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jefniro
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Hello @thach_nguyen, MacOS doesn't work (yet) with AMD RX 5700 XT... at the moment there aren't drivers for this GPUs.

2019 14" HP EliteBook 840 G6 [8th,4C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Thạch Nguyễn
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@jefniro

I see, so how to make it work on MacBook 2016 13 inch bootcamp + egpu rx 5700 xt ? please guide me for some Installation step by step because it is to confused with many different case of it. and How to make it boot without Hot plug EGPU as well.
Many Thank...

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User99999
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@thach_nguyen

Is your problem fixed in bootcamp? If not list the steps that you've tried for troubleshoot.  I got the Rx 5700 (non-xt) working in bootcamp and it is an absolute beast with gigantic overclocking headroom.  Your Rx 5700 XT must be a monster if you can get it to work.  Please share some benchmarks once you got it working... with unlocked bios of course. 

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I am honestly stumped as well... and can't get my eGPU to work properly. I installed Windows bootcamp, disabled my automatic updates (for a max of only 35 days... is that a problem?), installed the correct ".295" windows build, went to the bootcamp drivers website and installed Adrenalin Sept. Edition (Red Gaming Drivers), started trying to figure out the VERY confusing howto once I downloaded the zip file... I can't get past the first step when I run 'Display Driver Uninstaller' choosing AMD gpu, and select 'Clean & Restart' (all in safemode) then check device manager as it instructs yet I still see my intel graphics 655 instead of 'Microsoft Basic Display Adapter' like I apparently should... what am I doing wrong here? Am I doing something very wrong?

Also when I installed bootcamp is seems my screen is visibly dimmer, even when I crank the brightness to max it doesn't look the same as on MacOS. I am seriously considering paying one of you ~$10 through paypal or venmo if you would get in discord with me and walk me through all this until I am up and running.

Thanks,
The Graphics Idiot

-2018 Macbook Pro 13" i5, 8gb, 512gb
-Mantis Venus Enclosure
-Sapphire Radeon 5700XT (dual fan model)
-Dell (S2719DGF) external display monitor


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Ningauble77
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@graphicsnonwizard

Couple of things, I have a setup with the same laptop but with a Radeon VII, I think your setup process should be the same.

The instructions you have been following are for the 15" Macbook Pro with on board AMD graphics.  The need to completely uninstall drivers and install drivers from bootcampdrivers.com are in order to make the built in AMD chip and the egpu work properly together and we do not have this issue.

Here is my suggested setup process:

1) Boot the Macbook pro into bootcamp with the egpu detached.

2) Download drivers for your card from AMD.com.  We do not need the modified drivers from bootcampdrivers.com

3)  Plug the egpu into your macbook pro.  Run the AMD Driver installer.

4) When the installer finishes and asks if you want to restart now, click on restart later, then *immediately* click on the start menu and shut down your mac.  I've had odd things happen after the driver install finishes.

5) When the mac is shut down unplug the egpu.

6)  You have 2 options now either:
     a) plug the egpu in, start the macbook pro and boot into bootcamp.  Your internal display will get stuck on the windows logo and be non-functional, but your egpu should come to life and the external monitor should work fine.

     b)  Boot your macbook pro into bootcamp, but have the egpu cable ready to plug in (I like to partially insert the tb3 cable so I can "click" it into place quickly).  Wait for the little circle of white balls to show up on the windows boot screen.  Immediately plug in the egpu cable.  This should give you a functional internal and external display.

Also, the internal display being dimmer in bootcamp is perfectly normal behavior.  There may be a way to play with windows power management settings to change this.

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2020 13" Razer Blade Stealth (GTX1650Ti) [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 20H2 // inc Radeon VII & 4xGPU concurrent benchmarks [build link]  


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graphicsnonwizard
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@ningauble77

Seriously thanks for the response and writeup man... can't believe I was using the 15" instructions.

Do I need to do anything to 'restore' the damage DDU did, I saw it messing with crazy files and hope it didn't screw anything up when I ran it. Hopefully I can just delete the .zip/files I downloaded and be on my merry way.

So after I install the drivers for the first time, I do NOT restart, but plug the eGPU in and then run the 'driver installer'? I'm assuming that's what was downloaded from AMD.com?

Also I want to run my macbook lid closed and just use the external display all the time. Will I have to do this hotplug stuff every single time or will I be able to come home and flip my eGPU on and that power everything up?

And just for safe measure keep me honest here, I am running a HDMI cable from my monitors HDMI2 port to the HDMI slot ON the graphics card. Then have a 40gbps TB3 cable plugged into the eGPU to my macbook pro. Then I have my mouse, keyboard, & headphones plugged into the USBs that come in my Mantis in the back. Am having any input lag having them plugged into my eGPU vs. having them plugged into a dongle attached to my macbook?

