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Joeblas
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Posted by: nando4

There are 47 successful Mac eGPU implementations using Windows using a mix of various enclosures and video cards. This dev kit is simply using a TI83-based Sonnet Breakaway Box + RX580 video card.

Thanks man. Didn't know if with this updated "official support" if you will, that there would be an easy plug n play experience with Windows 10 in Bootcamp as well.

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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bitinn
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I have been lurking eGPU forum for quite a bit, with the new "External Graphics Development Kit" out without official support for older TB port (my MBP 13'' 2015), should I order the devkit, or should I be safe and build an enclosure following table suggestions?

I can wait but due to the limited availability I guess they will runout soon enough.

mid-2012 11" MacBook Air + [email protected] (Aorus Gaming Box via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS10.12

 
2015 13" MacBook Pro [5th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13 [build link]  


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Lyokone
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Anyone have tested the plug and play with an Nvidia GPU on a clean install yet ?

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Wunair
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I am really hoping Apple will also bring out support for the highly anticipated AMD RX Vega. Plug & play AND 1440p gaming? Yes please..

 

Posted by Lyokone:

Anyone have tested the plug and play with an Nvidia GPU on a clean install yet ?

It will most likely not work. Apple has a deal with AMD, therefore no support with NVIDIA cards.

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gtosi
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Posted by: jonwatso

Installed High Sierra on my 13" Late 2013 MacBook Pro, and wow! Native eGPU Support, No hacks or tricks necessary.

 

Cool! Before, in Sierra, did you have to plug it in at start, or was it detected when hot-plugged? Did High Sierra change the Boot ROM or the Thunderbolt firmware? I have a small hope that for the 750m models, we might not run into the POST issue with Nvidia eGPUs anymore that have been reported in many threads.. 

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Daelin
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unfortunately i was not that lucky with my setup as you were. After plugging in the eGPU the message appears that i have to re-login but after logging out the displays keep black or show crazy orange and green dots in no order...

any ideas to fix this?

MacBook Pro 15" 2017, AMD RP560
Devil Box + MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X

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MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013, GT 750M

 
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itsage
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Posted by: Daelin

unfortunately i was not that lucky with my setup as you were. After plugging in the eGPU the message appears that i have to re-login but after logging out the displays keep black or show crazy orange and green dots in no order...

any ideas to fix this?

Do you know which USB-C controller is in your PowerColor Devil Box? Some early production units came with TI82 which is not compatible with macOS. If it has the TI83, I'd recommend doing a clean install of 10.13. Remnants from previous eGPU workaround may interfere with Apple solution.

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Daelin
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i do not actually know, but since i had to update the firmware of the devil box before it worked in 10.12, i guess i have the TI83 controller?

MacBook Pro 15" 2017, AMD RP560
Devil Box + MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X

Bricked thanks to rEFInd:
MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013, GT 750M

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  


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TPNxl
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Please help! I have a Razer Core, which uses a TI82 Controller. In 10.13, the tb3-enabler script doesn't work either. What should I do?

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goalque
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Posted by: itsage

 

3. Here's the list of supported AMD GPUs in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If have any of these cards then why not test it before purchasing a RX580/RX480?

 

The list contains device ids but that doesn't signify TB3 eGPU support. For example, the R9 Nano that I discovered working through the Baffin personality on macOS 10.12 (reported at TI forum), does not give any acceleration or basic screen output on macOS 10.13 via TB3. Not even through the known kext modification. Older HD 7970 and GTX 780 also did not work.

Officially the Polaris architecture is supported out of the box.

The first requirement is a IOPCITunnelCompatible key. Some rough estimation can be done by this command:

grep -r IOPCITunnelCompatible /S*/L*/E*

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
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