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2013 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10  

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nelissen
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System specs 
MacBook pro 13-inch late 2013, 256GB SSD, 16GB ram (all original Apple hardware)
- Dual-Core Intel Core i5. 2,4 GHz
- iGPU: Intel Iris. Bus: Built-In. VRAM: 1536 MB
- dGPU: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
- macOS Catalina 10.15.4 using `purge-wrangler.sh` and System Integrity Protection disabled
- Windows 10 1903 OS Build 18362.295 in bootcamp and `automate-eGPU EFI`
- Internal Macbook Pro retina display
- Dell U2518D monitor

eGPU hardware
- Thunderbolt 2 cable 2m
- Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter
- MANTIZ Venus eGPU case
- AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
- no custom mods.

Hardware pictures
none yet.

Installation steps 
Prepare your software, create download these packages to a separate disk:

- [purge-wrangler.sh]( https://egpu.io/purge-wrangler)
- [Windows 10 1903 OS Build 18362.295]( https://tb.rg-adguard.net/public.php)
- [BootCamp drivers]( https://support.apple.com/downloads/bootcamp)
- [Brigadier.exe to download BootCamp drivers in Windows 10]( https://github.com/timsutton/brigadier/releases)
- [Win10-Radeon-Software-Adrenalin + DDU (display driver uninstaller)]( https://www.bootcampdrivers.com)
- [WinCDemu - ISO mounter]( https://sysprogs.com/wincdemu)
- [EFI automate eGPU]( https://egpu.io/automate-eGPU-EFI)

Install Windows 10 - 1903 via Bootcamp

Create EFI USB boot stick, I do this on MacOS/OS X

  • Copy the EFI folder to a FAT32 USB-stick (Scheme Master Boot Record) (name: 'EGPU')
  • Just hold down the Option key on startup and select "EFI Boot"

Check your windows version (Win 10 1903 OS Build 18362.295)

Start button > Settings > System > About

Activate restore and create restore point

Search > create a restore point > tab 'System Protection' > select the drive in 'Protection Settings' > configure > Turn on > Max use 2GB > Apply/OKSearch > create a restore point > tab 'System Protection' > select the drive in 'Protection Settings' > create restore point > sensible name

Disable and remove the hybernate file (Which can be huge!)

  • open command prompt as administrator
  • as administrator run: powercfg -h off

Enable remote desktop

We do not use it in this setup but if we have no screen to use, a remote desktop could be helpful.

Search > remote desktop settings > Remote Desktop > Enable Remote Desktop

Uninstall the current drivers using DDU (display driver uninstaller) from the Win10-Radeon download

  • Restart in safemode
  • Search > msconfig > Boot > Save mode (minimal) > OK
  • Restart
  • in safemode run: DDU
  • Uninstall GPU - Intell (NOT restart)
  • Uninstall NVIDIA (NOT restart)
  • Uninstall AMD (clean shutdown)
  • Restart in normal mode
  • Search > msconfig > Boot > disable Save mode > OK
  • Boot to normal mode with USB EFI

Create restore point

Search > create a restore point > tab 'System Protection' > select the drive in 'Protection Settings' > create restore point > sensible name

Install the ATI Red package installer

  • I had choosen for Additional options > factory reset and this gave some problems
    • After reboot some major issues arose:
      • previous restore points where gone
      • internal keyboard did not work (a had to connect an external keyboard)
      • network settings must be entered again
      • apple specific hardware stoped working (like the function keys)

Re-install BootCamp drivers in Windows 10 using Brigadier

  • Check if everything works
  • Create restore point

Search > create a restore point > tab 'System Protection' > select the drive in 'Protection Settings' > create restore point > sensible name

Install and run AIDA64 Extreme

  • See if your card is activated
  • Display > GPU > PCI Express 3.0 ... RX 580 8G, and check your card properties, like Direct X support etc

Install and run the Unigine_Heaven benchmark to test your card.

Further tweaking to your own preferences.


Troubleshooting when eGPU fails: (stop when succes)

  1. Shutdown laptop. Shutdown eGPU, disconnect Firewire cable. Turn on eGPU, connect cable. Boot in Windows using the EFI eGPU boot
  2. Settings, laptop resolution 2560x1600. Dell U2513D Advanced display settings, 'Display adapter properties for Display X', List all Modes, shuffle between modes, choose like 3840x2160 32bit 60Hx or 2048x1536
  3. Reinstall BootCamp drivers
  4. Do a DDU
  5. Reinstall AMD drivers
  6. Reinstall BootCamp drivers

Benchmarks
todo

Comments 
todo

This topic was modified 6 months ago

2013 13'' MacBook Pro 11,1 (4th,4C,U) + ATI Radeon RX 580 8GB @ 20Gbps-TB2 (Mantiz MZ-02) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903

 
2013 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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