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howoarang
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Here is my setup of eGPU on Macbook Pro 15" 2016:

 

System specs
2016 15" Macbook Pro, i7-6920HQ, 16GB, 512GB SSD, MacOS 10.15.7 and Win10 x64 2009.
 

eGPU hardware
 
Installation procedure:
  1. install Windows 10 (2009) via Boot Camp Assistant [in Mac OS]
  2. update via Apple update and update via ms windows update [in Win]
  3. disable Windows automated driver installation [in Win]
  4. restart to safe mode [in Win]
  5. run DDU as Admin and remove all AMD GPU drivers [in Win safe mode]
  6. prepare EGPUBOOT USB key with automate-eGPU EFI + modified DSDT.aml [in Mac OS]
  7. restart and boot to WIN via EGPUBOOT USB (hold OPTION key, pres Q and select Windows)
  8. install Intel GPU drivers and do not restart yet [in Win]
  9. install 2013 Visual C++ x86 [in Win]
  10. download and run as Admin gpu-switch intergrated.bat [in Win]
  11. disable PCIe Controller x16 - 1901 to disable dedicated GPU AMD Radeon PRO 460 [in Win]
  12. Shut down system
  13. Connect eGPU to any TB3 port [System still OFF]
  14. Boot to WIN via EGPUBOOT
  15. Install AMD Bootcamp drivers [in Win]
 
 
Here are benchmark results:
 
 
Unigine Superposition 1.1 [Win10 (2009) + MacOS 10.15.7]
Win10 1080p Medium, DX - 2 595 points
Win10 1080p Medium, OpenGL - 6 214 points
Win10 1080p Extreme, DX - 2 287 points
Win10 1080p Extreme, OpenGL - 2 732 points
Win10 4K Optimized, OpenGL - 3 443 points
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0 [Win10 (2009) + MacOS 10.15.7]
Win10 Basic DX9 - 4 633 poinst
Win10 Extreme DX11 - 2 003 points
MacOS Basic - 2 705 points
MacOS Extreme - 1 405 points
 
CL!ing [MacOS 10.15.7]
OCL GPU
Single Precision Scalar - 911,36
Single Precision Vector - 1287,77
Double Precision Scalar - 227,85
Double Precision Vector - 226,26
MTL GPU
Single Precision Scalar - 883,56
Single Precision Vector - 1283,38
 
CL!ing [MacOS 11.0 Beta 20A5384c]
OCL GPU
Single Precision Scalar - 1949,54
Single Precision Vector - 2630,28
Double Precision Scalar - 237,49
Double Precision Vector - 238,16
MTL GPU
Single Precision Scalar - 2294,54
Single Precision Vector - 2567,45
 
 
Geekbench 5 score
Win10 (2009) - 57 662 points OpenCL
MacOS 10.15.7 - 38 335 points OpenCL
MacOS 10.15.7 - 38 780 point Metal
MacOS 11.0 - 44 842 points OpenCL
MacOS 11.0 - 45 843 points Metal
 
Geek Win10
Geek OSX OpenCL 10.15.7
Geek OSX Metal 10.15.7
Geek OSX OpenCL 11.0
Geek OSX Metal 11.0

 

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2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + RX 5600 XT ITX @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Gigabyte Gaming Box) + macOS 10.15.7 & Win10 2009 [build link]  

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howoarang
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Here are results of Geekbench: Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 vs Mac OS Big Sur 11.0 Beta

 

CPU Benchmark Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7    Mac OS Big Sur 11.0 Beta
Single-Core Score 894    907
Multi-Core Score 3455    3440

 

GPU Compute OpenCL Benchmark Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7    Mac OS Big Sur 11.0 Beta
Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 4655    4542
AMD Radeon Pro 460 17749    18200
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX 36530    51593

 

GPU Compute Metal Benchmark Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7    Mac OS Big Sur 11.0 Beta
Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 4304    4256
AMD Radeon Pro 460 16891    16054
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX 38608    55626

 

As you see, there is significant improvement of eGPU score in Mac OS Big Sur Beta 11.0

 

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danny8
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No problems with external monitor or anything on Mac? I know the 5700 xt is fully supported and the 5500 xt doesn't really work, how is the 5600 xt?

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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howoarang
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Posted by: @danny8

No problems with external monitor or anything on Mac? I know the 5700 xt is fully supported and the 5500 xt doesn't really work, how is the 5600 xt?

I try it with Full HD LED TV via HDMI, too and it works well. RX 5600 XT is fully supported in Mac OS Catalina and also in Big Sur Betas... Older Mac OS I can't testing.

And what about Windows 10? On external monitor - Full HD TV in my case there are some better benchmark result. 

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + RX 5600 XT ITX @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Gigabyte Gaming Box) + macOS 10.15.7 & Win10 2009 [build link]  

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