doubt very much any NVIDIA stuff but either way curious to know what's changing on eGPU side.


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April 18, 2018 10:09 pm  

There's a public beta version out now for 10.13.5 b2


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April 19, 2018 6:35 pm  

Wao! How is that you get PCI Lane with x16 in your eGPU. Is it because it is THE supported Apple eGPU? Or it's not real?

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And just PCI Lane with x4 🙁


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April 19, 2018 7:50 pm  

PCIe Lane Width reading under Graphics/Displays tree is very inconsistent. I would not put much weight on what it shows. Using an eGPU over Thunderbolt means the electrical connection is limited at 4 lanes.

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April 19, 2018 8:01 pm  

Also, CUDA-Z reports a H2D bandwith of 1580MiB/s which is really low. I am using the TB3 cable that came with the Sonnet eGFX box, nothing else connected, last drivers, and still far from the 2254,20 reported for 32Gbps-TB3 with Nvidia cards. Any suggestion?

Thanks a lot 🙂


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April 19, 2018 8:48 pm  

@aweenz This is a known issue with Nvidia eGPU. Please read @nando4's post for details and fix.

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April 20, 2018 1:12 pm  
Posted by: Aweenz

Also, CUDA-Z reports a H2D bandwith of 1580MiB/s which is really low. I am using the TB3 cable that came with the Sonnet eGFX box, nothing else connected, last drivers, and still far from the 2254,20 reported for 32Gbps-TB3 with Nvidia cards. Any suggestion?

Thanks a lot 🙂

Works ok on macOS and Radeon.

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Any changes in 10.13.5?

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April 20, 2018 7:39 pm  

Just for grins I updated to the public beta of 13.5 and updated the nVidia driver with the appropriate script. I then installed the v8 enablement script. Good news is no kernel panic, bad news is the card is not recognized.


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Chippy McChipset
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May 1, 2018 10:56 pm  

Beta 3 is out. Anyone see any evidence of improved eGPU support or new drivers for AMD? Assuming not.


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May 2, 2018 1:33 am  

not working

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May 2, 2018 5:47 am  

Hi John what is not working for you ?

Chris.

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May 2, 2018 6:15 am  

I’ve heard there is a firmware update in this .5 release - Apple please, don’t tell me you are actually going to make AMD egpus work (easier) in Bootcamp?

@itsage I tried all your steps again including uninstalling all drivers but still didn’t get past error 12 - didn’t try rEFInd due to resource allocation issues effecting my ultrafine but that’s prob the key.

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May 2, 2018 1:42 pm  

@eightarmedpet

really interesting, @theitsage can you confirm any changes in boot camp?

any other significant change?

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May 7, 2018 8:18 pm  

b4 is available according to third party sites.


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May 7, 2018 11:45 pm  
Posted by: Chippy McChipset

b4 is available according to third party sites.

Yep, macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta 4 (17F66a)


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May 11, 2018 4:53 pm  

Hey guys, 
I have a Node and 1070 working on 10.13.4.  I was originally on 10.13.5 with the latest beta, but I couldn't get an eGPU setup to work.

Can I just take my existing working 10.13.4 and upgrade to 10.13.5, and all works?

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May 12, 2018 8:21 am  

@ekohn00
Nope since Nvidia is not supported so you need to run freak's script every time you update, also you need Nvidia web driver (freak's script can download and install it by itself).
Life is much more simple with Radeon if you have a modern Mac with Thunderbolt 3, just plug&play.

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May 12, 2018 8:30 am  

@ekohn00
If you want to try my script on .5 you must manually specify a driver revision. I don’t add beta releases to the default list.

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May 12, 2018 12:39 pm  

@fr34k
thanks for all you do....
are you saying it's as easy as adding to the end of the script, so I just upgrade to 10.13.5 and run:

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/learex/macOS-eGPU/master/macOS-eGPU.sh) --install --nvidiaDriver 387.10.10.30.106


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May 12, 2018 1:34 pm  

@ekohn00
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/learex/macOS-eGPU/master/macOS-eGPU.sh) --install --nvidiaDriver 387.10.10.30.106 --nvidiaEGPUsupport --unlockNvidia and depending on your thunderbolt version the tb unlock as well.

Good luck!

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May 12, 2018 1:57 pm  

@fr34k
I'm TB2 (2013 Mac Pro), so the whole line should now become:
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/learex/macOS-eGPU/master/macOS-eGPU.sh) --install --nvidiaDriver 387.10.10.30.106 --nvidiaEGPUsupport --unlockNvidia --unlockThunderboltV12

Correct?

again, thanks.

Do I have to remove the drivers I've already installed prior to an upgrade of the OS?


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