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Chippy McChipset
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Posted by: unknownsolo

Dont know about Mac, but in Windows Device Manager, the left ports show as 8x PCIe, while the right ports show 4x PCIe. 

I'm not sure either system manager is correct. Apple's seems to suggest the four ports each use x1 (1 lane), which doesn't sound right, and when you connect stuff the numbers can change. So it's possible the system dynamically assigns PCIe bandwidth based on what's connected to the different ports / what the computer is doing but still not convinced that it's a port limitation vs. whatever else was connected to the host at the time. Having a bunch of stuff connected to your eGPU could throw things off pretty easily at this early stage. Normally any set of interconnected TB devices should work seamlessly due to the certification process, but once you start hanging other types of devices off the eGPU, all bets are off for now.

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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis

Yeah same here, but you know it doesn't take a hit in performance, i get full performance in Cuda-z. about 2200MB/s and 2600MB/s.

Same here, I dont see a performance hit using the right ports

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A quick note to say that K4200 works! I will describe a bit later in more details what I did since the procedure of page 1 did not work for me.

 

The internal screen is always on though, cannot turn it off or decrease brightness.

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Mac Pro (Late 2013) with Akitio Node TB3 with Apple USB-C/TB3 to TB2 adapter and Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme GeForce 1080 Ti Waterforce working great. Going to test a multi-eGPU setup soon(ish).

Good stuff! I have 2 x eGPUs (modified Akitio Thunder2) working on the nMP, so you should have no trouble with multi-eGPU. I just wish we could do more than 2!

EDIT:

I’ve just updated to the latest NVIDIA web driver – 378.10.10.10.15.121 and when I logged in I had some crazy mirroring and flickering with large red artefacts on my displays. Between the flickering I was able to get into System Preferences and verify that both the 980Tis were recognised so I went into displays and turned on mirroring, then turned it off and the flickering stopped and artefacts disappeared – so just posting my workaround in case others find it useful.

Specs for ref: Mac Pro 2013 – 2 x 980Ti (2 x Custom Akitio Thunder 2).

Technically, we should be able to connect as many as we can based on ports, or even daisy-chaining. At the very least three should be OK, considering there's 3 TB2 controller chips in the nMP, one for each row of TB2 ports (with the bottom row controller also powering the HDMI port if I'm not mistaken). Of course the I/O between CPU and GPU would be slightly affected if there's a monitor or two on those shared controllers, but hopefully that would be negligible.

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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis
 
I f** love you man, I did what you suggested and it worked, I didn't have to do a fresh install. I uninstalled the NVIDIA driver, removed the EGPU kext, did a rebuild caches, boot to recovery and enabled SIP, booted into macOS and installed NVidia driver without errors, booted to recovery and disabled SIP, booted into macOS and installed the eGPU kext, restarted, logged in, connected the mantiz venus with the external display, checked the connection in system report (NVIDIA chip), logged out and my external display worked immediately.

This is the key, good installation, as I said in my thread, I was having nVidia errors while installing!! It works prefectly following the steps one by one. Cheers!!

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I saw the update for mirror link but there's no pkg installer in that git repository.

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Posted by: RealChigga

I saw the update for mirror link but there's no pkg installer in that git repository.

Same. I'm too much a noob to build it straight from the code! Anybody still have this file?

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Help! After updated to 10.13.1 everything stopped working. My 1070 can no longer be detected by the system, not even “NVIDIA chip model”, just a “VGA Compatible Controller” shows up in the PCI section, and no driver installed. Tried reinstalling WebDriver and NVIDIAEGPUSupport, tried enabling and disabling SIP, tried switch drivers, nothing works. I’ll try to reinstall the system to see if i can get it working. Anyone pls help!

Setup 1: Apple iMac 2017 21.5” 4K + eGPU
dGPU: AMD Radeon Pro 560
eGPU: ASUS Strix AMD Radeon Vega 56 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node)
OS: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, Windows 10 1809, Kali Linux 2019.2
Setup 2: Apple Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 MXM via Thunderbolt 3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck)
OS: macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta, Windows 10 1903


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unknownsolo
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Tried the latest Nvidia drivers for 10.13.1,

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-macos-high-sierra-10-13-1-378-10-10-10-20.236101/

The drivers install just fine and let you enable "Nvidia Web Driver" again. However, this fix on page one is not working. My Mac no longer sees my GPU. Not even the generic "Nvidia Chip Model"

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Posted by: unknownsolo

Tried the latest Nvidia drivers for 10.13.1, the drivers install just fine and let you enable "Nvidia Web Driver" again. However, this fix on page one is not working. My Mac no longer sees my GPU. Not even the generic "Nvidia Chip Model"

+1, this is exactly my problem. Rolling back to 10.13 rn.

