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Author Topic: 5K on 13" MBP via Titan-Xp and new article coming soon !  (Read 741 times)
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« on: April 21, 2018, 09:08:15 AM »

Our new Nvidia eGPU cards have been updated for 10.13.4. Tested on TB3 MacBooks, nMP 6,1 Mini 2014, and now iMac Pro.

They allow ease of use on supported machines. No hacks, cracks, or old kexts to be installed. (nor black screens) You don't even have to jack around with CSRUtil.

Just pop the card in and boot to your desired OS.

Boot screens and Windows support on nMP 6,1.

And I just got confirmation today they work with iMac Pro.

There will be an article out soon with details, verifying ease of use on non-modified OSX install of 10.13.4.

And as a little celebration,  I popped a Titan-Xp in with my 13" MBP (non Touch Bar) and fired up the 5K Dell.

Boot screens and 5K, right down to Apple's "Retina" screen res choices. And as I've already shown, some Macs allow 2nd Nvidia eGPU (or 3rd and 4th) to be hot plugged for extra CUDA oomph!

Will be a game changer for eGPU on Macs. All we need to do is clean up some GUI issues on the TB3 boot screens.


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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 09:55:30 PM »

Very nice work! Smiley

out of curiosity could you make a Kepler eGPU card that runs off the built in NVIDIA GPU drivers or does everything require the web drivers in this case?

also would this work with Thunderbolt 1 Macs (for example my MacBookPro9,1)?

PS I noticed your Custom EFI TiTAN XP cards say "GeForce" in there name will you be correcting that once the cards go on sale? since NVIDIA did drop the GeForce name when they released the TiTAN Xp, its just the NVIDIA TiTAN Xp now. I know its a small thing but stuff like this bugs me when its not correct Tongue (when modding the GeForce 6200 WANG ROM for a PNY GeForce 6200 PCI card I wanted to use in my G3 BW I actually noticed that the ROM said "Geforce 6200" rather then GeForce 6200 and so I corrected it  Grin)
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 07:31:17 AM »

I don't know if we'll bother with Kepler.

I remember WANG 6200 well. I helped Arti develop it. Mostly I just did testing.

But I found 2 points to power a fan. When I sold them for G4 Cube I would attach a fan and mod the plate. I would cut it with a dremel and then thread holes for the 2 mounting screws. I sliced my fingers many times but it made it super easy for Cube users to install a solid, stable mod. I'd like to believe that some of my old cards are still running. Hard to believe that was 2004/5 era.

We'll fix the GeForce thing eventually.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 09:18:18 AM »

As promised, Pt 1:

http://barefeats.com/egpu_nmp_titan_vega.html

More and better to come in Part 2 !

Imagine that, no jacking around with csrutil or code-kiddy "scripts" that could easily contain malignant software.

Go to one of Apple's support pages.

Copy & paste in a line of code they give you.

Fire up your eGPU on 2013 nMP with 10.12.6 or 10.13.4 or Win 10. Your choice. No need to play junior coder, or run unsigned software. Instead of doing multiple system re-installs as you follow the myriad conflicting "guides", you just go to work.

It "just works".
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 01:43:28 PM »

The only drawback is your solution is closed for the end user and would be monetized.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 07:47:48 PM »

If by “closed to end user” you mean the person using it isn’t required to spend hours installing an endless cavalcade of “scripts” then I agree with you. Instead of needing to invest hours changing settings to find an ephemeral state where work can be accomplished the work is done when you install the card. DONE. Your machine can be used to get things done and create income instead of frustration, as demonstrated by Barefeats. Plug it in and get to work.

When the motor mounts on my car failed I googled how to replace these myself. I decided that my time was worth enough to “monetize” my mechanic to do the work while I did things to generate the money to pay him.

We both stuck to things we were good at. (I also didn’t ask him for eGPU tips)
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