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Title: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Rominator on October 07, 2017, 02:34:14 AM
Anyone got it working yet?

Netkas spent 5 minutes, sent me an idea, and BINGO !

Nvidia eGPU in High Sierra

Screen shots coming.



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU
Post by: Rominator on October 09, 2017, 12:14:45 PM
Nice we did it first again, huh?


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU & Windows 10
Post by: Rominator on October 09, 2017, 01:52:33 PM
Held "option", choose Win 10 from the EFI bootscreen on the Titan-Xp's DisplayPort

Went right into an unmodded Win 10

3D Mark Timespy of 8564, nearly 3 times what VR needs.

91st Percentile, not bad for an old bird (no, I don't mean me)

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/22584910?


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU
Post by: Spacedust on October 09, 2017, 05:33:19 PM
Great work. Finally we have a successor to the good old Mac Pro 5,1. Does it work only with MVC EFI cards?


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU
Post by: Arch Stanton on October 09, 2017, 06:23:10 PM
Congratulations, this is well wicked!  A shame I discover the news here then have to search out Rastafabi's announcement elsewhere.

To anyone else in the same boat, feel free to contact the mods elsewhere to consider reinstating MVC.  I certainly have.

These discoveries may just seem like blips on the radar of computer history, but I believe eGPU is the stepping stone to heralding a new era of "home-brew" discovery and innovation.  So many bright people with so much available computational power are bound to discover some wonderful things.

This stuff needs to be spread far and wide so folks can take advantage of it.



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU
Post by: Rominator on October 09, 2017, 07:42:14 PM
Congratulations, this is well wicked!  A shame I discover the news here then have to search out Rastafabi's announcement elsewhere.



Thanks ! Always a joy to be first to demonstrate something as working.

What and where did Rastafabi announce? The prevailing "wisdom" elsewhere is that Nvidia eGPU in HS is impossible.

Happy to prove otherwise. When people think something is impossible they close their minds and stop trying. This is the danger of false prophets spewing opinions as if they were facts. They don't actually KNOW.

A guy gives you a little water, then tells you he can find water. You follow him out into the desert, he can't find any more water. A false prophet who got the first water out of someone else's well.



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: muellmaa on October 10, 2017, 06:24:35 AM
great work! thinking about buying a nMP 6.1 now... but only if you share how it's done :-)
would it work with a mvc (maxwell) Titan?


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: mysticalos on October 10, 2017, 07:14:25 AM
EH, a 6,1 is still such a huge cash drop for an outdated gpu, and only TB2 (not 3).

I see this as great for people who already own one and want to make it good again. But if you don't own one, you can get far more beast of machine for same money just building a great PC and hackintoshing it. My two cents. :)


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Rominator on October 10, 2017, 08:06:46 AM
Yes, it's more of a puzzle. Fun to figure out.

And considering that some people paid as much as $10K for these things. (still are for sale actually) there must be some for whom another $1K for an eGPU isn't much more.



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: muellmaa on October 10, 2017, 08:50:24 AM
A puzzle without all the individual parts is not doable - and ton't tell me you need a nmp 6.1, a egpu case and a mvc card :-) A tutorial or atleast some hints would be nice!


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Spacedust on October 10, 2017, 08:59:37 AM
So can you clarify what's needed to get such setup working?

- MVC flashed card (the same as for Mac Pro 5,1 or some special EFI version?)
- some TB case e.g. Sonnet (it was seen on your demo in UCLA)
- Mac Pro 6,1

That would make even more sales of MVC flashed cards and that's a great thing. You can even sell whole working setups with upgraded CPU's, RAM etc.


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU
Post by: Arch Stanton on October 10, 2017, 07:44:26 PM
Congratulations, this is well wicked!  A shame I discover the news here then have to search out Rastafabi's announcement elsewhere.



Thanks ! Always a joy to be first to demonstrate something as working.

What and where did Rastafabi announce? The prevailing "wisdom" elsewhere is that Nvidia eGPU in HS is impossible.

Thought I read at egpu.io he was going to make an announcement. Don't see it now - could've been half asleep.

I'm interested in this service.  Spring 2018 is a long time to wait.


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: muellmaa on October 10, 2017, 08:02:32 PM
What's that "Slot-TB" about? And PCIe Lane Width x8?
Custom firmware (just thinking as it works on both macOS and Windows)?
Is it normal, that the eGPU GPU gets displayed on the main window?
Could others with a nMP and an external nvidia card post screens so we can compare?


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Rominator on October 10, 2017, 10:37:11 PM
You'll all have to patient.

Independent third party will be confirming eGPU function in High Sierra in a very public fashion.

Not going to have a repeat of Goalie having an "amazing discovery" 24 hours after PM'ing one of our customers. Then  followed by release of his app with his new "discovery".

