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RA619H
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Hi all, 

 

I have my Razer Core X Chroma running with a PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT and it works great under MacOS Catalina. I'm having tons of trouble getting the eGPU to work under Windows. I'm open to all thoughts.

 

Here is what I've tried: 

  • Remove the GPU and boot with the Core X 
    • This works and appears under Windows Device Manager
    • I was able to install and configure the Razer software 
  • XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra vs PowerColor RX 5700 XT
    • Issues with both cards. I purchased the PowerColor card as it's a reference model. This did not help.
    • Both GPUs operate fine under MacOS Catalina
  • I can't boot to Windows with the Thunderbolt cable installed. The windows logo appears and the screen goes fuzzy. 
  • I was able to boot once while plugging in eGPU during the boot process
    • I then installed the Radeon drivers and then was not able to boot into windows
      • My external display was live before the automated reboot
      • I'm currently going through a clean install of Win10 1903
  • I've attempted to install DCH drivers 
    • TBT_WIN10_64_DCH_58.zip

 

Thanks for any help. Let me know if I need to dig up any logs. 

Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro - Radeon RX 5700 XT - Windows 10 1903 v1 - MacOS Catalina

MacBookPro14,2


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itsage
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@ra619h automate-eGPU EFI is your answer. I have a 2017 13" MacBook Pro that I boot into Windows 10 with Radeon eGPU connected without issues. It even works with the latest 1909 Windows 10 versions. Here's my build link to 2017 13" MacBook Pro + Mantiz Venus + RX 5700 XT eGPU. Make sure you use one the left side Thunderbolt 3 ports for full bandwidth.

 

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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RA619H
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@itsage

Ah sorry I thought this was a newer version of the same solution. I booted off of the EFI solution earlier and it next detected my eGPU. I hot swapped to all 4 ports and tried to boot with it plugged in. Let me give it another go.

I tried removing the DP cable and hot plugging the eGPU and then reconnecting the monitor with no luck - Mentioned here

The eGPU setup still works under Catalina. When I plug in the tbolt cable after booting into automate-eGPU EFI I can see the enclosure lights come on and then the GPU fan spins normally. I've tried all 4 ports. 

I'm currently trying the "automate-eGPU EFI v1.0.5 Installer" route 

update: Still stuck with eGPU EFI not detecting my eGPU 🙁 

 

Currently trying to resolve this by flushing kextcaches, SMC, nvram

Here are a few screenshots to help diagnose. I feel like I'm missing something very simple. I'm considering trying drivers from https://www.bootcampdrivers.com/

I never boot into Windows with the TBT3-UDV Docking Station plugged in. 

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Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro - Radeon RX 5700 XT - Windows 10 1903 v1 - MacOS Catalina

MacBookPro14,2


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Eightarmedpet
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I have the same MacBook and all I need is the efi bootloader, it never says it detects the eGPU for me either but that doesn’t effect anything really. 
boot up using EFI bootloader, instal drivers, done. 
@itsage is the latest windows worth upgrading to? I’m on 1809 but somehow lost 40gb of space so thinking about a fresh install. 

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2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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RA619H
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@eightarmedpet

Any chance this might be an issue with the Core Chroma? I might try out the standard Core. 

Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro - Radeon RX 5700 XT - Windows 10 1903 v1 - MacOS Catalina

MacBookPro14,2


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Eightarmedpet
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@ra619h

Very unlikely, the only real difference with enclosures is if they have ti82 or ti83 TB3 chips, and everything after the V1 Core has ti83.

The Windows version may be the issue, itsage didn't have as many problems (prob because he is smarter) than me but I had a nightmare with 1903 and as a result swerve it. Apple bootcamp drivers had issues installing and I would get system corrupting BSOD when I plugged in ANY TB3 peripheral.

When I set up I use an old 1607 ISO (here) and then upgrade to 1809 but stop after that.

If you can manage it I'd try a new install with a different windows build.

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2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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RA619H
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Final update for the night. Windows 10 1607 does not let me launch any AMD installer but picks up the enclosure on hot swap. I'll try 1809 tomorrow. 

 

Thanks all for the help. 

Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro - Radeon RX 5700 XT - Windows 10 1903 v1 - MacOS Catalina

MacBookPro14,2


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Eightarmedpet
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@ra619h

what time zone are you? I'm GMT, happy to "live" help on Discord if its of use... I'm about most of Wednesday.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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itsage
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Newer Windows 10 versions actually work better on the 2017 13" MacBook Pro. Similar to what @eightarmedpet had experienced, the first few version of 1903 actually caused a lot of headaches (boot loop when Radeon drivers were installed). Unlike other Macs and some PC suffering error 12 issues with Win10 versions newer than 18362.295, the 2017 13" MacBook Pro likes those versions better. I've tried different AMD eGPUs with it too and it has worked very consistent with automate-eGPU EFI boot loader.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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@itsage

did you have to disable any TB3 controllers? I know you love to but you know I can't... 😉 

Any more instances of error 43? That kinda popped up out of nowhere but haven't seen much more about it.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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