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2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2  

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kanrakuzh
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System specs

  • 2019 16" MacBook Pro (i9-9880H, 32GB RAM, 
  • dGPU: Radeon Pro 5500M 
  • macOS 10.15 / 11.0 Beta 10
  • Windows 10 Home 20H2 (Build 19042.572)

eGPU hardware 

 

Hardware pictures

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    IMG 2232

 

Installation steps 

  • Hot-Plug to top-left Thunderbolt port
  • GeForce 456.71 drivers installed manually

 

Benchmarks

 

Comments 

  • After a bit of a bumpy ride due to incorrectly connecting the power connector this build has been quite straightforward.
  • I'll update this post as I gather a bit more experience with it.
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2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  

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Sam Durston
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Would love to hear some updates on this build. I have a 2019 16" MBP as well as an RTX 2080 in my gaming rig and I'm considering slimming down my setup to just the MBP+2080egpu.

What sort of performance do you get with your 2060 in some benchmarking software like 3Dmark? Also, if you monitor supports gsync/freesync are you able to turn on adaptive sync in the Nvidia Control Panel?

16” MBP: 2.6 GHz i7 || 16GB RAM ||| 5500M 4GB || 512 GB SSD


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kanrakuzh
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@sam_durston I've added a couple of benchmarks. I'll probably save buying 3Dmark until I've taken my GPU up a notch.

My monitor unfortunately doesn't support FreeSync so I can't test that.

In most games the eGPU provides a significant improvement to what I've been used to with the 5500M although since I went for the RTX 2060 (in hope of stepping up to a 3080 with EVGA eventually) I expect my results will be significantly lower than what can be expected with a 2080.

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RTX 2060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  

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Guma
 Guma
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@sam_durston, thx for the build...what bout the performance of internal monitor?

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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