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2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1803 [Manu Ignatius] // 600w SFF PSU and Kracken G12  

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Manu Ignatius
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System specs

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
  • 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro 560X 4096 MB
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
  • External monitor: DELL P2715Q

eGPU hardware

Hardware pictures
https://imgur.com/a/Ujv0n4M

Installation steps
1. Powered down the MBP.
2. Installed GPU inside eGPU casing. Connected power, HDMI to external monitor and TB3 cable to MBP.
NOTE: I DID NOT hot plug. Connected at shutdown. (basically followed this post:  https://egpu.io/forums/builds/macbook-pro-15inch-2018-aorus-gaming-box-gtx1080/)
3. Powered on the Mac, pressed option key and boot to windows.
4. Logged in to windows. Windows started installing the new graphics adapter.
5. After installation, rebooted the machine to windows again and the external display lit up.

NOTE: I connected HDMI first since I didn't have a DP cable handy. Later, I shutdown the machine, removed HDMI cable, connected DP cable and booted up. Did not have any issue.

6. Downloaded NVIDIA latest drivers and started playing games.

Benchmarks
- Will post Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider soon

Comments
1. I was kinda afraid that the setup will not work. But it couldn't have been better. Everything worked like a charm.
2. Razer Core X is slightly bigger than rest of the casings out there. I haven't tried any others yet, but I can hear the fans while the GPU is in full speed. Other than that, I love the setup. More importantly, its the cheapest eGPU casing out there as of now (I think).

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OliverB
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Posted by: Manu Ignatius

2. Installed GPU inside eGPU casing. Connected power, HDMI to external monitor and TB3 cable to MBP.
NOTE: I DID NOT hot plug. Connected at shutdown. (basically followed this post:  https://egpu.io/forums/builds/macbook-pro-15inch-2018-aorus-gaming-box-gtx1080/)

Yes, the Bootcamp setup for the 15" MacBookPro 2018 it is very easy, despite the bad rumors. I have a 13" MBP 2015, too and this is difficult, you have to hot-plug there.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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OliverB
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Hey @manu_ignatius, you did want to add some benchmarks. When can we expect them?

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Here you go, the benchmarking results for Shadow of the Tomb Raider!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Screen Resolution: 3840 x 2160

Preset: Highest
Average FPS: 37

Settings
Texture Quality: Ultra
Shadow Quality: High

Preset: High
Average FPS: 44

Preset: Medium
Average FPS: 45

Preset: Low
Average FPS: 55

Preset: Lowest
Average FPS: 65

Full details (screenshots with all specs) available here: Images

Actual benchmarking screen capture available here:

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Benchmarking results for Rise of the Tomb Raider!

Title: Rise of the Tomb Raider
4K Highest: 49.21 FPS
4K Lowest: 59.99 FPS
1080p Highest: 55.34 FPS
1080p Lowest: 60.00 FPS

Full details (screenshots with all specs) available here: Images

Actual benchmarking screen capture available here: 

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Posted by: Manu Ignatius

Benchmarking results for Rise of the Tomb Raider!

Title: Rise of the Tomb Raider
4K Highest: 49.21 FPS
4K Lowest: 59.99 FPS
1080p Highest: 55.34 FPS
1080p Lowest: 60.00 FPS

Full details (screenshots with all specs) available here: Images

Actual benchmarking screen capture available here: 

You may note that your FPS is capped by 60 FPS. Obviously you have VSYNC=on.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Manu Ignatius
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Thank you for pointing it out @oliverb, I was trying to figure why the FPS was getting capped at 60. Here is the updated results with VSync=off.

Title: Rise of the Tomb Raider
4K Highest: 57.00 FPS
4K Lowest: 96.57 FPS
1080p Highest: 85.62 FPS
1080p Lowest: 113.56 FPS

Screenshots here: https://imgur.com/a/xO3goN3

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Posted by: Manu Ignatius

Thank you for pointing it out @oliverb, I was trying to figure why the FPS was getting capped at 60. Here is the updated results with VSync=off.

Title: Rise of the Tomb Raider
4K Highest: 57.00 FPS
4K Lowest: 96.57 FPS
1080p Highest: 85.62 FPS
1080p Lowest: 113.56 FPS

Screenshots here: https://imgur.com/a/xO3goN3

I already know those things Smile Of course having a 60 Hz Monitor VSYNC=on is great, but not for benchmarks. Can you do (to compare) 1440p Highest and 1440p High in Shadow Of the TombRaider? Thx Smile

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gameboy
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Hello @manu_ignatius, I have the same MacBook model with the Razer Core X and it works fine, but when I plug an external SSD it shows an error and Windows has to restart.

Does it happen to you or is there any way to fix this?

2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 980 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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Manu Ignatius
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Here it is @oliverb

Shadow Of the TombRaider (VSync=off)

1440p Highest : 62 FPS
1440p High : 68 FPS

https://imgur.com/a/sdmk2YB

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