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2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + Quadro P4000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909  

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Jung Yeop Steve Kim
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Hello everyone. I don't see a lot of Quadro builds here, so just dropping it to show that it works!

 

System specs:

2019 16" MacBook Pro

i9-9980H

Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB dGPU/32GB RAM/2TB SSD

Windows 10 Education 1909

 

eGPU hardware

Razer Core X Chroma + Quadro P4000 + Included Cable

 

Hardware pictures

Can't upload yet...

 

Installation steps

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!

 

Benchmarks 

Since this was for a SolidWorks build, I'll be sharing my SolidWorks Performance Test Results:

Name : 16 rMBP w/ P4000
Solidworks : 2019:5.0: x64
OS : Microsoft Windows 10 Education:SP0:x64
Computer : Apple Inc.:MacBookPro16,1
CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9880H CPU @ 2.30GHz [Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 13] (16 processors)
RealView : 7.1
Graphics : NVIDIA Quadro P4000
Ram : 32660
Hard Disk : 2001:SCSI
 
SolidWorks Performance Test (sec) (overall= cpu + Graphics + I/O)

Overall=61.0    Cpu= 26.1   Graphics=8.4    I/O=26.6
Render=6.9    Simulation=69.1

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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.

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2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + Quadro P4000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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Mini i5
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@jung_yeop_steve_kim

Which version and build of Windows are you running?

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 [build link]  

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Jung Yeop Steve Kim
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@mini-i5

I am currently running Windows 10 Education with all the latest updates; so I would say 1909.

 

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + Quadro P4000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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snowman
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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!

 

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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Jung Yeop Steve Kim
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@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.

 

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + Quadro P4000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 [build link]  

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snowman
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Hey Jung Yeop Steve Kim , sorry for late reply. Had a lot to do for my job, so there wasn't that much free time unfortunately. However thanks a lot for your answer.

What I managed to do, finding a pretty good deal on ebay for a RTX 4000 😉 It's on its way now and hopefully there will be a bit more free time to get a build post done for the community.

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Sean Wu
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can you use it on macOS?

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kimjungyeop
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@sean_wu, sadly, NVIDIA GPUs are not supported under MacOS.

 

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