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2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [alejo_sierra]  

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alejo_sierra
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System specs 

  • 2017 13" MacBook Pro (Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640) no touchbar, 2 TB3 ports, Ram:8GB, SSD:256GB
  • MacOS Catalina
  • 34" Samsung Ultrawide C34H890

eGPU hardware 


Context

Previously I had the same setup with Win10 1903 working but had some issues running Rainbow 6 Siege (random crashes. mostly loading a multiplayer session)

I tried updating Windows 1903->2004 but the update failed and windows stopped booting at all. I removed the windows partition from the bootcamp assistant and then created a new one (60GB).

Installation steps

  1. Install Bootcamp from MacOS with the latest Win 10 iso downloaded from Microsoft.(Win 10 2004 build 19041.264)
  2. Install Windows + Bootcamp Drivers
  3. Restart
  4. Hot Plug the eGPU after login (no issues which is unusual)
  5. Download and Install Nvidia Drivers (GPU recognized in device manager)
  6. Plug in USB mouse and keyboard into eGPU through USB hub (worked but I would suggest not doing that, because after that I tried plugging an external SSD into the other TB3 port and got BSOD, the same happened when plugging the SSD to the eGPU)
    • At this point hot plugging stopped working properly (BSODs)
  7. Start up process. The only way to make the eGPU work correctly (didn´t try efi mod)
    1. Turn on with the option key pressed (eGPU disconnected)
    2. Choose Win while preparing the TB3 cable
    3. Right when I see the dots circle under the win logo, I plug in the eGPU
    4. Wait for login (sometimes it takes longer than usual)
    5. Sometimes I have to disable and enable the Cirrus Logic sound adapter in the device manager (usually this happens if Step 4 took longer than expected).

Comments

I am able to play Rainbow 6 and Battlefield 4 with no issues, but I cant use the other TB3 port. I was hopping to use it for the external SSD, but whenever I try to plug something i get BSOD. So everything (mouse, kb and SSD) must be connected to the eGPU.

Later I will test Project CARS 2, F1 2020 and Assetto Corsa, using the last USB port for my Logitech G29.

The start up process is a little tricky: if I boot windows with the eGPU plugged in, then the external monitor works fine but the the MBP screen fails. If I plug it too late then I get BSOD.

2017 13" MacBook Pro (7th,2C,U) no touchbar + GTX 1070 @ AORUS Gaming Box

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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