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Felipe Beckert Canto
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Have anyone tried to install windows via virtual machine and then connect the eGPU to the virtual machine?

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DANgerous25
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Hi @felipe_beckert_canto, it doesn't work with Parallels, I'm not sure about other VMs. Parallels doesn't let you select different GPUs nor does it seem to recognise that you have multiple.

2017 27" iMac Pro (Vega64) [7th,10C,W] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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Flint Ironstag
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Apparently this is a thing in Linux, but hasn't made it to MacOS yet.  Would seem inevitable that we'd get it in the future.  Give Apple feedback.

MP 6,1 | 4c | d700
MP 6,1 | 6c | d500


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ondert
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I was wondering the same thing and saw this; 

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Can someone try it because I sold my unit and planning to buy smaller Gigabyte Gaming Box?

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kingbri
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Windows, I'm not sure, but I use ubuntu for coding stuff and egpu does work with the os. Parallels even gives me a notification saying external gpu detected, so I'm sure it will work with windows  @felipe_beckert_canto

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PaperHeart
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@ondert I am willing to do the test for you. Do you want a 3D benchmark result or anything else?

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PaperHeart
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Sorry I was unable to perform a 3dmark test. It gave me the following prompt.

You are unable to run this test
Your GPU does not have enough VRAM. Your system may fail to run this test.
To run this test you need a DirectX 11 compatible GPU.

Environment: 2017 15' Macbook Pro i7-7820hk, radeon pro 560, 16G RAM
Aorus gaming box (GTX 1070)
VMWare Fusion 10 professional version 10.1.2(8502123)
4 CPU cores and 8192 M RAM allocated
Win10 1803

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LatestDays
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Posted by: ondert

I was wondering the same thing and saw this; 

124266

Can someone try it because I sold my unit and planning to buy smaller Gigabyte Gaming Box?

I spent some time playing Total War: Arena inside a Windows 10 VM with Parallels on my MBP 2017 & RX580 in a Sonnet breakaway 550. The GPU shows as Parallels Display Adaptor, the window for the VM is visually on a display physically plugged into the GPU, and Activity Monitor's GPU activity shows the load running on the 580.

The FPS is pretty terrible (playable, but not pretty) and the Parallels graphics driver doesn't support chunks of DirectX 11 - https://kb.parallels.com/uk/124137 - so some games just won't think of running - Sea of Thieves, for example, collapsed with a "Shader Model 3 not supported", iirc.

Still, it was more than I ever expected Parallels to run. Smile YMMV, of course!

2080 TI in Sonnet Breakaway 550, with Silverstone SX700 replacement power supply and Noctua NF-A12x25, running on ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501. Also, MBP 15" 2017.


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thiagon
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Hi guys, anyone tested this further? 

I've seen parallel desktop now has some kind of support for this ( https://forum.parallels.com/threads/vm-with-external-gpu-thunderbolt-3.343730/)  

and I wonder if someone has given it a try... possibly someone with a old macbook pro..? Smile (2012 to 2015)

2012 15" MacBook Pro Retina (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [build link]  

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OliverB
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Posted by: thiagon

Hi guys, anyone tested this further? 

I've seen parallel desktop now has some kind of support for this ( https://forum.parallels.com/threads/vm-with-external-gpu-thunderbolt-3.343730/)  

and I wonder if someone has given it a try... possibly someone with a old macbook pro..? Smile (2012 to 2015)

I have some benchmarks here for Parallels:

Parallels13 Win10-6 Core:
3dMark06: 27664 (10344, 13319, 8096)  https://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/18059415  
3dMarkVantage08 22566 (21007, 29025)  https://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/5720999

Win 10:
3dMark06 36262 (13316, 18553, 9616)  https://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/18059315  
3dMarkVantage08 54186 (64608, 36516)  https://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/5720866  

The same goes for Wine: (High setting 1440p)
Tomb Raider 2013 Win 10: 248,4
Tomb Raider 2013 Wine3.18: 101,6

They are made with this build (so it's not an old MPB):
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/macbook-pro-15-2018-i7-asus-xg-station-pro-evga-gtx-1080-ti/

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 // Navi vs Radeon VII vs GTX 1080 Ti [build link]  


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