[Guide] 2019 15“ MacBook Pro + Razer Core X + AMD 5700 XT + Bootcamp
 
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Dragan Gaić
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I want to give back to this community for helping me figure out issues in my hardware configuration (15“ 2019 MacBook Pro + Razer Core X + ATI 5700 XT + Bootcamp ).

After struggling for the past three days I found an easy way to configure my 2019 MacBook Pro Bootcamp to work with Razer Core X and ATI 5700 XT.

Originally I was following this tutorial, and while it tells you all the important information it was missing some common sense parts I was either not aware of or too impatient to do. Of course, I blame myself.

 

Step 0.

Do not connect the eGPU case and the GPU until told so.

 

Step 1.

Install Bootcamp Win10 1903. At eGPU.io it's known as version 18362.30; while on the MSDN it's known as Win10 Consumer Edition 1903 August 2019 x64 3946308c.

 

Step 2.

Disable Windows 10 updates and install all the latest Bootcamp drivers. 

I've tried this same tutorial with available Win10 1903 updates, and I was unable to make it work.

Download and unpack DDU

 

Step 3. 

Restart to Safe mode and uninstall ATI display drivers using the above DDU software (no need to uninstall audio like some other tutorials are recommending).  

Reboot your machine.

 

Step 4. 

Wait until Windows 10 loads.

Turn on Razer Core X and connect it like this:

MacBook Pro T3 -> Razer Core X T3 -> Razer Core X HDMI/DP -> External Monitor HDMI/DP

I've used the right MacBook Pro T3 connector.

Note: I also own a T3 Dock, and adding it between MacBook Pro and eGPU will not work (Razer Core X will not turn on unless it's connected directly to MacBook Pro T3 connector). 

Install ATI Bootcamp drivers. I've used Win10-Radeon-Software-Adrenalin-October Edition. 

Do not restart your machine yet.

 

Step 5.

Install the 0x600 registry hack described here

While I'm proficient enough to do all these changes manually in Win 10 registry I still opted to download the provided reg files.

Restart your machine upon a successful installation. 

 

Step 6. 

Now comes the fun part which cost me several Win10 reinstallations. The reboot process will take some time. Do not touch your machine or do not prevent the reboot process, no matter how long it takes.

The first several times I was impatient and in the belief my machine was stuck so I manually turned MacBook Pro off and on. Each time installation was unsuccessful. 

The last time I gave it enough time I was welcomed with Win 10 login screen on both my MacBook Pro and my LG monitor.

Just to be on the safe side I've tried to do all these steps again; it worked successfully again.

 

Notes:

I've not done any other modifications to EFI, DSDT override, turning on/off PCIe lanes, or reallocate your Thunderbolt PCIe bridges.

All my other T3 ports are used with secondary devices.

15 MacBook Pro 2019 + Razer Core X + Asus ATI 5700XT + Bootcamp + 32LG


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mac_editor
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@dragan_gaic, consider submitting a build instead (build guides).

 

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nando4
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Per @mac_editor, pls complete a build template so we can have your build on the builds page.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
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Dragan Gaić
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@nando4, It's a deal. I will move my guide to the build section tonight.

 

15 MacBook Pro 2019 + Razer Core X + Asus ATI 5700XT + Bootcamp + 32LG


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mat_major
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@dragan_gaic, Hi, i was so happy u posted this and I kept on doing every single step a couple of times. Everything works out fine until Step 6. I have the eGPU plugged in press Restart and after a couple of attempts macbook goes into  boot repair. Was it the same for you ?

 

And how to disable win updates at step 2. In my case I can only pause them.

 

Thanks in Advance!

 

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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sdanaher19
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@dragan_gaic

 

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 15” with Vega 20 as well as an RX 5700 XT in a Razer Core Chroma X (I have a build on this site, it’s slightly outdated, but in terms of relative to this guide, it’s basically the same).

 

This worked flawlessly.  

 

QQ: how do you disable updates?  I paused them for 7 days in the meantime.

 

2019 MacBook Pro 15" i9, 32gb, 2tb, Vega 20 + Razer Core X Chroma w/ Sapphire Nitro+ RX5700 xt

 
2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th, 8C, H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.2 [build link]  


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tsakal
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@dragan_gaic, Did you update to the latest windows version? 

 

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1038NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, Samsung 65 Q70R
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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sdanaher19
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Who will be the brave soul next week to find out if upgrading to Big Sur breaks this?

 

2019 MacBook Pro 15" i9, 32gb, 2tb, Vega 20 + Razer Core X Chroma w/ Sapphire Nitro+ RX5700 xt

 
2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th, 8C, H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.2 [build link]  


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