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2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + Win10 [Suwit]  

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Suwit Suriyasriwan
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System specs

15"  MacBook Pro  2018 (15,1), i7-8850H, Intel Graphics UHD630, AMD Radeon Pro 560X 4GB, Windows 10 1903 (bootcamp)

eGPU hardware

ASUS  XG STATION 2 (FW 25.1), ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2070 Super

Monitor is AOC 2379H" FHD (1920x1080) with HDMI cable directly connect to eGPU

 

Based on ASUS product specification, ASUS ROG XG STATION 2 supports VGA slots up to 2.5 but I've proof that STRIX RTX 2070 Super that claimed as 2.7 wide slots can fit in enclosures.

 

Installation steps

1. Clean install Microsoft Windows 10 (1903) via Boot Camp Assistant.

2. After Bootcamp driver installed on the system, use  DDU  to uninstall GPU driver.

3. Install the latest AMD driver from bootcampdrivers.com then reboots.

4. Hot-plug and identify eGPU in device manager, Install lastest official NVIDIA driver.

5. Reboot and done.

 

It's suggested to do unplug while the system is shut down and hot-plug every time you fresh boot up to Windows (Shut down or restart) but sometimes it's unnecessary.

 

Optional for external monitor only

1. Connect the cable direct to GPU card (HDMI, DP or DVI)

2. Set display to show only external monitor via Windows Display setting.

3. Disable PCIe Controller 1901 in device manager.

 

An extra step to stop CPU throttling.

1. Install Intel XTU.

2. Set Turbo Boost Power Max to 25.0 W

3. Set Turbo Boost Short Power Max to 30.0 W

4. Set Turbo Boost Power Time Window to 5.0 S

5. Apply and done.

 

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2018 15″ MacBook Pro i7-8850H/Radeon Pro 560X dGPU/16GB RAM/512GB SSD; RTX 2070 Super & ROG XG STATION 2

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + Win10 [build link]  


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Lee Davies
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Hi,

Do you always hit 60 FPS @ max settings in all your games at 1440p or do you just play at 1080p?

Have you tried disabling Turbo boost to stop the fans from ramping up or is 2.6GHz not enough power?

Would you achieve the same results with a RTX 2060 Super due to PCIe bandwith limitations?

Many thanks - Lee 

15" rMBP i7-8850H - Bootcamp W10 2004 - Razer Core X - GTX 1660 Super


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