Prepairing Mac Pro 6,1 (2013) to use with eGPU

 

If you have your eGPU graphics card already mounted inside the chassis you are now ready to prepare your Mac Pro 6,1 (2013) to use with eGPU. We recommend to have macOS Sierra or High Sierra already with all security updates installed.

 

Step 1

Start with eGPU disconnected.

 

Click Apple logo in the top left corner and click About this Mac.

Prepairing Mac Pro 6,1 (2013) to use with eGPU

 

 

Step 2

 

Click Version to see build number. Make sure to have the latest version of macOS Sierra or High Sierra.

 

For macOS High Sierra the latest version is 10.13.6 (build 17G14042). For macOS Sierra the latest version is 10.12.6 (build 16G2136).

 

If you don't have the latest version or build click Software update and update it (it might not upgrade directly to the latest version so you might need to check this section a few times).

 

 

Step 3

 

From Finder topbar click Go then Utilites.

Prepairing Mac Pro 6,1 (2013) to use with eGPU

 

 

Step 4

 

Double click Terminal icon to launch Terminal.

Prepairing Mac Pro 6,1 (2013) to use with eGPU 

 

 

Step 5

 

Type a following command:

sudo nvram enable-legacy-orom-behavior=1

and press ENTER.

Terminal will ask for password. Type your user password and press ENTER (password won't be shown not even under asterisk).

Prepairing Mac Pro 6,1 (2013) to use with eGPU

 

 

Step 6

 

Proceed with standard NVIDIA Web Driver installation followed by CUDA driver (make sure the eGPU is still not connected!): Installing NVIDIA Web Driver / CUDA driver under macOS

 

Please use this driver for macOS High Sierra: https://pics.macvidcards.eu/webdriver-387.10.10.10.40.140.pkg

 

Please use this driver for macOS Sierra: https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.05.05.25f19.pkg

 

Finally this CUDA driver for macOS High Sierra: https://pics.macvidcards.eu/cudadriver-418.163-macos.dmg

 

This CUDA driver for macOS Sierra: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/cuda/macosx-cuda-9-0-197-driver/

 

When you are ready with WebDriver and CUDA driver installation then you can finally connect and run your eGPU with our another guide.

Prepairing Mac Pro 6,1 (2013) to use with eGPU