MacBook Pro 16,4 (5600M) + Core X + 5700 XT
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).
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... 😀
I'd be interested to see how the 5600M compares to the eGPU 5700 XT...
• 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
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.
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.