[SCRIPT] fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh - one script, all solutions, fully automated  

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firestarter451f
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May 14, 2018 4:58 pm  

@n9yty

you might want to try "gfxCardStatus". It's an little app that allows you to control which gpu you are using.

 


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May 14, 2018 5:29 pm  
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@n9yty

you might want to try "gfxCardStatus". It's an little app that allows you to control which gpu you are using.

 

or gSwitch from : https://codyschrank.github.io/gSwitch/


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Eightarmedpet
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May 14, 2018 6:26 pm  

I assume those apps won’t let me power my internal screen with the egpu? That would be too easy right?

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + GTX1060@32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + Win10
2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar + GTX1070@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Box) + Win10
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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix


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May 15, 2018 5:56 pm  

@goalque
If you need help testing (the EFI solution) on other platforms (e.g. iMac Pro) just let us know.


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May 15, 2018 9:21 pm  

@fr34k
anything changed for MacBook Pro early 2013 GT650 + Mantiz Venus Radeon RX Vega 64?
do you need help to test this king of setup? Like i’ve said few pages ago I got black external screen and sluggish internal.

eGPU.it | LG 34" 4K 34UC88 curved ultrawide display
MacBook Pro 2017 touchbar i7 3.5Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD --> my complete setup video


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May 16, 2018 5:07 am  

Thank you  fr34k! It works on my mac-pro! 

macOS Version 10.13.4
Thunderbolt 3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti:

Thank you so much!
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fr34k
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May 16, 2018 7:57 am  

@ikir
My time still is 
extremely limited, so not committed to the master. I'll PM you with some instructions you could test.

macOS-eGPU.sh (fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh)
temporary 10.13.4 script
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2016 15'' MacBook Pro + GTX1080Ti@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.13.4 (17E202 driver: 378.10.10.10.30.107 + CUDA: 387.178)
CUDA NN bench: 382s [397s base]


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May 16, 2018 6:03 pm  

Glad to see there’s finally a solution for 10.13.4, but I can’t reach my Mac (still on 10.13.3) until August, and by the time I get to it it’s probably already 10.13.5 lol. So I’d like to know is there any major changes in 10.13.4->10.13.5? (Like in 10.13.3->10.13.4)

Apple iMac 2017 21.5” 4K + eGPU
dGPU: AMD Radeon Pro 560
eGPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node)


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subvoyant
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May 17, 2018 12:26 am  

Hello,

Very happy to confirm that this script has successfully enabled a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on my 2013 Mac pro 2.7 GHz 12-Core Intel Xeon E5 with a sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550. OS X version: macOS 10.13.4 (17E202)
Big thanks @fr34k ! 😀 

See screenshot:
https://imgur.com/a/EX3NyYm


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pzy2018
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May 17, 2018 12:42 pm  

Hi,

The script worked perfectly with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) and MacOS 10.13.4 (17E199). I use an Nvidia 1080i in a Sonnet Breakaway Box 550 with no Screen attached to the box, since I use it only for Davinci Resolve acceleration.

Thank again to fr34, goalque and all involved in developing these tools.


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Baris Oktem
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May 18, 2018 2:07 pm  

Sorry to ask if i update my system 10.13.5 is that ok to work with egpu script??


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nealconyard
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May 18, 2018 5:18 pm  

I thought I would just share something whihc has just happened to my system. 

I absent mindedly plugged my 13@ 2017 mbp (with touch bar) into my egpu (hp omen) and it has booted automatically into the bootcamp partition.  There are no issues with it running, its working perfectly (although ive not tried hot swapping). You may be asking why this is significant, but thats because I normally have to use the apple_set_os boot method (using a usb drive connected to the omens USB ports) but this time its booted straight in. Ive also tried a couple of reboots and still no further problems.

is there something in the new script that may effect this?


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Daisaku
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May 19, 2018 1:26 pm  

Please help, I have no idea how to uninstall the old wrangler....
I'm currently using the macbook pro 15' 2016 with Touch Bar running high sierra 10.13.4

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May 20, 2018 7:54 pm  

run this in a bash shell, it says insufficient privileges


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May 20, 2018 8:54 pm  
Posted by: Baris Oktem

Sorry to ask if i update my system 10.13.5 is that ok to work with egpu script??

I would wait final 10.13.5 and stop using betas

eGPU.it | LG 34" 4K 34UC88 curved ultrawide display
MacBook Pro 2017 touchbar i7 3.5Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD --> my complete setup video


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May 21, 2018 5:31 am  

Success!!!

I have got it working with an external monitor, no black screen!!! With a 2016 15" Macbook Pro, Razer Core V1 + GTX 980ti

Notes that others might find useful.

I had to hot plug in the eGPU multiple times to have it show up in system after booting without it in, for some reason the system was not seeing my GPU, but as soon as it did. I waited 15s, logged out and plugged in my external monitor and waited another 15s and it was working.

It still shows "disconnect (null)" however, I haven't tried to hot disconnected yet.

In GPU testing programs like Unigine Valley, the GPU is displayed as "GPU Chip", but it is working as I am getting 90fps on Ultra.
Davinci Resolve sees CUDA, but on selecting it and rebooting Davinci it says no such device is installed. So backtracking here.
Also Premiere does not see CUDA, so backtracking here.

Actually upon further testing, I can't get the GPU to work at all :(, only get it to drive an external monitor and run it for rendering programs. 🙁

Update 2: Fixed it by reinstalling CUDA drivers, seems to be working all correctly now.

