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Victorcan
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Posted by: itsage

@victorcan Make sure you use the two bottom Thunderbolt ports. These two ports share the same Bus 0 with the HDMI port. We found them to be more eGPU-friendly and allow boot with eGPU attached.

@khalid_halba Either select #1 the page drop-down or click macOS 10.13.4 ≥ TB1/2 eGPU Enabler under Software in the Top Menu.

I am using port 5 which is the bottom left I was using port 6 up until this reinstall, but figured Id change for safe measure.. I still haven't installed my adobe CS as last time I got the Black screen of death was with just CS installed literally nothing else, and None of the apps work very well right now.. Really need to get at min Photoshop and Illustrator working, dreamweaver would be a big plus but they're all so slow and laggy...

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It worked now !. Thank you guys. I m currently playing fortnite on my 4k external screen. with my mid 2012 mbp

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Artemus80 J.
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HI I have a question, after disabling the System Integrity Protection, am I suppose to go back to the recovery mode to enter the next command into the Terminal??  Because after when I reboot back to MacOS it kept on saying command NOT found.  Thanks so much I really appreciate anyone that can help me with this.

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drax392
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Posted by: Artemus80 J.

HI I have a question, after disabling the System Integrity Protection, am I suppose to go back to the recovery mode to enter the next command into the Terminal??  Because after when I reboot back to MacOS it kept on saying command NOT found.  Thanks so much I really appreciate anyone that can help me with this.

No, "Step 2" is to be done after rebooting back into your normal macOS install.  Would love to help, but you haven't said which command wasn't found...

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bklounge
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Guys, I'm running a 15" MBP late 2013 with the gigabyte rx580 gaming box. With the Apple TB2>TB3 adapter. I'm running High Sierra.

When I attempt to run the "sudo ./purge-wrangler.sh uninstall" script in terminal, after entering my system pw, I see "sudo: ./purge-wrangler.sh: command not found". I would like to switch back to the gt750 as I'm on the go quite a bit. 

I'm not sure that everything is working as intended-- when I check display preferences, the rx580 does show up as the vid card for my external monitor. But on my laptop screen, it only shows Intel Iris Pro (Iris Pro also only shows under "About This Mac" > "Overview". I understand that since I disabled my dGPU, the gt750m won't show up, but shouldn't the rx580 drive both my laptop screen as well as the external? And as a result, be shown as the Graphics card under Overview? 

Also, just wondering-- how many posts do I need before I can attach screenshots? This would be a lot easier to explain with screenshots. Thanks!

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mac_editor
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Posted by: bklounge

Guys, I'm running a 15" MBP late 2013 with the gigabyte rx580 gaming box. With the Apple TB2>TB3 adapter. I'm running High Sierra.

When I attempt to run the "sudo ./purge-wrangler.sh uninstall" script in terminal, after entering my system pw, I see "sudo: ./purge-wrangler.sh: command not found". I would like to switch back to the gt750 as I'm on the go quite a bit. 

I'm not sure that everything is working as intended-- when I check display preferences, the rx580 does show up as the vid card for my external monitor. But on my laptop screen, it only shows Intel Iris Pro (Iris Pro also only shows under "About This Mac" > "Overview". I understand that since I disabled my dGPU, the gt750m won't show up, but shouldn't the rx580 drive both my laptop screen as well as the external? And as a result, be shown as the Graphics card under Overview? 

Also, just wondering-- how many posts do I need before I can attach screenshots? This would be a lot easier to explain with screenshots. Thanks!

You don't need to uninstall purge-wrangler.sh to switch back to dGPU (I presume you used purge-nvda.sh for disabling). Just uninstall purge-nvda.sh

Internal display is accelerated by default using built-in GPU only. Apps may take advantage of eGPU even on internal display if they are explicitly developed to do so.

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I registered to say that this community is awesome. Many thanks @mac_editor + @goalque + @fr34k for your great work.

For everyone who is sick and tired of what apple is breaking with each OS release (lack of Nvidia egpu support, planned obsolescence of TB1 & TB2, etc), I would urge everyone to make your voices heard by submitting feedback here:

https://www.apple.com/feedback/macbookpro.html

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Victorcan
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Has anyone figured out why the Magic Mouse is too laggy? I have a wired mouse as well and there is no lag just on BT mouse? I did try unp[lugging anything else that was utilizing a wireless connection with the exception of my wi-fi , still has occasional lag..

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cryptic1
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Thanks to everyone for the hard work! Late 2014 Mac Mini working great with the dev kit (RX580)
Amazing job!!

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mac_editor
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Posted by: Victorcan

Has anyone figured out why the Magic Mouse is too laggy? I have a wired mouse as well and there is no lag just on BT mouse? I did try unp[lugging anything else that was utilizing a wireless connection with the exception of my wi-fi , still has occasional lag..

Have faced this issue myself (may not be eGPU-related). Are you using the second generation mouse? I have the second gen trackpad and it does that sometimes too. First gen worked flawlessly. Already reported the problem a while back to Apple dev relations.

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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