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Georgios Lachanas
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Hi @mac_editor

after more than a year using egpu with your scripts, i'm thinking of buying a 5500XT 8gb in order to be able to update to Catalina and Big Sur and use latest versions of davinci resolve and premiere pro...

is this doable with my "problematic" MacBook Pro with direct Nvidia 750m?

Thanks!

MBP 15" with Nvidia 750m (mid2014) + Razer Core X +Apple TB3 adapter+Apple TB2 cable+Nvidia 1070Ti 8gb+LG Ultrawide Monitor via HDMI ,MACOS 10.13.6 (17G4015),Web drivers 387.10.10.10.40.113, Cuda version 410.130


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mac_editor
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@georgios_lachanas, should work. Just follow script guide on Github.

 

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2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
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Fredman
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@mac_editor, is  the 2014 750m MacBook Pro really that problematic for eGpu? I followed your advice and bought a used 780ti and everything was pretty much plug and play both in Mac OS and windows. Thank you, by the way for your excellent guide and script. I think that the only real disadvantage of this model is when you want to use an newer Nvidia card with a tb3 to 2 enclosure. 

 

MacBook Pro 2014 15” 750M + Sonnet breakaway box 550 + Nvidia GTX 780 Ti

 
2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + GTX 780 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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ecnezie
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@fredman, I'm able to use a 1080ti as well.

Process was almost plug n play, thanks to the awesome guides of @mac_editor, using purge-nvda.

I can revert it as well, following the guide and un installing it Smile

 

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", mid 2014) + 2.8 i7 + GT750M + macOS 10.13.6


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Fredman
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@ecnezie, great build. Did you manage to use your 1080ti in boot camp? 

 

MacBook Pro 2014 15” 750M + Sonnet breakaway box 550 + Nvidia GTX 780 Ti

 
2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + GTX 780 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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ecnezie
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@fredman, never tried. I'm using it for cg mac software, I don't have bootcamp.

If I remember correctly, there was a note about it on the main post/guide...

 

 

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", mid 2014) + 2.8 i7 + GT750M + macOS 10.13.6


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Posted by: @fredman

is  the 2014 750m MacBook Pro really that problematic for eGpu?

Yes it is - check the main post for details. Kepler cards don't face problems, but anything else, even from AMD, has trouble on newer macOS versions without some annoying fixes. Newer NVIDIAs are even more trouble in that you can't use them in Windows at all with TB3 enclosures - AMDs work really well in Bootcamp on this mac though.

"Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed." — Seneca

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance
Launching Apps on Specific (e)GPUs on macOS

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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Georgios Lachanas
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@mac_editor, I received the 5500xt and I'm ready to replace the 1070ti...I uninstalled both Purge wrangler and purge nvda(through terminal option uninstall)...I'm going to make a clean install of big sur...(from high Sierra)...should I first enable SIP?(now it's disabled)..

Thanks @mac_editor

 

MBP 15" with Nvidia 750m (mid2014) + Razer Core X +Apple TB3 adapter+Apple TB2 cable+Nvidia 1070Ti 8gb+LG Ultrawide Monitor via HDMI ,MACOS 10.13.6 (17G4015),Web drivers 387.10.10.10.40.113, Cuda version 410.130


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Session
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Hi there, 

I was wondering if anyone had success in upgrading to macOS Big Sur using purge-nvda? I've been curious to try it out, but I haven't seen anyone have any success on it yet. I will probably try in a week or so when I order a new SSD (so if something doesn't work I can easily go back to my setup as it is)

If the 750M proves too tricky to update I might try out the EFI tricks to disable the 750M. Though if I'm honest I'm really unsure if Big Sur is worth updating too, the ability to use your Apple Watch to unlock and enter passwords is kind of neat, but beyond that I've not heard the best things about stability yet. 

Thanks!

2013 MacBook Pro - i7-4960HQ w/ 750M
Sonnet Breakaway Box (x2) - MSI Airboost Vega 56, Intel X520 NIC (Smalltree Flashed)


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SheldonTung
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Hi @mac_editor

My 2014 750m MBP are connecting to Blackmagic eGPU 580 pro daisy-chained with a 27 inch Thunderbolt Display. 

Everything works fine but I keep wondering if a thunderbolt 2 old mac can support 32 inch Pro XDR Display with Blackmagic eGPU.

I've searched a lot in Google but only find one similar case HERE:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/pro-display-xdr-true-tone-on-tb2-macegpu/

If a 2015 mbp could do that then all the Thunderbolt 2 (even Thunderbolt 1) Macs with Blackmagic eGPU can support it as well. Right?

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mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX580@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO Node via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS
2012 13‘’ & 15‘’ non-retina Macbook Pro + RX580@10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Node via TB3 to TB adapter) + MacOS

 
2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.6 // No External Monitor [build link]  


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