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(@ted_dawson)
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@JK Park

any updates on this issue?

@shad0wca7

Can you explain a little more about your fix? Im having apple logo (larger than normal) then "no signal" on the monitor

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Shad0wca7
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That’s exactly what I had - I just went into recovery mode, startup disk security and changed it back to full (had switched it off previously).

That seemed to sort it out when booting. However I’ve noticed now that more often then not when I go to “safely unplug the gpu” using the system tray icon the system will hang and reboot...

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@shad0wca7

Ok thanks I’ll try that - are you on Catalina or Mojave? I heard this affects the RX400 and 500 series I was thinking of getting a Vega 56 if it would solve the issue

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Shad0wca7
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Catalina

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I wouldn't upgrade. It's taking Nvidia a million years to even get to drivers to Mojave, if they ever. It's going to be lightyears until they get around to Catalina. Apple just keeps dropping the ball...


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Eightarmedpet
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@joe Nvidia has made the drivers but Apple has blocked them from releasing them, as far as I know. No balls are being dropped, it’s two companies not getting along. 

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Netcho
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Did anybody noticed that the eGPU no longer sleeps while the mac pretends to sleep? I am with MacBook Pro 2015 TB2 and Razor Core X with AMD VEGA 56.

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joevt
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Posted by: @eightarmedpet

@joe Nvidia has made the drivers but Apple has blocked them from releasing them, as far as I know. No balls are being dropped, it’s two companies not getting along. 

Current Nvidia macOS drivers don't support dual cable displays except the Dell UP2715K. Have the drivers that Nvidia is sitting on been fixed to work with other similar displays such as the LG UltraFine 5K and Apple Pro Display XDR?

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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MacOS 10.15.1 does not fix the white screen of death issue (Mac Mini 2018, RX570/580).

The boot ROM is now 1037.40.124.0.0 (iBridge: 17.16.11081.0.0,0)

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(@ted_dawson)
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@steve4332

Good to know. I emailed Sonnet and they said the Vega cards work, I ordered a vega 56 to test. Try internal HDMI and EPGU HDMI at boot on tb3 Bus #0

 

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itsage
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@steve4332 Sorry to hear they have not resolved this issue with Polaris drivers on the 2018 Mac mini. It seems they are focusing on higher priorities as seen in release notes.

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nu_ninja
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Wow, 4.5GB of emoji these must be the new high-res 8k versions /s

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(@ted_dawson)
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Vega solved the issue. The the 400 and 500 series that have the issue

 

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TheMadTurtle11
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Do folks think the AMD RX580 will eventually work with a patch from Apple?  Of course, I bought one right before Catalina came out and it works great with Mojave, but I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't try and send it back... 🙁

 

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itsage
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@themadturtle11 Apple will eventually fix the Polaris driver issues with 2018 Mac mini. It’s certainly not their priority so the wait in unknown. We have observed this issue for nearly three months now.

 

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(@ted_dawson)
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@themadturtle11

 Vega fixes the issue , sell the 580 on eBay and buy a used Vega. That’s what I did 

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(@yang_li_1)
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I replaced my rx580 with 5700 xt and resolves issue, but as soon as apple fix it, I will swap back and leave 5700xt with pc.....

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PaulJ
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Take it from someone with a 2018 MacMini who made the colossal mistake of "upgrading" to Catalina: DON'T DO IT! I would wait for at least two more versions of Catalina. I've had Macs since 1984, and never had these kinds of issues with a new OS.

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PaulJ
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Same here, exact same eGPU setup as yours, only with a 2018 MacMini. My eGPU runs all of the time regardless of whether the Mac sleeps. Do you think it would be better to turn off the eGPU manually at night, or just leave it running all of the time? Thanks.

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Naylia
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Just noticed the Navi cards are now listed as officially supported in the Apple bulletin as of 10.15.1.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208544

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tsakal
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So quick question .

Are the 5700 xt fully supported in Catalina now with no side effects? any issues with boot camp?

regarding content creation like final cut adobe photoshop capture one what is your experience? Radeon vii or 5700 xt

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb

B. 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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Miguel Pereira
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Hi all,

My setup is 2018 Mac Mini (8th,6C,B) 64GB Ram + Radeon Pro WX7100 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box) + macOS 10.15.1

I also tried switching the eGPU between ports and have the same result. I can't log in without disconnecting the eGPU and reconnect it.

I've contacted Apple support with no solution so far...

Only now I saw the info in the Sonnettech website that they don't support Catalina with the Mac Mini 2018.

https://www.sonnettech.com/product/egfx-breakaway-box.html

Hope this gets solved soon, because I even have kernel panics with the mac rebooting by it self...

2018 Mac Mini (8th,6C,B) 64GB Ram + Radeon Pro WX7100 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box) + macOS 10.15.1 (Miguel Pereira)


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itsage
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@miguel_pereira Radeon Pro WX 7100 is part of Polaris GPU family. The 2018 Mac mini firmware (following Catalina system update) has a bug that causes boot hang when a Polaris eGPU is connected prior to boot. We will have to wait for Apple to fix this issue.

 

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cfourz
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Has anyone tried Catalina 10.15.2 Dev Beta 1? I'm on the public channel so am unable to install.

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(@rsb_fox)
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On Mojave my mac mini kept crashing at least once a day. I could really only use egpu in bootcamp.

GPU driver kept having troubles. Screen would freeze up. Kernel panics too.

Since updating to Catalina it has been stable.

 

2018 i7 Mac mini / RX 580 Gaming Box / macOS 10.15+


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Juan C. Yunis
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@cfourz Catalina 10.15.2 Dev Beta 1 screwed up my eGPU boot support, I had to plug the HDMI in my Mac Mini in order to boot.

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