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vn1minh
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What works for me with MacBook Pro 15 2017 is to boot into MacOS without eGPU plugged in. Once you get to login screen, plug in eGPU. This works for me every time. 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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i0ntempest
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Try boot without eGPU plugged in, then when u see the login window, plug in the eGPU and wait, it should be recognized.

Setup 1: Custom Build Mid-Tower Hackintosh (SMBIOS: Apple Mac Pro 2019)+ eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
dGPU: ASUS Strix AMD Radeon 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6
eGPU: Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node Lite)
OS: macOS Catalina 10.15.6, Windows 10 2004, Kali Linux 2020.3
Setup 2: Apple Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 MXM 4GB GDDR5 via Thunderbolt 3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck)
OS: macOS Big Sur 11.0 Beta, Windows 10 2004


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i0ntempest
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Any idea how to make eGPU get recognized on boot? I have to plug it in when login window shows up to avoid black screens.

Setup 1: Custom Build Mid-Tower Hackintosh (SMBIOS: Apple Mac Pro 2019)+ eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
dGPU: ASUS Strix AMD Radeon 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6
eGPU: Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node Lite)
OS: macOS Catalina 10.15.6, Windows 10 2004, Kali Linux 2020.3
Setup 2: Apple Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 MXM 4GB GDDR5 via Thunderbolt 3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck)
OS: macOS Big Sur 11.0 Beta, Windows 10 2004


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dougdu
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Success on a Macbook Pro 2017 15" Radeon Pro 560/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB in a Sonnet eGFX 550 under both macOS High Sierra 10.13 and Windows 10 RS3 1709.  For me Windows worked fine, just plugged in the thunderbolt cable and installed GeForce Experience and used that to install the latest drivers.  Under macOS I followed the instructions in this thread, I had to boot without the thunderbolt cable attached, then hot plug at the login screen.  After logging in the internal display worked fine but the external display (An old 27-inch LED Cinema Display) remained dark but I could see that the back light had come on.  macOS detected the 1080 and saw that the display was attached.

I brought up display preferences and turned on mirroring and the external display came on, turning off mirroring caused the external display to go black again.  So I clicked "Gather Windows" and was then able to access the settings for both displays.  Setting both displays to "Default for display" from "Scaled" caused both monitors to come on and work as expected.  

Hope this helps,

- Doug

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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yifanlu
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I just updated to the latest NVIDIA web drivers and everything still works.

NVIDIAEGPUSupport - Nvidia eGPU support for macOS High Sierra
Clover-DSDT+apple_set_os.efi - Macbook Pro Windows error 12 & iGPU fixed Bootloader
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late-2016 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + [email protected] (HP OMEN Accelerator) + macOS10.13 & Win10

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (HP OMEN Accelerator) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  


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peroksid
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Works with MacBook Pro Retina, 13 (Mid 2014), macos 13.0 and Akitio Thunder2 with a GTX970

The update to nVidia Drivers 378.10.10.10.15.121 just went through and after restart still everything works perfectly.

I take the update back. I got stuck in a boot loop several times already (doesn't matter when I plug the eGPU in - before turning the computer on or before login).

I will try again with 15.120 once I get home.

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TrDA
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Posted by: Rycco
Posted by: TrDA
Posted by: Rycco

Did anyone have success on a beta MacOS 10.13.1?

No. Problem in drivers from Nvidia.

I used downgrade to MacOS 10.3 ... and now it works.

But is there a way of downgrading without having to reinstalling from scratch (without loosing anything)?

I installed MacOS 10.13 from the App Store without losing data on two MacBooks (not reinstalling).

And now I have the opportunity to upgrade to betta 5.

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early-2015 13″ MBA + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external display 1080p + macOS10.13.3 & Win10
late - 2011 17″ MBP + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external display 1080p + macOS10.13.3 & Win10

 
2015 13" MacBook Air [5th,2C,U] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  


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papirobbi
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After more than 15 hours of TRYING I finally got it working!!!

 

Here is my equipement:

I reinstalled a clean version of High Sierra (10.13).

The first time I restarted the computer after step 4 of the tutorial on the first page, everything loaded correctly and I could see my GPU. However, after restarting it and trying again I would only get a black screen. Instead I started the computer with the eGPU disconnected. Then I would reach the login screen -> enter the password -> press enter -> AS THE LOADING BAR APPEARS plug the eGPU in using the TB3 to TB2 adapter.

This would make the eGPU recognized by MacOS everytime!!

 

Moreover, I bought a headless HDMI dongle from amazon to simulate an external monitor. Then within MacOS I mirrored the displays. I then connected with a second TB3 to TB2 adapter my LG UltraFine 5K monitor to my mac and I closed the lid of my MacBook. This display was also mirrored (so I was mirroring the internal display  - LG UltraFine 5K and the headless dongle). By closing the Mac screen i would get an image on my LG UltraFine. I ran benchmarks and tried Heroes of the Storm in 1080p. Normally I would get around 10-30 FPS with high settings. With this setup & "EXTREME" settings I get 60 FPS constantly. Major speed improvement and clearly my setup has multiple bottle necks. All in all, I am happy to have accomplished this setup which is very unpopular and has a huge failure rate.

 

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Eightarmedpet
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

Going to order a headless adapter and see if I can get mine working with that method. 

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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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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madjazz
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Interestingly my setup (MacBook Thunderbolt 2 + Akitio Node + GTX 970) works the opposite from a lot of posts here:

  • Node plugged in at boot: internal + 2 external monitors all works fine
  • Node plugged in at login, then login: 2 external monitors black but mouse cursor visible on them
  • Node plugged in after login, sleep, wakeup (still logged in but at password prompt), login, logout: internal monitor black (not even mouse cursor visible), 2 external monitors working ok

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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