Setup 1: Apple iMac 2017 21.5” 4K + eGPU
dGPU: AMD Radeon Pro 560
eGPU: ASUS Strix AMD Radeon Vega 56 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node)
OS: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, Windows 10 1809, Kali Linux 2019.2
Setup 2: Apple Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 MXM via Thunderbolt 3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck)
OS: macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta, Windows 10 1903


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Cheers buddy... I'm going to hold off for a few days, see how the dust settles and whats happening with the App/this os update.

 

edit: Those drivers installed errorless for me unlike the last ones. Have followed a clean your instal up guide which includes uninstalling and cache rebuilds. ready for the 10.13.1 App update... (fingers crossed).

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GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
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Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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Posted by: CodeBleu
Posted by: RealChigga

I saw the update for mirror link but there's no pkg installer in that git repository.

Same. I'm too much a noob to build it straight from the code! Anybody still have this file?

Yeah, I have a pkg file of the app, happy to share (if thats allowed?).

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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10.13.1 installer (update &, just checked on my MBA) and 10.13.0 installer (original &)

 

Source:  NVIDIAEGPUSupport (source fork).  Note: yifanlu's installer package is no longer hosted on GitHub .

I’ve compiled it by myself from updated a few hours ago source files.

Note for update process: I installed new drivers with SIP disabled on both my Macs w/o errors.

Checked my 15″ MBP 2016 – eGPU is working with an external monitor w/ log out-in procedure.

 

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Working good, thanks!
Just in case, what I did:

– Installed macOS update
– Disabled SIP
– Patched IOThunderbolt (Btw, TB3 enabler is script is up to date on github!)
– Enabled SIP
– NVidia notified me about the driver update, so installed. 
– Enabled SIP without kext…
– Install NVIDIAEGPUSupport V2. 
– Restarted, plugged the AKiTio Thunder3, logged out and in…
– Works. 
Thanks again!

🙂 

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Juan C. Yunis
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V2 is working for me 10.13.1, 2017 15″ MBP with Radeon 560. Mantiz Venus with a GTX 1080 Ti.

Posted by: ibob

Working good, thanks!
Just in case, what I did:

– Installed macOS update
– Disabled SIP
– Patched IOThunderbolt (Btw, TB3 enabler is script is up to date on github!)
– Enabled SIP
– NVidia notified me about the driver update, so installed. 
– Enabled SIP without kext…
– Install NVIDIAEGPUSupport V2. 
– Restarted, plugged the AKiTio Thunder3, logged out and in…
– Works. 
Thanks again!

🙂 

What is that IOThunderbolt patch?

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@ Juan C. Yunis, IOThunderbolt patch is a workaround to make macOS compatible with Thunderbolt 3 enclosure with the older TI82 controller. AKiTiO Thunder3, Razer Core V1, and some Power Color Devil Box are the only enclosures need this patch.

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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis
Posted by: ibob

Working good, thanks!
Just in case, what I did:

– Installed macOS update
– Disabled SIP
– Patched IOThunderbolt (Btw, TB3 enabler is script is up to date on github!)
– Enabled SIP
– NVidia notified me about the driver update, so installed. 
– Enabled SIP without kext…
– Install NVIDIAEGPUSupport V2. 
– Restarted, plugged the AKiTio Thunder3, logged out and in…
– Works. 
Thanks again!

🙂 

What is that IOThunderbolt patch?

Well, for some reason that, I could imagine the why, but, anyway$ right?; the thing is that Apple is blocking some “categories” of Thunderbolt 3 peripherals in macOS. Those devices work perfectly fine on Windows, but in macOS you get a horrible “Unsupported” status in the System Report / Thunderbolt Device Tree. This happen with some hubs, hard drives, eGPU cases like my AKiTiO Thunder3, etc. So, being a “software block”, the creator of that script started digging around and found that the block can be bypassed by patching the kext binary, by just replacing some “bytes” of it all Thunderbolt 3 Devices are recognized correctly. 

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Hi!, i can confirm now that the script works very well on my Macbook Pro mid 2012 non-retina GTX650M.

Steps:
1.- Clean install High Sierra
2.- Check if SIP is enabled (boot in recovery mode [press and hold cmd+R], open terminal and type "csrutil status", if not enabled type "csrutil enable" press enter and reboot)
3.- Apply High Sierra supplemental update
4.- Install nVidia WebDriver WebDriver-378.10.10.10.15.121.pkg  (SIP MUST be enabled)
5.- Reboot and login.
6.- Restart and boot in Recovery Mode (press and hold cmd + R when hear the chime sound)
7.- Enter in terminal and type "csrutil status", if its enabled type "csrutil disable" press enter and reboot
8.- Install nvidia-egpu-v1-1013.zip yeah is the V1 version (the v2 version not works in my system)
9.- Boot without the eGPU connected and login normal and shutdown the system.
10.- Connect your eGPU and start your system... all should be work well.

