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2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + macOS 10.15.1 & Win10 1903 [itsage]  

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Eightarmedpet
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Would love to see an Nvidia build with the new MacBook, would it be possible to have both Gpu functioning?

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
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GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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itsage
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@eightarmedpet Once the RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box arrives, I will pair it up to this 16" MacBook Pro right away. It would work through hot-plug without any workarounds. Internal display acceleration should also work with the Apple Boot Camp drivers for Radeon Pro 5500M dGPU.

 

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Ningauble77
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Posted by: @eightarmedpet

Would love to see an Nvidia build with the new MacBook, would it be possible to have both Gpu functioning?

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2019-16-macbook-pro-rp500m-9th8ch-rtx-2080-fe-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-chroma-win-10-1909-radeon-vii-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-v2-macos-10-15-1/

My build is essentially this, I only use the second egpu enclosure in windows so I can share peripherals, the Radeon VII is nonfunctional/disabled.  Only real quirks with the RTX 2080 in boot camp are:

1) You can't boot with the RTX enclosure attached, it hangs on the apple logo and the laptop itself gets hot. (this is why my peripherals are plugged into my "MacOS" egpu, when I am done using windows I disconnect the RTX card and the Radeon VII enclosure works perfectly by itself, if the laptop were to go down for updates or blue screens and reboots I don't have to worry about it getting hung up and grinding its gears at the boot screen.

2) It *usually* loses Bluetooth functionality in boot camp.  Often times when I hotplug the RTX card in it takes a minute or so to fully initialize the Card and any usb peripherals reset themselves (rgb on keyboard and mouse turn off then turn back on, I get notifications that drives are attached again, etc), and when it finishes, the Bluetooth icon on the taskbar is gone, and in the device manager the "Broadcom Serial Bus Driver over UART Bus Enumerator" device is yellow banged with error 10.  This doesn't always happen, as I type this every device inside or attached to the MacBook Pro is working, including Bluetooth.  I have not been able to figure out what causes this to happen.

3) The Internal display works fine, using the included bootcamp Radeon Pro drivers.  The Radeon Pro Settings control panel sometimes does not work after plugging in the nvidia egpu.

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
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Eightarmedpet
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@ningauble77 cheers buddy! This is all the info I need! I imagine performance is pretty impressive  

 

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GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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Ningauble77
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Performance is great, in Windows the 2080 is noticeably faster than the Radeon VII was, especially when trying to push games past 60fps for the 120hz Samsung. 

Performance undocked is fantastic too, a huge improvement, although the apple-released radeon pro drivers have some issues in games. 

That having been said, when using the egpu, its hard to tell the difference gaming between the 2018 13 inch w/ i7 and the 2019 16 inch with i9.  I primarily upgraded because I wanted something that I could do more gaming with while mobile.

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2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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@ningauble77 that’s super interesting too! I prefer the smaller form factor but assumed the cpu in the 16 inch would push a fair few extra frames, but obviously not! Thanks for the replies...

 

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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I bought PES19 on Black Friday and have been playing non-stop this weekend. The RX 5700 XT eGPU actually struggles a bit running the game at 4K with highest settings. I also organized this testing station to mount the LG 4K FreeSync monitor. 😀 

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I’ve found PES to favor NVIDIA eGPUs (at least when I last checked with PES 18). It just never ran smoothly for me on AMD (microstutters and the like). Guess that’s changed. 

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devdevs
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@itsage

Thanks for this post!

I have a 2019 16” MbPRo with 5500M.

As far as I can see i can’t have both dGPU and eGPU functional in the Bootcamp right?

I want to be able to game with dGPU when using just a laptop.

But also, sometimes I would like to plug it in to my eGPU (Razer Core X Vega 64) to use it with the external monitor. Currently not interested in internal monitor acceleration. The laptopt can be docked with closed lid.

With current versions of modified drivers is this setup possible?

 

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Macbook Pro 13" 2017 (Non-Touch Bar) i5 / 16GB / 512GB
Macbook Pro 16” 2019 i9 / 32GB / 2TB / 8GB Radeon Pro 5500m
Mac OS Catalina / Windows 10 1903 (Bootcamp)
LG Ultrafine 4K 24” - Thunderbolt 3 (Mac OS) / Huawei VR 2 DP Connection (Bootcamp > eGPU)


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benvp
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@devdevs

With the current drivers from bootcampdrivers.com running both the 5500M and an AMD eGPU is currently not possible. Did you manage yet to get the Vega 64 running without Error 12 in Bootcamp? I'm still stuck with that and did try everything I can imagine. Thinking about getting an rtx 2080 s as I only need to eGPU for gaming and won't run it in macOS. The AMD / Apple/ Bootcamp / eGPU  combo is quite annoying and (at least for me) never runs reliable.

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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