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Brinly T
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Has anybody had any luck getting the AMD Radeon W5700 to work under Bootcamp (i7 2018 Mac Mini with Razer Core X case) for Windows 10 (installed AMD enterprise drivers after DDUing it)?
I'm willing to do any patches (pci.sys) or downgrade to Windows 1909 if needed or do anything else.

If I get time this weekend, I'll look at doing IDA+bindiff analysis on the pci.sys file from both variants.

I previously had success with a Gigabyte AMD 5700XT running Windows Insider (AMD Radeon Software 20.4.1) (I didn't have to do EFI hacks or replace the pci.sys driver) builds (I swapped to the W5700 due to stability reasons and for the USBC port for my Ultrafine 4k) in the same eGPU case (and OS version?). All I had to do for that card was cold boot with it plugged in (I made sure to use Bootcamp assistant to force boot into Windows). 

TIA for the help.

Mac Mini i7 2018 (32GB RAM) + Razer Core X + AMD W5700 - macOS 10.15.4


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itsage
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@brinly, If you got your 2018 Mac mini to work with RX 5700 XT eGPU in Boot Camp, the W5700 should work with the right drivers. Run DDU first to remove Gaming drivers and PCIe Root port association then install Professional drivers for the W5700 eGPU.

 

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Brinly T
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@itsage, I updated to latest Windows and it just works. False alarm!

Mac Mini i7 2018 (32GB RAM) + Razer Core X + AMD W5700 - macOS 10.15.4


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itsage
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@brinly, Very nice and thank you for the update that it works! How do you powering the dual LG UltraFine 22" monitors through the W5700 eGPU?

 

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Brinly T
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@itsage, I ended up getting a Startech cdp2dp1mbd (bidirectional displayport to usbc or you could use a Moshi) and soldering some wires for USB audio/brightness but it's a bit flimsy.  I'm starting to make a a small PCB which I may post here at some point to do the conversion without having to strip wires.. My colleague has a Huawei VR2 which works fine too when I borrowed it.

 

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ikir
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Posted by: @brinly

@itsage, I ended up getting a Startech cdp2dp1mbd (bidirectional displayport to usbc or you could use a Moshi) and soldering some wires for USB audio/brightness but it's a bit flimsy.  I'm starting to make a a small PCB which I may post here at some point to do the conversion without having to strip wires.. My colleague has a Huawei VR2 which works fine too when I borrowed it.

 

Wooooow! Do you plan to sell them? I really wants a UltraFine but I need to connect to Displayport.


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Eightarmedpet
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@ikir, I have the Moshi cable I bought for my gen 1 Ultrafine but it didn't work, would be happy to sell on.

 

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Posted by: @eightarmedpet

@ikir, I have the Moshi cable I bought for my gen 1 Ultrafine but it didn't work, would be happy to sell on.

 

I suppose it would not work for me too, I need to connect UltraFine to DisplayPort eGPU


MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar M1 8-core CPU 8-core GPU - 16GB unified memory - 512GB PCIe SSD
MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB PCIe SSD

my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
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itsage
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@brinly, We would love to see a build guide on this cable w/ PCB to control USB/Audio on the LG UltraFine! Many members have been looking for a reliable way to run their UltraFine Displays with standard graphics cards.

 

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