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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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Sorry to hear that @gameboy. I have not faced something like this yet as I haven't plugged in anything external (except the eGPU and a wireless mouse). At the moment, I don't have access to an external SSD, but I can try with an external HDD and see whether I see the issue.

2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1803 [build link]  

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OliverB
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Thank you @manu_ignatius, first I was wondering why I got some higher results (having the same hardware)

1440p Highest : 66 FPS
1440p High : 73 FPS

then I saw the different Anti-Aliasing (TAA vs 2xSMAAT).  From what I hear, TAA is the best choice for decent performance and still good enough.

SOTTR 1440p High

*Gasp*, soon enough this will be over, I am actually plannig to replace my 1080Ti with a 56Vega, because of the MacOSX Support...

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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Cool, let me try with TAA later.

🙁  In fact I had considered a lot about getting a Vega due to OSX support, but in the end decided to get a 1080Ti as I wanted to play with CUDA. I wish Apple and nVidia stopped their pissing match and start supporting the eGPUs. One of these days, I will get enough time to muck around with my setup and get the 1080Ti to work on OSX (fingers crossed).

2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1803 [build link]  

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Posted by: Manu Ignatius

Cool, let me try with TAA later.

🙁  In fact I had considered a lot about getting a Vega due to OSX support, but in the end decided to get a 1080Ti as I wanted to play with CUDA. I wish Apple and nVidia stopped their pissing match and start supporting the eGPUs. One of these days, I will get enough time to muck around with my setup and get the 1080Ti to work on OSX (fingers crossed).

I have both now and will have to decide between them. This will really be a difficult decision. The GTX1080Ti performs 30-40%  better than the Vega56, but this is only under Windows/Bootcamp. I have a 1440p Monitor and for this the Vega56 is easily fast enough. But what when I want a 4k Monitor one day?? Oh, this is difficult. I like them both and I hate the war between nVidia and Apple.

BTW: The easiest way to get the GTX1080Ti to run under MacOSX is @goalque's EFI Bootloader, but you can forget about Plug'n'Play or good support/performance by MacOSX-Software.

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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Yeah, I plan to follow the @goalque's EFI Bootloader setup steps to get it to work. I really want to get the eGPU acceleration in OSX since I do a lot of photo/video editing, even if that means no plug 'n play. 🙁
What programs/games have to tried in OSX using 1080 Ti @oliverb?

I tried with TAA and got similar, if not as good results as yours. (Might be due to the monitor, do you think?)
1440p Highest : 63 FPS
1440p High : 69 FPS

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Manu Ignatius
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Posted by: gameboy

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?

@gameboy, I tried hot plugging an external SSD (borrowed from a friend of mine), but didnt face any problems. Its an old SSD (USB 2.0) though.
Have you tried plugging in the SSD before boot?

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It depends on the port I use, it seems that plugging the eGPU in any other port than the top left one, allows me to connect the SSD while running Windows.
As I explain on my build guide, I´m using a hub with my MacBook Pro and everything is working fine.

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Posted by: Manu Ignatius

Yeah, I plan to follow the @goalque's EFI Bootloader setup steps to get it to work. I really want to get the eGPU acceleration in OSX since I do a lot of photo/video editing, even if that means no plug 'n play. 🙁
What programs/games have to tried in OSX using 1080 Ti @oliverb?

I tried with TAA and got similar, if not as good results as yours. (Might be due to the monitor, do you think?)
1440p Highest : 63 FPS
1440p High : 69 FPS

I tried, Unigine Benchmarks, daVinci Resolve, Luxmark, Some MacOSX Games, some WineBottled Games.
Except for the Unigine Benchmarks, the GTX1080Ti doesn't perform any better than the Vega56 in MacOsx. I will post soon enough some benchmarks clarifying this to my build post:
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2018-15-macbook-pro-rp560x-vega5632gbps-tb3-asus-xg-station-pro-macos10-13-6-win10-oliverb/

It is quite clear that under MacOSX a Vega is the better solution. I will elaborate more in my build-article.

I don't think that the monitor has anything to do with the peformance, I guess my GTX1080Ti (EVGA SC2) is especially fast. I cannot improve anything with overclocking, so it looks, it's already optimized. A pity all this performance is worth so little under MacOSX :/

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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Posted by: gameboy

It depends on the port I use, it seems that plugging the eGPU in any other port than the top left one, allows me to connect the SSD while running Windows.
As I explain on my build guide, I´m using a hub with my MacBook Pro and everything is working fine.

I have only connected the eGPU to my top right port so far and no issues. Good that you solved the issue using a hub as described in your post.

2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 1803 [build link]  

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Manu Ignatius
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Posted by: OliverB
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Yeah, I plan to follow the @goalque's EFI Bootloader setup steps to get it to work. I really want to get the eGPU acceleration in OSX since I do a lot of photo/video editing, even if that means no plug 'n play. 🙁
What programs/games have to tried in OSX using 1080 Ti @oliverb?

I tried with TAA and got similar, if not as good results as yours. (Might be due to the monitor, do you think?)
1440p Highest : 63 FPS
1440p High : 69 FPS

I tried, Unigine Benchmarks, daVinci Resolve, Luxmark, Some MacOSX Games, some WineBottled Games.
Except for the Unigine Benchmarks, the GTX1080Ti doesn't perform any better than the Vega56 in MacOsx. I will post soon enough some benchmarks clarifying this to my build post:
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2018-15-macbook-pro-rp560x-vega5632gbps-tb3-asus-xg-station-pro-macos10-13-6-win10-oliverb/

It is quite clear that under MacOSX a Vega is the better solution. I will elaborate more in my build-article.

I don't think that the monitor has anything to do with the peformance, I guess my GTX1080Ti (EVGA SC2) is especially fast. I cannot improve anything with overclocking, so it looks, it's already optimized. A pity all this performance is worth so little under MacOSX :/

Yeah, its a pity. Apple being Apple, I dont think they will fix this anytime soon. 🙁

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