Thanks again!

-2018 Macbook Pro 13" i5, 8gb, 512gb
-Mantis Venus Enclosure
-Sapphire Radeon 5700XT (dual fan model)
-Dell (S2719DGF) external display monitor


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@ningauble77

Seriously thanks for the response and writeup man... can't believe I was using the 15" instructions.

Do I need to do anything to 'restore' the damage DDU did, I saw it messing with crazy files and hope it didn't screw anything up when I ran it. Hopefully I can just delete the .zip/files I downloaded and be on my merry way.

So after I install the drivers for the first time, I do NOT restart, but plug the eGPU in and then run the 'driver installer'? I'm assuming that's what was downloaded from AMD.com?

Also I want to run my macbook lid closed and just use the external display all the time. Will I have to do this hotplug stuff every single time or will I be able to come home and flip my eGPU on and that power everything up?

And just for safe measure keep me honest here, I am running a HDMI cable from my monitors HDMI2 port to the HDMI slot ON the graphics card. Then have a 40gbps TB3 cable plugged into the eGPU to my macbook pro. Then I have my mouse, keyboard, & headphones plugged into the USBs that come in my Mantis in the back. Am having any input lag having them plugged into my eGPU vs. having them plugged into a dongle attached to my macbook?

Thanks again!

I don't think you should need to do anything to undo what DDU did, all it does is delete any existing AMD drivers on your system and we plan to install the latest ones anyway.  You may need to run DDU to uninstall these drivers in the future to upgrade to newer drivers, tho I have had good success just upgrading over them myself.

You want to start up without the egpu plugged in, plug it in after you login to windows, install the AMD drivers and then shutdown as soon as they are installed.  Basically the AMD drivers will not install properly unless they see compatible hardware, so the egpu needs to be connected, but you do not want to boot with it plugged in because on our macbooks this disables the onboard intel graphics and you would be operating blind with neither display working.

I actually run my macbook pro in clamshell mode most of the time too.  You will need to right click on the windows start button, go to power options, go to additonal settings and tell it to "do nothing" when the lid is closed, otherwise your computer will go to sleep when you close the lid.  Once you do this clamshell mode should work fine using either boot method.

If you want to use both screens at once you will need to boot using the "hotplug" method.  If you are only going to use the external display in clamshell mode you can boot with the egpu attached.  There are a few minor complexities involved:

If you boot with the egpu attached, the system still knows that there is an additional monitor (the built-in display), even though it is effectively unuseable.  I would advise you to right click on the desktop and where it says "extend desktop"  figure out which monitor is the external display and select "show only on x" where x is the number of the display.  This keeps you from being able to accidentally drag your cursor off screen into the "phantom display" and from applications accidentally running on it.  Be warned if you select the wrong monitor to "show only" on, you will end up with a blank external display and non functional internal display so be careful you have them identified properly.

Also if you boot with the egpu attached, sleep is no longer available from the power menu, your display may sleep, but the laptop and egpu will stay powered and running at all times.

Also when the display goes to sleep after booting with the egpu attached your windows will be resized and stacked when the display wakes.  I believe this is because when a display goes to sleep windows automatically moves all windows on it to another display attached, and it moves them to the "phantom display"

None of the above issues apply if you use the "hotplug at windows logo" method, it's just a small nuisance to have to do this every time you start up the laptop from being shut all the way down or from being booted in macos.

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2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2020 13" Razer Blade Stealth (GTX1650Ti) [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 20H2 // inc Radeon VII & 4xGPU concurrent benchmarks [build link]  


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graphicsnonwizard
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@ningauble77

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I just keep running into error 175 and error 173 of AMD saying my hardware is not being found or non compatible. But some variable is changing when I have it unplugged until the white dot spin, or plug in once I login. There’s two different downloads on radeons site for the 5700xt too, there’s a first option then an auto detect. After running the installed driver I am met w the errors.

Would one of you hop into discord with me to walk me through this? I will paypal you $10 if you help me get this sorted. I can't for the life of me get this working. Really regretting this purchase.

edit: hell I'll do $20 if someone can get me up and running by tonight... 

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-2018 Macbook Pro 13" i5, 8gb, 512gb
-Mantis Venus Enclosure
-Sapphire Radeon 5700XT (dual fan model)
-Dell (S2719DGF) external display monitor


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Ningauble77
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@graphicsnonwizard

When you plug the enclosure in do the other mantiz venus components show up in the device manager, such as the network card?  If the drivers aren't indentifying the card there may be an issue with the TB3 cable, the enclosure, or the card itself.  Have you made sure the card is seated properly and that the pcie power cables are connected?

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2020 13" Razer Blade Stealth (GTX1650Ti) [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 20H2 // inc Radeon VII & 4xGPU concurrent benchmarks [build link]  


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