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shameel
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Nov 27, 2017 1:11 am  

Hello, 

can someone please work on a solution to get nvidia egpus working on macbooks with dedicated nvidia gpus in HS. 

ive tried the current script but it has numerous problems of the OS refusing to start and black screen after closing lid etc etc. 

is there any chance of a solution? i used to use the automate script in sierra previously with the exact same set up and things used to work flawlessly  

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DieselDrax
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Nov 27, 2017 6:23 pm  

tl;dr automate-eGPU.sh doesn't work with High Sierra.

Please read the sticky post at the top of this forum section, it describes the new steps needed for High Sierra.

Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) - 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NMVe SSD, 32GB memory
Apple Mac Pro 2013 - Deca-core 3GHz Xeon, 32GB memory, 1TB Apple SSD, D700 dGPU, eGPU shared with above NUC.
AKiTiO Node - EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming, Corsair SF600 PSU, Cougar Vortex HDB 120 case fan
2013 17" ASUS G750JS (TB2) + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node via Apple TB3->TB adapter) + Win10


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shameel
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Nov 27, 2017 8:39 pm  
Posted by: DieselDrax

tl;dr automate-eGPU.sh doesn't work with High Sierra.

Please read the sticky post at the top of this forum section, it describes the new steps needed for High Sierra.

yes thats what i said, i used automate in sierra not high sierra. im using the new method in high sierra but it works with several flaws such as OS hanging, black screen after sleep and loss of brightness control etc. very unstable for users with a dedicated internal GPU

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DieselDrax
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Nov 27, 2017 9:20 pm  
Posted by: shameel
Posted by: DieselDrax

tl;dr automate-eGPU.sh doesn't work with High Sierra.

Please read the sticky post at the top of this forum section, it describes the new steps needed for High Sierra.

yes thats what i said, i used automate in sierra not high sierra. im using the new method in high sierra but it works with several flaws such as OS hanging, black screen after sleep and loss of brightness control etc. very unstable for users with a dedicated internal GPU

Sorry, that wasn't clear in your initial post.  "Current script" and mentioning using automate script previously with Sierra didn't make it clear that you were using the new method.

At this point you're probably at the mercy of Apple and their support/handling of eGPUs, specifically eGPUs that they don't officially support.  I have spent limited time with HS and my eGPU, I basically just went through the steps to get it working again and then plugged the eGPU back into my NUC.  Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) - 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NMVe SSD, 32GB memory
Apple Mac Pro 2013 - Deca-core 3GHz Xeon, 32GB memory, 1TB Apple SSD, D700 dGPU, eGPU shared with above NUC.
AKiTiO Node - EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming, Corsair SF600 PSU, Cougar Vortex HDB 120 case fan
2013 17" ASUS G750JS (TB2) + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node via Apple TB3->TB adapter) + Win10


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shameel
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Dec 3, 2017 3:57 pm  

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anyone successful with an dedicated GPU macbook running a NVIDIA EGPU on 10.13.1?

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Dec 3, 2017 4:37 pm  
Posted by: shameel

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anyone successful with an dedicated GPU macbook running a NVIDIA EGPU on 10.13.1?

MBP 2015 with R9 M370X works with GTX 660ti.  10.13.1 (17B1003)

For me only way it works is with atttached screen to GPU and booting up without egpu, then attach, log out, start using egpu

MBP 15' mid 2015


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shameel
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Dec 4, 2017 6:20 pm  
Posted by: Agris
Posted by: shameel

bump

anyone successful with an dedicated GPU macbook running a NVIDIA EGPU on 10.13.1?

MBP 2015 with R9 M370X works with GTX 660ti.  10.13.1 (17B1003)

For me only way it works is with atttached screen to GPU and booting up without egpu, then attach, log out, start using egpu

i think my issue might be limited to nvidia internal GPUs. AMD prob work alright 

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Dec 4, 2017 7:37 pm  

hey bro. i just bought akitio thunder 2 with gtx 1050 ti and power supply 120w. do i need to use external monitor on that configuration? because i dont know either using external monitor or not. now i am struggling to boot on windows because it doesnt show anything and i didnt manage to use external monitor because i dont have it.. sorry for this question because i dont which person can i ask for..

