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itsage
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@bryan_tan, The Intel iGPU needs to be both active and with working drivers in order to work with AMD XConnect. This automatic graphics switching mode allows the Radeon eGPU to power the internal display through the Intel iGPU.

Your Device Manager screen shots look good so internal display should not be laggy.

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Bryan Tan
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@itsage, Yeah now it is okay. It works great now. So if I am planning to use an external monitor, would you recommend to connect the eGPU to the monitor or laptop to monitor? Also will there be any changes needed to be done?

Thank you very much for your help!

 

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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itsage
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@bryan_tan, The drivers for Navi GPUs aren't optimized for internal display acceleration. I'd recommend connecting the external monitor directly to the eGPU and set it as the primary display. You'd get the best performance that way.

 

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iTerence661
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@chefkoch, I managed to get it to work on my setup:

2020 13"  MacBook Pro  (500GB, i5, 16GB) -  Razer Core X  - AMD  RX580

Hopefully my steps would work for you too.

Steps I followed:

  1. Disable Secure Boot and allow Boot of External Devices [in Recovery Mode]
  2. Install Windows 10 1903 V1 ISO (version 19362.30) through VMWare Fusion on Samsung T1 1TB SSD [in macOS] NB: DO NOT connect to the internet. Make sure your pre-download all required files beforehand.
  3. Disable automatic Windows Updates through Group Policy and Services [in Windows]
  4. Disable bottom three PCI Express Root Ports in Device Manager [in Windows]
  5. Disable the FaceTime camera and Wireless Network Adapter [in Windows]
  6. Run  DDU  to disable Windows automated driver installation and remove graphics drivers [in Windows Safe Mode]
  7. Hot-plug Radeon eGPU in port #1 then install drivers from AMD website [in Windows]
  8. Shut computer down instead of Restart prompt through Radeon Installer [in Windows]
  9. Cold-plug the eGPU in port #1 and boot the computer into Windows. The eGPU should now work. NB: Do not hot-plug. If it doesn't work, try shutting down and rebooting a couple of times. 
  10. Re-enable the FaceTime Camera and Wireless Network Adapter [in Windows Safe Mode] NB: Now you are safe to connect to WiFi

 

2020 13" MacBook Pro (512GB, i5, 16GB) - Razer Core X - AMD RX580 - Mac OS 10.15.6 / Windows 10 v1903 from external Samsung T1 1TB SSD


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manuescano
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Hello, I have one MacBook Pro 13 2020 (i7-1068NG7 - RAM 16GB - SSD 1TT). Tomorrow i receive eGPU Box (Mantix Venus MZ-02) and Graphic Card XFX AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 14Gbps 6GB GDDR6 THICC II Pro. I am interesting in configurate this in my Mac on Windows.

I dont understand a lot the steps. Its Posible Help Me? Thanks a lot

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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itsage
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@manuescano, If the instructions in the OP of my build don't make sense, I would recommend following the instructions in @andygev35's build guide. He simplified and expanded and the finer details in setting up an AMD Radeon eGPU in Boot Camp.

 

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karant
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@itsage, thank you very much for the build info.

I currently have a similar build but with a much older 2016 13" MacBook Pro, and getting a 3942 score on Unigine Valley Benchmark.  

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2016-13-macbook-pro-6th2cu-rx-5700-xt-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-chroma-macos-10-15-1/

Was surprised to see only 3716 in your case with a 2020 MBP 10th gen CPU.  I've been thinking about upgrading to a 2020 MBP i7, but now I am wondering if I will see any performance difference at all.

What are your thoughts?

 

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2016 13" MacBook Pro + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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itsage
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@karant, I used a RX 5700 graphics card in this build. Your PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil is a more powerful card. A quad-core CPU 13-in MacBook Pro will get more out of the eGPU. I did not test the 2020 version with RX 5700 XT eGPU, but you can reference this 2019 13-in MacBook Pro + RX 5700 XT eGPU [build link].

 

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karant
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@itsage, thank you for the quick reply.  Just curious in your opinion, if money was not a factor, would you replace 2016 MBP 13 in my build with a) 2020 MBP 13 with i5 CPU, b) 2020 MBP 13 with i7 CPU or c) wait for a new MBP in 2021?  Thank you!

 

2016 13" MacBook Pro + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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itsage
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@karant, I wouldn't do it until Apple reveals their ARM Mac laptops. You can then buy the latest/last MacBook Pro with Intel chip for use in Boot Camp.

 

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