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2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th, 4C, U] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.15.2 & Win10 [suterusu]  

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suterusu
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System specs 

13" MacBook Pro mid-2019(2 TB3 ports, model 15,4), i5-8257U 1.4GHz, Intel Iris+ 645

macOS 10.15.2 / Win10 (1903 build 18362.592)

 

 

eGPU hardware 

Sonnet Breakaway Box 550

MSI ArmorX AMD RX580 8GB

24" Dell U2415 monitor

CalDigit 2meter Active 40Gbps TB3 cable

AmazonBasics 6' DisplayPort cable (GPU to Dell monitor)

 

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Installation steps 

-Install Windows 10 1903 iso via bootcamp

-Hot plug eGPU after Windows install is complete

-Download bootcampdrivers.com 2020 Adrenaline Red package

-Restart in safemode and run DDU, reboot

-Install @goalque 's automate-eGPU EFI v1.0.5 on flash drive, followed instructions for macOS Catalina (select NVIDIA GPU during install and edit config.plist on flashdrive after install) Link: https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-efi-egpu-boot-manager-for-macos-and-windows/

-Install @aa15032261 's bootx64.efi (updated for 2019 16" MBP) Link: https://egpu.io/forums/bootcamp/macbook-pro-16-windows-egpu-error-12-fix/

-Reboot with EFI flashdrive and eGPU connected

-Enjoy

 

Benchmarks

Ran both Unigine benchmarks on the Dell U2415 at native resolution

-Heaven: 44.7fps / 1127 score (DX11, 1920x1200, 8xAA, Ultra quality, Extreme tessellation)

-Valley: 47.0fps / 1967 score (DX11, 1920x1200, 8xAA, Ultra quality)

 

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Setup has been working great the last few days. Windows updates came along before I remembered to disable, so thats how I got to the higher build number. I created a restore point once I got everything working. 

macOS still requires hot plugging, as cold plugging freezes the machine during start up (after log-in).

mid-2019 13" MBP (2xTB3, i5-8257U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Sonnet Breakaway Box 550
MSI ArmorX RX580 8GB
macOS 10.15.2 / Win10 1903 18362.592

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th, 4C, U] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.15.2 & Win10 [build link]  


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itsage
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@suterusu Welcome aboard and thank you for sharing this build! I'm curious why you need the EFI USB drive for booting into macOS? All components in this build should have native support in macOS 10.15.2. The macOS freezing issue when cold-plug is due to a driver bug for the RX 580.

 

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suterusu
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@itsage

 

Thanks! I only use the EFI flash drive for Windows booting, as I would get stuck on a flickering Windows logo without it.

mid-2019 13" MBP (2xTB3, i5-8257U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Sonnet Breakaway Box 550
MSI ArmorX RX580 8GB
macOS 10.15.2 / Win10 1903 18362.592

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th, 4C, U] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.15.2 & Win10 [build link]  


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itsage
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@suterusu I see. Do you use @goalque's automate-eGPU EFI or the modified apple_set_os.efi by @aa15032261

 

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2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (VisionTek mini eGFX) + macOS 11 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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suterusu
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@itsage

I added @aa15032261 's boot64.efi to the @goalque 's v1.0.5 flash drive install and renamed the original file to boot64_original.efi per the instructions. I left the apple_set_os.efi in the other folder on the drive as-is. 

mid-2019 13" MBP (2xTB3, i5-8257U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Sonnet Breakaway Box 550
MSI ArmorX RX580 8GB
macOS 10.15.2 / Win10 1903 18362.592

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th, 4C, U] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.15.2 & Win10 [build link]  


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Ivokl24
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@suterusu, can you explain waht you did exactly please, I am trying to fix my error 12 and you almost have the same build.?

 

Macbook Pro 13” touchbar 2019
Msi rx580 and Sonnet 550


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Ivokl24
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@eightarmedpet, thanks I am running 1909 how can I switch?

 

 

Macbook Pro 13” touchbar 2019
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Eightarmedpet
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@ivokl24, aha! though as much... I think you'll have to nuke and start again with a different ISO as I also assume this is a fresh instal? For the full read go here... https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/egpu-fail-after-update-to-windows-19-03/

 

TL:DR; Grab a copy of 1809, In my experience the best and easiest version if Windows.

 

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Ivokl24
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@eightarmedpet, does a different iso mean I need a new windows code to install or can I just use the same as the first time

 

 

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Macbook Pro 13” touchbar 2019
Msi rx580 and Sonnet 550


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