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crowsodown24
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Posted by: i0ntempest
Posted by: zaz

Hi there! Had the same Problem with the new Driver 387.10.10.10.25.156 for OSX 10.13.3 [17D47] without a chance to go back to OSX 10.13.2. After many Tries following works for me:

Using the (old) Nvidia Driver 378.10.10.10.25.104 for 10.13.2 [17C205] and make it possible to use under OSX 10.13.3 with this Tool: " Nvidia Webdriver All Versions"

download source i found yesterday 

https://www.hackintosh-forum.de/index.php/Thread/34164-Nvidia-Webtreiber-all-Version-update-App-für-High-Sierra/

that is a tool for change the usable System Number of the Nvidia Driver.

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This Tool do the following for you:

1. Iinstall the Driver 378.10.10.10.25.104 with it.

2. Patch the installed Driver for OSX 10.13.3 with ID = 17D47

3. Repair the Rights.

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After that you can use the (old) Nvidia Driver under OS X 10.3.3 without the glitches  from new driver

greetings

I confirmed that this is a working solution. Now running 10.13.3 and web driver 378...104. No need to ‘repair rights’, just install enabler v6 and everything will work (for me at least).

Works like a charm.

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Even though we soon might get proper boot, login and hotplug functionality I just wanted to mention I set up my Eizo to managed the boot and login graphics properly. 

 

I am on a Mac mini 2012 and Thunder3 with a 1070 card. 

Previously I had a Cinema Display hooked up to the eGPU and a headless hdmi on the Mac and there for inlogged in without seeing what I typed. I simply looked at my mouse and keyboard leds as they flashed when i logged in correctly. 

Then I got myself an 27” Eizo and set it up with hdmi with 1080p from the Mac mini. And display port at 1440 from the eGPU 1070 card.

So on boot, the Eizo automatically selects the hdmi input as it’s the only one with signal. There I can log in as usual. After doing so I simply press source a couple of times and chooses the DP input which now displays the eGPU 1070 output. 🙂

For my enjoyment I have my Eizo calibrated with Color Navigator for photography when working with my photos.

And I decided create a custom setup as well calibrated for REC 709 which is the HD standard and then set up my Mac mini to use the rec709 profile for the “hdmi display” only. 

So when I want to watch a movie I swap to hdmi with auto select for correct frame rate 24/25/30/50/60 and enjoy as perfect colours as possible for my setup. 🙂

2012 Mac Mini + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder3 via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS


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Just got the final parts for my build, and set it up. Config:

  • Late 2014 5K iMac  / Radeon M295X GPU
  • macOS 10.13.2
  • Sonnet eGPU 550 (via Apple thunderbolt 2 -> thunderbolt 3 adaptor)
  • Nvidia GTX 1080 TI
  • Acer 24" 4K monitor (connected direct to the 1080)

After initial login both internal and external screens were black, but I fixed this by disconnecting the eGPU, logging in, plugging in the eGPU, then logging out and back in. Everything is working now, so success 🙂

From a quick test, the 1080TI card is ~3.5x faster than the radeon 295X for compute workloads. I'll try updating to 10.13.3 next, then test more.

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Posted by: devild

For those who have problems with new Nvidia drivers on 10.13.3, do next:

Download the webdriver.sh file from here - https://github.com/vulgo/webdriver.sh
Execute the following lines (while running the terminal with the path of the webdriver.sh file):
sudo ./webdriver.sh -cu https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.104.pkg
sudo ./webdriver.sh -m

Using the above method, I was able to get my 2017 MBP Touch 13", Akitio Node, and Nvidia 750TI working again on 10.13.4 beta.  I installed the previous Nvidia driver using devild's method, as well as their V6 enabler.   

One improvement I am seeing in 10.13.4 is that clamshell mode works as expected, whereas before it did not.  I do not see the menubar icon to eject the eGPU like an AMD user would.

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Posted by: devild

For those who have problems with new Nvidia drivers on 10.13.3, do next:

Download the webdriver.sh file from here - https://github.com/vulgo/webdriver.sh
Execute the following lines (while running the terminal with the path of the webdriver.sh file):
sudo ./webdriver.sh -cu https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.104.pkg
sudo ./webdriver.sh -m

This fixed issues on 10.13.3 for me too. After updating (and updating nvidia drivers + reinstalling the nvidia eGPU support package) I got a black screen after connecting the GPU and logging out. This fixed it.

Welcome 10.13.3 note: 10%+ speed increase for Metal compute workloads!

