Share:

[Sticky] [SCRIPT] PurgeWrangler: AMD + NVIDIA eGPUs for all Thunderbolt Macs  

Page 35 / 36
  RSS

mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
March 11, 2019 2:42 pm  

@alex_dubinin You should be connecting via the barrel plug to the Thunder2 as well as the RX580’s power pins. The PCIe slot alone cannot provide power. So arrangement would be PSU to Thunder2 and PSU to RX580.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
(@alex_dubinin)
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 23
March 11, 2019 3:31 pm  

@mac_editor I think the problem is that I used this thing instead of the barrel plug, I thought it would be the same but apparently that’s where I got it wrong?

40770A3E D206 4156 B4D9 8D6C6DC782B7

Radeon RX 580 & Akitio Thunder2
Macbook Pro 13" Retina mid-2014, Mojave 10.14.3)


ReplyQuote
(@alex_dubinin)
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 23
March 15, 2019 8:24 am  

@mac_editor I finally managed to get it working. Got a proper barrel plug as described in the correspondent post. Everything works like a charm, except now I have a weird problem with the PSU interfering with my audio card and causing an extremely irritating noise. But that's a whole different story, the eGPU itself works!
I was so satisfied to see my game on my '14 MBP performing at maxed out ultra settings with a 60 FPS rate.
Thank you so much for your help!

Radeon RX 580 & Akitio Thunder2
Macbook Pro 13" Retina mid-2014, Mojave 10.14.3)


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
March 15, 2019 3:32 pm  

@alex_dubinin glad to hear all ok with the setup.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
Native Color
(@native-color)
New Member
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 3
March 22, 2019 3:52 am  

At work I'm using a iMac Pro 18core system with 2 1080ti's.  10.13.6.   

I'm randomly getting system freezes then reboots.  I can reproduce it 100% of the time when I go into the display preferences or screensaver preferences.  Any ideas as to why this is happening or how I can remedy this?  I have this script installed on other Macs and I don't have this issue.  I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this.

MBP Late 2016, 2.9 MBP 2018, 2017 iMac, Mac Mini.


ReplyQuote
Tico
 Tico
(@tico)
Eminent Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 27
March 23, 2019 2:25 am  

I haven't been able to get my iMac pro-10 core (high serria)to work with my egpu using 1080 or a Titan V. Both work fine on my 2018 MacBook pro.(high serria). I have an LG 5k & an Apple 27" monitor I'm using with the imacpro monitor. Tried various combinations of monitor connections, but non work. Also tried various scripts posted here.
Thanks

☀️θ∆ics🌎
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014),2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2018) I9, 2.9 GHZ 16gb Radeon Pro 560x 4 gb
Sonnet BA 650w (upgraded), Titan V & Sonnet BA 650w NVIDIA gtx 1080
Mantiz Venus RX VEGA 8 gb
iMacPro 64 gig. VEGA 54 using Sonnet BA


ReplyQuote
lqd
 lqd
(@lqd)
Eminent Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 33
March 26, 2019 2:20 pm  

@Tico I have almost the same iMac Pro config like you and everything works fine. Note: Nvidia on iMac Pro gives you CUDA ability and graphic power, but on iMac Pro - Don't connect your monitor to eGPU Box, just always use direct TB3 port (use reduction if it's needed). iMac gpu will care on your displays and Nvidia gives power to software, that supports it. (renderers, simulation apps, some games maybe. etc..) ...(Hot unplug not work - restart is needed)

This post was modified 2 months ago

#iMac Pro #Sonnet Breakaway #Quadro P5000+GTX 1080Ti #High Sierra 10.3.6.


ReplyQuote
lqd
 lqd
(@lqd)
Eminent Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 33
March 26, 2019 2:27 pm  

@Native Color Never start iMac Pro with turned ON eGPU. Turn 'ON' eGPU box always after system is correctly booted. (hot unplug not work, restart is needed.)

#iMac Pro #Sonnet Breakaway #Quadro P5000+GTX 1080Ti #High Sierra 10.3.6.


