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unknownsolo
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Any new teasers/findings about this? I honestly cannot wait to be able to hotplug my 1080Ti

Late 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch with AMD 5500m dGPU - Razer Core X Chroma - AMD RX 5700 XT

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + macOS 10.13.1 [build link]  


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Chippy McChipset
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One day soon, maybe we can say "All your NVIDIA GPU are belong to us!" and mean it. I'm optimistic. These guys are relentless in searching for solutions. That's always a good sign. Maybe too someone at a WWDC Metal session will get word on whether Apple is actively working with NVIDIA to make this work. If they care as much about pro users as they claim to, it's a no-brainer. Not to mention about 8000 people in various pro communities have been begging them to do this for years, so they are 100% aware of the situation. (read: if they don't support NVIDIA it's because they chose not to, and perhaps don't care quite as much as their PR efforts lead us to believe).

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goalque
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EFI worked immediately, no web drivers needed (notice: GTX 780)

Unfortunately the release will be delayed.


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Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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unknownsolo
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Posted by: goalque

Unfortunately the release will be delayed.

WHAT? Why? 🙁 You can't tease something this HUGE and not share more info  Cry (Just kidding - I just really want this)

Any estimate on when it might be released? Or maybe let me do private beta testing for you 😉 ? I have a 2017 15" MBP with built-in AMD 560 and external reference GTX1080ti in Asus XG Station 2

Late 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch with AMD 5500m dGPU - Razer Core X Chroma - AMD RX 5700 XT

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + macOS 10.13.1 [build link]  


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goalque
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@unknownsolo @fr34k is travelling and cannot test atm, and I found a couple of serious bugs (just fixed).

Be patient Smile

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Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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unknownsolo
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trying  🙁

Late 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch with AMD 5500m dGPU - Razer Core X Chroma - AMD RX 5700 XT

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + macOS 10.13.1 [build link]  


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Shrapnl
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Just saw this and am interested in seeing this develop.  In theory this would work then with a 2013 nMP as well?  If this could work with Windows 10/Bootcamp that would be amazing!  Could drop down to just one computer and boot in between!  😀

Looking forward to more information.

-Shrapnl

Update - I am blind, missed that nMP was in the OP.  So, yay!  Even better if Windows will see it.  Even if hot plug isn't supported, would be an option.

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@goalque - have you had a chance to test this on a 2012 Retina MBP with TB1? Any idea if this would work for that machine? Happy to test if you need it.

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Chippy McChipset
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Posted by: goalque

@unknownsolo @fr34k is travelling and cannot test atm, and I found a couple of serious bugs (just fixed).

Be patient Smile

Can't be said enough: many thanks for your efforts.

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@goalque @leoleal @fr34k thank you for the hard work. I also cant wait to use the new method. I use a TB2 mid 2014 mbp with dgpu nvidia 750M, and a TB3 sonnet, waiting for a GPU to plug in. I am actually waiting for the new script to know what GPU to buy, will Nvidia's 1080 provide rendering power to Adobe after effects, and gaming on windows, or should I stick to Rx 580 for rendering on os x (no cuda support = does it mean no benefit at all from using an eGpu?), for gaming on win also.  Roll

MBPr Mid 2014, dGPU: Nvidia750M ■ Sonnet eGFX 350 ■ AMD RX 580 8gb ■ TB3-TB2 adapter ■ Dell U2518d ■ high sierra 10.13.5


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