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mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@chippy-mcchipset For NVIDIA eGPUs, see the link in the main post in this thread. Just follow that. No need to run this script. There's only a temp. workaround for NVIDIA eGPUs.

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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Aled Brown
(@gelert42)
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Thank you so much for this script!

I can confirm that it works on a MacBook Pro Mid 2015 TB2 (dGPU = AMD R9 M370X) and has re-enabled the Sonnet eGPU with Sapphire AMD RX 580 8GB GPU. Scoring 120k on Geekbench 4 Metal over Thunderbolt 2 (with Apple TB3/TB2 cable and Apple TB2 cable).

2019 MBP15 2.4GHz i9 32GB with VEGA 20 dGPU - macOS 10.15
2019 LG 5K Mk2 94W Thunderbolt 3 Monitor (USB-C in)
Radeon Pro WX9100 16GB + Sonnet Breakaway 650W eGPU
Radeon RX 580 8GB + Sonnet Developer 350W eGPU


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Jeroenvankeulen
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Posted by: Gelert

Thank you so much for this script!

I can confirm that it works on a MacBook Pro Mid 2015 TB2 (dGPU = AMD R9 M370X) and has re-enabled the Sonnet eGPU with Sapphire AMD RX 580 8GB GPU. Scoring 120k on Geekbench 4 Metal over Thunderbolt 2 (with Apple TB3/TB2 cable and Apple TB2 cable).

Wow! we almost have the same setup. I have a 2015 "15 iGPU only with a RX 580 Gigabyte 8GB eGPU (sonnet and TB2 to TB3) and I get over 130K on Geekbench 4 Metal.

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MBP11,4, i7-4980HQ, 256gb SSD, 16gbRAM Cathalina (Sonnet Breakaway box 350 + Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8GB)
MacBook7,1 A1342, P8600 120gb SSD 4gbRAM. Mojave (Hiking/Camping)
iMac7,1 A1224, T9500 CPU upgrade 120gb SSD 4gbRAM. HS
Mac mini3,1 P7350, 250gb SSD 8gbRAM. HS (server) iPhone10,3 64gb. iOS12 iPad5,3, 16gb. iOS12 iPod shuffle 2nd gen. 2gb
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2015 15" MacBook Pro [4th,4C,H] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + macOS 10.14 [build link]  


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Charlie Ellis
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Hi there, 
I am a massive when it come to this stuff by the way. Would buying a thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter mean that I don't have to do this stuff?
Cheers, Charlie

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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mac_editor
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Posted by: Charlie Ellis

Hi there, 
I am a massive when it come to this stuff by the way. Would buying a thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter mean that I don't have to do this stuff?
Cheers, Charlie

This fix is for any Thunderbolt 1 or 2 Mac - regardless of your eGPU configuration.

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
(@itsage)
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

@charlie-ellis As @mac_editor said this is the software workaround for Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs to use external GPU feature in 10.13.4. The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter is a hardware piece that's a prerequisite to connect components.

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

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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pandagenma
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

The original script finally kicked in on my iMac 17,1. The eGPU icon appeared in my menu bar after the iMac had been shut down for a night. I never did a full shutdown before that.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 
Posted by: pandagenma

The original script finally kicked in on my iMac 17,1. The eGPU icon appeared in my menu bar after the iMac had been shut down for a night. I never did a full shutdown before that.

Might have been a caching issue - but glad it works for you now.

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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Chippy McChipset
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Joined: 3 years ago
 
Posted by: mac_editor

@chippy-mcchipset For NVIDIA eGPUs, see the link in the main post in this thread. Just follow that. No need to run this script. There's only a temp. workaround for NVIDIA eGPUs.

So the temp NVIDIA script freak is working on... contains the TB/TB2 fix also? Must've missed that.

Thunderbolt 3 Macs, Sonnet and OWC eGPUs, 4K Displays, etc


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AkuKnives
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

Has anyone tested this with the late 2012 iMac that only has the Nvidia 680MX dGPU (no intel integrated GPU)? I could never get my eGPU (Sonnet Breakaway Dev Kit w/ AMD 580) working properly. My external display would show an image utilizing the eGPU, but the entire machine would slow to a crawl. Nervous to try again now that there's a workaround.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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