This should be working out of the box, (at least I had no problems using any of the repos from linusyang92/kk1987)
From my experiences it is around 4 hours with macOS (feels like full power, Intel Power Gadget indicates that the CPU drops as low as 0.8GHz - but way less frequent than while...
I temporarily fixed it for my needs using a workaround / script, that just mounts the EFI folder, copies the Hotplug-patch from the folder to my Desktop and reboots - that makes my eGPU working (However, it's still as described - hotplug won't work in that mode - eGPU mounted as "internal" GPU...
I am currently trying to get TB3 hotplug working on my T480S (ioreg files comparing between my T480S with and without TB3-patch to my MacBook Pro 2017 with eGPU connected is attached to this thread:
@yypyypyyp hi Linus! Thanks for your reply! Yea, the USB-C works just fine - as well the hot-plugging is very reliable - good job!
However, I actually realised that I need to tell Clover in the config file to load the TB3.aml - so I assumed Thunderbolt works only with TB3.aml and THBT.aml...
My hardware is as follows: T480s + HP Omen Accelerator (AMD RX580)
I already tried different patches (THBT.aml from T480S repo and TB3.aml from this thread.)
without TB-3 or THBT.aml injected, the eGPU is detected when connected before boot, spins up and works...
just reverted to 10.14.2 as I read about 10.14.3 broke TB3-hotplug. However it ended up in the same situation. The GPU works like charm when plugged in during boot and the laptop crashes seconds after the TB3 cable was pulled. The only stable way right now is to use both the TB-3.aml...
That's what I observed as well with my T480S - I was wondering whether it worked with 10.14.2?
I also made the following observations with my setup:
However, I already started with 10.14.3 - so I have no evidence, if it worked with earlier versions.
Hi, thank you for this repository/thread ! Everything went fine so far.
However, I am still struggling with my TB3 devices (HP Omen Accelerator) - it starts spinning, but is not detected by macOS.
In System Information it says: "Thunderbolt: No drivers are loaded."
Tried with both settings...