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solomani
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Hi all, quick question, am I right in saying that a Nvidia card should work right out of the gate under the latest version of Windows on MacOS (based on the setup guide I believe that's a yes)?  

I ask because I recently setup a Geforce 970 using the ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 and trying to figure out if its the card or the board.  If the answer is yes Nvidia should work fine then I will test it using my Razer enclosure, but, if not then I want to troubleshoot the problem before going to the trouble to swap cards around.

Basically, when I plug in the ADT/Geforce into my MacBook Pro under bootcamp I get the windows ping that it detected something, and, I sometimes even see the various drivers pop up under device manager but they then disappear and trying to install Nvidia drivers fails because it cant detect the card.  I am guessing its the ADT but not sure.

Another reason I am experimenting with the Nvidia is because how poorly optimised the AMD drivers are under macOS.  I get double the performance on the same card under Windows, so if I am going to be switching anyway I may just move to Nvidia to avoid the ongoing hassles with AMD under Windows.

Thanks.

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2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 17763 [build link]  

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itsage
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@solomani, If your graphics card works through the Razer Core X Chroma, then the issue lies with the ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 connection. Make sure the cables are securely connected and it gets a good power supply.

 

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solomani
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Thanks Sage, I ended up returning it and getting a refund.  I tested every possible jumper/switch combo but still got no picture.  Gave up, will just get a proper enclosure.

2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 17763 [build link]  

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