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

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

 of  181
  RSS

Aonan Guan
(@aonan_guan)
New Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 
Posted by: mac_editor

TB3 devices also cannot force eGPU to accelerate internal display. You can force apps, however. See set-eGPU.sh in my signature.

Thanks again, I will read more carefully.

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

.

ReplyQuote
ricosuave0922
(@ricosuave0922)
Trusted Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

My 2016 MBP is still on 10.13.3 with the old method. I haven't been using my eGPU all that much lately so I haven't been keeping up on things as close as I should. Am I better off staying on 10.13.3 with the known working method I have or is everything working well on 10.13.6 with this new method? Any major complications or special methods for updating to this new method?

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

.

ReplyQuote
fanacess
(@fanacess)
New Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

Hello,

Does someone know what the other item are doing ?
Like system recovery or sanitize system ?

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

.

ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Famed Member Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
 

@fanacess This is mentioned succinctly on the GitHub page. System Recovery restores previously backed-up kernel extensions instead of uninstalling (which just re-patches in-place). Sanitize System fixes kext permissions and rebuilds the kernel cache.

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]  


ReplyQuote
zhiali
(@zhiali)
New Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

Works great on my MBP 13" 2018 10.13.6, and using a Razer Core w/ GTX 1060 6GB. Script was straight forward and easy, also did the whole setup in less than 10 minutes.

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

.

ReplyQuote
Ole666
(@ole666)
Active Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 
Posted by: philw

Success here too !

iMac 5K Late 2014, Sonnet EGFX, 10.13.4, AMD RX580.

Happy to pop a GTX 970 in there once we feel Nvidia-ness can work 🙂

Amazing work guys - I was almost ready to buy a TB3 iMac... so that in itself is worth a donation for your hard work?

 

Hi philw,
how did you connect the egpu to your iMac? Do you have a second external monitor? In the past, I connected the egpu to my iMac using a TB3 to TB2 adapter, then connected an HDMI cable from the egpu to my external monitor. I set the external monitor as the main monitor, then I could use the egpu. The iMac doesn't start with purge wrangler, on the second monitor I see the wallpaper, but I can't log in. Thanks for your help!

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

.

ReplyQuote
Rick Smith
(@rick_smith)
New Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

Worked!  Upgraded to 10.13.6 on a MacPro6,1.  The trashcan has a little more life left in it.   Recognizes my Radeon Vega Frontier Edition as an External GPU.  Using a Sonnet eGFX 550 with the bigger PU unit.  My Compute score Geekbench 4 was 172393 (Compute API: Metal).  Connecting the eGPU with a USB-C to thunderbolt 2 adaptor to the MacPro.

Thanks for everyone's work on this board.  Invaluable resource for someone who doesn't do a lot of tinkering / or computer building.

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

.

ReplyQuote
Yasushi Ikeda
(@yasushi_ikeda)
New Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

Hello everyone, I’m newbie here!

Thank you so much for the game changing script!

 

I’ve had a slight issue regarding the recognition of Graphics.

 

My environment is:

MacBook Pro(late-2016) HighSierra 10.13.6 + Razer Core X + GTX970

 

I just installed and executed Purge-wrangler and it’s done nicely, no errors.

My MacBook recognize GTX970 and my second display started working.

Then I did Geekbench4. Score looks way better than onboard CPU.

OpenCL score has been improved from 13738 to 88755( Intel Iris 550 to GTX970)

 

However, when I check About This Mac > Overview, Graphics is still Intel Iris Graphics 550.

 

I mean, my GTX970 seems functioning properly in my MacBook though, the text of Graphics doesn’t change.

Do you guys have any idea to fix this?

It’s not a huge problem for me as eGPU is already working but I just want to know why.

 

Thanks in advance!

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

.

ReplyQuote
mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
Famed Member Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
 

@yasushi_ikeda read troubleshooting guide about this Mac section.

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]  


ReplyQuote
Yasushi Ikeda
(@yasushi_ikeda)
New Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

@mac_editor thank you for your quick response and im sorry for bothering with this. I should of read the guide first. The problem was all solved 🙂

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

.

ReplyQuote
 of  181