- 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)
- Razer Core X
- EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO ULTRA GAMING, 06G-P4-2068-KR
- Thunderbolt 3 cable included with Razer Core X
- HP Z27 connected using DisplayPort Cable
- Hot-Plug to top-left Thunderbolt port
- GeForce 456.71 drivers installed manually
- 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.
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
@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.
@kanrakuzh, thank you for sharing your build!
Did you install simultaneously AMD and Nvidia graphics drivers?
Any problems switching on or hot-plugging eGPU etc?