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itsage
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I have always used DDU to remove the default drivers in Windows. Perhaps this helps with installing Crimson ReLive drivers and not encountering any error messages.

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dburkland
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I am in the process of setting up bootcamp with Windows 10 and will report back on if I get any errors installing the AMD Crimson drivers...

Dan

After trying quite a bit of guides, this one seemed to do the trick as long as I also did the following:

 

  • When installing the AMD Crimson drivers, I needed to disable both PCIe devices #1901 & #1905 before the driver installer would recognize the GPU
  • After installing the GPU drivers I had to shutdown my machine and ensure I was using the top right TB3 port. Any TB3 port works fine in High Sierra however Windows 10 is much more picky. As long as I used the top right TB3 port I was able to re-enable PCIe device #1901 and bind the internal display back over to the dGPU using gpu-switcher. This has allowed me to go between macOS and Windows without any tinkering as long I shutdown the machine completely while switching between OSes.
  • Bootcamp with High Sierra was bombing out on me as I was using the latest "multiple version" Windows 10 ISO from MSDN. The installer file is larger than 4GB and causes bootcamp to fail so I went back to my trusty Windows 10 Enterprise ISO which worked just fine.

 

Looking forward to getting some games installed this weekend and finally get back to some gaming.

 

Dan

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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Joe Mercure
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Hello all, thanks to many of you on this forums I was able to get my setup running and wanted to share some observations after about four days of heavy use.

The Setup:

MSI RX Vega 64 8GB,  2017 Macbook Pro (Kaby Lake),  Mantiz Venus, OSX High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update in Bootcamp

Upon having all the parts, and after doing some research, I replaced the power supply in the Venus with an 800W SFX-L form factor Silverstone.    

The thunderbolt cable (using the one that came with the Venus, is run into the thunderbolt port right behind the headphone jack (upper right).   I'm also happily using all the USB ports on the Venus (I ran the firmware update), but not the SATA port at this time.  

Mac OSX:

Unstable, but showing promise. Drivers not ready for prime time, but for things that do run on metal 2(such as World of Warcraft) you can expect similar performance to what I've been able to measure in bootcamp.  Sadly, there are occaisonal crashes, OpenGL is a mess, and there are even stability issues browsing the web with Chrome (but not Safari).  Bottom line, lots of promise.

Bootcamp:

It took me a few tries to get it right, but its now up and running and performing very, very well.  100% stable, not a single crash.  To further increase performance and lower temperatures on the air-cooled card, I undervolted the Vega @ 1110, versus the 1150 default, and have had zero issues.  

I'm running a Displayport cable to my Dell 30" which has a 2560x1600 resolution.  I've tried WoW, Warhammer Total War, and Prey on the machine and all are running at a rock solid 60fps at native resolution with (more or less) max settings.  

FireStrike Bootcamp First Pass

Would note that the graphics score (just over 20k) in the link above, compares rather favorably to a desktop setup (landing around 22k).   I was expecting more loss with Thunderbolt 3. 

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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