Windows 11 and eGPU?
It's not clear to me windows 11 will work on boot camped macs unless Microsoft and Apple put in place a workaround for the TPM requirements. I'm fairly sure no mac has a TPM module, since they depend on the t2 chip or secure enclave in the m1 for similar functionality, which is not exposed at all when running Windows in Boot Camp.
Yeah…We’ll see. There are some videos on YouTube where somebody installed the early W11 version on a MacBook, but that was with bypassing the requirements check / modding the installer somehow.
My 2019 13-in MacBook Pro is running Dev Channel build so when Windows 11 Insider build becomes available next week I will give it a try.
P.S. I also thought the TPM was somehow integrated within the modern Intel CPU itself, but probably that does not work that way on the Mac machines…?
They do, but it needs to be enabled in the bios, and features like TPM and SGX (for watching UHD blurays) have often been disabled on macs running windows in boot camp.
I was able to upgrade from Windows 10 Insider [21390.2025] to Windows 11 [22000.51]. The workaround to bypass TPM requirement was a registry edit as well as DLL replacement. Here's the instructions on how to install Windows 11 in Boot Camp. Next step was to test eGPU with this 2019 13-in MacBook Pro.
Update: The RX 5600 XT eGPU setup was straight-forward. I ran DDU to remove existing drivers and PCI link association. Rebooting the computer with eGPU connected (using apple_set_os.efi v0.5) to install latest Radeon drivers [21.6.2] and all is well. Compared to getting Windows 11 to proceed with installing on "unsupported hardware", this Radeon eGPU setup was much quicker.
@itsage, Would it be possible for you to post some bench marks (Time spy, port royal, so on) with Windows 11 (before and after your move to Windows 11) on your EGPU setup there?
Thank you for your time.
TomB, AW51m R2 with an Akitio Node Titan (3080 OC inside). Why? Because I like having a Desktop At home and Gaming on the go but, I hate using P2P to share files.
@tom_b, I have several builds of different laptops on Windows 10 so I will use the same equipment on Windows 11. Have not spent a lot of time on the new OS yet but saw this Graphics settings that defaulted to the eGPU as High Performance and had Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling set to ON. We have the option to manually set the GPU per application as before too.