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2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.1 & Win10 1903  

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cfourz
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Intro

Got into eGPUs after Apple announced support. First card was a RX 580 and Mantiz Venus. Recently upgraded to the 5700XT once Catalina 10.15.1 Beta 1 confirmed support for it.

 

System Specifications

  • MacBook Pro 15" (2016)
  • CPU: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 (I7-6700HQ)
  • 16GB RAM
  • GPU(s): Intel UHD 530, Radeon Pro 560
  • macOS 10.15.1 Beta 2 [19B86a] Windows 10 [18362.295]

 

eGPU Hardware

 

Benchmarks

Heaven on external display in OS X

https://imgur.com/rmqcPUp

 

Comments

OS X 10.15.1 Beta 1 was plug and play support. The drivers are still a definite WIP. When trying some light gaming (Word of Warcraft Classic) there was a flicker line of sorts within the game. Audio will also intermittently go out. I upgraded to Beta 2 at the first chance and the flicker is gone, but the sound issues remain. The Heaven benchmark ran with neither of these issues. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

While I'm confident those are not hardware issues, I wanted to try gaming on Windows to rule that out. Unfortunately I haven't gotten it going yet on Windows 10 1903. When I boot normally I get error 12. The boot screen endlessly hangs (though keeps spinning progress) when I use apple_set_os.efi with rEFInd. Still searching for a solution on this.

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MacBook Pro 15" 2016
Mantiz Venus w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700XT


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Naylia
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What kind of boost in score did you see in the benchmark?

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cfourz
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Posted by: @naylia

What kind of boost in score did you see in the benchmark?

I hadn't benchmarked previously, but I would suggest looking at some RX 580 build pages with same year Macbook Pro (there should be plenty) and compare that way.

MacBook Pro 15" 2016
Mantiz Venus w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700XT


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Paul Welch
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Have you tried the new AMD Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.11.1 Driver which came out 11/4/2019?

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cfourz
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@paul_welch

My benchmark was in OSX. I haven't been able to get past error 12 in bootcamp yet.

MacBook Pro 15" 2016
Mantiz Venus w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700XT


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Eparlanax
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In my build, I cannot hot plug the eGPU into Windows. I have to start Windows using apple_set_os.efi to get it to boot using the eGPU. Did you try this list of fixes for solving error 12?

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