ReplyQuote
OliverB
(@oliverb)
Noble Member
Joined: 7 months ago
Posts: 1197
March 28, 2019 2:26 pm  

@mac_editor
Today my High Sierra got a minor update and neither nVidia WebDriver (which is minor problem if you have a Kepler card), nor you purse-wrangler enable-nVidia function (This is a problem!) seems to work anymore.

It his a known problem or is High Sierra not supported anymore?

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


ReplyQuote
Tico
 Tico
(@tico)
Eminent Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 27
March 28, 2019 3:22 pm  

Thanks That took care of it. I hadn't been unplugging the Sonnet BA to turn it off first before connecting to my iMacPro. Don't need to do that on my 2018 MBP

☀️θ∆ics🌎
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014),2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2018) I9, 2.9 GHZ 16gb Radeon Pro 560x 4 gb
Sonnet BA 650w (upgraded), Titan V & Sonnet BA 650w NVIDIA gtx 1080
Mantiz Venus RX VEGA 8 gb
iMacPro 64 gig. VEGA 54 using Sonnet BA


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
March 28, 2019 7:36 pm  

@oliverb Not sure what the issue is. Try uninstall/reinstall. Upgrading typically stops the NVIDIA Web Driver (if used) from functioning and undoes any patches. A future version of the script might handle this better.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
OliverB
(@oliverb)
Noble Member
Joined: 7 months ago
Posts: 1197
March 28, 2019 8:58 pm  
Posted by: mac_editor

@oliverb Not sure what the issue is. Try uninstall/reinstall. Upgrading typically stops the NVIDIA Web Driver (if used) from functioning and undoes any patches. A future version of the script might handle this better.

@mac_editor I could run a Kepler card (GTX670) by uninstalling NVidia Web Drivers. So your script still works. It seems that nVidia WebDriver won't work anymore with newest build of High Sierra. This may be a big problem for GTX 9xx and 10xx (Maxwell and Pascal cards).

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


ReplyQuote
gungus
(@gungus)
New Member
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 2
April 16, 2019 5:34 am  

I needs some help me thinks. I run a mid 2012 macbook pro (not retina) with eGPU xG station pro and GTI980Ti. The screen connected is a ASUS VG248QE.

To me it made sense to use the Thunderbolt3Unblocker ( https://github.com/rgov/Thunderbolt3Unblocker ), then purge-wrangler (tried with and without TI82) plus purge-nvda. System wise all looks great. Result is the screen is not detected, regardless if I connect via eGPU or not. In Safe boot mode however the screen is detected via eGPU (haven't tried directly but I assume that would work too).

I've back traced and actually as soon as I apply purge-wrangler and purge-nvda the screen gets undetectable regardless if there is a eGPU in between or not. Do you have any ideas on what I can try to make it work? or what is going on?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
April 16, 2019 8:33 am  

@gungus purge-nvda disables the dGPU, so external display connectivity would be lost if display is connected directly to Mac. Displays connected to eGPUs would work as expected. What OS? There are no NVIDIA Web Drivers for Mojave.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
gungus
(@gungus)
New Member
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 2
April 16, 2019 11:20 am  

Ok, good to know. Thanks! Yes it is Mojave, I was sort of  hoping the web drivers had been made available by now. Do you happen to know if web drivers are going to made for Mojave?

I assume the non-availability of webdrivers is what makes it "work" (it's total crap actually but you do get a mirrored screen) via eGPU only?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
OliverB
(@oliverb)
Noble Member
Joined: 7 months ago
Posts: 1197
April 16, 2019 12:27 pm  

@gungus,
rumor is that there is a high probability that WebDriver for Mojave never will come. Yes, there is some functionality without WebDriver, e.g. you can see the mouse-cursor, this is rendered by the internal display, of course and very funny, but totally useless.