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Hi all, please someone could share German tool for download, because I guess that have country restriction for access forum hackintosh-forum.de.

Thanks !!! 

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Hi all, MacBook Pro 2017 TB-model, running 10.13.2 here. 

Using an Akito Node + GTX 1080 TI. Everything works great, except I can't seem to get the computer to switch GPUs from the integrated Intel Iris 650 to the 1080 TI *UNLESS* an external display is plugged in. Note that the card is still detected by the computer, as per system information and NVIDIA Preference Pane.

Is there anyway to bypass this? It would be nice to use the eGPU even without an external display (albeit, at a power loss). 

Thanks!

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only with HDMI DUMMY PLUG!

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Posted by: Thiago Bolinho Laranjeira

only with HDMI DUMMY PLUG!

Or DisplayPort plug

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Hey, I'm running 10.13.4 as well, but clamshell mode still doesn't work for me, however, I have the eject GPU toolbar. Which driver did you use? I used .157

Also, does anyone else experience UI lag? I tried DisableMonitor, but it doesn’t actually deactivate the internal display. I’m running a dual monitor setup with a gtx1070 (displayport + hdmi)

update: using .104 seems to have made the UI responsiveness a lot better, clamshell mode still doesn't work. (mbp 15" mid-2017)

MBP 2017 15", MacOS 10.15 19A526h, GTX1070 EGPU


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pennyzee
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I'm super frustrated. I've been trying to get my Mantiz Venus with MSI 1080 Ti working on my MacBook Pro 2017 ever since I upgraded to High Sierra and no go. It just doesn't work. I've followed all the steps and I guess it's luck of the draw. I had it working under Sierra but was so excited when I saw people had it working in HS because I had other Sierra problems that HS fixed. Grr. One of these days.

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What's the issue you are experiencing? I had a clean install today on 10.13.3 on a 15" 2017 mbp and everything worked fine, have you tried devild's workaround?

MBP 2017 15", MacOS 10.15 19A526h, GTX1070 EGPU


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Posted by: pennyzee

I'm super frustrated. I've been trying to get my Mantiz Venus with MSI 1080 Ti working on my MacBook Pro 2017 ever since I upgraded to High Sierra and no go. It just doesn't work. I've followed all the steps and I guess it's luck of the draw. I had it working under Sierra but was so excited when I saw people had it working in HS because I had other Sierra problems that HS fixed. Grr. One of these days.

don't be discouraged, Nvidia eGPU is a bit of an imprecise science right now. do you *need* Nvidia eGPU? AMD is a plug-and-play solution. otherwise, keep trying. what works on 10.13.2 works differently on 10.13.3 and there's differences with and without FileVault. where are you at right now? what is it doing/not doing, what is your eGPU connection procedure? what software/drivers/scripts have you installed/run/etc?

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Me Too

I am using MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)+  High Sierra 10.3.3 + Akitio Node ThunderBolt 3+ Nvidia GTX 1070

It showed as 

NVIDIA Chip Model

 NVIDIA Chip Model

  Type: GPU

  PCIe Lane Width x4

  Suppier: NVIDIA (0x10de)

  Device ID 0x1b81

  ROM preset 1.0.0

  Metal  macOS GPUFamily1 v3

Thunderbolt is connected and showed as "Akitio Node"

I am currently using 104 pkg (used the German Software to be able to install it)

Hot Plug log in and out trick does not work for me.

While I was on the login page ,whenever I plug in the eGPU, the screen got stuck and I cannot do anything. I have to restart and do everything without eGPU

And whenever I connect the eGPU, the fan first whoo for several seconds and stopped.

What's the difference with FileVault?

Thanks

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soulhacker
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I tried your method, but still no luck...

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I just bought a Breakaway Box from Sonnet Tech and I put in a Nvidia GeForce 980 ti card inside of it.

What do I need to do to make that combination work with my iMac (mid 2017) running High Sierra (10.13.3)?  My end goal is to accelerate Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve using this eGPU.  I do not have an external monitor so my goal is to make the render times faster inside my machine.  Also, I do not plan on buying an external monitor.

Anyone got advice?  I am semi tech savvy but clearly not an expert as many of you are in this forum...

