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2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,Q] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + Win10 [GamesOnMacBookPro]  

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GamesOnMacBookPro
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System specs:

  • MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014  “MacBookPro11,3”
  • 2.5GHz Quad Core (I7-4870HQ) - with Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.7 GHz for this model) 
  • 16 GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 SDRAM dGPU
  • Intel Iris Pro 5200 with 128 MB iGPU
  • 512GB SSD (Internal) / 500GB Samsung SSD (External)
  • Win 10, version 1909

eGPU hardware:

Installation steps Windows 10 (bootcamp):

  • Boot into Windows 10
  • Download and install latest AMD drivers
  • Plug in eGPU into power supply, external monitor, and into the MBP
  • Reboot
  • It is all plug-and-play

Hardware pictures:

 

Gameplay Recording  setup/process:

  • Using Bandicam software to record gameplays
  • Youtube 1080p default settings used. 
  • Please note that I lost 5~10 fps while recording depends on the game. 

 

Comments / Issues:

  • I have CPU over-heating problem. While playing games + recording, my CPU temp hits 100C. 
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MacBook Pro: Intel Core i7-4870HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Internal), GeForce GT 750M (disabled), 500GB Samsung SSD (External)
eGPU setup: eGFX Breakaway Box, MSI Armor Radeon RX 580 8G, Driver: 19.9.2

Latest games' performance videos:


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(@interestingdood)
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@gamesonmacbookpro

Hey I see that you're using an external SSD. Are you using that to boot windows to it? I just recently changed my SSD to an SSD NVME and learned that I am unable to bootcamp because of that. I just wanted to see if it was still fast booting windows and playing games with an external SSD.

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GamesOnMacBookPro
(@gamesonmacbookpro)
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@interestingdood

No, My bootcamp windows is still running on internal SSD. I am using external SSD for just installing games etc. 

MacBook Pro: Intel Core i7-4870HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Internal), GeForce GT 750M (disabled), 500GB Samsung SSD (External)
eGPU setup: eGFX Breakaway Box, MSI Armor Radeon RX 580 8G, Driver: 19.9.2

Latest games' performance videos:


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(@jesper_birch_carlsen)
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Hello.

What did you do in terms of disabling your dGPU in Windows 10? I am planning to do a similar build but I only want to take advantage of the eGPU in Win10, and use the MacBook (with dGPU) normally in MacOS. In MacOS I will not need to connect the eGPU.

Is there a way to get what I described above without comprosing anything on MacOS?

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