2016 13" MacBook Pro + [email protected] (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + macOS10.14 & Win10 [idontbyte]  

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idontbyte
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Oct 31, 2018 9:39 pm  

Picture:
Setup

System specs 

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3

Monitor: Apple Cinema Display 27

eGPU hardware

Sonnet eGFX 350w

AMD Vega 64 Strix – *just* fits.

Corsair SF600 PSU, 140MM fan, no side panels (toasty card!) 

Installation steps 

OSX:Plug & play

Windows:
Disconnect eGPU

Install bootcamp

Download & install Windows 10 build 1803

Disable protection on Mac (SIP) & install reFind

Install apple_set_os.efi into EFI volume
Plug in EGPU (closest port to TAB), boot windows after loading apple_set_os.efi

After this just like using a normal PC, install drivers, play games, with only one caveat – vulkan + full screen + vsync do not work together.

Benchmarks 

AIDA64

Firestrike

Heaven

Valley

Comments 

Sold my big gaming box so it’s saved a lot of space and electricity one would assume.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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kc31
 kc31
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Joined: 11 months ago
Posts: 1
Nov 11, 2018 9:11 pm  

Did you have to install reFind to get it to work? Was it possible to just do hot plug when windows logo starts rotating? I currently have a setup with a gtx 770 akitio node with a 2017 2 thunderbolt 13' MacBook Pro on 10.13.6 and hot plugging when the windows logo shows seems to work for me.

Im currently interested in updating to Mojave for the night mode but I'm worried Mojave will break egpu support for me

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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DrexelsMind
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Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 2
Dec 20, 2018 1:47 am  
Posted by: idontbyte

Picture:
Setup

System specs 

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3

Monitor: Apple Cinema Display 27

eGPU hardware

Sonnet eGFX 350w

AMD Vega 64 Strix – *just* fits.

Corsair SF600 PSU, 140MM fan, no side panels (toasty card!) 

Installation steps 

OSX:Plug & play

Windows:
Disconnect eGPU

Install bootcamp

Download & install Windows 10 build 1803

Disable protection on Mac (SIP) & install reFind

Install apple_set_os.efi into EFI volume
Plug in EGPU (closest port to TAB), boot windows after loading apple_set_os.efi

After this just like using a normal PC, install drivers, play games, with only one caveat – vulkan + full screen + vsync do not work together.

Benchmarks 

AIDA64

Firestrike

Heaven

Valley

Comments 

Sold my big gaming box so it’s saved a lot of space and electricity one would assume.

Install apple_set_os.efi into EFI volume
Plug in EGPU (closest port to TAB), boot windows after loading apple_set_os.efi

But how please step by step  🙄

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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