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Jendrik Reiß
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hey guys, can i use this guide for macbook pro 2019 13inch (4x Thunderbolt 3Ports)

Macbook Pro 2019 13Inch 2,4GHZ / WIN 10 1809 / MacOS 10.15.1
Razer Core X Chroma
Asus ROG Strix Rx 5700 XT


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陈先生
 陈先生
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Hello!I have a problem while configuring my EGPU. My MacBook Pro(2018,15inch) runs macOS 10.15.Bootcamp version is 1803.And I want to accelerate internal lcd via Nvidia GPU.But when I finished boatload via rEFInd,It showed “Microsoft Basic Display Adapter” in hardware controller.As Instructor,I download the Intel UHD630 driver from their website.When I install it says "this system doesn't meets the minimum requirement".But I can install Nvidia driver.As expected it doesn't work.Please help me.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Johua C
 Johua C
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Hello, I have a MacBook 13'' with Touch Bar and two thunderbolt ports as well an audio jack on the right side.

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Ruby Redkinetix
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hi there, i need little bit help. I am in iMac 2017 , 21' 4K i5, with Radeon pro 555, and connect with mantiz egpu with radeon vega 58 inside. i have ddu setup and now running well. but I have code 12 problem (need to free the bus). now external monitors just black.
how to solve this or which one i much disable. please help. thank you.

My Mac: iMac Retina 4k 21.5 inch, 2017, Intel core i5, Radeon pro 555 2 gb , Mantiz eGPU with Radeon Vega 56 8 GB my signature to give context to my posts


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bullboybd
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Has anyone been able to solve the error 12 problem for iMac 2019 with AMD eGPU? (5700XT)

iMAC 2019 Core i9, 100Gb RAM, AMD dGPU - Radeon Pro 580x, eGPU Radeon 5700XT in Razer Core X enclosure.


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Adhikya Jeshtadi
 Adhikya Jeshtadi
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I own a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) and a eGFX Breakaway Puck RX 560 (Portable eGPU System). Is there any possibility to use this eGPU in bootcamp

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I have a MacBook Pro 15" 2019 using Nvidia 1660
I didn't do any of the instructions and made this work. I also updated to the latest Catalina 10.15.1 and Windows 10 1909.
The only thing I had to do with the Nvidia driver is download the DCH driver instead of the Standard driver.

I hope this helps, but I'm able to run my graphics card and it recognizes it.

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Rycco
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Posted by: @itsage

@stanley_yung I feel for your frustration with setting up an eGPU on this particular MacBook Pro. I had one when we started this website and I learned a lot of things on it. I sold it then actually bought another one because I missed the challenge.

I have not used an Nvidia RTX eGPU with the 2016 15" MacBook Pro recently to give you the exact step-by-step. What I recall is a firmware compatibility between the RTX series cards and the Mac. This causes the boot hang when you have the RTX eGPU connected prior to boot. My recommendation is to follow this build guide then hot-plug the RTX eGPU once your MacBook Pro fully loads Windows.

I had no issues connecting my RTX 2080ti prior boot when I had Mojave firmware, but as soon as I upgraded to Catalina the Apple logo just hangs there. Now I have to plug my eGPU after Windows has fully loaded. Works 8/10 times. Sometimes I get BSOD tho. On Mojave firmware, I had 100% successful rate with eGPU on bootcamp plugging in prior booting. Question: If I reinstall Mojave, does that gets fixed or do I have the Catalina firmware forever now?

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP555) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.12.6 & Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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@rycco It's a firmware compatibility issue so downgrading to Mojave doesn't help. Have you tried timed hot-plug and see if the success rate is more consistent? Another thing to consider is automate-eGPU EFI to use the Intel iGPU only then disable PCIe Controller 1901 to the Radeon Pro dGPU. That may help free up some resources and prevent BSOD.

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2020 15" HP Spectre X360 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Rycco
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Posted by: @itsage

@rycco It's a firmware compatibility issue so downgrading to Mojave doesn't help. Have you tried timed hot-plug and see if the success rate is more consistent? Another thing to consider is automate-eGPU EFI to use the Intel iGPU only then disable PCIe Controller 1901 to the Radeon Pro dGPU. That may help free up some resources and prevent BSOD.

You mean since I updated the firmware it wouldn't be downgraded if I reinstall Mojave? Because it worked for the past year while on Mojave. Regarding the automate-eGPU EFI, I already disabled PCIe Controller 1901, so I always use the iGPU only prior to boot. Why would I need automate-eGPU EFI for that? Am I missing something?

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP555) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.12.6 & Win10 [build link]  

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