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Technomad
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@fr34k’s experimental script worked very well for me, but there’s still the fundamental NVIDIA driver issue which makes the GUI unusably slow. Having tried multiple workarounds, I’m going to back off for a while and see what materialises, as and when people have time to put into this. Will just have to make do with Win10 when I need the eGPU for the moment…

Mid-2017 MBP 15”/3.1GHz, Razer Core v2, EVGA GTX1080Ti, LG 34UM95, HTC Vive, Samsung Odyssey, MS Hololens.


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iambackit
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Posted by: fr34k

@iambackit
your internet connection might have had a hiccup. I haven't implemented curl in such a way that it reconnects and resumes the download. A good idea, though.
-> Try it again.

I will try as soon as possible. 
No problem instead on Windows 10 with Bootcamp... 1-install nvidia driver, 2-connect Thunderbolt 2, 3- reboot.....all works fine!

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espnicholas
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I am having the same issue as:
iambackit

% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
0 2142M 0 13.1M 0 0 9662k 0 0:03:47 0:00:01 0:03:46 9663k
curl: (56) Recv failure: Connection reset by peer
hdiutil: attach failed - image not recognized
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/pbzx.zip
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/enabler/NVDAEGPUSuppor-v8.pkg
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/enabler
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/pbzxParser/pbzx
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/pbzxParser
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/nvidiaDriver.pkg
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/macUpdate.dmg
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F/enabler.zip
/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-C711F50B-9364-454D-9B0C-35A441E18C5F
hdiutil: detach failed - No such file or directory

The script has failed.
sh-3.2#

For whatever reason, I am unable to PM you fr3ak. I am guessing because I am a new user.

This is on 10.13.4 with a 2016 Macbook Pro using a External Monitor. I did have it working previously but the entire OS went to a crawl and basically was completely un-usable. 

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chocomonsters
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Set up:

MacOS 10.13.4 with 387.10.10.10.30.103.pkg driver running on 2016 MacBook Pro 15 and Akitio Node/GTX1070.  10.3.3 GPUWrangler and NVDAEGPUSuppor-v8 running.

MacOS recognizes NVIDIA GTX1070 in Akitio Node and able to display external monitor off GTX1070.  Funny thing is a second external monitor attached to AMD Radeon Pro 460 is now a black screen.

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@fr34k I am having problems getting my Mac to recognize my graphics card on HS 13.4. It is showing Disconnect "(null)" in the drop down menu, also inside Nvidia driver manager preferences it is not showing any connected cards. Within system report it shows the Akitio under thunderbolt, but under graphics it just says Nvidia Chip model. I have tried reinstalling Cuda but to no avail. Any ideas/suggestions? Much appreciated.

Setup:
Akitio Node Lite
EVGA GTX 950 SC
Apple TB2-TB3 + Apple TB2 Cable
Mid 2015 MacBook Pro 15"

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espnicholas
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Just following up, from my previous post. Looks like it's working as long as my external monitor is the main monitor.

It still has some small jitters and the main MBP screen stays black.

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Imac 5K 2017 with Sonnet Breakaway350+ Nvidia GTX 1080ti working plug'n'play on native Imac display like a charm.

#iMac Pro #Sonnet Breakaway #Quadro P5000+GTX 1080Ti #High Sierra 10.3.6.


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Yanta
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I'm on 2011 AMD Radeon HD Mac Mini with a Akitio Thunder 2 (NVIDIA GeForce 750 ti) And it works perfectly. Had a few hiccups along the way, first time running the original script it said some things didn't exist (Tbh i tried again to get the same result and it worked flawlessly). Then for a while it was seeing the graphics card but not showing a separate monitor in the display preferences but it then just randomly started doing so. Now all is well! Thanks to fr34k for an excellent written guide and code!

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fr34k
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@hudson_beaty
CUDA has nothing (AFAIK) to do with this. If you used eGPU on Sierra and below, please uninstall those solutions first.
You might try logging out and in again.
Should this not work, try uninstalling the solution and installing it again. (Standard approach)

(fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh on eGPU.io)
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espnicholas
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@fr3ak

One of the biggest issues I am having is with a 2016 15-inch MBP, Sonnet Breakaway 650, MacOS 10.13.4 with an EVGA 1080 8GB FTW3 to an External Monitor it randomly freezes for a quarter of a second when moving windows or resizing. Also, the responsiveness, in general, is very sluggish and everything loads slower than the dGPU.

But of course, the main monitor as before on my MBP stays black.

Everything seems to be fine with the card showing up everywhere and being detected by the Nvidia drivers.

Is there any way to improve the performance?

Thanks so much for all your hard work.

