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itsage
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@fork_bomb This is expected. We need to wait for Nvidia to release compatible web drivers.

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nu_ninja
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Just upgraded to 10.14 on my 2012 MBP with AMD RX 460 eGPU using purge-wrangler. No problems as expected and after uninstalling and reinstalling the patch and rebooting the eGPU works great. It even fixed my hot-plug issues.

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mac_editor
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@nu_ninja Good to hear Smile You needn't uninstall. Just install again after an update and it should be taken care of.

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ICULikeMac
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Great update & summary of the current situation. Thanks itsage and all for your amazing work letting us all use eGPU's.

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tsakal
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@nu_ninja Thanks for the update. Did you upgrade from HS or Mojave beta? 
Can you please inform us if fcp x works and if eGPU is used for rendering and exporting? 

I am using MBP 13 2015 /tb2 with mojave latest beta and everything works smoothly. I however use fcp x 10.3 works perfectly with the egpu.

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

B. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

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


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nanoBit
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@itsage did it work out of the box with your MBP? I just tried it and all I get is a BSOD which says there's a problem with "ks.sys"...

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itsage
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@nanobit Are you using the default Apple Boot Camp graphics drivers? I'd recommend uninstalling them with DDU then install drivers from Bootcampdrivers.com.

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nanoBit
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Posted by: itsage

@nanobit Are you using the default Apple Boot Camp graphics drivers? I'd recommend uninstalling them with DDU then install drivers from Bootcampdrivers.com.

Yeah, I'm using the default drivers. Thanks for the hint. I'll try it out when I need the second display but for now I don't want to risk my working setup. Crashed the old one too many times with such workarounds 😅

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nu_ninja
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Posted by: tsakal

@nu_ninja Thanks for the update. Did you upgrade from HS or Mojave beta? 
Can you please inform us if fcp x works and if eGPU is used for rendering and exporting? 

I am using MBP 13 2015 /tb2 with mojave latest beta and everything works smoothly. I however use fcp x 10.3 works perfectly with the egpu.

@tsakal I upgraded from High Sierra. FCP (I tested 10.4) works with eGPU for rendering/exporting after checking "Prefer External GPU" checkbox in "Get Info". I wasn't able to use set-egpu.sh for this, only the finder checkbox.
Screenshots of GPU activity:
Before setting egpu:

After:

BruceX test time went from about 108 seconds before to 77 seconds after.

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tsakal
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@nu_ninja
Thank you. Which fcp version are you using ?

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

B. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

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


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