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Gioseph
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So I'll explain better here,

My question is: 

i see a tons of post where people blame because they can't get egpu work properly on bootcamp, on the other hand i see video in which they just install W10 and then plug and play Nvidia gpu. The only advertise they provide is to unplug the egpu when shutting down W10 and plug it again only when W10 is fully rebooted.

So I'm wondering is that simple or there is something  i miss? 

This topic was modified 3 months ago

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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shijifeng
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Posted by: @gioseph

So I'll explain better here,

My question is: 

i see a tons of post where people blame because they can't get egpu work properly on bootcamp, on the other hand i see video in which they just install W10 and then plug and play Nvidia gpu. The only advertise they provide is to unplug the egpu when shutting down W10 and plug it again only when W10 is fully rebooted.

So I'm wondering is that simple or there is something  i miss? 

It's not easy. Other words, like hell.

People are misled, there are big chance that you may not ever connect to eGPU successfully.

Searching example of your combination of mac and enclosure may help. But still painful.

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Gioseph
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honestly can't understand where's the point. A guy on YouTube use a 5600xt on bootcamp, he said to me is basically plug and play for him, just connected his gpu and nothing more. He's able to reboot the system with the egpu plugged in without problem. Is this luck? he just said that the only particular thing is that he has an iGPU based on Nvidia (I think he's confused the iGPU are intel or amd, in Mac case ofc is intel) and the egpu is AMD. so he advise to not use an Nvidia gpu on bootcamp if u want plug and play it

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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joevt
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@gioseph, There's some old Nvidia based MacBook Pros that don't have intel iGPU but those predate Thunderbolt.

There's MacBook Pros with Nvidia graphics and iGPU with Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 ports.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro

 

 

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@gioseph, Why go on a rant about others' experience with eGPU but provide no context of the components you're trying to set up? Look at our build guides and find one that's most matching to yours and go from there.

 

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