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Title: 10.13.4 brings eGPU to Mac, with new tricks to learn
Post by: Rominator on March 30, 2018, 09:43:43 PM
Testing has just begun, but I am able to use eGPU with nMP 6,1 and an Nvidia 1080.

TB1/2 Macs will need a new work around, I expect it will get found and posted soon.


Title: 2014 Mini TB2 10.13.4
Post by: Rominator on March 31, 2018, 01:20:37 AM
Mini can be made to work.



Title: 2016 13" MBP TB3 10.13.4
Post by: Rominator on March 31, 2018, 01:26:36 AM
No surprise here.

The Nvidia cards require some tricks.

The Vega Hot plugged and JUST WORKED.


Title: nMP 6,1 eGPU 10.13.4
Post by: Rominator on March 31, 2018, 02:25:12 AM
nMP 6,1 works with some tricks


Title: Re: 10.13.4 brings eGPU to Mac, with new tricks to learn
Post by: devildcn on March 31, 2018, 10:59:58 PM
Are these tricks made in EFI firmware of the card? Or could these tricks be done on software level w/o flashing the card?


Title: Re: 10.13.4 brings eGPU to Mac, with new tricks to learn
Post by: Rominator on April 01, 2018, 12:03:27 AM
These particular tricks are done in EFI.


Title: Re: 10.13.4 brings eGPU to Mac, with new tricks to learn
Post by: Rominator on April 01, 2018, 09:23:46 AM
Fired up the 15" and had a little fun.

And the Titan-Xp scored the highest I have seen in OSX on Valley. Extreme HD hit almost 80.

Also tossed in a 580 and Vega 56. Really cool how AMD cards Hot Plug. Our Nvidia EFI cards require a different connect sequence.

I was able to connect both a 1080 and Titan-Xp at same time !


Title: Re: 10.13.4 brings eGPU to Mac, with new tricks to learn
Post by: ClassicMartini on April 01, 2018, 02:52:49 PM
Gloatware  ;D


Title: It can be done TB2 eGPU & 10.13.4
Post by: Rominator on April 01, 2018, 08:41:23 PM
I am amazed that the hysterical antics about "Apple has abandoned TB1/2" have continued .

We have found eGPU answers before anyone else 3 or 4 (I've lost count) times before.

We have been developing a product. The frustrating part is that Apple has moved the goalposts. The "perfect" card we had for 10.12.6 quit working in 10.13.

The card we had for 10.13 still works in 10.13.4 but can use some tweaks for even better support. I'd like to believe that Apple will quit moving the goalposts now.

But, back to my main point. Apple added eGPU capabilities to 10.13.4. They CHANGED things. It bumps whatever hacks were being used by the "gurus" and now they're staring at black screens. It doesn't mean there is a global conspiracy. Everyone seems to have forgotten that a new hack had to be found for 10.13. This is just another step down the same road.


Title: Re: 10.13.4 brings eGPU to Mac, with new tricks to learn
Post by: Spacedust on April 04, 2018, 12:00:46 PM
Why GeForce shows x8 bandwith lane, while Radeon shows x16? Is it still just 2.0?


Title: Re: 10.13.4 brings eGPU to Mac, with new tricks to learn
Post by: Rominator on April 04, 2018, 07:32:45 PM
Apple is just assigning values by card. If you put a Vega in cMP it says 8.0 GTs, which is PCIE 3. Card can do it, the Mac can’t.

Got some really interesting Blender numbers running Dual Titan-Xp on 6,1 nMP.

Will post more later. Also did a Titan/Vega combo yesterday, but OpenCl not keeping up with Cuda, even with more GPUs.