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With the launch of High Sierra, millions of Thunderbolt Macs are now capable of hosting an external graphics card. Apple has indicated this feature will be available for mainstream use beginning Spring 2018 for Thunderbolt 3 systems only. However, many Mac computers can make use of this exciting technology today.

Apple Thunderbolt 3 MacBook pro + External GPU Development Kit

AMD Radeon eGPU

Officially the Radeon RX 580 is the only supported GPU in High Sierra for external graphics use. This AMD GPU shares its device ID with a few other Polaris siblings (RX 470/480/570), so those GPUs can also work natively as external graphics cards in macOS 10.13. We recently learned Radeon RX Vega cards have native eGPU support in High Sierra as well. This broadens the graphics card selection to at least 8 cards rather than only one. Given the high price and limited availability of RX series cards, many were hoping for High Sierra eGPU compatibility with older AMD graphics cards.

Luckily Goalque, the author of the renowned automated-eGPU script, has been following High Sierra development. He found a workaround to enable external graphics support on an RX 460 in 10.13 through a direct Thunderbolt 3 connection. This same workaround can potentially be replicated on Radeon R9 series GPUs.

Some of the Radeon cards we have been testing are HD 7870, HD 7970, R9 285, R9 390, and RX 460. The Thunderbolt Macs we tried include a 2011 17″ MacBook Pro, 2013 13″ Mac Book Pro, 2013 Mac Pro, 2015 15″ MacBook Pro and 2015 11″ MacBook Air. At the moment, Thunderbolt 2 enclosures work best for Thunderbolt 2 and older Macs. We’re providing early access to Goalque‘s workaround to forum members. Please list your eGPU components in the comment section if you’d like to test Goalque‘s automate-eGPU.kext for 10.13.

Update: Goalque has released automate-eGPU BETA v0.1.0 for all. This kext workaround enables 17 more AMD graphics card for external graphics use in macOS High Sierra 10.13.

Nvidia GeForce eGPU

Update: yifanlu has released NVIDIAEGPUSupport which when combined with Nvidia 10.13 compatible web drivers, has successfully enabled Nvidia eGPU support in macOS High Sierra. Please refer to the link for more information.

For Nvidia eGPU users, do not upgrade to High Sierra yet. We’re waiting on Nvidia to release its web drivers and on Apple to enable eGPU support for Nvidia graphics cards. Having the drivers for Nvidia graphics cards in High Sierra is not enough. In order to use a graphics card externally in a Thunderbolt enclosure, macOS has to be able to identify the GPU as IOPCITunnelCompatible amongst other requirements.

From what we gathered, macOS High Sierra native eGPU support for Nvidia cards may take a while. One of our active developers in the eGPU community, Ratasfabi, has been working on his eGPU-enabler app. We’re hoping he can find a workaround for Nvidia eGPU in High Sierra.

Nvidia has released its 10.13 (17A365) compatible web drivers.  These drivers alone have not changed Nvidia eGPU incompatibility in macOS High Sierra.

Compatible Enclosures & GPUs

With regards to Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures, the Apple eGPU development kit isn’t the only way to add a compatible external graphics card to your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. The prerequisite for macOS High Sierra compatibility is an enclosure with the TI83 controller. We prepared this table of compatible eGPU enclosures as well as their pricing and features extract from eGPU.io’s Buyer’s Guide:

Rank
6mo
Thunderbolt 3
Enclosure
Design Included
GPU1
Price
US$
Review User
builds
User
builds
macOS
Size (L)
compare
Weight
(kg/lb)
PSU
type2

PSU
max
power
Power
delivery
(PD)3

GPU
max
power4

GPU max
length
(in/cm)

