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2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RX 590 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10  

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Weekendiac
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@globalclient930, The screen is amazing! Graphics are fantastic and it it runs smooth. In comparison to many screens in the range up to 700-800,-€, I would never change! The only thing is, for latest games, you need a Radeon Vega 64, Nvidia 2070 or higher (yes Nvidia in Windows is possible, but not in MacOS).
actually I am not getting the Vega 64 to run (see above). So I turned back to 1920x1200 with my RX580 and get about 60 FPS.
I have deactivated the dGPU (with qoalque’s efi shell) and so the fan gets not that loud and starts much much later than with the dGPU activated. But I did not monitored this.

I would choose this way again: much smaller case than with a regular PC, I am able to play on the couch and a minimum of costs.

 

MacBook Pro 11,5 (15“ Mid 2015 with AMD Radeon R9 M370X, 16GB, 1TB SSD)
eGPU: Razer Core X Chroma with Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter and AMD Radeon Vega 64 using internal Display
Windows 10 pro build 2004 .19619 (by Windows Insider fast ring programm) and MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 with Purge Wrangler


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GlobalClient930
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@weekendiac, cool I just bought a GTX 1660 Ti last night for my desktop computer do you think I could use that with my macbook as an egpu? Thanks !

 

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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Weekendiac
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@globalclient930, Yo, it is possible to use the 1660 as an eGPU under Windows. But as far as I know not under MacOS. 
Take a look on the builds with Nvidia GPUs and there specifics.

 

MacBook Pro 11,5 (15“ Mid 2015 with AMD Radeon R9 M370X, 16GB, 1TB SSD)
eGPU: Razer Core X Chroma with Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter and AMD Radeon Vega 64 using internal Display
Windows 10 pro build 2004 .19619 (by Windows Insider fast ring programm) and MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 with Purge Wrangler


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GlobalClient930
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@weekendiac, yea it looks like someone was able to use it with 1660 Ti, how is the razer core x chroma? you think its worth it? or should i get a cheaper enclosure?

 

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Weekendiac
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@globalclient930, I bought the razer core x chroma with a discount of about 100,-€ as a b-Ware. So the difference of round about 30,- € was it worth. The Led-lights are nice, but nothing important. It could be, that the fan and the psu are a little bit more quiet. But I was never been able to compare this myself. 
Anyway, today I ordered a new case fan, because the build in ... well I think it’s too noisy.

But I would buy a Razer Core x again, because of the top quality and the easy handling. 

 

 

MacBook Pro 11,5 (15“ Mid 2015 with AMD Radeon R9 M370X, 16GB, 1TB SSD)
eGPU: Razer Core X Chroma with Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter and AMD Radeon Vega 64 using internal Display
Windows 10 pro build 2004 .19619 (by Windows Insider fast ring programm) and MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 with Purge Wrangler


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heythiswayup
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@marco_cirillo, This looks similar to build I'm going for. I'm very new to egpu and to those in my situation, hope to give further notes.

I'm looking to mainly use the build to speedup my video editing using Premiere/after effects plus play some games on the side. For the games nothing too recent, BioShock collection under win10.

my budget is £500-ish. Have you had any other issues recently?

 

15" Macbook Pro (2015)
16gb / 2tb SSD HD / R9 M370X

Egpu: Razer Core X
Radeon RX 580 (8GB)


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Ariel Mestron
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Joined: 4 months ago
 

Hi there,

thank you a lot for your guide. I’m new and I think i’m just about to get into your Egpu’s world.

I have the same mbp but now it sucks for video editing. I don’t need to run games. I use a lot Davinci Resolve with an external 4K screen, do you think is the good config for me ?

thanks

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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Marco Cirillo
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Joined: 9 months ago
 
Posted by: @globalclient930

@marco_cirillo, also mister cirillo have you tried playing any games at the native 2880x1800 resolution and if so how do they run and how do the fans sound? thanks :))))

 

I don't game at 2880x1800 because I use my external (4K) monitor. Since 4K is higher resolution, I'd assume you'd get better performance than me. I run Borderlands 3 @4K on low/medium with 50% scaling (so its effectively rendering at 1080P)

Posted by: @globalclient930

do you know if this egpu setup works with nvidia cards as well?

 

I'm pretty sure Nvidia cards don't work under OS X.

Posted by: @heythiswayup

@marco_cirillo, This looks similar to build I'm going for. I'm very new to egpu and to those in my situation, hope to give further notes.

I'm looking to mainly use the build to speedup my video editing using Premiere/after effects plus play some games on the side. For the games nothing too recent, BioShock collection under win10.

my budget is £500-ish. Have you had any other issues recently?

 

Recent versions of Windows (I'm using Build 20262) have been pretty stable for my eGPU (haven't had a code 12 since June/July)

 

Posted by: @ariel_mestron

Hi there,

thank you a lot for your guide. I’m new and I think i’m just about to get into your Egpu’s world.

I have the same mbp but now it sucks for video editing. I don’t need to run games. I use a lot Davinci Resolve with an external 4K screen, do you think is the good config for me ?

thanks

My external 4K works fine in both Mac (Catalina, haven't updated to Big Sur yet) and Windows (Build 20262)

2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RX 590 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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heythiswayup
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I'm starting a new build and noticed you are using build v1909, I'm having the issue with the "install.wim" file being bigger than the 4gb limit for a bootable USB drive.

How did you solve it? I found many ways to solve it but just curious how you went about it.

15" Macbook Pro (2015)
16gb / 2tb SSD HD / R9 M370X

Egpu: Razer Core X
Radeon RX 580 (8GB)


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