No option to prefer eGPU, 2015 MacBook Pro Mojave
As shown in the screenshots my Sonnet Breakaway Box and my GTX 570 is being recognised but I do not have any signs of an eGPU in my top bar. I also cannot select an app, get more info, general and select prefer eGPU. What should I do?
Sorry for not putting the photos straight up, pretty new to this platform.
Which workaround did you use to set up the GTX 570 eGPU in 10.14.3? Does it have external monitor output?
Thanks for the reply, I don't have an external monitor. I used the automate-eGPU EFI by Goalque. I booted using an USB drive. I tried other scripts but they weren't as successful for me.
I think the default nvidia configuration for the EFI treats the eGPU as if it was a built-in dedicated card. You can check this with the terminal command: if it says dedicated then that's what it's doing. I think this might be what's blocking the prefer external option. I would try installing the EFI with the "AMD" configuration and see if that works.
Thanks for the info, here are my results in terminal from the "safeEjectGPU gpus" command:
2019-03-23 20:37:42.761 safeEjectGPU[813:10033] Device PreExisted [000000010000043f] Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 6100
2019-03-23 20:37:42.761 safeEjectGPU[813:10033] Synchronize with Metal initialization
2019-03-23 20:37:45.763 safeEjectGPU[813:10033] Can't find (Metal) name, use 0x0000000000000000 for registryID 0x0
2019-03-23 20:37:45.763 safeEjectGPU[813:10033] Synchronize with Metal initialization
2019-03-23 20:37:48.766 safeEjectGPU[813:10033] Can't find (Metal) name, use 0x0000000000000000 for registryID 0x0
gpuid 0x7e3e - Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100
gpuid 0xe190 - 0x0000000000000000
gpuid 0x8000 - 0x0000000000000000
Does discrete mean dedicate? Thanks for redirecting me to OliverB, I think I will try purge wrangler again now that I am running Mojave.
In my experience, GTX 570 (Fermi Chip) is not supported at all. Support starts with Kepler chips (most of the 600/700er) series and this is great an works in Mojave, too.
Got it, guess I'll have to go out and buy one of those. Thanks for clearing up my confusion.
Does the same apply with Windows?