GPU
ports

I/O ports
bandwidth5
USB-C
ports
6
& ctrl

TB3
ctrl7

slots
@width
Updated
firmware8
Cable
cm9
Vendor
page
#1

Razer
Core X

$300
link
link link 14.45
6.48/14.29 ATX-int
650W 100W
500W
12.99/33.0
1 & TI83
DSL6540
[email protected]
33.1 ✔ 50
link
#2 AORUS/
Gigabyte
Gaming Box
RX580
GTX1070
GTX1080
RTX2070
$420
$500
$670
$650
link
link
link
unbox
link link 3.30
2.35/5.19 fATX-int 450W 100W 225W 6.65/16.9 AMD: 3xDP,HDMI
Nvidia: DP, HDMI,
2xDVI-D ,
USB-C (RTX)
5Gbps 1 & TI83
DSL6540
[email protected]
F1.1
F1.0
F1.0
F1.0
50 link
link
link
link
#3 Mantiz
Venus
$279
link link link 11.56 3.60/7.92
SFX-int 550W 87W 375W 13.00/33.0
5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.1 50 link
#4 Razer Core
X Chroma
$400 link
link link 14.45 6.91/15.23
ATX-int 700W
100W 500W
12.99/33.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83
JHL6540 x2 [email protected] 40.1 ✔ 70
link
#5 Sonnet
Breakaway
350|
550|650



RX580
Vega56
Vega64
$199
$280
$399
$439
$799
$949

link link link 12.71
3.20/7.10 SFX-int 350W
550W
650W
350W
550W
650W

15W
87W
87W
60W
87W
87W
300W
375W
475W
225W
375W
475W

12.20/31.0 2xDP,
HDMI,
DVI-D
1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected] 25.2 ✔
25.2 ✔
25.2 ✔
25.1 ✔
25.2 ✔
25.2 ✔
50 link
#6 ASUS XG
Station Pro
$330 link link link 8.23 2.95 /6.50
AC-ext 330W 15W 300W 12.24/31.1
10Gbps 1 & TI83
JHL6540 [email protected] 29.1 ✔ 150 link
#7 AKiTiO
Node
$200
link link link 14.09
4.90/10.78 SFX-int 400W 15W 375W 12.60/32.0 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.1 50 link
#7 Zotac AMP
Box Mini
$220 link
link link 4.17 0.85/1.87
AC-ext 180W 15W 150W
7.87/20.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
26.1 ✔ 50 link
#7 HP Omen
Accelerator
$300
link link link 16.00 5.50/12.10 ATX-int 500W 60W 300W 11.42/29.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.25 50 link
#8 AKiTiO
Node Lite
$219 link
link
link
link
2.64 2.00/4.39 AC-ext 72W 15W 25W 7.87/20.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
B1-25 50 link
#8 Sapphire
GearBox
$259 link link link 8.45
3.30/7.30
fATX-int 500W
60W
300W
10.50/26.6
5Gbps
1 & TI83 JHL6540
[email protected] 41.41 50
link
#8 Lenovo TB3
Graphics Dock
GTX1050 $325 link link link 0.74 0.69 / 1.51 AC-ext 170W 65W - - 2xDP,HDMI 5Gbps 1 & TI83 JHL6540 [email protected]
v003 50 link
#8

AKiTiO
Node Pro
$349
link link link 12.82 3.40/7.40 SFX-int 500W 60W x2 400W 12.60/32.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
23.1 ✔ 50 link
#8 VisionTek
mini eGFX

RX570
$350
$500
link
link link 2.30
0.85/1.90
AC-ext
240W
45W
150W
6.89/17.5

2xDP,2xHDMI,DVI-D

5Gbps
1 & TI83
JHL6540+
JHL6240
[email protected] 40.1 ✔ 50
link
#8 Blackmagic
eGPU | Pro
RP580
Vega56
$699
$1199

link
link link 9.64
4.60/10.20 custom-int
400W 85W
HDMI
TB3/USB-C

5Gbps
2 & TI83x2
JHL7540 [email protected]
26.3 ✔ 50
link
link
- Highpoint
Rocketstor 6661A
$175
preview link link 2.40
5.18/11.40
AC-ext 60W
15W
25W
8.20/20.8
10Gbps 2 & TI83
DSL6540 [email protected] ??
50 link
- OWC Mercury
Helios 3
$200 user 2.69
1.40/3.08 AC-ext 90W 15W 25W 7.75/19.6 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
50 link
- AKiTiO
Thunder3
$250 link
link
link
link
2.64
2.00/4.39 AC-ext 72W 15W 25W 7.87/20.0 10Gbps 2 & TI82 DSL6540 [email protected]
50 link
- ADT-Link
R43SG-TB3
$260
discuss
GPU
0.1/0.22
ATX-ext
or AC-ext

nolimit
15W
nolimit nolimit
1 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected] ??
50
link
- PowerColor
Devil Box
$300
user link link 16.65 3.60/7.92 fATX-int 500W 60W 375W 12.20/31.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540
[email protected] 25.101 50 link
- AKiTiO
Node Duo
$370
link link link 10.54
5.00/11.00 AC-ext 150W 60W+15W 25W x2
8.66/22.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83x2 DSL6540 2@x2
33.3 200 link
-

