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Bootcamp Windows 10, Sonnet eGPU with Nvidia GeForce1080 Ti by MSI, Mac Pro 2013, Apple Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 Adapter: How to get Windows to recognize the graphics card?  

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(@jebbuhdiah_dean)
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Everything powers on fine but there's no recognized Nvidia card.  The GeForce driver installer from the Nvidia site finds no Nvidia card.  

How to get Windows to recognize the graphics card?

Side note: There were no markings on the four count different connectors on the ends of flexible wires that had to be plugged into the top of the graphics card, but they all fit as they were made to (solid fit, latch in place).  The only question is if they are supposed to be plugged in in a given order; there are two count of each type (the 1-row type and the multi-row type).

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
(@oliverb)
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With my 13 MPB 2015 booting it is quite difficult: You have to hotplug at an exact time (shortly after the dots start spinning). Once this is done correctly, you can hot-plug and hot-unplug unlimited times. 

See also here

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/early-2015-13-macbook-pro-gtx1080ti-11gb16gbps-tb2-asus-xg-station-pro-via-tb3-tb2-adapter-macos-10-13-6-oliverb/

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 [build link]  


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ICULikeMac
(@iculikemac)
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Hi @jebbuhdiah_dean, 

It's not great news for the Mac Pro's and bootcamp. I tried endlessly to get this to work and instead built my own computer and installed hackintosh. I will replace this with the new mac mini which will have similar results to the Mac Pro.  

See this post for more info:

https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/mac-pro-nmp-61-2013-egpu-bootcamp-win10-latest-results-always-been-error-43/#post-44427

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itsage
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The Mac Pro trashcan may officially be the most neglected Mac of all time. I was never able to get eGPU working with it.

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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(@jebbuhdiah_dean)
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Thanks everyone; this is some great information.  I tried to hot-plug right as the dots reached the top of the circle for the first time, but no luck.  Fortunately, there are a lot of Windows gaming desktops coming out now with Thunderbolt 3.

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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