 

Thanks,

Adrian

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Posted by: Yu Xiao

Me Too

I am using MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)+  High Sierra 10.3.3 + Akitio Node ThunderBolt 3+ Nvidia GTX 1070

It showed as 

NVIDIA Chip Model

 NVIDIA Chip Model

  Type: GPU

  PCIe Lane Width x4

  Suppier: NVIDIA (0x10de)

  Device ID 0x1b81

  ROM preset 1.0.0

  Metal  macOS GPUFamily1 v3

Thunderbolt is connected and showed as "Akitio Node"

I am currently using 104 pkg (used the German Software to be able to install it)

 

Hot Plug log in and out trick does not work for me.

While I was on the login page ,whenever I plug in the eGPU, the screen got stuck and I cannot do anything. I have to restart and do everything without eGPU

How long did you wait after plugging it in? Mine goes unresponsive or even gets black screen for a good 20-30 seconds some times. Then both screens will pop on and everything works.

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The 10.13.3 Update has a little gotcha with my setup.

I got a Macbook Pro Late 2013 with Akitio Thunder 2 and a Zotac GeForce GTX 970.

I had some trouble right when I did this last Update (v6 + 387.156 webdriver). I don't know if Nvidia released a Faulty driver for GTX 970 in this Webdriver or if It's the Combination of the v6 patch + the webdriver, cause 387.156 works well with the internal GT750m, but the Hardware acceleration is completely broken using the eGPU.

A workaround that got my setup back to normal with my 970 eGPU was to install the 10.13.2 driver (378.106) in the 10.13.3 MacOS using the bash script (webdriver.sh).

Macbook Pro Late 2013 (dGPU GT 750m) + Akitio Thunder 2 + GTX 970


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Posted by: Adrian Robison

I just bought a Breakaway Box from Sonnet Tech and I put in a Nvidia GeForce 980 ti card inside of it.

What do I need to do to make that combination work with my iMac (mid 2017) running High Sierra (10.13.3)?  My end goal is to accelerate Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve using this eGPU.  I do not have an external monitor so my goal is to make the render times faster inside my machine.  Also, I do not plan on buying an external monitor.

Anyone got advice?  I am semi tech savvy but clearly not an expert as many of you are in this forum...

 

Thanks,

Adrian

1. https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/check-these-resources-before-asking-for-help-2/#post-27406

2. See Page 1 of this thread and follow the instructions

Other things you need to be aware of: 

• NVIDIA cards are not supported to the same level many AMD cards are at this point. If you decided to switch, that won't limit you with Da Vinci Resolve (all else being equal) but it will limit you with Premiere Pro.

• Internal display acceleration is generally poorly supported across the board at this time. Unless something has changed in recent weeks, it requires some extra hoops you have to jump through in order to "trick" the computer into thinking the internal display is an external display, and even then often does not work reliably.

Good luck.

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Posted by: devild

For those who have problems with new Nvidia drivers on 10.13.3, do next:

Download the webdriver.sh file from here - https://github.com/vulgo/webdriver.sh
Execute the following lines (while running the terminal with the path of the webdriver.sh file):
sudo ./webdriver.sh -cu https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.104.pkg
sudo ./webdriver.sh -m

Yes. It works. Thank you.

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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


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For us that don't speak code-ish that fluently. How do you "call" the script?

A. Does it have to be in a specific directory

B. What is the command for "call"

EDIT: never mind.. you can go a long way with a little google´ing.

 

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I got the driver wound back to v.104 and there is defiantly a difference and less lag. But I can not shut the computer down now without it crashing. Unplugging the cable yields the same results, crash.

Anyone that has tackled this problem and has a solution?
I am running the new public beta (10.13.4 beta) but for some reason I don't have the EGPU eject button, I'm guessing this is reserved for the developers beta. My egpu is a Razer Core V2 with a Asus GTX 980 Poseidon 4gb.

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Posted by: Runólfur Geir Guðbjörnsson

I got the driver wound back to v.104 and there is defiantly a difference and less lag. But I can not shut the computer down now without it crashing. Unplugging the cable yields the same results, crash.

Anyone that has tackled this problem and has a solution?
I am running the new public beta (10.13.4 beta) but for some reason I don't have the EGPU eject button, I'm guessing this is reserved for the developers beta. My egpu is a Razer Core V2 with a Asus GTX 980 Poseidon 4gb.

I'm using the 106 driver just fine(although It's not officially for my setup). Everything works and great performance on games. Macbook Pro Late 2013 here with Akitio Thunder 2 and GTX 970. Try It with your setup and see if It works better for you.

Macbook Pro Late 2013 (dGPU GT 750m) + Akitio Thunder 2 + GTX 970


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Posted by: Runólfur Geir Guðbjörnsson

I got the driver wound back to v.104 and there is defiantly a difference and less lag. But I can not shut the computer down now without it crashing. Unplugging the cable yields the same results, crash.