Everyone likes free cookies, just stinks to be the guy who spent the long hours in the kitchen. Especially when someone else is graciously handing them out.

At least I finally got a "we're sorry" email from Tech Inferno admins when the whole thing came to light.

Anyhow, more details after the public testing.

Thanks for your interest.

EDIT:

Below is from TI owner apologizing for the above:

    
Hi, welcome back, sorry about the overdue reinstatement. It's just now that we have discovered some facts about certain users that aren't here with us and are fixing the harms they've done during their time on the site.

You have my personal guarantee that nothing like what happened will repeat itself


 


Title: And on a MacBook
Post by: Rominator on October 11, 2017, 12:41:10 PM
not working quite as well, but we'll get there.

Haven't really even tried yet.



Did this one without the EFI Slot Emulation that gave everyone fits.

Many ways to skin a cat.

I think we found 4 different ways to make nMP eGPU work in Windows. (might have only been 3, it was so long ago)



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Arch Stanton on October 11, 2017, 07:26:42 PM
You'll all have to patient.

Independent third party will be confirming eGPU function in High Sierra in a very public fashion.


I'm assuming Barefeats will have benchmarks up for us shortly.  Any definitive word on exactly how many eGPUs MP 6,1 supports?



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Rominator on October 12, 2017, 02:23:57 AM
I settled for 1, since everyone else is at 0 right now.

Hopefully he'll do both High Sierra and Win 10 benchies

I may eventually see how many but that doesn't concern me as much as getting them working in the first place



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great 13" MBP
Post by: Rominator on October 12, 2017, 10:36:58 AM
Non-Touchbar 13", working better than the full boat 15"

Netkas is a clever dude

Anyone want to see 2014 Mini or 2015 Air? I'm running out of Macs



Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: muellmaa on October 13, 2017, 08:17:23 AM
we don't want to see more proof, we already believe you... the question - and you know that - is how to achieve it :-)


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS now with MB Air !
Post by: Rominator on October 13, 2017, 10:15:27 AM
we don't want to see more proof, we already believe you... the question - and you know that - is how to achieve it :-)

No worries, the Truth will come out.

All of it.

Just going to make sure it is well known where the tech comes from before it gets into anyone's sticky claws.

If someone else can write an EFI to enable the cards they are welcome to. As someone said, the puzzle pieces are right there for everyone. It's not like we get an exclusive to things nobody else can see.

And I'll even give a hint that I've never let out before.

The FIRST breakthrough, the first Nvidia cards with eGPU output (when everyone at Tech Inferno was scratching their butts and kicking the "Intel Azul Framebuffer" around as a possible culprit) came when I (yeah, me) wrote an EFI eGPU rom using parts of a Mac rom from a machine with an internal Nvidia card.

EFI is far more elegant than hacking and tacking kexts.

EDIT: And here is the Air. Like nMP and 13" Non-Touchbar, this one was perfect in High Sierra






Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: BPoHVoodoo on October 13, 2017, 12:39:27 PM
@Rominator
Will there be such eGPU enabled cards for sale?
In Europe, too?


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Spacedust on October 13, 2017, 04:10:06 PM
This makes a lot more customers than just Mac Pro owners. Almost every Mac user with TB port will benefit from such cards.


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: Rominator on October 14, 2017, 01:22:37 AM
First up we need to perfect the system. The 15" 2016 MBP and Mini have some issues that need to be figured out, but CUDA, etc working fine.

Will get samples to important folks for verification and testing. Starting with Barefeats. Will finally have benches coming from them, hoping to see the Windows 10 benchies too.

Anyone have contact at Sonnet or Akitio? Please link them to this thread. They will be interested in this.


Title: Which AMD cards aren't working in High Sierra yet?
Post by: Rominator on October 14, 2017, 10:10:52 AM
Which AMD cards aren't working in High Sierra as eGPU yet?

I know some attempts have been made, but can't dig through it all.

Which cards still aren't working? I could give help if it doesn't leave door open for the Tech Charlatan. (Tech Charlatan = Goalie)

EDIT: Barefeats got the EFI eGPU Titan Xp. Getting incredible results on 6,1 in High Sierra and Win 10.

eGPU world about to change.


Title: Re: High Sierra and Web Driver & eGPU FULL SUCCESS !!!! Working great !
Post by: BPoHVoodoo on October 16, 2017, 07:49:55 AM
Anyone have contact at Sonnet or Akitio? Please link them to this thread. They will be interested in this.
Don't forget about Mantiz (Mantiz Venus). I own one of those. ;-)


Title: Game changer ! eGPU on nMP High Sierra & Win 10
Post by: Rominator on October 20, 2017, 03:36:03 AM
http://barefeats.com/nv_egpu_hic.html