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mac_editor
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Posted by: monken

@mac_editor Thanx and the section fixed that. But now I updated macOS with the Security patch that came recently (1GB) and know I can't get macOS to discover my Nvidia card, it can see my mantis enclosure with the ssd-disc, but nothing happens. I tried uninstall the script, Nvidia egpu enabler and the web drivers, then install it again. And nothing... Any ideas?

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Monken

The eGPU enabler you downloaded might need an update to work for security patch. @fr34k could you upload the installer on the Kext thread main page?

Alternatively, use the AIO solution. 

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Jeroenvankeulen
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Update: Purge-Wrangler 3.0.1 working on macOS 10.13.5 beta 4

ALLn1
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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Marcel
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I have swapped my cards from a RX580 which gave me screen freeze to a RX480. No more screen freezes. I can use both internal display and external. I am running Purge-Wrangler 3.0.0. But I am not sure if my MBP is running on the eGPU or native card since in the 'about this Mac' it is only listing the native AMD M370X card as active. Although in system report the RX480 is there and I have the disconnect logo for eGPU. Running gfxCardStatus app also confirms that only the native AMD card is running. How do I know that the computer is using the RX480 and that the eGPU isn't just a sitting duck? I have my external display set as my main display.

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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Wesley
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Posted by: Marcel

I have swapped my cards from a RX580 which gave me screen freeze to a RX480. No more screen freezes. I can use both internal display and external. I am running Purge-Wrangler 3.0.0. But I am not sure if my MBP is running on the eGPU or native card since in the 'about this Mac' it is only listing the native AMD M370X card as active. Although in system report the RX480 is there and I have the disconnect logo for eGPU. Running gfxCardStatus app also confirms that only the native AMD card is running. How do I know that the computer is using the RX480 and that the eGPU isn't just a sitting duck? I have my external display set as my main display.

Try using Unigen Heaven and Geekbench 4 benchmark. See if you're getting the FPS you would get with a RX480.
I get 27-30fps on Heaven (max quality @ 1920x1200) and 87,000-91,000 OpenCL on Geekbench for reference. This is using 2011 TB1 MBP so you should get higher numbers than me.

Late 2011 15" MBP - Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box - 10.13.4


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mac_editor
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Posted by: Marcel

I have swapped my cards from a RX580 which gave me screen freeze to a RX480. No more screen freezes. I can use both internal display and external. I am running Purge-Wrangler 3.0.0. But I am not sure if my MBP is running on the eGPU or native card since in the 'about this Mac' it is only listing the native AMD M370X card as active. Although in system report the RX480 is there and I have the disconnect logo for eGPU. Running gfxCardStatus app also confirms that only the native AMD card is running. How do I know that the computer is using the RX480 and that the eGPU isn't just a sitting duck? I have my external display set as my main display.

Activity Monitor -> CMD+4 to see GPU stats. Set frequency to very often if needed.

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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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Marcel
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Thanks Wesley and mac_editor, my mistake was I had the external monitors HDMI cable attached to the MBP instead of running the HDMI through the eGPU. As long as I have it attached to the eGPU it shows that I am running on the RX480. Only problem now is it is showing me that I have two external monitors?? I guess it is a small price to pay for the privilege of running a eGPU on TB2.

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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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Wesley
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Posted by: Marcel

Thanks Wesley and mac_editor, my mistake was I had the external monitors HDMI cable attached to the MBP instead of running the HDMI through the eGPU. As long as I have it attached to the eGPU it shows that I am running on the RX480. Only problem now is it is showing me that I have two external monitors?? I guess it is a small price to pay for the privilege of running a eGPU on TB2.

screenshot

Is this after you did a restart when you plugged HDMI from MBP to eGPU?

Late 2011 15" MBP - Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box - 10.13.4


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Marcel
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So restart MBP is running, eGPU is then plugged in, then either with the HDMI already plugged or followed by HDMI to eGPU, now I get one external monitor showing up. Seems there is a certain sequence that I need to follow. If I had the MBP running with HDMI plugged in then plug in eGPU and swap over HDMI then I get the double external screen.

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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zpost
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Hi!
I've been using this bypass for a long time now and I came to look at the progress since there is a new software update available so I have a few questions:
1) Will the new version (3.0.1) work with the new software update?
2) I'm pretty sure that I no longer need to uninstall to perform software updates, but I have noticed in the 3.0.1 update, there is a line that says: "This release includes a minor, long overdue, permissions fix." Does this mean that I no longer need to disable System Integrity Protection?
Thanks a lot in advanced!

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: zpost

Hi!
I've been using this bypass for a long time now and I came to look at the progress since there is a new software update available so I have a few questions:
1) Will the new version (3.0.1) work with the new software update?
2) I'm pretty sure that I no longer need to uninstall to perform software updates, but I have noticed in the 3.0.1 update, there is a line that says: "This release includes a minor, long overdue, permissions fix." Does this mean that I no longer need to disable System Integrity Protection?
Thanks a lot in advanced!

1. What software update are you referring to? If you mean the Security Update for macOS 10.13.4 - Yes, it works fine.
2. No, SIP needs to be fully disabled. That statement refers to a different fix.

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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