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LJR
 LJR
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Anyone have any experience/success getting an eGPU configured with bootcamp on the 5600m version of the MacBook Pro 16"?  Am about to throw in the towel with the aforementioned config.

(Also run into problems with cold boot into MacOS X, but hot-plug works fine).

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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Mini i5
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@ljr

Wait, what?

Is that some kind of new humble brag?

No, no one has experience because you left out the important part - the part about spending $800 on a GPU upgrade so you wouldn’t need an eGPU... 😀

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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Keep-Left
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I'd be interested to see how the 5600M compares to the eGPU 5700 XT...

My tip:
• run Windows version 1903 build 18362.30 or 18362.295
• OR, if you're running a later version of Windows, try replacing the pci.sys file from an ISO of 1903 build 18362.30/.295

My build of a 5700 XT in Razer Core X which is based mostly off this pci.sys guide

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2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP555) [7th,4C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 2004 [build link]  

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precision01
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Max Tech YouTuber came to the conclusion that the new Radeon PRO 5600M on MacBook Pro 16" is significantly faster than a Radeon RX 5700 XT eGPU.

But... he did three main mistakes that can fake his conclusions:

First: He only did tests on macOS.

Second: He did most synthetic benchmarks, on non metal optimized benchmarks or games

Third: Most tests were done on low resolutions, that naturally favor discreet graphics due to eGPU bandwidth

On YouTube comments, I asked him to run some benchmarks on Windows 10 Bootcamp, but he presumed it would not change his conclusions.

Although AMD made a special custom Radeon Pro 5600M for Apple, it is still a 50W TDP GPU.

By the way, MacBook Pro version of Radeon Pro 5600M seems to be a Radeon RX 5700 XT with lower TDP and HBM2 memory.

And... Since sooner than later we are getting the so called big NAVI, eGPU will still be a great option for Windows Gaming on Macs. At least while Intel Macs still exist.

In the end, it would be great for someone to benchmark that on Bootcamp.

Personally I doubt it can get even close to eGPU Radeon RX 5700 XT on 1440p resolutions or higher.

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Razer Core X + AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT - Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2019 Radeon 560X


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precision01
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Does anyone have a MacBook Pro with a Radeon Pro 5600M to do some benchmarks?

Razer Core X + AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT - Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2019 Radeon 560X


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