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2014 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 1903 [Scensory]  

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Scensory
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System specs 

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
Processor 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB
macOS Catalina version 10.15.5
bootcamp Windows 10 version 1903

 

eGPU hardware

Razer Core X
Asus ROG Strix Vega 64
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter
Apple Thunderbolt 2 cable
Asus Designo MZ27AQ WQHD monitor

 

Hardware pictures

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Installation steps

Followed instructions on the automate eGPU forum page.

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-efi-egpu-boot-manager-for-macos-and-windows/

 

 

Benchmarks

None so far.

 

 

Comments

Can run most games at max/ultra settings with no problem.

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2014 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 1903 [build link]  

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Matthew Henderson
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@scensory, Can I ask how you are getting this to work?

 I have the same MacOS Catalina 10.15.5, thunderbolt 2 cable and thunderbolt 2/3 adaptor.  I also used the same link that you did and am since updating to Catalina 10.15.5 the efi boot doesn't work anymore.  

 

 

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johnj88
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Hi I also have the same specs. 

I will be running Catalina OS 10.15.5, did either of you figure out the efi boot issue?

Would this eGPU set up lead to massive improvements to speed in lightroom and photoshop?

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Scensory
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@matthew_henderson, I didn’t do anything special to get it to work. Just followed the instructions posted by goalque. I did check and I am running OS 10.15.5. I have heard that people are having issues with 10.15.6, so I have not updated to that yet. Have you gotten it to work at all? Working in Windows?

 

2014 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 1903 [build link]  

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Scensory
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@johnj88, I haven’t had any issues running on OS 10.15.5. I have heard that people are having issues with 10.15.6, so I haven’t updated to that yet. As far as speed improvements, yes I would expect you would see improved speed based on the GPU you run. If you’re like me and have integrated graphics (Intel Iris on-board), you should see a pretty substantial increase with anything graphics intensive.

 

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Scensory
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@matthew_henderson, Make sure you also follow these instructions too:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-efi-egpu-boot-manager-for-macos-and-windows/paged/24/#post-67493

 

 

2014 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 1903 [build link]  

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johnj88
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@scensory, Awesome, thanks! Also, could you keep us updated when and if you upgrade to 10.5.6?

May purchase this set-up soon. 

 

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To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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