This was my question also. I just purchased a new Mac book pro and see that Mantiz sells an eGPU compatible with AMD cards for Thunderbolt 3 MacOS. I would be very interested in anyone’s experience or advice in making stereo work on the Mac platform.
On May 18, 2018, at 8:43 AM, Daniel M. Himmel, Ph. D. <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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If I may jump in, I wonder if there are any hardware configurations
(monitor, 3D glasses, graphics cards, etc.) that allow 3D graphics
with a MacIntosh OSX platform.
On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 4:42 AM, Wim Burmeister <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
I answer a bit late, but I repost a message on 3D graphics from Mai 2017 :
we just wanted to share our experience in finding a configuration which allows to use 3D graphics under linux using Nvidia GeForce 3D glasses.
We had quite a hard time to find a configurations which works correctly.
We finally used Debian linux with a xfce desktop. Other recent desktops use a tiling which is not compatible with 3D graphics.
The hardware consists of
* a DELL Precision T5810 desktop computer with an Nvidia Quadro M4000 (8 Gbyte memory, 4 DP) graphics card
* Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision 2 (NVIDIA GEF 3D VISION 2 GLASSES KIT) active stereo glasses
* a stereo connector PNY Quadro 4000 3D for the synchronization of graphics card and glasses
* an ASUS 24" LED 3D - VG248QE display
* a DisplayPort-DisplayPort cable
The Nvidia linux drivers from version 367.57 can handle the current version of the Nvidia glasses.
For an obscure reason a direct DP-DP connection between graphics card and display is absolutely required in order to obtain fully working stereo. If a DP-DVI dual link adapter is used, the stereo does not work on the top and the bottom part of the screen. This is true for a native DELL active adaptor or generic models. The exact reason remains unresolved, but the solution is to use a direct DP-DP connection. This limits the available choice of displays which require 120 Hz for 1080*1980 screen resolution and a DP input. We have been choosing a “Nvidia 3D ready” model.
There has been a considerate about of exchange about this problem on
The setup comes with a price tag of about 1600 € free of taxes.
coot, pymol and chimera work straight without problems in hardware stereo mode. The experience is absolutely great.
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