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2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10  

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Mo oi
(@mo_oi)
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Joined: 6 months ago
 

System specs: 

- 2016 15" MacBook Pro

- 2.9GHz i7-6920HQ (4 Cores)

- 16GB RAM

- 1TB internal SSD, 512GB for Windows

- AMD Radeon Pro 460 / Intel HD Graphics 530

- Windows home 1909

 

eGPU hardware:

- Razer Core X Chroma

- MSI GeForce RTX 2060 super

 

Installation steps *(the alphabet means notes)

Based on jthiepler guide, thanks a lot.

 

Beforehand, Just install Windows using Bootcamp, I don’t disable the auto update*e.

I also install Macs fan control to control fan speeds.

 

1. Download and run DDU to uninstall AMD drivers and reboot

2. Disable 1905(for the left Tb3 ports), and 1901(for the dGPU)*a in Device Manager

3. Shut system down, [Do not plug Tb3 cable in the port on MacBookPro, yet]

Prepare eGPU, attached to the external display, connect Tb3 cable on the eGPU side, switched [ON]. If you need, the cable mouse and keyboard should be connected to USB ports on the eGPU*f . Turn on MBP, and immediately after Windows logo blinks*b, plug Tb3 cable in the MBP side, next to the earphone jack.

4. Install latest Nvidia Driver and reboot*c.

5. Set display setting to only use external monitor.

6. Repeat No.3 and automatically external display shows, but internal screen shows windows logo screen, freezed*d

 

Benchmarks:

All benchmarks are done with an external display only.

Timespy(ver1.0) overall6518 graphics7866 CPU3307

 

Notes

a. Disabling only 1905 caused type12 error.

b. The timing is very important. In my situation, plugging in Tb3 cable during the circle phrase caused failure, only the short timing after logo blinks before the circle phase gave me success.

c. After reboot, when Windows do not recognize eGPU, just shut down and repeat No.3

d. I can not get rid of freezing windows logo, even after installing AMD drivers from bootcampdrivers.com. I need more tweaks, for the stable procedure. Enabling dGPU via 1901 caused type 12 error.

e. Because I use NVIDIA cards. When I use AMD card, disabling updates is required, I suppose.

f. After Windows boot and recognizes GPU, I connect the cable mouse, but it does not work, even LED light don’t turn on.

 

Comments

After my first build, I tried this MBP builds.

Thanks to the previous reporters, I need not modify EFI or some scripts. I spent only several hours to make them worked. Its easy, but If I forget only one process, MBP will crash, much more sensitive, compared to  my iMac build.

2019 17" HP OMEN 17-cb0065TX (RTX2070) [9th,6C,H] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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Lee Davies
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Joined: 3 months ago
 

Hi.  I have a 2018 15-inch rMBP i7 + Razer Core X + Nvidia GT 1030 (for testing) with Windows 10 2004 on Bootcamp.  All I did was install the Nvidia drivers and did not have to go through the same hoops you did.  Basically it was all plug and play for me. Am I missing something?

Also I am torn between the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super.  My fear is that I wont get good power to value performance out of the 2070 Super due to limitations with TB3 and my CPU.

How does the 2060 Super perform on your setup and at what res /settings do you use?

Many thanks - Lee

15" rMBP i7-8850H - Bootcamp W10 2004 - Razer Core X - GTX 1660 Super


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Mo oi
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Joined: 6 months ago
 

@lee_davies, Hi

 

Q. Basically it was all plug and play for me. Am I missing something?

A. No, If it works well, it is OK. Procedures may differ in situations or machines you use.

 

Q. How does the 2060 Super perform on your setup and at what res /settings do you use?

A. My 2060super Timespy scores 7800 and it scores around 8500 in desktop machines and it costs me about 550$(58000yen)

2070super costs 630$ and timespy in eGPU scores 8500-9000(9500 in desktop) benchmark by itsage

2060super cost calculation is "550/7800=0.07$/timespy1score"

2070super cost is " 630/8500=0.07$/1timespy" so the cost seems almost the same.

I always play VR games (not in this build, I use iMac build) in Vive Cosmos elite, scale is 100% so 2880*1400 and it can run 90Hz in low setting only in Half life Alyx.

I also played Doom eternal, run 1920x1080 always smoothly. I don't monitor FPS but it may handle 60Hz or above in middle settings.

2060super can handle even heavy FPS games in 60Hz in the low-middle settings. I suppose maintaining 144Hz is a bit more difficult.

 

 

 

2019 17" HP OMEN 17-cb0065TX (RTX2070) [9th,6C,H] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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Lee Davies
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@Mo_oi

Hello and thank you for the response.

I actually spoke too soon 🙂 I have a had a few issues with the rMBP running Bootcamp.

Unlike an X1 Carbon, I cannot restart with the eGPU plugged in and I find this a bit of a pain.  Also the eGPU does not sometimes get recognised when you plug it in then I need to always disable the onboard card and mess around.

Also even if I run the CPU at base clock speed of 2.6Ghz and disable turbo boost, those fans still always ramp up and they are so loud. I am using a Book arc vertical stand so atleast the bottom vents have clearance.  I have also set the CPU to run at 3.1Ghz and the effects are similiar to the base clock speed.

I am not going to give up on the mac right now and will try and find a solution. 

 

15" rMBP i7-8850H - Bootcamp W10 2004 - Razer Core X - GTX 1660 Super


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