2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [alejo_sierra]
- 2017 13" MacBook Pro (Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640) no touchbar, 2 TB3 ports, Ram:8GB, SSD:256GB
- MacOS Catalina
- 34" Samsung Ultrawide C34H890
- AORUS GamingBox 1070
- GTX 1070
- TB3 to MBP
- HDMI to monitor
- Netac 512GB Portable SSD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088BSQHHD/
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).
- Install Bootcamp from MacOS with the latest Win 10 iso downloaded from Microsoft.(Win 10 2004 build 19041.264)
- Install Windows + Bootcamp Drivers
- Hot Plug the eGPU after login (no issues which is unusual)
- Download and Install Nvidia Drivers (GPU recognized in device manager)
- 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)
- Start up process. The only way to make the eGPU work correctly (didn´t try efi mod)
- Turn on with the option key pressed (eGPU disconnected)
- Choose Win while preparing the TB3 cable
- Right when I see the dots circle under the win logo, I plug in the eGPU
- Wait for login (sometimes it takes longer than usual)
- 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).
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.