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Scott Zerby
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I am wondering if a NVIDIA GTX 680 Mac Edition will work with a Razer Core X and my Mac Pro (2016) on MacOS 10.14 Mojave?  The Apple Support site seems to say it will work ( https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208898).     I am looking for rendering gpu for use with Daz3D Iray render engine.

Am I on the right track?

Thanks in advance!

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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OliverB
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I am really wondering, if anyone does search anything before opening a new thread and asking answered questions?
I am also wondering, if anyone does check the build guides here before opening an new thread and asking answered questions?

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 // Navi vs Radeon VII vs GTX 1080 Ti [build link]  


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DrEGPU
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Posted by: Scott Zerby

Am I on the right track?

 

Not likely. 10.14 is very anti-nVidia. This is a notorious and well-known issue, unfortunately.

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torete
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Posted by: OliverB

I am really wondering, if anyone does search anything before opening a new thread and asking answered questions?
I am also wondering, if anyone does check the build guides here before opening an new thread and asking answered questions?

And to me, nobody answers me.

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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esatamacmodular
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good, well-researched questions get answered with better suggestions. spend some time digging through the site (there are lots of build guides and an excellent search feature) and fill out you signature profile of the equipment you have.

@scott_zerby you are on the right track, but if I were you I would go for a High Sierra build and a 1070 or higher 10 series card. Not clear what mac pro 2016 you mean, the trash can? You could always buy a cheap 1050 2gb  card and see if the cuda cores are recognized/accelerating before investing in a better 10 series card. Some of the stuff you will run into is guess and check. That's why this site and process is exciting. Maybe you will find a new workflow?!

@torete fill out your profile and keep looking for people with similar gear as you.

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iMac 2013 10.14.1, Macbook Air 2013 10.11, MBP 2016 13" 10.13.6 , HP 4530s 10.11, node lite, DA-2 PSU w/mod, PE4L 2.1b expresscard34, GTX460,1050Ti,1060,1070/Ti RX470,560,580

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + macOS 10.13.6 [build link]  


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Scott Zerby
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Thanks - i did research and found no builds that looked like what I was trying to get to.

I have now built a egpu - with a Nvidia GT730, Razer X enclosure, Apple TB2/TB3 adapter with my Late 2013 MacPro.

I installed and used the purge-wrangler.sh script.   However Daz3D does not seem to find it.  It does not show up in the options. 

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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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Posted by: OliverB

I am really wondering, if anyone does search anything before opening a new thread and asking answered questions?
I am also wondering, if anyone does check the build guides here before opening an new thread and asking answered questions?

To be fair... I’m not entirely sure it’s explicit that the builds contain solutions, that coupled with the rapid pace of chance and sub optimal (IMO) taxonomy I feel it can be challenging for new guys. Almost feel the site needs an onboard get section... time to fire up Sketch.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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OliverB
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@scott_zerby, well done. You are one of the only people except for me who run Kepler nVidia with Mojave. There are some GT 730 which have Fermi chips, you would have noticed if you had one, it won't work with MacOSX at all.

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Posted by: Scott Zerby

Am I on the right track?

 

Not likely. 10.14 is very anti-nVidia. This is a notorious and well-known issue, unfortunately.

This is not correct. Kepler chips are very welcome in Mojave and a GT 730 has (in most cases) a Kepler chip, either GK107 or GK208. Both work very well with MacOSX 10.14

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2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 // Navi vs Radeon VII vs GTX 1080 Ti [build link]  


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Scott Zerby
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Thanks OliverB!

I seems the GT730 is not as fast as the dual FirePro 500 gpus that my Mac Pro has.   And Daz3D does not recognize the card without the web drivers (so it seems).  So it appears my only choice now is to downgrade to 10.13, or wait for Nvidia to release the drivers (if ever).

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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