Switch from Intel to Nvidia  


New Member
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February 5, 2018 12:25 am  

Hi Folks,

To set the scene, I have a late 2016 13" MBP (personal) with an Akitio Node containing an Nvidia 1070, this works great.


However, I now have a 2017 13" MBP from my work. So I'm trying to work from home, but cant get it working.

I have the NVidia Web drivers installed.

I'm using OSX 10.13.3
A system report shows the GPU, my external screens are working,

but in "About This Mac" it still shows Intel Iris Plus Graphics.

I have checked the Nvidia driver manager thing and it has the Nvidia driver selected, and shows the GPU in the G-SYNC and ECC tabs.

I've tried all the freak'n scripts (webdriver.sh, automate-eGPU, gpu-switch) but nothing is helping.

The Intel driver/card is Sooooo slow! Please help.

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February 13, 2018 9:14 pm  

You have to set one of the external monitor as the primary screen before "About this Mac" would show NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 in Graphics.

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Eminent Member
Joined: 8 months  ago
Posts: 38
April 12, 2018 9:31 pm  

Just discovered this thread. I'm having the exact same problem in 10.13.4. So it's not an issue due to update.
@itsage is there anything I can do to force the eGPU switch to the internal display?

Edit: the eGPU appears in SitRep graphics alongside Intel, but only Intel appears in About or Display.