Sonnet
Breakaway Puck

RX560
RX570
$399
$499
link link link 1.01 2.38/5.25 AC-ext 160W
220W
45W - - 3xDP,HDMI 1 & TI83 DSL6540
[email protected]
25.1 ✔ 50 link
- Netstor
Hercules HL23T
$435 link link link 8.16 2.70/5.94 fATX-int 300W 15W 300W 12.60/32.0 10Gbps 2 & TI83 DSL6540 [email protected]
25.1 ✔ 100 link
- Razer
Core V2
$500 link link link 7.65 4.95/10.89 fATX-int 500W 65W 375W 11.81/30.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83
DSL6540 x2
[email protected]
26.1 ✔ 50 link
- ASUS ROG
XG Station 2
$550
link link link 20.03 5.10/11.22 fATX-int 680W 100W 500W 12.20/31.0 5Gbps 1 & TI83 DSL6540
[email protected]
v25 50 link
Rank
6mo
Thunderbolt 3
Enclosure
Design Included
GPU1
Price
US$
Review User
builds
User
builds
macOS
Size (L)
compare
Weight
(kg/lb)
PSU
type2

PSU
max
power
Power
delivery
(PD)3

GPU
max
power4

GPU max
length
(in/cm)

GPU
ports

I/O ports
bandwidth5
USB-C
ports
6
& ctrl

TB3
ctrl7

slots
@width
Updated
firmware8
Cable
cm9
Vendor
page

Next is to pair the appropriate graphics card for your eGPU build. Radeon RX Polaris 10/20 are a safe bet due to their native support in High Sierra. Drivers for the Radeon RX Vega series are currently under development thanks to the iMac Pro. These powerful graphics cards need an enclosure with at least a 550W power supply. At the moment, we recommend the RX Vega 56 over its more power-hungry brother, the RX Vega 64.​

RX Vega RX Polaris
RX Vega Frontier Edition RX 580
RX Vega 64 Liquid RX 570
RX Vega 64 RX 480
RX Vega 56 RX 470

Closing Thoughts

The release of external graphics support in macOS 10.13 is a welcome and much-anticipated change in strategy from Apple. While we wish Apple had enabled support for more graphics cards, we understand there are resource constraints and compatibility challenges with older Macs and GPUs. macOS High Sierra is a pivotal release. It sets the foundation for further development of many exciting technologies on the Mac platform in the coming years.

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Thoroughly excited by this... just ordered a breakaway box as I have decided I don't like the messy cables and external PSU of my mini eGPU set up in a Thunder3 (that and the Ti82 issues).

It's too much to ask for, but bootcamp support would be a nice little surprise...

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Yeah party time! Now lets hope the RX Vega driver mature enough to be usable 😀


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Does anyone know when nvidia will release web drivers for High Sierra 17a365?

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About to update to High Sierra, running a pretty high performing Akitio Node + 1080ti  CUDA setup running Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve mostly. Any likely performance boost or hurdles I would run into upgrading? Egpu may be detected easier, but might need to wait for Nvidia to release a web driver update, or is that a distant and unfortunate wish?

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Posted by: ikir

Yeah party time! Now lets hope the RX Vega driver mature enough to be usable 😀

In the mean time, you can pick up a card from older AMD families. Apple has quietly improved them over the last couple of years, and you will be surprised how mature they are. 

Posted by: itsage

We're providing early access to Goalque's workaround to forum members. Please list your eGPU components in the comment section if you'd like to test Goalque's automate-eGPU.kext for 10.13.

automate-eGPU.kext makes most of old AMDs "hot pluggable", showing "External GPU Detected" notification. Surprise removal works too, no system crash. It doesn't modify any system files.

The Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8GB is an amazing card. Shows full Metal, OpenGL, and OpenCL support (with all 40 CUs). Metal games work fine, as you can see. The Hitman (Metal API) benchmark went through. Fingers still crossed, this was one of the unstable ones, at the time of TB2 enclosures.

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imac 5k late 2014, i7, m295x, Sonnet Breakaway box 35 regular, Saphire HD7970 reference
I want to try it before buying a vega

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@goalque

awesome thanks!  I don’t remover if macOS has drivers for R9 270 290 too

ps: which version of Hotman use Metal and have an integrated benchmark?


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ah shoot.. so you mean to say my R9 Nano won't work out of the box on High Sierra? =/ I thought it would

For some reason I was never able to get it to work in Sierra either.. but it works perfectly in Windows 10

I guess I'll upgrade anyway.. it should be supported sooner or later

P.S. I would like to test the new automate-eGPU.sh
My specs are MBPr 15in late-2013 w/ 750m + TB3-to-TB2 adapter + Aorus Gaming Box w/ R9 Nano

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Hi, my setup is mac mini 2012, atikio thunder2 and AMD ITX RX 570. Can I upgrade to High Sierra or wait for future updates? egpu works very well with Sierra 12.10.6 and I would not miss this benefit with high sierra. Sorry for my English 🙂

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The kext works also through Apple's TB3-TB2 adapter, so you should be able to use TB3 enclosures listed on the first post but this has not been tested comprehensively.

R9 Nano is not supported but there are other cards that can be added.

@ikir:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/236870/HITMAN

"Please note: HITMAN for macOS will launch with support for AMD graphics cards only. We hope to announce more details regarding support for Nvidia and Intel graphics cards shortly."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_(API)

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Why Asus ROG XG Station 2 is not on the list?

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Because at $599 you can get the Apple External GPU dev kit. We’re showing alternatives within a reasonable budget.

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Hello, I would like to test the new automate-egpu.sh as well.  

My set up is a 2017 Imac 5k , I7, RP 580, and my EGPU is a 1080ti in a Sonnet T3 box. 

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Any news about internal display acceleration on High Sierra ?

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Posted by: diogodasilva

Any news about internal display acceleration on High Sierra ?

What do you mean by "internal display acceleration" technically?

The pixels on your internal screen are displayed by either iGPU or dGPU. 

What if the user wants to run the game accelerated by the iGPU/dGPU while he waits for eGPU rendering task to finish in the background?

macOS can't switch to eGPU automatically as it does between the iGPU and dGPU. In the Metal world, the programmer has to make a decision which GPU to use, and once selected, it doesn't change on the fly.

MTLCreateSystemDefaultDevice() returns a device that might not be the eGPU. In a multiple GPU environment, all devices are in an array, and if the purpose is to use eGPU, the app has to select one which has isRemovable property. If there exists two or more external GPUs, the decision is not trivial.

From my point of view, there will never be "internal display acceleration" because the GPU selection logic is programmed into the application. Applications must also adapt to situations where the user moves a window across multiple displays.

What Apple could possibly do, is to disable dGPU when the eGPU is plugged in, and change the gmux device somehow mimic eGPU as dGPU. Yet, it would theoretically work with OpenGL apps only, not with Metal apps.

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Posted by: alfyrx8

Hello, I would like to test the new automate-egpu.sh as well.  

My set up is a 2017 Imac 5k , I7, RP 580, and my EGPU is a 1080ti in a Sonnet T3 box. 

Sorry, only older AMD cards will be accepted. And it is automate-eGPU.kext 🙂

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R9 Nano is not supported 

Is it because it's too old? Was it supported in Sierra? Do think it's only a matter of time for High Sierra?

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Posted by: vesper8

R9 Nano is not supported 

Is it because it's too old? Was it supported in Sierra? Do think it's only a matter of time for High Sierra?

It was already supported by the script, but not with full CUs. The acceleration part seems to be missing in High Sierra. Will let you know, if there is a workaround.

Keep in mind that my kext is just a workaround for older AMD cards, Apple can change this at any time. I guess Apple will tell us, when more cards are officially supported.