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mzo
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@fr3ak

I have an Akitio Thunder 3 (T82) with a Nvidia GTX on MBP 15 touchbar 2016 460. On the top of the enabler, etc TB3 needs to be unblocked for this enclosure. Does your 10.13.4 all in one experimental script unblock TB3 for the devices that need it or a side script should be run for this? If so, the TB3 unblocker should be run before or after your script? Thanks

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CodeByte
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Hi there! First, I wanna tell thanks to all forum members for useful info, scripts and How-Tos.
I got my MacBook Pro 15 (Mid 2015 with AMD R9 M370X dGPU) fully worked with Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box eGPU on Mac OS 10.13.4 High Sierra with some remarks.

1
I used How-To from this post   https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/script-enable-egpu-on-tb1-2-macs-on-macos-10-13-4/paged/6/#post-33535

2
I use AppleGPUWrangler.kext v3.16.19 from 10.13.4 beta and I'm not trying v3.16.2 yet. But I think it can actually works for me too.

3
Hot Plug stuff may seems as they are worked but actually it's half working and it can confuse a lot of people who used this recipe. You can got CUDA and Open CL working in some apps with Hot Plug, but if you wanna got Open GL eGPU acceleration and external display functionality you have to plug your eGPU on system start/restart.

4
Do not uncheck Automatic graphics switching option on Energy Saving settings on your laptop at least before you setup all displays (external and inner) stuff correctly on fully working system. Because mac os may turn off your inner display when system starts with eGPU plugged when system will try set external display as primary and if something doing wrong you may seen only black screen without any visible results. And also if that settings unchecked you can got strange UI displaying slowdown and lags with multi display configuration.

5
When your system starts you must have real external display plugged in to eGPU for correct initial setup. Because mirroring could not work correctly with virtual display adapter or mac os can try setup external display as primary and you get black screen on inner laptop screen with some displays settings and so on.

6
To get eGPU Open GL acceleration you must setup your external display connected to eGPU as primary (perhaps it is better to reboot the system after that first time for a reliable result but for me it works without reboot now). I have not tried to use the virtual adapter for graphics acceleration on the built-in display yet and just going to order it but I think that in this case the external (virtual) display should be configured as the primary too with the mirroring option is enabled.
I got the Valley bench results 3.5 times the better with eGPU than with my MBP dGPU and it's not actually a great result but it mean what Open GL eGPU acceleration works and it mean what the current NVidia drivers for Mac Os 10.13.4 are not good optimized yet.

7
When your system starts and you got black screen first time you do not need to restart the system immediately. Wait 2 or even 5 minutes - initial the new system configuration setup can take a long time. Also when you login mac os UI drawing can be very slowly - but it's normal because mac os will optimize system caches and even UI drawing for the new display resolutions & configuration some time. I got very slowly UI and got some system lags first hours. But in the end I got a smooth interface after that and after a few system restarts. Also if you have slow UI after several hours with your the new system setup working try to check Automatic graphics switching option on Energy Saving settings if it's unchecked. For me it was a bit unexpected but I immediately got a much smoother UI on multi-display configuration on my Macbook Pro.

Sorry for my English I hope this information will be useful for some people there.

Macbook Pro 15' mid 2015 with AMD R9 M370X dGPU + Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box eGPU on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4


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iambackit
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Great! 10.13.4 !! All works fine!!

 

Mac mini Late 2014 i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB 🙂

 

I have as eGPU a Bizon 2S over Thunderbolt 2, with EVGA GeForce 980 Ti 6GB.

I did some benchmarks under MacOS and Windows (Boot Camp) with same settings, and these are the results:

Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0

Medium Settings (1920x1080 - Quality Medium)

Mac OS 10.13.4: 2485 (59.4 FPS - Min FPS 22.5 - Max FPS 83.8) - OpenGL

Windows 10: 2706 (64.7 FPS - Min FPS 23.4 - Max FPS 97.2) - OpenGL

 

Extreme HD Settings (1920x1080 - 8xAA fullscreen)

Mac OS 10.13.4: 2327 (55.6 FPS - Min FPS 20.2 - Max FPS 81.2) - OpenGL

Windows 10: 2796 (66.8 FPS - Min FPS 24.4 - Max FPS 111.1) - Direct3D11

 
These benchmarks are not exceptional for the board (980), but I have a little i5 dual core (4278U).

But beyond the benchmarks, I've achieved excellent gaming results! Now i'm trying different games, and this is just one example: Assetto Corsa, with High and Ultra settings.

AWESOME!

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iJarbus
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I'm trying to follow along with your guide but I'm a little stuck with where to get AppleGPUWrangler.kext v3.16.19 from since I've already updated my Mac, thanks.

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@fr34k
After uninstalling using your uninstall script and going to reinstall it keeps failing.