So, after that I have my 4K monitor running but I have no Brightness control on the Macbook Display :/

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Finally, 

with High Sierra 1013-1 and version 2 of the script from this thread. Success.

Gaming box 1070

macbook pro 2016 15”

 

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Haven't yet got it to work properly on a mid-2015 15" Macbook Pro M370x with a GTX980TI on a Akitio Node.

Tried both the v1 package on High Sierra 10.13 and the v2 on 10.13.1.

After following the steps and the final step of logging in and out I get a black screen and a blurry screen on the external screen (with a sharp mouse cursor).

However if I change the desktop resolution to 1024x640 and logout and back in the screen works, but terribly slow. External screen is black.

I made a screenshot and noticed the chipset gets recognised correctly, but the PCIe lane width is only at x4. Tried it on both thunderbolt ports.

Hope someone can spot something else of interest in the screenshot and help me out. Thanks!

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What happened with Yifanlu?? It looks like is not here anymore??

EDIT: updated to 10.13.1 and v2, worked perfectly 😉

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@unknowsolo, @Juan C. Yunis, when you shutdown the computer, sometimes do you get an error of the OS , which says that there was a problem in the system and didn't shutdown correctly? I am just getting from time to time...

Here is the photo:

20171101 235842

Let me know if you know what is happening, if it happen to you, and how to solve it if possible. Cheers.

EDIT: correct me if I am wrong, but maybe could be just when I plug the Mantiz before login it (that works, but if I have this kind problems, I will come back to the login/logout method).

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Posted by: ed_co

@unknowsolo, @Juan C. Yunis, when you shutdown the computer, sometimes do you get an error of the OS , which says that there was a problem in the system and didn't shutdown correctly? I am just getting from time to time...

Here is the photo:

20171101 235842

Let me know if you know what is happening, if it happen to you, and how to solve it if possible. Cheers.

EDIT: correct me if I am wrong, but maybe could be just when I plug the Mantiz before login it (that works, but if I have this kind problems, I will come back to the login/logout method).

That just happened to me, I restarted to boot windows, and then when i came back to Mac i found that, but a normal reboot fixed it. The hack is not perfect but it works.

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unknownsolo
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Unfortunately that happens to me too and it really pisses me off. However, if you logoff, then shut down, it works just ok. 

I just gotta remember to logoff then shutdown until we find a fix.

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Finally got mine working at first after switched to another display. But after a system reboot, I can’t switch back to Nvidia web drivers anymore. No matter how many times I reboot the system, it stays at OS X default driver.

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I noticed that when playing 4K h.265 videos, they play at random fps, it's not fluid and looks horrible. It's not the computer because using just the internal intel gpu it is super fluid, even with same 4K videos at 60fps (iPhone 8 plus videos), and running from an external mechanical 2.5" hard drive, and on windows everything is super fast with the eGPU.
With 3D on macOS I get random FPS too, some times it can go up to 120fps, but same scene can drop down to 50fps, it's still better than nothing because with the Intel GPU Unreal Engine I need to use low quality render to have a descent 30fps, and yet again, on Windows, no problem.
I guess this is driver/software related because in the Activity Monitor, I found that when playing a 4k video using the NVidia GPU,  "VTDecoderXPCService" shows a cpu usage of 200%+ but when using Intel's, it goes up to 40% only... Weird stuff...

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We have to keep in mind Nvidia web drivers for macOS have been a bag of hurt for many years. It’s nice to have the choice of newest Radeon and GeForce cards. The reality is driver support is more important than paper specs.

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We have to keep in mind Nvidia web drivers for macOS have been a bag of hurt for many years. It's nice to have the choice of newest Radeon and GeForce cards. The reality is driver support is more important than paper specs.

Yeah. But this is too much. It's a big driver/software bug or something. Can somebody do the same test when you have a chance? I'd like to see if I am the only one with this happening? Thanks...

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ED: I am not exactly sure what are those "Faults" but that seems like too much...

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Mid 2015 Macbook Pro, Akito Node TB3, 10.13.1 - Works on both displays.

I had to disable Automatic Graphics Switching for the internal display to work. It had a black screen otherwise while the external display worked fine.

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Posted by: indieforlife

Mid 2015 Macbook Pro, Akito Node TB3, 10.13.1 - Works on both displays.

I had to disable Automatic Graphics Switching for the internal display to work. It had a black screen otherwise while the external display worked fine.

Hi indieforlife, good to see this does work for you on a similar setup as mine. What GPU do you have in the Node? Could you perhaps tell me the steps you took? Thanks.

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Posted by: Doren

Hi!, i can confirm now that the script works very well on my Macbook Pro mid 2012 non-retina GTX650M.

