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itsage
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Goalque's automate-eGPU for High Sierra is for AMD cards only.

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2021 15" ASUS TUF Dash F15 [11th,4C,H] + RX 6900 XT @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 2004 // my 1st RX 6900 XT build [build link]  


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Daniel Chaves
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Hi @itsage !

I'm with a AMD card and with High Sierra... Do you know where I can get Goalque`s new automate-eGPU for High Sierra ?

Thanks !

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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itsage
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@Daniel Chaves, please list your full specs of Mac system and the AMD eGPU. If your AMD card is one of the cards Goalque's 10.13 automate-eGPU supports, you can try the tool when it's released.

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Daniel Chaves
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Hi @itsage !

My Mac is a MacBook Pro mid-2015 15' with Intel Iris Pro....

My card is a AMD Radeon R9 270X

and I'm connecting using an Akitio Node Thunderbolt 3 (using an original TB3 t TB2 adaptor from apple)

Thanks !

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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You're lucky, I can test with the R9 270X. Due to macOS 10.13 supplemental update 17A405, I have to delay the release. Each macOS build requires a new compilation of the project. I hope it still works.

Please specify the exact model and vendor of the card, for example:

Asus R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 would be sufficient.

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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).

Can you work out a workaround to solve the mac_editor's script power consumption problem?

The problem is when moved the nvidia reference driver, the AGPM(applegraphicspowermangerment) doesn't work and nvidia without driver consuming 10-watt more per hour than normal with driver.

Maybe modify AGPM or something can solve this problem.

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


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mac_editor
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Posted by: tbl777

Can you work out a workaround to solve the mac_editor's script power consumption problem?

The problem is when moved the nvidia reference driver, the AGPM(applegraphicspowermangerment) doesn't work and nvidia without driver consuming 10-watt more per hour than normal with driver.

Maybe modify AGPM or something can solve this problem.

Pretty sure @goalque could work it out if he wanted to, because that's what automate-eGPU did. That's beyond my expertise with Unix at the moment. Basically, modifying the XML tree for the mac's board ID > GFX0 maximum power state - should be set to 3 (lowest, 0 = max).

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Daniel Chaves
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Hi @goalque,

The model of my card is AMD Radeon R9-270X-EDJR (4Gb GDDR5) ( http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-r9-200-series/amd-radeon-r9-270x-double-dissipation-edition-r9-270x-edjr )

Do you need more informations ?

Tks ! Smile

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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Antoine
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Hi Everyone, Hi goalque,

My setup:

2013 late 15" Macbook Pro Nvidia 750M

Akitio Node + Thunbold 3 to 2 adapter (Apple)

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 580 8GD5  v. 11265-01

High Sierra 10.13.0 with updated patch arrived today 6 oct 2017

eGPU is working fine only with apps that can have GPU selection. So, for example, FCPX always uses Nvidia 750M intead of the AMD Rx580.

I have a test space on a external HDD so I can test the new script

Thanks to all!

Antoine 

 

Also new to this group, so a big hello to everyone!

Sorry, I miss to add that I had not success to connect eGPU to my external monitor either via DP, HDMI, or DVI. I have black screen!

2017 15" MBP 3.1 MHz RP560 + AMD Vega FE [email protected] (Breakaway 350 + SF600) + macOS 10.14.6


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tbl777
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Posted by: raha613
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?

IF you have Nvidia graphics card inside your notebook, goalque's script is not suitable for your device.

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


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