If you want to stick to nVidia cards, Kepler cards are an option, but of course they are 4-5 years old.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


ReplyQuote
OliverB
(@oliverb)
Noble Member
Joined: 7 months ago
Posts: 1197
April 16, 2019 5:30 pm  

@gungus,
have a look at this nVidia card. It works with Mojave natively, no Webdriver needed.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


ReplyQuote
danny.weber
(@danny-weber)
New Member
Joined: 4 weeks ago
Posts: 2
April 21, 2019 3:48 am  

Hey All,

Thanks for your help in advance. I have a mid-2014 MBP. Just ran the script and got it working. My video renders are 10x faster!! However, when I plug my external HDMI monitor directly into the eGPU, I get a black screen on the external. Laptop monitor is fine. The external gets recognized just fine, but a black screen. I can see it in the display settings and I know some of my windows are on that screen, but black. I did see a note about it on the help files in this site but cold booting and hot plugging didn't work. Any thoughts?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
dfphoto
(@dfphoto)
Active Member
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 15
April 21, 2019 6:04 am  

Hi I think I read you need to plug your monitor into the mbp hdmi for the system to work in osx 10.13 (could be 13 and 14).

(I'm trying to get my box working, had to sell a Razer Core v1 and RX580 as they did not work together). I run a 2014 MBP as well.

I just bought the gigabyte gaming box 580 and it turned on right away but not able to test it at the moment.

Pending: 2014 macbook pro Nvidia 750 Gigabyte RX580 gaming box OSX 10.13.6 my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
dfphoto
(@dfphoto)
Active Member
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 15
April 21, 2019 6:06 am  

Or you need to test turning the mac on without the egpu then plugging it in then the hdmi or the other way around... hdmi then TB or a combination...

Pending: 2014 macbook pro Nvidia 750 Gigabyte RX580 gaming box OSX 10.13.6 my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
April 21, 2019 10:18 am  

@danny-Weber See purge-wrangler hardware chart (also linked in my signature). You Mac may have an NVIDIA dGPU which causes this issue (fix would be another script - purge-nvda). You can refer to one of my build guides as well.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
danny.weber
(@danny-weber)
New Member
Joined: 4 weeks ago
Posts: 2
April 22, 2019 3:40 am  

@mac_editor Yes, the Purge-nvda did the trick. Thanks so much!

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
gavio88
(@gavio88)
New Member
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 4
April 26, 2019 12:41 am  
Hi everyone, I have been using a 560 rx with satisfaction on my 2013 13 "mbp for a year. purge_wrangler works great but sometimes I had problems booting the system, every time I solved it using - mount -nuw / - or - mount -uw / - but today there's no way to sanitize the system. I attach a photo. @mac_editor can you help me?

2013 MacBookPro 13" TB1 + AMD Radeon 560 Sonnet Breakaway eGFX (original tb cable and adapter usb-c)


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
April 26, 2019 12:42 am  

@gavio88 Boot problems usually occur post-patch if you re-enable SIP. Ensure SIP is always disabled while patches are in effect. You can uninstall/reinstall instead.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
gavio88
(@gavio88)
New Member
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 4
April 26, 2019 1:36 pm  
Hi @mac_editor, your response was very quick, thanks a lot. I usually reactivated SIP every time I reinstalled AMD egpu because some time ago I read in the forum that it also worked with SIP enabled. Are there risks with SIP disabled. Thank you for your time.

2013 MacBookPro 13" TB1 + AMD Radeon 560 Sonnet Breakaway eGFX (original tb cable and adapter usb-c)


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
April 26, 2019 1:39 pm  

@gavio88 For the most part, no. SIP prevents system file modifications. There might only be malicious apps or patches like these that need that privilege. Irrespective of SIP, one must be careful when providing privilege to any program (use trusted programs).

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


gavio88 liked
ReplyQuote
editor4yourfilm
(@editor4yourfilm)
New Member
Joined: 3 weeks ago
Posts: 1
May 1, 2019 5:12 am  

Sorry if this is obvious, but I am new to this online resource.   Has anyone used -or have any thoughts on- Purge Wrapper with iMac Pro with Mojave 10.14.1 to be used with an eGpu and 1080?  It can be used in Mojave, correct?