Steps:
1.- Clean install High Sierra
2.- Check if SIP is enabled (boot in recovery mode [press and hold cmd+R], open terminal and type "csrutil status", if not enabled type "csrutil enable" press enter and reboot)
3.- Apply High Sierra supplemental update
4.- Install nVidia WebDriver WebDriver-378.10.10.10.15.121.pkg  (SIP MUST be enabled)
5.- Reboot and login.
6.- Restart and boot in Recovery Mode (press and hold cmd + R when hear the chime sound)
7.- Enter in terminal and type "csrutil status", if its enabled type "csrutil disable" press enter and reboot
8.- Install nvidia-egpu-v1-1013.zip yeah is the V1 version (the v2 version not works in my system)
9.- Boot without the eGPU connected and login normal and shutdown the system.
10.- Connect your eGPU and start your system... all should be work well.

So, after that I have my 4K monitor running but I have no Brightness control on the Macbook Display :/

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Can confirm this works with my Late 2016 13" MBP (with Touch Bar) with the Akitio Node + GTX 1070 FE connected through a DP to mDP cable on a Dell P2715Q 4k monitor at 60hz. Thank you so much. 

One additional precaution I would add would be to make sure to log out first and then shut down to avoid the system error. Maybe it's an issue with my model of MBP but I don't mind it. Cheers!  

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I've encountered success as well with the new OS update (10.13.1) and web driver  (xxx.20.107) plus v2 of the script. The NVIDIA manager continues to show an error at every login / restart but still seems to work when you access it via prefs manually. Not sure what causes it the error. The NVIDIA files have been replaced multiple times since my first tests.

 

What's now working:

2017 MBP 15" (right side port, haven't tried others, TB3 hub connected to the left side - doesn't seem to interfere)

Sonnet 550W eGPU

EVGA 1070

macOS 10.13.1 + latest NVIDIA driver as of Nov 2

v2 of support script from page 1

 

Apps now recognizing the card:

Photoshop (not 100% sure performance gains are being seen here, more tests required)

AE (visible to app, lists as unsupported, not seeing any acceleration so far in limited testing)

Illustrator (think it's working but needs more testing)

GeekBench4 (scored 80,000+ on OpenCL test)

Luxmark (started test but mid-way through I saw little black squares randomly showing up at the phase where the rest of the render looks clean and detailed - don't recall seeing this last time I ran it on another GPU)

Unigine Valley (consistently gets 58-60FPS at 1920x1200 with maxed AA, etc. 2560 x 1600 was closer to 45 FPS)

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So that's all real progress. Not sure what changed as from reading others' responses seemed like 10.13.1 beta was not performing well. Maybe they fixed something? Or maybe it was the NVIDIA driver.

 Many thanks to those who put together the scripts and steps. Hopefully the upcoming OS versions don't break anything but they probably will.

 

[Almost forgot: all of the above was driving an unmirrored, LG 21:9 screen, with the menubar focus on the external screen (from Display Prefs).]

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Add me to to list of successful High Sierra eGPU implementations! Thanks a ton to yifanlu and everyone troubleshooting along the way.

 

My setup:

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 350 w/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

 

Followed the steps provided on page 1 running High Sierra 10.13 (17A405). I hot plugged after logo and chime before logging in, log back out and in - it works perfect! Will try to see how things go with eGPU plugged and on at startup but for now this is exactly what I need. I don't have it running an external monitor as am using it solely for CUDA core GPU rendering. My 5K display works just fine and my second monitor runs great via 2nd thunderbolt port. 

 

Cheers! 

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Btw, what actually happened to Yifanlu? He even removed the repo from the github.

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Posted by: colombovfx

Add me to to list of successful High Sierra eGPU implementations! Thanks a ton to yifanlu and everyone troubleshooting along the way.

 

My setup:

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 350 w/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

 

Followed the steps provided on page 1 running High Sierra 10.13 (17A405). I hot plugged after logo and chime before logging in, log back out and in - it works perfect! Will try to see how things go with eGPU plugged and on at startup but for now this is exactly what I need. I don't have it running an external monitor as am using it solely for CUDA core GPU rendering. My 5K display works just fine and my second monitor runs great via 2nd thunderbolt port. 

 

Cheers! 

Hey, could you please check if video output from the GTX1070 (via DVI/HDMI/DP) is working now? Jut for statistics.

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Posted by: andrewtch

Btw, what actually happened to Yifanlu? He even removed the repo from the github.

I have yet to receive a reply from Yifanlu to my Nov-1 email query copied below. Give it a week and if there is still no reply, it may be a case of the project being abandoned for unknown reasons.

Hi Yifanlu,
 
Thank you for sharing your Nvidia eGPU support work on High Sierra:
 
A few eGPU.io users have noticed the linked NVIDIAEGPUSupport v1 github repository is no longer accessible. Can you advise the status of the project and whether the installer files are still available?
 
Regards,

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