Edited: 3 days  ago

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Nicobar
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May 21, 2018 10:31 am  

Just want to say that your script is working 100% on my Macbook Pro early 2015 + Akitio Thunder2 with Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti.

Plug in during login equals egpu connected and working!

Thank you for your great work.

 


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kikebain
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May 21, 2018 11:45 am  

Hi, I am experiencing troubles with the installation of my eGPU

I have an iMac Pro High Sierra 10.13.3 and I am trying to install an eGPU GEFORCE GTX 1080 with an ASUS VGA ROG XG STATION 2 via Thunderbolt 3, I actually cannot afford too much time looking for the right way to do it, I have tried your last method but it still does not work. I would like to hire your services in order to get my eGPU working. I hope that you can provide this service. Let me know if you can help me in order and how much this could cost? I look forward to hear from you.


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nanoBit
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May 21, 2018 1:58 pm  

Success on macOS 10.13.4, MBP late 2016 non-TB. Had a black external screen initially but a simple reboot helped. Thank you very much for that script!

Does anyone know how I can check if Final Cut is accelerated by the eGPU? I know it's not yet, just asking to check after future updates.

Setup: MacBook Pro late-2016 13" non-Touchbar; macOS 10.3.4 & Windows 10 Bootcamp; Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 350 with a Zotac GTX1080 AMP! Edition
(StarWars Battlefront 2 in 4k resolution and ultra high graphics on a device which has a lower Geekbench score than my iPhone, yay!)


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kingbri
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May 21, 2018 2:38 pm  

If you have cuda, it should work


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nanoBit
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May 21, 2018 4:12 pm  

Okay I tested it and it seems to work, but I can't say if it's CUDA or OpenCL. According to my information Final Cut just supports OpenCL, not CUDA. But anyhow, the performance is really bad. My eGPU is a GTX1080 and exporting a 1:30 minutes 4k Video with Compressor took about 15 minutes. With the crappy processor of my MBP it took 2 minutes.

Setup: MacBook Pro late-2016 13" non-Touchbar; macOS 10.3.4 & Windows 10 Bootcamp; Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 350 with a Zotac GTX1080 AMP! Edition
(StarWars Battlefront 2 in 4k resolution and ultra high graphics on a device which has a lower Geekbench score than my iPhone, yay!)


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kekoadesign
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May 21, 2018 5:44 pm  

Just upgraded to 10.13.4 using a fresh clean install and ran this script. I had no issues at all during setup, but running into extreme performance issues with my eGPU plugged into my ASUS 4K display via display port. Current setup: 2017 MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar, i7 3.1 GHZ, 16GB RAM, Sonnet 550 + Quadro GP100 GPU. 

I believe the root cause is my NVIDIA Quadro GP100, even though it's based off the Pascal architecture not sure the drivers are completely optimized. I am experiencing about 5-15 FPS just on my home screen with no applications running. When I check my system preferences it detects the NVIDIA Quadro GPU, along with the eGPU icon and NVIDIA GPU Driver: 387.10.10.10.30.107.  My biggest concern was my system was running perfectly when I was on Sierra + early eGPU scripts and the same Quadro GPU. Has anyone else ran into this issue?

2017 MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar - i7 3.1 GHZ - 16GB. Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with a NVIDIA Quadro GP100 GPU. OSX High Sierra 10.13.4


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Chippy McChipset
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May 21, 2018 9:46 pm  

To anyone trying to accelerate Adobe workflows: even if you get the eGPU working with fr34k's script widget, you're still not likely to have any luck with the Adobe suite. It's not optimized for eGPU yet. The only video app I know of that is fully optimized for it is Resolve 14 and 15beta. Final Cut should be as well but I am not sure of current status. There were some problems with it after 10.13.4 showed up.

Anyone who wants to share their data points on that stuff should do so here:  https://egpu.io/forums/pro-applications/

Edited: 2 days  ago

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May 22, 2018 8:10 pm  

Hello, first, the script works great on my mbpro late 2013 with discrete nvidia 750m gpu and akitio egpu with gtx 980. As said before in other post only metal is working on mac os high sierra 10.13.4 since starcraft 2 game with metal render works great and also the metalbench benchmarks has a big improvemente (10 times over the nvidia 750m). The only problem I have (besides the opengl issue) is that with rise of the tomb raider game the system use de dgpu (checked with monitor activity) and not the egpu even when this games runs on metal, any idea if there is a fix for this or what is the reason? Thanks for your work (and sorry for my bad english, not my native language).


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May 22, 2018 9:18 pm  

@fr34k, has there been any recent development that would warrant my trying this again on my iMacPro?

iMac Pro (2017), 3.2 GHz Xeon W, 32 GB, 1TB SSD, RX Vega 56 + AKiTiO Node Pro w/ Zotac 1080 Ti, working with login hack on 10.13.3 but BROKEN by Apple blocking Nvidia in 10.13.4. Boo-hiss you Apple!


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May 23, 2018 1:05 am  

That script is a work of art that taught me a few new things about what bash can do!

Unfortunately it also failed to recognize my humble Akitio Thunder 2 RX 460 as needing the legacy AMD kext, and after running -a to force the install said kext was still nowhere to be found. I ended up needing to manually install automate-egpu.kext... which then taught me about using xattr to remove quarantine flags.


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May 23, 2018 7:54 pm  
Posted by: Mize

@fr34k, has there been any recent development that would warrant my trying this again on my iMacPro?

Works great on my iMac Pro at work. Running dual Sonnet 550 / 1080 Ti setup. The iMac Pro has some other unrelated issues though, which freeze the computer and crashes. Very very annoying. Apple's QA has gone to shit it seems.


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