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(@heidi_anderson)
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Is it possible to easily use the internal display on a 2019 macbook with bootcamp? Mine does not have any dedicated graphics, just Iris Pro. I plan on using an nvidia gpu in an external enclosure (haven’t decided on one yet) but I was wondering if it’s possible to use the laptop screen. I know this does decrease performance, but I want to see how it performs on it vs an external tv display. I currently have recently updated windows 10 installed.

 

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@heidi_anderson

Yes, it’s possible. 

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2019-13-macbook-pro-8th4cu-rtx-2070-32gbps-tb3-gaming-box-win10-2004-itsage/

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@mini-i5 

so there's no way to keep the iGPU enabled without EFI boot? 

 

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@heidi_anderson

@itsage knows all the MacBook Pro tricks. 👨‍💻

 

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(@heidi_anderson)
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@mini-i5

haha yeah, did see lots of builds using macbook pro. Only thing I wasn't quite sure about is the process of activating the internal screen, afraid of missing a step and messing something up since I have a 2019 version. It would be nice to have the option though, the retina screen is really nice even at 2k resolution. 

 

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@heidi_anderson If you plan on using an Nvidia eGPU with the 2019 13" MacBook Pro, simply wait until Windows fully boots then hot-plug the eGPU. That way you have both the Intel iGPU running and Nvidia eGPU to provide loopback acceleration to internal display.

 

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(@heidi_anderson)
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@itsage ok thanks, I didn't think it was that simple in bootcamp, something about the internal display turning off when the egpu gets plugged i.

 

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