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dkgeorge
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Posted by: itsage

@dkgeorge, on the AKiTiO Node you can reverse the mounting bracket to position the radiator in a way that it will close. It's hard to fully explain in words, here's a photo of the GTX 980 Ti Hybrid mounted in an AKiTiO Node to show how it's mounted. I mounted the R9 Fury X this way too so I know the RX Vega Liquid should work because the radiator looks similar.

 

Thanks for the pointing the trick of flipping the bracket. After doing this the radiator fits but unfortunately the board doesn't because of the length, it's way longer than a R9 Fury X. 🙁

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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Daniel Chaves
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Hey guys !

I have a Macbook Pro 15' (Retina, mid 2015) with Intel Iris Pro (TB 2 port) running High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta (17B25c) and a Akitio Node Thunderbolt 3.....

I'm using a TB3 > TB2 adaptor and a TB2 cable to plug into my thunderbolt 2 port....

My mac recognize everything, with my Radeon R9270x:

AMD Radeon HD 7xxx:
Modelo do Chipset: AMD Radeon HD 7xxx
Tipo: GPU
Barramento: PCIe
Largura de Banda PCIe: x4
Fornecedor: AMD (0x1002)
ID do Dispositivo: 0x6810
ID da Revisão: 0x0000
Metal: Compatível, conjunto de recursos OSX_GPUFamily1 v2

I'm connecting a HDMI cable to the external monitor, but it says that there is no signal....
And I also can't choose to use with my notebook display...

Am I doing something wrong ?

In windows 10 I get the 12 error code.... already tried everything, but with no results.....

Thanks !

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goalque
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@Daniel Chaves: You did not mention what is your card. Device id seems to be 0x6810 which is R9 270X, correct?

Please provide the details, and you will be added to the list who get early access to the new automate-eGPU installer. The installer does not support any beta builds, only macOS 10.13.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

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


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tbl777
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Posted by: goalque

@Daniel Chaves: You did not mention what is your card. Device id seems to be 0x6810 which is R9 270X, correct?

Please provide the details, and you will be added to the list who get early access to the new automate-eGPU installer. The installer does not support any beta builds, only macOS 10.13.

 New automate-eGPU installer can make macbook (GPU_nvidia) work with eGPU(such as RX580)?

At current, I temporarily use mac_editor’s script to make iGPU boot under the 10.13beta4.

late-2013 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX580@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO thunder 2) + macOS 10.13


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goalque
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Posted by: tbl777

@goalque

 New automate-eGPU installer can make macbook (GPU_nvidia) work with eGPU(such as RX580)?

At current, I temporarily use mac_editor's script to make iGPU boot under the 10.13beta4.

Your problem is the Nvidia framebuffer which conflicts with an AMD eGPU. Workaround is to force Iris Pro to be active always/disable Nvidia system kexts/remove their device ids but I guess it's not perfect solution.

Unfortunately I can't test with the 750M model so would be difficult to implement this workaround.

It does work with the Mid 2015 15" MBP (M370X).

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

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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tbl777
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Posted by: goalque
Posted by: tbl777

@goalque

 New automate-eGPU installer can make macbook (GPU_nvidia) work with eGPU(such as RX580)?

At current, I temporarily use mac_editor's script to make iGPU boot under the 10.13beta4.

Your problem is the Nvidia framebuffer which conflicts with an AMD eGPU. Workaround is to force Iris Pro to be active always/disable Nvidia system kexts/remove their device ids but I guess it's not perfect solution.

Unfortunately I can't test with the 750M model so would be difficult to implement this workaround.

It does work with the Mid 2015 15" MBP (M370X).

yeah, it's not perfect solution, has many glitches, most importantly, it's automatically consuming the power by the idle GPU_nvidia.

Higher than normal 10-watt per hour.

late-2013 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX580@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO thunder 2) + macOS 10.13


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igerard
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Well, Asus 580 8GB received this morning, replaced my liquid cooled 980 Ti with it... worked without a glitch out of the box connected to my MBP early 2011 17 inches under High Sierra (test partition) in TB1 to the Akitio Node.

I am now installing High Sierra onto the main partition and I will run the bench with this configuration... later on the MBP 2015 in TB2.

The good thing is that the card is very silent, I will have to change the fan of the PSU now.

Great

MBP 2018, Touch Bar, i7 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1T SSD, Radeon 560X... very nice!
eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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itsage
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Posted by: dkgeorge
Posted by: itsage

@dkgeorge, on the AKiTiO Node you can reverse the mounting bracket to position the radiator in a way that it will close. It's hard to fully explain in words, here's a photo of the GTX 980 Ti Hybrid mounted in an AKiTiO Node to show how it's mounted. I mounted the R9 Fury X this way too so I know the RX Vega Liquid should work because the radiator looks similar.

 

Thanks for the pointing the trick of flipping the bracket. After doing this the radiator fits but unfortunately the board doesn't because of the length, it's way longer than a R9 Fury X. 🙁

Sorry to hear it didn't fit. That leaves the Sonnet Breakaway Box as the only one that may fit without any modification. Here's a top-view photo I have that shows the fitment of R9 Fury X inside the Breakaway Box.

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Daniel Chaves
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@goalque,

Yes, it is the R9 270X !

Now I've installed High Sierra (10.13), but still in the same scenario...

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raha613
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Posted by: raha613

Hi all, thank you for your help in advance. 

 

I have -

Macbook pro 15 (early 2011) high sierra 

OWC Mercury Helios TB1

HP B4J92AT NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 DP Graphics Card 2GB DDR3 SP 702084-001 

 

I had this working in Sierra with automate-egpu to run 1x Thunderbolt Cinema Display and 1x LED Cinema Display which apple says you can not do. I would connect the LED Cinema Display to the GT630, the Helios to the Thunderbolt Cinema Display then to the computer. Any way to get this working in High Sierra at this point? Any hope for the future?

@goalque

 

Do you think your new automate-eGPU beta will get my card working like it was in Sierra?

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