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This is really great news for the community I think: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2017/04/06/titan-xp/

"Speaking of users, we’re also making the new TITAN Xp open to the Mac community with new Pascal drivers, coming this month. For the first time, this gives Mac users access to the immense horsepower delivered by our award-winning Pascal-powered GPUs."

I'm not sure if that means that all Pascal Gpus get MacOs drivers but I suppose so.

 

 

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Awesome news! Apple’s recent announcement it’s working on a modular design definitely has something to do with this. Mac + eGPU implementation is another huge factor for Nvidia to get into the game.

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I will test my EVGA GTX 1060 when the driver is out..  i don't need eGPU for macOS but will be great to help other users that need it 🙂

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Oh snap. And there I was yesterday saying that this is likely a long way in the future! Excellent news.

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Time to celebrate!!! Naked dance!!

ordered GTx 1070 and I'm ready to kick your asses in gaming 😂


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This is really great news. And a it annoying since I recon this day would come but not so soon  🙂

It means I might not need to do a mod I had in mind for my Thunder3 and GTX 970 and can buy a pascal card instead. 

So do I sell of the Galax/kfa2 and Inno3d 970 cards and get a 1050 ti without mod and external power? Or do I aim for more gfx power and still mod for cooling and power?

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Can't wait to move from my RX480 to the 1080 that's sitting in my gaming PC that's sitting in the cupboard!!!

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Wonderful news indeed! Things are shaping up for the eGPUs. All our work is getting...easier!

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Just saw this as well and ordered my 1080 TI!

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So is there any 1070 small enough to fit in a Thunder3?

Or is it 1060 thats the largest cards without heavy mods?

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Posted by: itsage

 

Awesome news! Apple's recent announcement it's working on a modular design definitely has something to do with this. Mac + eGPU implementation is another huge factor for Nvidia to get into the game.

   

This is great, let's see how my script survives 🙂 I don’t see Apple-Nvidia association yet.

If you look for recent job listings from AMD: "The CoreSW team is looking for a software engineer to maintain AMD's OpenCL compiler and enhance the OpenCL driver for macOS", "closely with other team members and with Apple engineers to maintain and debug and optimize drivers for currently shipping AMD graphics accelerators, help write drivers for next generation AMD graphics accelerators", "write test apps to validate Metal and OpenGL support", "team delivering Metal and OpenGL driver support for existing and upcoming AMD products".

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Nice find.

So thats might be why Nvidia is pushing to release their driver to enable sales of their cards as Apple will go with AMD for the future Macs?  

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So is there any 1070 small enough to fit in a Thunder3?

Or is it 1060 thats the largest cards without heavy mods?

   

You can see more info about fitting GTX 1070 MINI & GTX 1080 MINI in AKiTiO Thunder3 here -  https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/akitio-thunder2-and-thunder3-gpu-size-to-close-the-akitio/#post-2812

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Posted by: goalque

 

Posted by: itsage

 

Awesome news! Apple’s recent announcement it’s working on a modular design definitely has something to do with this. Mac + eGPU implementation is another huge factor for Nvidia to get into the game.

   

This is great, let’s see how my script survives 🙂 I don’t see Apple-Nvidia association yet.

If you look for recent job listings from AMD: “The CoreSW team is looking for a software engineer to maintain AMD’s OpenCL compiler and enhance the OpenCL driver for macOS“, “closely with other team members and with Apple engineers to maintain and debug and optimize drivers for currently shipping AMD graphics accelerators, help write drivers for next generation AMD graphics accelerators“, “write test apps to validate Metal and OpenGL support”, “team delivering Metal and OpenGL driver support for existing and upcoming AMD products“.

   

If Apple teamed up with AMD, perhaps Nvidia should work with eGPU community. 😀

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Great news! Opens up a lot of choice for the 10 series cards!

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If Apple teamed up with AMD, perhaps Nvidia should work with eGPU community. 😀

   

Nvidia mentioned "open to the Mac community" 😉

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Awesome news! I was going to purchase an AMD card today for my eGPU because I want to use it both on macOS and on Windows bootcamp. Does that mean I can comfortably go for a 1060?

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I'm so stoked for this. Question: I was pleasantly surprised that my GTX Maxwell Titan X did OpenCL compute (I was experiencing faster renders and exports in FCPX) after previously thinking that Nvidia was solely CUDA. Did a little digging, turns out this titan did openCL, albeit not as well as later AMD cards, but decently. Anyone know if some of the later Pascal cards offer this too? 

edit:  http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=24326 well apparently they do, albeit older version of OpenCL. Latest versions of the windows drivers include "evaluation support" for OpenCL 2.0, if Nvidia is looking to implement this with driver updates... dang son. Honestly unless AMD Vega is going to be ridiculously groundbreaking, I'm thinking Nvidia might be the way to go for Mac Users now that pascal drives are coming. This satisfies gamers & artists if these cards are doing both CUDA and OpenCL. For someone who can only afford one eGPU box, this is such killer news. 