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I Mean for example: use the eGPU for working in Davinci Resolve/ Final Cut/ Premiere on a MacBook without having and external display connected and have the software use the eGPU for processing power instead of the dGPU.

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Yep, this is a common issue with many apps because developers have not updated their apps to be eGPU compatible. They should offer an option to choose eGPU in the settings. Some apps offer this option, others stop looking further when they see that a dGPU is already present.

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i have mac mini 2011. I upgrade to High Sierra. eGPU can works? what to buy graphic card?Please to make tutorial to full setup in Youtube. Sorry for my English.

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@goalque
Will the automate.sh still help getting my eGPU recognised and working in Bootcamp if I have High Sierra?

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Also is it true that eGPU works better with Windows 8.1 than 10?

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Posted by: Ramael Odisho

@goalque
Will the automate.sh still help getting my eGPU recognised and working in Bootcamp if I have High Sierra?

Enclosure: Akitio Thunder2
GPU: EVGA GTX 1050 Ti
Bootcamp: Windows 10
MacBook Pro 13" 2015

Also is it true that eGPU works better with Windows 8.1 than 10?

In bootcamp it still works. MacOS is the problem here.

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Posted by: goalque
Posted by: alfyrx8

Hello, I would like to test the new automate-egpu.sh as well.  

My set up is a 2017 Imac 5k , I7, RP 580, and my EGPU is a 1080ti in a Sonnet T3 box. 

Sorry, only older AMD cards will be accepted. And it is automate-eGPU.kext 🙂

NP at all, and thanks for all your hard work. 

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Posted by: alfyrx8

NP at all, and thanks for all your hard work. 

Thanks. I am in the process of making a GUI installer.

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Posted by: goalque
Posted by: alfyrx8

NP at all, and thanks for all your hard work. 

Thanks. I am in the process of making a GUI installer.

You’re great! Can you also publish a list of supported GPU? Maybe I can get one cheap off eBay and use it until Vega drivers mature


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@goalque Any hope for an RX 560? Works like a charm w/ my Akitio Node in Sierra(10.12.6). I was extremely disappointed when I upgraded to High Sierra only to find a black screen. I bought it in June when Apple announced Polaris card support for egpu

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If you need any help on visuals for the GUI installer feel free to give me a shout as I am a UI Designer (clients have included: Sony, Samsung, Redbull, HSBC) and would love to contribute to the community in some way.

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At this stage it's an experimental, unsigned kext and the installer is just a component package without a logo. I will be in touch if I need help, thanks!

A download link to early access build will be sent to a selected group of members on this thread, probably in the beginning of the next week. Impossible to say for sure which cards will work. HD 7970, HD 7870, R9 285, R9 390 and RX 460 are already confirmed to work with a TB2 Mac and if you happen to have one of these, you will be selected. Some cards are not stable with TB2 enclosures so good to test as many combos as possible.

Apple doesn't seem to allow AMD R9 acceleration with a 2016 13" non-touch MBP, but this doesn't necessarily rule out other TB3 Macs.

Please list your eGPU configuration as detailed as you can (enclosure, exact Mac model, GPU & vendor, adapters etc...). @Mkluvin1515: RX 460 worked so RX 560 should be compatible as well.

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@goalque   @itsage

Macbook pro retina 15 (2013late) high sierra 

Akitio tb2 enclosure(ver.0.14)

ASUS RX580 graphics card

Dell 240w power supply

Can tb2-enclosure(RX580) and Macbook(tb2,10.13) support hot-plug function at current?

Thanks!

 

 

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@tbl777: As the news article explains, the RX 580 is officially supported by Apple. It is hot pluggable.

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I mean tb3 with macbook(tb3) is officical supported by apple, but tb2 with macbook(tb2) also supported by apple with hot-plug?

 

tb2 is different with tb3 in various softwares and hardwares...

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I mean tb3 with macbook(tb3) is officical supported by apple, but tb2 with macbook(tb2) also supported by apple with hot-plug?

TB2 Macs/enclosures are not officially supported, but your configuration with a RX 580 is hot-pluggable.

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Thanks!

I will try tomorrow and post pictures~

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Please, could anyone confirm if any of the supported enclosures can fit a Liquid Cooled RX Vega 64 with no major workarounds to get it all in it?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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