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shameel
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Dec 5, 2017 6:41 pm  
Posted by: fellar udin

hey bro. i just bought akitio thunder 2 with gtx 1050 ti and power supply 120w. do i need to use external monitor on that configuration? because i dont know either using external monitor or not. now i am struggling to boot on windows because it doesnt show anything and i didnt manage to use external monitor because i dont have it.. sorry for this question because i dont which person can i ask for..

yes the akito thunder should have an HDMI out that goes to an external monitor. thats probably the best way to use the EGPU. you can use a headless ghost adapter to use your laptop monitor but ive heard that decreases performance. i just bought a basic LED monitor to use with the GPU

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Antharsious
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Dec 5, 2017 7:25 pm  
Posted by: fellar udin

hey bro. i just bought akitio thunder 2 with gtx 1050 ti and power supply 120w. do i need to use external monitor on that configuration? because i dont know either using external monitor or not. now i am struggling to boot on windows because it doesnt show anything and i didnt manage to use external monitor because i dont have it.. sorry for this question because i dont which person can i ask for..

I am not sure about your configuration but you can have a look at my thread :

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2014-15-macbook-pro-gt750m-gtx106016gbps-tb2-akitio-thunder2-win10/

You can find there an external and an internal screen setups. If you have a dGPU, it might be very useful to you...

 

2014 15" Macbook Pro GT750M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10

Impact of Turboboost on performances and fan noise level (MacBook Pro)


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Dec 9, 2017 10:43 pm  
Posted by: Antharsious
Posted by: fellar udin

hey bro. i just bought akitio thunder 2 with gtx 1050 ti and power supply 120w. do i need to use external monitor on that configuration? because i dont know either using external monitor or not. now i am struggling to boot on windows because it doesnt show anything and i didnt manage to use external monitor because i dont have it.. sorry for this question because i dont which person can i ask for..

I am not sure about your configuration but you can have a look at my thread :

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2014-15-macbook-pro-gt750m-gtx106016gbps-tb2-akitio-thunder2-win10/

You can find there an external and an internal screen setups. If you have a dGPU, it might be very useful to you...

 

my configuration is MBP 2015 13" with akitio thunder 2 , power supply 120w and gtx 1050ti..

i am struggling on booting windows ..

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DidierC41
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Dec 10, 2017 6:14 pm  

Hi All,

I recently dive into eGPU tech, and discovered this great community 🙂

My setup: MBP 2016 15" with RP460, OSX 10.13.2.

After reading many benches and tutorials, I ordered and just received a Sonnet box 550w, and the MSI GTX 1080 gaming +8Go.

Then I follow the tutorial: (i) installed the Nvidia web drivers WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.102 (with SIP enabled); (ii)disable SIP, (iii) install NVDAEGPUSupport-v4 (iv) reboot, plug the eGPU TB3. The GTX1080 is visible in the system info (without having to logout/login). Good up to this point.

I am sure the eGPU works up to some point, since  when I  connect it to my HDMI TV, the Heaven 4 bench with settings: 1080p, 2xAA, Q ultra, tessellation moderate gives me 108fps (score 2717). With my RP460 and similar settings I got 17fps (score 409). So the improvement is clear!!

 Now the questions and downsides:

One of my concern is that my only external monitor is the apple 27" with thunderbolt2 connection. The GPU only have DVI, DP and HDMI ports,  so I found and ordered a Lindy Cable adaptor DP-male <-> miniDP female,

https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B004AU8VC0/

that is supposed to be bi-directional. But the 27" screen is not recognized., just stays dark. Does someone know how to get the Apple TB2 27" working with eGPU ? 

Second I also tried on my HDMI TV to run Shadow of Mordor and that one crashes after couple of seconds, even though the GTX 1080 is recognized in the video setup screen.

And last question: are we supposed to leave SIP disable after  the NVDAEGPUSupport-v4 installation? I mean I imagine this is not very safe, or can we re-enable SIP without breaking the eGPU recognition ?

Thanks in advance for sensible answers.

 

MacBookPro 15" 2016, MacOS 10.13.6 (17G65), dGPU RP460, Sonnet eGFX BB550W, NVIDIA GTX 1080


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