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2013 Mac Pro eGPU not detected
 

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kgranger111
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I have a very particular set up here, and please let me know if it is just not possible due to the model Mac.

2013 Mac Pro running Windows 10 on Boot Camp, and an Akitia Node Thunderbolt3 with a Nvidia GTX 1080 card. Connecting to the Mac Pro using a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter, and Thunderbolt 2 cable into the Mac.  

I cannot install Nvidia drivers, as the installer cannot detect the device. It is not showing in Device Manager either. I have tried halting the start up of Windows, hot-plugging the cable in, and booting in. Does not work. 

I think I heard somewhere that this model Mac may not support hot-plugging, is this true?

If so, is there any possible way I can get the eGPU to show up on device manager?

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


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itsage
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

The only solution for eGPU in Boot Camp with the 2013 Mac Pro is a paid flashing service through MacVidCards.

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