I see most of the people here used it with High Sierra.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
philw
(@philw)
Trusted Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 75
May 2, 2019 12:23 pm  

@editor4yourfilm Sorry - no Nividia drivers for Mojave - hence the sticking to high Sierra. Long story 🙂

Given up on all my Macs...but successfully running: Gigabyte Designare Z390, Core i9-9900K, 64GB RAM, 2x Internal GTX 1080TI, 2x GTX 1070 eGPU (Sonnet eGFX)


ReplyQuote
dfphoto
(@dfphoto)
Active Member
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 15
May 3, 2019 9:30 pm  

Wanted to say thank you to Mac_editor for his software. It is amazing and now my old 2014 Nvidia based macbook pro with a gigabyte RX580 box is working perfectly. I see a nice 30% boost in FCPX,  capture one pro,  and I see some boost in photoshop and Lightroom.... I did a security update in osx 10.13.6 and your software recognized it and asked if I wanted to reinstall your software and it worked (inside terminal). On my particular setup I learned not to use the Purge-nvidia (for laziness) although using it did increase the processing power of the RX580 about 10-15% but it also disabled the screen brightness tool and when not using the RX580 the internal IRIS video card made the computer fan's kick on and ran very hot. In the semi-stock mode I'm in (purge-wrangler and gpu-wrangler-sorry forgot the name) I get a boost and a more normal apple computer. Thanks, David

This post was modified 2 weeks ago

Pending: 2014 macbook pro Nvidia 750 Gigabyte RX580 gaming box OSX 10.13.6 my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
OliverB
(@oliverb)
Noble Member
Joined: 7 months ago
Posts: 1197
May 3, 2019 9:40 pm  

@mac_editor,
I don't want to be a smart-ass as always, but I have correction for this quote of you

"NVIDIA Web Drivers are not required for most Kepler-based GPUs as macOS already includes the drivers,"

Actually it's every, not most Kepler-base GPUs work without WebDrivers. The only one I haven't tested is the Tesla K80 with a GK210, still my bets are on "yes". Really literally every Kepler Chip works.

One thing that has to be considered that not every GPU of the GTX600 and GTX700 series has a Kepler chip. E.g. GTX750(Ti) is Maxwell Based, GT610 is Fermi. GT630 can be either a rebranded Fermi GT430 (wtf?!) or a Kepler GK107 or even GK208 (Rev. 2). It's like roulette on some models.

This post was modified 2 weeks ago

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


ReplyQuote
doncha
(@doncha)
New Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 3
May 8, 2019 7:28 pm  

Yes, I tried on my 2011 MBP with failed dGPU.  It works with AMD 590RX eGPU!

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
doncha
(@doncha)
New Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 3
May 9, 2019 6:38 pm  
Posted by: mac_editor

Has anyone tried with tb1 Mac? Haven’t heard of a success yet and can’t test on my end.

Yes, I did.  And it works!  Even with failed dGPU disabled.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
(@topbestmusic2015)
New Member
Joined: 1 week ago
Posts: 3
May 10, 2019 4:45 pm  
Please help. I installed the Nvidia driver on my 10.13.6 the video card is visible in the graphics, 
but it is not in the section on this Mac.
When I use unigine heaven 4.0, it shows 15 fps.
After Effects also uses a built-in intel video card. What to do? How to switch to my Gaming Box 1080?
 
This post was modified 1 week ago

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
May 10, 2019 8:48 pm  

@topbestmusic2015 It sounds like you are not using an external monitor. If this is the case, use set-eGPU to ensure applications use the eGPU.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
(@topbestmusic2015)
New Member
Joined: 1 week ago
Posts: 3
May 12, 2019 6:07 pm  

Yeah, now after effects see gtx 1080, but the rendering time remains unchanged 🙁 After effects use only processor?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Noble Member Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 2025
May 12, 2019 8:21 pm  

@topbestmusic2015 you can check using Activity Monitor > CMD + 4.

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


ReplyQuote
Page 35 / 36