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System specs 
Macbook Mid 2014

Intel Core i7, 2,5 GHz
Nvidia GT750M dGPU
16 GB RAM
512 SSD

 

 

eGPU hardware (eGPU enclosure, video card, any third-party TB3 cable, any custom mods)

Razer Core v2
Apple Thunderbolt 2/3 Adapter
Thunderbolt 2 Cable

Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 

Other hardware:

Logitech MX Master 2S
Logitech K780 Keyboard
Sony PS4
Xiaomi Desklight
Desk is all Ikea
LG 43ud79-b Monitor (wall mounted)

Hardware pictures 

 

IMG 0325
IMG 0323

Installation steps
Ran purge-wrangler and purge-nvda to get it working. 
Purge Wrangler to get the eGPU running through TB2.
Purge Nvda to get the external Monitor working.

Current problems:
Clamshell mode plug and play doesnt work with plug and play.
Using Purge nvda to get external monitor working. Internal display doesn't natively turn off though.

 
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2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core V2) + macOS 10.14 [build link]  

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@vinhdiesel

I am using similar setup with mbp 13 2015 with the gigabyte box RX580. It is very fast and extremely quite. Do you have any benchmarks?

my Performance 

Heaven is the same as with beta 41fps Min 26/Max 80 with high settings 2x anti and test on.

FCP works with egpu and uses it for both editing, rendering. With background render off 4k video 3.45min with one transition, one generator one title and broadcast safe filter it exorts to h264 in 3.20 min. 1080p 3.35 min the same footage with all the above is exported in 2.35 min and when i take out the generator is exported in 1.25min. Awesome.
Bruce X is 25sec vs 2 min with internal iris 6100.

The only negative with public release is that compared to beta versions not all apps, especially apple apps, use the egpu automatically however they do when you click the option in finder. Strange.

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

B. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

C. 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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Posted by: tsakal

@vinhdiesel

I am using similar setup with mbp 13 2015 with the gigabyte box RX580. It is very fast and extremely quite. Do you have any benchmarks?

my Performance 

Heaven is the same as with beta 41fps Min 26/Max 80 with high settings 2x anti and test on.

FCP works with egpu and uses it for both editing, rendering. With background render off 4k video 3.45min with one transition, one generator one title and broadcast safe filter it exorts to h264 in 3.20 min. 1080p 3.35 min the same footage with all the above is exported in 2.35 min and when i take out the generator is exported in 1.25min. Awesome.
Bruce X is 25sec vs 2 min with internal iris 6100.

The only negative with public release is that compared to beta versions not all apps, especially apple apps, use the egpu automatically however they do when you click the option in finder. Strange.

@tsakal
I haven't experienced any problems with epu usage so far. However, I have only tested with Dota and WoW until now. I checked the boxes in the info tab with the newest mojave release just to be sure.
I am struggling with clamshell mode and having the internal macbook screen turn off when connected to the egpu. Do you have similar problems?

2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core V2) + macOS 10.14 [build link]  

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Posted by: Eightarmedpet

Hardware pics please! Love Razer Cores....

yes will post them as soon as possible Smile

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@eightarmedpet updated

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Lovely... trying to resist ordering a core as I don't really need it and set up pics like that are defo not helping...  😉

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Posted by: Eightarmedpet

Lovely... trying to resist ordering a core as I don't really need it and set up pics like that are defo not helping...  😉

The built quality is exceptional. However the fans can get pretty loud for a second generation product imo. Using the Sapphire RX580 now, the core fans are louder than the actual gpu.

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Hmmm.. thats a worry... my Mini egpu set up was so noisy I had to replace it but that was a Thunder3 with a single fan 1060.

I'll do some googling and see if fan replacement is possible...

edit: Found a bit of info... and this... "the culprit is the tiny fan in the back, facing down.. literally a half inch above a non-vented portion of the bottom. just unplug it. or add in a resistor plug to slow it down. Check in on the temps, so if yours fries no responsibility on my end. but the thing is silent now-- if it weren't for the LEDs, I wouldn't be able to tell that it's on.
Mine ran fine with firestrike running for 24hrs, no issues so far."

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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vinhdiesel
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what is that fan cooling so far. I wouldnt know where to unplug which cable.

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