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Miro
 Miro
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Sonnet Breakaway Box + ATi Radeon 580 / MacMini Late 2018 i7.
Same problem. White Screen of Death

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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joevt
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Posted by: @itsage

Mojave 10.14 raised this multiple eGPU support to four units. Catalina 10.15 has no set limit in my testing. The bad news is the system and applications can only use up to four eGPUs concurrently.

In Catalina, can all the GPUs support a display? Or can displays only work when connected to the working four eGPUs?

Can one app use 4 eGPUs, and another app use a different set of 4 eGPUs, so that more than 4 eGPUs are used?

 

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eyalg
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Great news guys ! Apple just released first beta for 10.15.1 !
According to Apple's release notes, ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.1 introduces support for the AMD Navi RDNA eGPU architecture !!!

So now we have official support for the 5000 series ! Yay !!!

Mac Mini 2018 i7 64GB with Node Pro and Rx480 8GB, to be replaced with a 5700xt


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itsage
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@eyalg Unfortunately Apple screwed up. They either forgot to include Navi drivers or jumped the gun on stating support in the release note.

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eyalg
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@itsage

Really !?!? sad to hear that, I was already planning on purchasing a 5700 xt...

you tested the new beta and no go?

At this point I will believe anything about apple... disappointing...

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mac_editor
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@eyalg

I already purchased one lol. But at least it somewhat guarantees there will be support for RDNA eventually.

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eyalg
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@mac_editor

With Apple, all we have left now is hope...

I still have a 1080Ti lying around... still hoping I can use it as a eGpu on Mojave or Catalina one day...

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FringeDivision
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Can anyone say if the 10.15.1 will fix the white screen of death problem with 10.15 and RX570/580 cards? 🙁

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Mac Mini 2018 - Sonnet eGFX Breakaway 350W - Sapphire RX570 Pulse 8GB


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steve4332
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It does not seem to fix it according to the Apple Community discussion:

"I have installed the Beta 10.15.1 Beta (19B68f), and I am still having the same issue, apple logo, black screen, sonnet 550 with AMD 580x goes full blast on, then calms down, and does nothing after that. I still have to shut off the EGPU for 5 seconds, and then turn it on, in order to work again."

Also a full reinstall does not seem to help:

"I did a full reinstall from scratch to an empty drive. This does not solve the problem, after installation the first thing I am greeted with was the dreaded white screen of death."

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250714657

 

 

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FringeDivision
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Real Bad News. Im Thinking about switching to an iMac. Who knows when this will be fixed. Maybe Never..

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