  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current

                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed

 29 2142M   29  638M    0     0   510k      0  1:11:39  0:21:20  0:50:19 35308

curl: (18) transfer closed with 1577195208 bytes remaining to read

hdiutil: attach failed - image not recognized

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/pbzx.zip

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/enabler/NVDAEGPUSuppor-v8.pkg

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/enabler

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/pbzxParser/pbzx

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/pbzxParser

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/nvidiaDriver.pkg

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/macUpdate.dmg

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658/enabler.zip

/var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-B0664F3D-A466-4E9B-8236-D2AD69C57658

hdiutil: detach failed - No such file or directory

 

The script has failed.

sh-3.2# 

Do you have any idea why it continues to fail the reinstall?

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fr34k
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@espnicholas
Unfortunately not that I know of. Those are side effects of the swap.

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fr34k
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@mzo
no it does not. I haven't reviewed the code of TB3 unblockers so I can't really say. I'll do that on the weekend, though.

(fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh on eGPU.io)
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2016 15'' MacBook Pro + GTX1080Ti@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.13.6 (17G65 driver: 378.10.10.10.30.107 + CUDA: 396.148)


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fr34k
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@hudson_beaty
Those might be hiccups in your 
internet connection. -> Try again.

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cansik
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Today, I did the update of the NVIDIA Web driver to version:

387.10.10.10.30.106

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
10.13.4 (17E199)
eGPU: 1080 TI with Sonnet
The NVIDIA eGPU Enable script was used with version 387.10.10.10.30.103

Everything seems quite the same. If I start the MacBook with eGPU attached, there is less to no flickering of the UI. Chrome and other apps still have a huge lag and often the internal screen turns black if an application is used, which tries to use the eGPU. Starting the MacBook without the eGPU attached, and later attach it, everything works as before. Deep learning models train at the same speed  🙄

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gumby
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anyone know how the steps to get this to work on 10.13.4 with a 750m with a akitio thunder2? I copied the kext from 10.13.3 and used latest wranger and disabled my 750m. System preferences shows it as NVIDIA Chip Model. Works perfect in Bootcamp. I've also tried logging in and out.

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comfycat
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So, some updating to my Win10 boot camp messed up my macOS partition bad; it was impossible to mount or boot from. Analogous to falling from heaven, these past few days. But thankfully I store anything important on external HDs. So I reinstalled High Sierra from a 10.13 installer I'd downloaded way back, and yet, the end result is version 10.13.4. Gah! So back the forums!

Fortunately @fr34k's new script worked perfectly for me (thank you!), despite my blundering: internet went out in the middle of the first try! Second try, I was reading the forum and getting depressed by everyone's problems and @fr34k's constant warnings about problems with the script. So I cancelled the script mid-downloads; I know it was ill-advised, but I thought it was safe since it was mid-downloads. Problem was the script didn't really stop I guess; I exited the terminal window, but left terminal app open. So to my surprised the laptop rebooted fifteen minutes later!

The good news in all this is I'm writing from my external display, in 10.13.4. The eGPU, so far, works BETTER than in 10.13.3! I've got an option to disconnect the eGPU in the menu now, but more importantly the external output resolutions are working correctly, unlike in 10.13.3. In 13.3 many resolutions did not work, the display going black, and I had to keep turning overscan off to find the right resolution, THEN activate overscan and hope it worked; if not, rinse, repeat. So, in short, way better now!

In other news the continual errors and strange performance problems I've had inspired me to buy a 2017 MBP; so I'll test this all over again when that arrives.

You've been warned.
late-2013 13" MBP Retina + [email protected] (Aorus Gaming Box via TB3>TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.3 & Win10


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Edward.Che
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@Henf @fr34k
Thank you so much for your terrific work!
My setup: MBP 15 (late 2013) @ 10.13.4, eGFX Breakaway Box, GTX 1070, TB3 to TB2 adaptor (from Apple), DELL P2415Q display through Display Port.
Basically I just followed @Henf's procedure, and it worked on my setup. I supposed @fr34k's procedure is pretty much similar. Besides, I also need to run @mac_editor's script to enable TB2 connection on 10.13.4. After that, it seemed everything worked. I did the unigine heaven benchmark. Can you tell me whether this score is reasonable with my setup?
Thanks again!

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MBP 15 (Late 2013)+eGFX Breakaway Box+TB3 to TB2 adaptor+GTX 1070+DELL P2415Q


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Just a quick question for @fr34k and the other experts here; after running @fr34k's script, my macOS start up time is three or four times longer than previously. I noticed a similar change when I used the previous script for 10.13.3. Is this unavoidable? What's causing the delay (in layman's terms)?

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@fr34k
After multiple failed attempts, I was finally able to reinstall your script, but I am still having the same issues. System profiler showing Nvidia Chip model, dropdown showing Disconnect "(Null)", and Nvidia driver manager showing No Device Found in the ECC tab. I've tried every combination of hot plug on backlight, log in then hot plug, log out, and restart I can think to do. One odd thing I am noticing is that when I hot plug after login the fan on the card itself stays on indefinitely whereas under any other connection scenario the cards fan comes on for a few seconds and then turns off never to come back on. Any idea as to why that might be or any other troubleshooting steps to try to get macOS to recognize the card?

