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kizmiaz
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Hey everyone,

I thought I would share a screenshot of a chat that I had with Nvidia chat support today. The representative stated that Pascal support will be coming to High Sierra very soon (in two working days apparently).

https://imgur.com/a/m86F6

Fingers crossed they're an official (non beta release), but I figured this might provide some relief to quite a few of you on this forum.

nando4 Sep-29>> The released  Nvidia High Sierra drivers DO NOT WORK for TB3 eGPUs. Per @itsage's testing:

I tested GTX 960, GTX 980 Ti, and GTX 1070 with a bunch of TI83 Thunderbolt enclosures (AKiTiO Node, AORUS Gaming Box, Mantiz Venus, OMEN Accelerator, and Sonnet Breakaway Box). Nvidia eGPU does not work in High Sierra at the moment. The web driver is not enough to enable external graphics in 10.13.

Apple’s native eGPU support is for a select group of AMD cards only. The reason Nvidia eGPU was possible in 10.12 Sierra is due to workarounds such as Goalque’s automate-eGPU script and Ratasfabi’s eGPU-enabler app. Apple has changed external GPU activation in 10.13 and these workarounds are no longer effective in High Sierra.

If you have upgraded to High Sierra and found your Nvidia eGPU no longer working, either downgrade to 10.12 or go AMD RX 580/Vega 56. The clearest message you can send to the manufacturers is with your wallet. Also comment on AppleInsider’s article and 9to5Mac’s article about their inaccuracy. 

 

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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stygianflux
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Everything was working beautifully!  I waited to update Mac’s OS to 10.13 til today I noticed there were new drivers…

I installed the new Nvidia Driver, as well as the latest CUDA driver..

My eGPU is not being recognized.  I thought I might have to reinstall Rastafabis' Installer again , so I did.. still nothing.. 

I made sure SIP was disabled, so I went into Restore Mode and ran csrutil disable in Terminal.  still nothing.

Weirdly enough, when I boot my computer the CUDA Driver Preferences tell me I need to Update to the current version.. but it also says my current version IS the current version.. Am I missing something?

 

 

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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itsage
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Thank you for sharing. Please keep in mind the Nvidia Rep. explicitly stated "the new driver that enables Pascal GPUs on High Sierra will be released in the next two working days." This does not necessarily mean Nvidia eGPU support in High Sierra.

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kizmiaz
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You're welcome, and you're right that this doesn't confirm egpu support.

I was actually wondering, what do you guys think the chances are of someone creating a script/fix to enable egpu support in case high sierra does not support Pascal egpus natively (like goalque etc. did for sierra)?

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goalque
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IOPCITunnelCompatible does nothing in High Sierra with the GTX 780, which has native Apple drivers.

This key is not enough for "native eGPU support".

Native eGPU support in High Sierra === integration with Metal 2, its MTLDevice properties and events. Without a green light from Apple, things don't look promising... We will see soon.

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Rycco
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@goalque but if we at least have support like on Sierra than it's already good enough, no?

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Hallelujah
https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.15.114.pkg

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Eightarmedpet
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God damn, I thought this would mean eGPU functionality for Nvidia cards.. obvs not...

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Excubitoro
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Anyone with eGPU tried this driver yet.

also, a lot of users seem to get black screen (Nvidia on hackintosh I assume). Would installing this for eGPU give similar problems?

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devild
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Yep. Unfortunately, it doesn't work OOB for my setup (MBA mid2012 + Akitio Thunder 2 + GTX980) - the card is detected as Nvidia Chip Model.

But I don't have any issues w/ my hack-build (asus p9x79 + 4930K + GTX980Ti).

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.


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