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Joshua Eagle
(@eaglejs)
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Forgive me if this has already been asked.

All I want is to use my eGPU which is running the Nvidia RTX 2080 to output to my two monitors in the OSX Environment. Can this script do that? I'm not 100% sure what it does exactly so I am afraid to run it.  I know it forces apps to use the GPU, but does my question fall inline with this solution?

My Specs:

Read my sig. 🙂 

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MacOS (Always Latest) 10.15.x
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Startup Disk: Macintosh HD
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB
eGPU: Razer Core V2 with Nvidia RTX 2080

Running the latest version of Windows 10 with bootcamp getting 100+ fps in most modern games.

Patiently waiting for Nvidia drivers. All I want is to extend my desktop to two monitors through the eGPU. One cord to rule them all, but I won't hold my breath...


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mac_editor
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@eaglejs Please read the documentation for any script(s) before using.

Maxwell or later NVIDIA eGPUs require web drivers - which aren't available for Mojave.

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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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Joshua Eagle
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@mac_editor ok, that's what I thought, but it wasn't clear. I keep seeing people mentioning their use of Nvidia, so I was getting my hopes up. darn. ><

MacOS (Always Latest) 10.15.x
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Startup Disk: Macintosh HD
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB
eGPU: Razer Core V2 with Nvidia RTX 2080

Running the latest version of Windows 10 with bootcamp getting 100+ fps in most modern games.

Patiently waiting for Nvidia drivers. All I want is to extend my desktop to two monitors through the eGPU. One cord to rule them all, but I won't hold my breath...


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hypernurd
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Great work @mac_editor - you've done it again!

I've been really struggling with FCP rendering on the built in AMD GPUs on my MacPro trashcan and was hoping to use my 1080Ti to improve this using the MPB - looks like I now can. Yay!

My question is this. By installing your script does this take care of GPU recognition for a Anaconda/Python/Tensorflow setup? I wish to use my GPU for this function but also want to benefit from FCP acceleration. I have seen a post from @ricc on just such a setup but am unsure if this will conflict with set-eGPU.sh (or vis-a-verse). 

Thanks in advance.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.12.6 & Win10 [build link]  

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hypernurd
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@eaglejs

Looks like its time to revert to 10.13 and change your sig;

MacOS (Nearly Always Latest) 10.13.x

😛

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.12.6 & Win10 [build link]  

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Joshua Eagle
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@hypernurd

Bwahaha! Riiight? Lol thanks Apple/Nvidia.

MacOS (Always Latest) 10.15.x
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Startup Disk: Macintosh HD
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB
eGPU: Razer Core V2 with Nvidia RTX 2080

Running the latest version of Windows 10 with bootcamp getting 100+ fps in most modern games.

Patiently waiting for Nvidia drivers. All I want is to extend my desktop to two monitors through the eGPU. One cord to rule them all, but I won't hold my breath...


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mac_editor
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@hypernurd set-eGPU only affects native macOS apps. Dev environment setups would have to setup as in other guides.

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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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Adriano Ansaldi II
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macOS 10.14.6 Mojave:

I used  set-eGPU  in the correct way but after, when I open the apps, there is no active flag.

How can I solve it? Are there alternatives?

Mac mini (Late 2012) i5 2,5GHz | Sonnet 350 + Sapphire NITRO RX 480 8GB | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD
MacBook Air (Early 2014) i5 1,4GHz | AKiTiO Thunder2 + AMD RX 480 8GB | 4GB RAM | 128GB PCIe


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Rupert Denham
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@mac_editor

Hey all, 

I am currently using Purgewrangler for my egpu configuration (razer core 2 + MSI RX580 8gb gaming).

The problem I am having is when I game I like to play music on youtube on Google chrome app however it also uses my EGPU limiting the bandwidth and performance in game. I know that I can set a "prefer external egpu" option using the applications in finder but is there a way to select 'prefer built in graphics'  or 'do not use egpu' ?? 

 

Sorry if this isn't the topic based question but it seemed like a revelant enough forum to ask haha :'P 

Rupert 

2015 Macbook pro 2.8GHZ with TB2, Razer Core v2 with genuine Apple 2m TB2 cable and TB2/TB3 adaptor cable, Monitor is Alienware AW2518hf


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