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goalque
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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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Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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Nopporn Pharakan
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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.

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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Ramael Odisho
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@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?

Macbook Pro 13-inch Retina Early 2015 | Akitio Thunder2 PCIe Box | GTX 1050 Ti | macOS High Sierra | Windows 10


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Rycco
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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.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP555) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.12.6 & Win10 [build link]  

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alfyrx8
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Posted by: goalque
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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. 

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

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

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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goalque
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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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Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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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


MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar M1 8-core CPU 8-core GPU - 16GB unified memory - 512GB PCIe SSD
MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB PCIe SSD

my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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Mkluvin1515
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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

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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Eightarmedpet
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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.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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goalque
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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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Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
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