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naticom
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Hi All,

 

It bothers me a lot that my 2014 15" MBP(with GT750m) serves almost all my needs but it performs pretty bad on gaming. After hearing my friends talking about the capability of incorporating an eGPU to my MBP I can't wait to dive into this forum and it seems that all the difficulties can be solved.

 

I've ordered an eGPU enclosure and read a lot of posts but I still have some questions and hopefully they can be answered:

My system will be:

- 2014 15.4" MBP (with GT750m) Mojave 10.14.6

- Sonnet Breakaway 350

- RX570/580

1. I'm always using a LG 4K external monitor and putting my MBP into clamshell mode. A post mentioned that SwitchResX has to be utilized to "completely" disable the internal display otherwise mouse cursor will still be able to roam into the black screen. Is this still true?

2. It seems that I'll have to disable the dGPU with purge-nvda.sh. Does that mean I will then always have to use the eGPU only down the road even if I'm not gaming?

 

Thanks 😀 

This topic was modified 11 months ago

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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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@naticom

After purge-nvda, it should still be possible to use your system without eGPU. Check the known issues section for this script on its github page. Also check builds

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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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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naticom
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Posted by: @mac_editor

@naticom

After purge-nvda, it should still be possible to use your system without eGPU. Check the known issues section for this script on its github page. Also check builds

Thank you so much for your swift response. Do you mean I can still use my external monitor in clamshell mode like I was doing before even if I detach the eGPU (and with purge-nvda.sh applied)?

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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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@naticom External displays directly connected to your Mac will not work as long as purge-nvda patches are active. Uninstall the patches when needed. Unfortunately there was no better workaround I could come up with then, and now I don't have the 750M Mac.

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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