2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + Q P4000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909
Hello everyone. I don't see a lot of Quadro builds here, so just dropping it to show that it works!
2019 16" MacBook Pro
Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB dGPU/32GB RAM/2TB SSD
Windows 10 Education 1909
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This was actually super easy to install; so much easier then my first build (which was with TB2 on rMBP mid-2012 w 980Ti):
- Install Windows 10 with Boot Camp Assistant
- Install all Boot Camp drivers
- Boot w/o eGPU, then download Nvidia drivers
- Install Nvidia drivers
- Press "Restart", when computer shuts off, unplug eGPU, after logging back in, plug in eGPU
- Good to go!
Make sure to plug in eGPU after boot!
Since this was for a SolidWorks build, I'll be sharing my SolidWorks Performance Test Results:
|Name||:||16 rMBP w/ P4000|
|OS||:||Microsoft Windows 10 Education:SP0:x64|
|CPU||:||Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9880H CPU @ 2.30GHz [Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 13] (16 processors)|
|Graphics||:||NVIDIA Quadro P4000|
Surprisingly easy to install! I had to cut the included PCI-E port cover on the Core X Chroma, since its hole pattern does not support single-slot cards. I cut it in half with the top portion intact, and then used it to clamp down the card, and now it is super sturdy.
Hey @jung_yeop_steve_kim ,
nice setup, I have a similar one. At the moment I try if a Quardo Card is better for CAD Software especially Rhino and Vray than a GTX. I do tests with a M4000 and a RTX 2060 super FE. It seems to me that the Quardo Card is doing a better job - even if the specs for the 2060 are way better.
With the RTX2060 I always get the error87: load library failed. Do you have it as well? Or does anyone know what it means exactly?
I don't know if it's because of the newer cards or the consumer series (GTX).
So I wonder if it's worth buying a RTX4000 for Rhino and Vray since the M4000 now is a bit outdated.
Thank you in advance!
@snowman, I think for professional CAD hardware, regardless of the specs, due to the specialized drivers, Quadros outperform similarly specced GeForce cards (although they are much more expensive).
My installation went without a hitch, almost like a plug-and-play. Very satisfied with how easy it was. The error code 87 may be easier to find solutions to on other people from the forum; I'm sure that someone has tried to try out an RTX 2060 Super. Most eGPU setups here are based on consumer grade cards.
I have seen that the P4000 was a big jump from M4000, but the RTX4000 did not seem like a big jump from P4000. My outlook was that for most CAD operations in a professional setting, the P4000 would be good enough.