Anyone that has tackled this problem and has a solution?
I am running the new public beta (10.13.4 beta) but for some reason I don't have the EGPU eject button, I'm guessing this is reserved for the developers beta. My egpu is a Razer Core V2 with a Asus GTX 980 Poseidon 4gb.

I have developer beta but I don't have eject button too. I have GTX 1080Ti and I think this feature works with AMD cards only.

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Posted by: TrDA
Posted by: devild

For those who have problems with new Nvidia drivers on 10.13.3, do next:

Download the webdriver.sh file from here - https://github.com/vulgo/webdriver.sh
Execute the following lines (while running the terminal with the path of the webdriver.sh file):
sudo ./webdriver.sh -cu https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.104.pkg
sudo ./webdriver.sh -m

Yes. It works. Thank you.

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Thank you. It works for macOS 10.13.4 beta. But I used newer version of the driver: 

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Mac/Quadro_Certified/387.10.10.10.25.156/WebDriver-387.10.10.10.25.156.pkg

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Posted by: external_user
Posted by: Runólfur Geir Guðbjörnsson

I got the driver wound back to v.104 and there is defiantly a difference and less lag. But I can not shut the computer down now without it crashing. Unplugging the cable yields the same results, crash.

Anyone that has tackled this problem and has a solution?
I am running the new public beta (10.13.4 beta) but for some reason I don't have the EGPU eject button, I'm guessing this is reserved for the developers beta. My egpu is a Razer Core V2 with a Asus GTX 980 Poseidon 4gb.

I have developer beta but I don't have eject button too. I have GTX 1080Ti and I think this feature works with AMD cards only.

I believe that is correct. Everything about the most recent additions to 10.13.4 (that I've seen) suggests they are specific to cards from AMD. That said, features like hot-plugging / ejecting and clamshell mode, are global features. So if and when Apple decides to work on NVIDIA support, giving the cards "feature parity" with AMD cards (at the OS level) will likely be one of their goals.

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Recently bought the sonnet breakaway box toplace my 1080 in it connect to my 2016 MBP 13" n/TB.  I followed the instructions on the first page but still cant get it to work. Im wondering is there a way to uninstall the home brew drivers (I tried the until command and they are still installed)?  I think I may have installed them after I dsiabled SIP. Also Im running the latest OS 10.3.4 which I cant seem to find webdrivers for. I would appreciate a little help. 

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Posted by: Thiago Bolinho Laranjeira

only with HDMI DUMMY PLUG!

So based on what I’m reading, there’s a 30% performance hit with this method rather than using an external monitor connected to the eGPU, right?

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More like 30-50% lower performance. 

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Hello,

 

Unfortunately my eGPU setup is not working anymore with macOS 10.13.3 17D47 (it was working good on 10.13.2).

Here is my setup:

- MacBook Pro retina mid-2015

- Razer Core v2 (working good):

- NVIDIA GTX 1070 ti

- External display: Samsung C27HG70 in displayport 1.2+

I did tried to boot, log in, plug the eGPU then check system preferences: all is recognised, then log out and in as described on this post.
Unfortunately the external display try to wakeup from standby, the input recognition switch to DisplayPort but after I can see a blink on the internal display (black and a little red blink) and external display. Then the external display switch to HDMI, then back to DisplayPort and blink...This behaviour is reproducing continuously.

I'm trying to test several settings (lower framerates 60/120) in HDMI and DP...

Stay tuned...

@yifanlu and co, any help?

Old hardware: MacBookPro11,5 (15 Retina, i7 4980HQ) dGPU R9 M370X + TB2/TB3 adapter + Razer Core v2 + GTX 1070 Ti

New hardware: Mac mini (2018, i7 8700B, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD)+ Razer Core v2 eGPU + SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 + Samsung C27HG70 display
New software: macOS 10.14.2 (18C54), Windows 10 to be tried !


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the solution is one page back, posted by zap and the last comment should be mine. This method is what currently works.

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Posted by: devild

For those who have problems with new Nvidia drivers on 10.13.3, do next:

Download the webdriver.sh file from here - https://github.com/vulgo/webdriver.sh
Execute the following lines (while running the terminal with the path of the webdriver.sh file):
sudo ./webdriver.sh -cu https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.104.pkg
sudo ./webdriver.sh -m

This fixed issues on 10.13.3 for me too. After updating (and updating nvidia drivers + reinstalling the nvidia eGPU support package) I got a black screen after connecting the GPU and logging out. This fixed it.