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@hudson_beaty have you tried booting from a complete shutdown(not restart), with the eGPU plugged in PRIOR to powering on?

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late-2013 13" MBP Retina + [email protected] (Aorus Gaming Box via TB3>TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.3 & Win10


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@comfycat Yes I have, sadly it yields the same results

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Posted by: iJarbus

I'm trying to follow along with your guide but I'm a little stuck with where to get AppleGPUWrangler.kext v3.16.19 from since I've already updated my Mac, thanks.

I have tried  AppleGPUWrangler.kext v3.16.2 today and it works fine on my system config so you can extract it from macOSUpdCombo10.13.3.pkg with Pacifist app or just use script provided by fr34k.

Also I did update NVidia drivers to 387.10.10.10.30.106 and all works fine.

Macbook Pro 15' mid 2015 with AMD R9 M370X dGPU + Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box eGPU on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4


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Posted by: cansik

 

Everything seems quite the same. If I start the MacBook with eGPU attached, there is less to no flickering of the UI. Chrome and other apps still have a huge lag and often the internal screen turns black if an application is used, which tries to use the eGPU. Starting the MacBook without the eGPU attached, and later attach it, everything works as before. Deep learning models train at the same speed  🙄

Just try to check Automatic graphics switching on Energy saving settings. I had the same UI lags with multi display eGPU configuration while this option was unchecked.

Macbook Pro 15' mid 2015 with AMD R9 M370X dGPU + Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box eGPU on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4


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[April 19, 2018 Test Results]

MacBook Pro 15-inch, Late 2016
macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.4

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 + Nvidia Titan Xp + Nvidia Web Driver 387.10.10.10.30.103 (Successed)
Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 + Nvidia Titan Xp + Nvidia Web Driver 387.10.10.10.30.106 (Failed)

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@gumby
@hudson_beaty
NVIDIA Chip Model normally only is a .3 issue. I haven't had that issue myself yet and therefore couldn't test possible fixes.
It could be the timing when the eGPU is plugged in. But I don't 
really know.

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@comfycat
I can send you a link to an installer for .3....
Also since you have canceled the script then there will still be junk on your 
Mac located in /var/tmp/macOS-eGPU-*. Delete that folder.

Also: Due to additional startup items and kexts which need to be loaded, booting takes longer. There might also be additional reasons...

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@edward-che
I don't have 1070 scores up my sleeve, but when you compare it to "internal" 1070s a 
performance drop should be lower than 20%. If that's the case then all's good

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@hudson_beaty

Sorry, I don't know. There might be some other resources that disallow NVIDIA drivers to correctly load. I hope this can be resolved in the future. Once I've got more time I can give more advice starting with the listing of loaded kexts and loaded nubs and much more system info.

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The information in the first post of the thread is not complete, it says:
- Use fr34k's automated Nvidia eGPU macOS 10.13/10.12 installation script to skip instructions below
- Thunderbolt 1/2 users on 10.13.4+ require a TB1/2 eGPU support enabler
What about users with 10.13.4 and TB3? I know that you partially are supporting it with your script... but, it doesn't deserve to have it mentioned in the first post, to make it clear to all the people?
I am still on hold with 10.13.3 waiting for a more convenient solution, as per fr34k suggestions.

Cheers

mid-2017 Macbook Pro RP560 + MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS10.13 & Win10


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fr34k
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@ed_co
Only people with "unsupported" eGFX enclosures need a TB3 unblock. I'll be implementing such a routine in my new script as well. Atm I'm focusing all efforts into fixing the .4 problem.

I still recommend 10.13.3 since it's generally more reliable than 10.13.4 especially with eMs

An update about the situation:
it seems that NVIDIA is the problem with .4 not Apple. I may be wrong but the panic definitely occurs during the execution of GeforceWeb so old bugs are now exposed
per se NVIDIA could fix their drivers to make them eGPU compatible; system_profiler suggests that the eGPU is correctly recognised as an audio/video output, therefore only the drivers must support IOPCITunnelCompatible -> PCI over TB. Let's see if this can somehow be fixed

(fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh on eGPU.io)
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2016 15'' MacBook Pro + GTX1080Ti@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.13.6 (17G65 driver: 378.10.10.10.30.107 + CUDA: 396.148)


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kimkisa
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I finally my aktio node pro work with macbook pro 2015 mid using automated script from @fr34k
unfortunately,  mac freeze if I boot while plug-in the egpu.
It only works if I hotplug and log-out and log-in.
But the whole UI seems bit sluggish. I'm not sure this is normal or not..

Is there any way I can get 10.13.3 installer?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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