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

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Adrian Robison
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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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ricosuave0922
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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.

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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LeoLeal
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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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Chippy McChipset
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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.

Thunderbolt 3 Macs, Sonnet and OWC eGPUs, 4K Displays, etc


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TrDA
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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

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


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Runólfur Geir Guðbjörnsson
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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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Runólfur Geir Guðbjörnsson
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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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LeoLeal
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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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external_user
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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.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP555) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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