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Kensei
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Hi,

I have one question. When in recovery mode I typed

csrutil authenticated-root disable

I got "invalid command" alert even though 

csrutil disable

worked fine. Is that normal? Should I ignore it and go to the next step of installation?

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Macbook Pro 13" late 2013 + Razer Core X + Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT


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mac_editor
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@kensei, please read wiki carefully. The first command is for macOS 11 only. 

 

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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Kensei
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@mac_editor, Thank you! I forgot that Catalina is still below 11 😛  Sorry for stupid question than...

Macbook Pro 13" late 2013 + Razer Core X + Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT


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itsage
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@mac_editor, Finally got around to boot into macOS Recovery on my 2013 Mac Pro. Instead of Restore from Time Machine option, I tried Disk Utility repair first. Reading the progress information, I saw there was Purge Wrangler snapshot. That fixed the boot hang for my 6,1. I'm updating to Developer Beta 2 now and will test the latest version of your script momentarily. Thank you!

 

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
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2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (VisionTek mini eGFX) + macOS 11 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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mac_editor
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@itsage, looking forward to how it goes for you👍

Recent updates to the script SHOULD have addressed the main problems (some older posts in this thread) and on my end I’ve had positive results. 

 

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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itsage
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@mac_editor, It's up and running! I encountered the boot hang issue again right after the script installation. Booted into macOS Recovery to fix. Once booted back into normal mode I could hot-plug the eGPU and all is well. Thank you!

 

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (VisionTek mini eGFX) + macOS 11 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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mac_editor
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Posted by: @itsage

I encountered the boot hang issue again right after the script installation.

Agh, this is what I've been trying to fix. Not sure what's the cause. This happens the first time a new Big Sur (update/fresh) system is patched. After that its ok until next update. Hopefully its an issue with kmutil (as in beta notes) and gets resolved in later betas.

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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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tsakal
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@mac_editor, @itsage

i saw in YouTube that out of the blue the mbp 16 with 5500m the gpu allocation has been changed to 8x pci lanes from 16x have you seen or heard of it? 
min addition when I got my mbp13 2020 it run a ciner20 of 2116 and held 100-200 MHz higher clock speeds in 10.15.4 vs 10.15.5. Have you guys noticed any difference. My 10.15.4 test was done out of the box while the 10.15.5 after I restored my back up so not a direct comparison.

 

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A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1038NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, Samsung 65 Q70R
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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itsage
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@tsakal, The Thunderbolt 3 15-in and 16-in MacBook Pros have always had an 8 PCIe lane connection to the dGPU. Here are AIDA64 screencaps of 2016 15-in MacBook Pro  and 2019 16-in MacBook Pro. Apple had to reserve the other lanes (two x4) to the Thunderbolt 3 controllers.

 

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (VisionTek mini eGFX) + macOS 11 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Kensei
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I used the script on my Macbook Pro 13" late 2013 with Razer Core X + Sapphire Rx 5700 XT and it works flawlessly via Thunderbolt 3-->2 adapter 😀 

I can only encourage all people here to donate even a small sum to the script creators for such a tremendous work 😀

Could you please tell me what should be model steps if I wanted to upgrade to Big Sur?

Macbook Pro 13" late 2013 + Razer Core X + Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT


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