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All NVidia cards that support CUDA have OpenCL support and have had it since the GTX8800 G80 cards introduced the unified shader model. I did OpenCL development back in the day using a pair of GTX285s. That was a loooong time ago. The main question will be the OpenCL version compliance model for the cards, vs what is required by the software. Current support is 1.2 and NVidia has an OpenCL 2.0 Beta support in place.

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Posted by: goalque

 This is great, let's see how my script survives 🙂 I don’t see Apple-Nvidia association yet.

If you look for recent job listings from AMD: "The CoreSW team is looking for a software engineer to maintain AMD's OpenCL compiler and enhance the OpenCL driver for macOS", "closely with other team members and with Apple engineers to maintain and debug and optimize drivers for currently shipping AMD graphics accelerators, help write drivers for next generation AMD graphics accelerators", "write test apps to validate Metal and OpenGL support", "team delivering Metal and OpenGL driver support for existing and upcoming AMD products".

   

I want the script updated the same second Nvidia release the new drivers, so you and FricoRico needs to buy a lot of Redbull cans!


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Ok. Question: My setup now is 2015 Macbook + Akitio Thunder2 + Gtx 970. If I buy Akitio Node + GTX 1080, would it work with both Windows and MacOS using an apple tb3-tb2 converter?

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Ok. Question: My setup now is 2015 Macbook + Akitio Thunder2 + Gtx 970. If I buy Akitio Node + GTX 1080, would it work with both Windows and MacOS using an apple tb3-tb2 converter?

 

here ◄ are several successful macOS and Windows example implementations of a TB2 Macbook + TB3 enclosure via the Apple TB3->TB adapter.

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Awesome news! I was going to purchase an AMD card today for my eGPU because I want to use it both on macOS and on Windows bootcamp. Does that mean I can comfortably go for a 1060?

   

If you're in from some experimenting, why not? From what I understand the driver will initially be 'beta', though that proboably isn't a huge deal.

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We're releasing beta Mac drivers for 10-series GPUs mid-April. [email protected]

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Posted by: DanKnight

 We're releasing beta Mac drivers for 10-series GPUs mid-April. [email protected]

https://twitter.com/NVIDIAGeForce/status/850032851684737024

   

Thanks Dan!

Looks like it could be next week specifically according to this post from Nvidia Staff in their forums, first post: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1002724/geforce-apple-gpus/pascal-based-graphics-card-drivers-for-macos/

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Not sure when the Titan Xp is available locally but I will have a GTX 1080 Ti to test eGPU on 2016 MacBook Pro.

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Not sure when the Titan Xp is available locally but I will have a GTX 1080 Ti to test eGPU on 2016 MacBook Pro.

   

I'm excited to see the results. I'm looking at a 1070 or 1080 to pair with my Mantiz enclosure whenever it arrives.

EDIT: Also, please test hot plugging with these new drivers. I'm not sure if that's something that drivers would enable or if it would have to be built in to the OS, but if it work that would be amazing.

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Fantastic news - I was just about to purchase a 980ti second-hand for my Mantiz too. Looks like my plans have now changed. Please post your discoveries with driver support on the 1080Ti as soon as humanly possible!

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EDIT: Also, please test hot plugging with these new drivers. I'm not sure if that's something that drivers would enable or if it would have to be built in to the OS, but if it work that would be amazing.

   

It would be both. Both the OS and the device driver need to support hotplug for it to work properly.

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Anyone getTitan Xp yet? Curious if anyone can successfully set up a Thunderbolt 2 Mac + Node + Titan Xp.

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Received my 1070 now I'm really impatience for Nvidia update ;P


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My guess is the beta driver for macOS Pascal GPU will be released closer to the weekend. I’ll be on it as soon as it’s available. 😀

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The  driver is released and working fine with goalques script!!!!!

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I knew it 😉 Please post some screenshots!

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I found this in NVIDIA forum:   https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1002724/geforce-apple-gpus/pascal-based-graphics-card-drivers-for-macos/post/5125203/#5125203

Pascal drivers are here

*** WARNING *** There are no associated CUDA drivers as yet!!! If you use CUDA don't update just yet....

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