Asus XG Station Pro MacBook Pro 2017 Issues
I know that this eGPU enclosure just came out not too long ago, but I wanted to share my experience with it so far.
I have only got it to work in Windows 10 via Bootcamp and it installed and worked just fine... with some caveats (keep in mind this is a fresh install of Windows 10 with the default Bootcamp drivers installed). I have it plugged into one Thunderbolt port. It runs and plays games just fine... Actually very well. I have tested Doom, Dark Souls 3, and others and got at least 60 fps on high-to-ultra settings at 2K.
The problem is whenever I plug in another Thunderbolt peripheral, Windows freezes and restarts. I have tried leaving two things plugged in and restarting, with the eGPU not being recognized. I have also had to reinstall Nvidia drivers multiple times to get it Windows to recognize it again.
Can anyone help me? I'm totally new to this.
Have you tried plugging in the eGPU to the Thunderbolt 3 port on one side of the laptop, and peripheral on the other side? The eGPU tend to dominate the TB3 controller once attached and in my experience it doesn't like sharing very much.
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, I have tried isolating the eGPU to one side.
At this point I am wondering if it’s a Windows issue. I tried plugging in my external hard drive and it froze then rebooted. After startup, it recognized all Thunderbolt devices.
It seems hotplugging is not working in Windows 10... Or it could be something totally different.
Has anyone ever had Windows freeze and reboot whenever they plugged in a Thunderbolt device?
Do I need to download extra drivers or firmware for Thinderbolt?
Yeah that did the trick. A USB 3.0 hub and everything plugged in and the enclosure turned on before booting into Windows.
I decided to return my MacBook and just build a desktop instead.
So now I’m stuck with a brand new enclosure lol. Guess I’ll auction it off on eBay or something.
Thanks for all your help!