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eGPU Hell, please help  


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Joined: 3 years ago

Hi everyone, would really appreciate some help because I'm at my wit's end. I have an Akitio Node and GTX 1070 that I purchased a year ago along with the only PC game I've ever wanted to play which is PUBG. Due to some transport issues, I was only able to get my hands on the GPU and it took a year for me to get the Akitio Node. Now that I finally have both the things I require, I am unable to get them to work on my laptop (2016 tMBP).

1) High Sierra

Apparently High Sierra is supposed to natively support eGPUs now, but after installing the Nvidia web drivers, the 1070 is simply not detected. Unable to find any info on how to make it work.

2) Windows (Bootcamp)

I have the dreaded Error 12 which I was able to fix using a DSDT override. But alas, it uses windows test signaling which is not supported by Battleye and hence I cannot play most online games, including PUBG.

I am afraid of trying the clover DSDT override because it's possible to brick your MBP.

I am very disappointed and very frustrated that after having my 1070 lying around unused for a year, I am still unable to use it with my Akitio Node on my laptop.

What should I do?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.