Welcome 10.13.3 note: 10%+ speed increase for Metal compute workloads!

This workaround works for me !

Thanks to @devild and each forum members for the help 🙂

Report my setup working on MacOS 10.13.3 17D47 with NVIDIA Web Drivers .104:
MBPr mid-2015 + Core v2  (TB2>3 adapter) + GTX 1070 ti

 

Cheers !

 

Old hardware: MacBookPro11,5 (15 Retina, i7 4980HQ) dGPU R9 M370X + TB2/TB3 adapter + Razer Core v2 + GTX 1070 Ti

New hardware: Mac mini (2018, i7 8700B, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD)+ Razer Core v2 eGPU + SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 + Samsung C27HG70 display
New software: macOS 10.14.2 (18C54), Windows 10 to be tried !


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I just can't get my eGPU to work with my MacBook.

OS: macOS 10.13.3 (17D47, clean install)
Notebook: 13" MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 (Thunderbolt 2, no dGPU)
SIP: disabled
GPU: GeForce GTX 970 (Asus DirectCU Mini)
Enclosure: Akitio Thunder2 (connected via TB2 cable)
Ext. display: DELL U2414H (connected to eGPU via HDMI cable)
Driver: 387.10.10.10.25.156
CUDA driver: 387.128
NVDAEGPUSupport: v6

When I hot-plug the eGPU into my running Mac the Akitio Thunder2 is visible in System Information. The card gets detected as NVIDIA Chip Model. Fans are running and the power LEDs are on. The external display stays black (as expected). Once I log out my account, the internal display goes black, the external display stays black and nothing happens. If let my machine run for half an hour, no change. When I unplug the eGPU the system crashes (as expected).

I tried the webdriver.sh fix, rebuilding the kext cache, enabling SIP --without-kext, different cables, changing the plug in method (most result in system crash. Boot > login > hot-plug > log out > log in, seems the most reliable). 

Is there anything I can try to get my eGPU up and running?

When the system crashes I get this error report (or similar):

Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
 com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[8E6C654E-4A8F-3C6B-BBFE-BA8A68C9C146]@0xffffff7f96e94000->0xffffff7f96ec8fff
 com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily2(376.6)[5F8F39B4-41AB-3263-9867-D0FAF9BBD2AE]@0xffffff7f97683000->0xffffff7f97718fff
 dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleMobileFileIntegrity(1.0.5)[498548AE-30A0-36C6-92F7-1714D01C0A98]@0xffffff7f975fe000
 dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOSurface(209.2.2)[AE58720D-7079-388F-AD95-FD2366F98F8D]@0xffffff7f97613000
 dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[8E6C654E-4A8F-3C6B-BBFE-BA8A68C9C146]@0xffffff7f96e94000
 dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(517.22)[2AEA02BF-2A38-3674-A187-E5F610FD65B7]@0xffffff7f9762f000

Late-2013 13" MacBook Pro Retina (TB2), macOS 10.13.3, Akitio Thunder2, GeForce GTX 970 (Asus DirectCU Mini)


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Another success story for you.

System: iMac 27" late 2013 3.5GHz NVIDIA 780M 4GB

Link: iMac TB2 > Apple TB2-TB3 Adaptor > USBC Sonnet Breakaway

eGPU ASUS NVIDIA GTX1070 DUAL

Using it for GPU rendering in DAZ Studio no external monitor connected.

Observations.

Internal display showing some glitching

Daz manipulation significantly slower than without eGPU

GPU working as CUDA render engine. 

*Happy Dance*

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(@yu_xiao)
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

I tried. just cannot login with egpu running. got stuck.

  • the gpu fan is working
  • there is a wheel on the login screen and any operation from mouse or keyboard just no response

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moz83
(@moz83)
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

Hi guys, 

 

I've tried every which way to get my eGPU going and it won't work. It doesn't even register. 

any help would be amazing. 

 

I've got a 2017 Mac book pro 13" w Touch Bar. I have an akitio node pro and and trying to run a Nvidia quadro p2000. I think I've tried every I can. nothing seems to work. Like I said it dopant even register on my mac in the system info and I've updated drivers, gone the home-brew method. You name it I've tried it. even devild's miracle cure hasn't worked. what am I doing wrong or is my gnu possibly faulty?? It spools up and the fan gets going but nothing. 

 

cheers

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