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2015 13" MacBook Pro [5th,2C,U] + RX 570 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck) + macOS 10.14.2 & Win10 [OliverB]  

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OliverB
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System specs

-MacBook Pro 13 inch 2015, i7-5557U 2-core, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD
-iGpu Intel Iris Graphics 6100
-External Monitor Samsung 2560x1440 (Freesync)
-Windows 10 Build 1803 Bootcamp, macOS Mojvae (10.4.2)

 

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

Sonnet Breakaway Puck 570 with AMD Radion RX 570
Apple TB3 -> TB2 Adapter MMEL2ZM/A
StarTech.com Thunderbolt Cable 1m

Hardware pictures

Puck570
gpgpu
Bricks

Installation steps 

macOSX:
1) Boot with @goalque's Efi-Bootloader and it will run.

Windows (Recommended Windows 10 Build 1803)
1) Hotplug eGPU on already running Windows (actually has been running the whole afternoon)
2) Wait two minutes, until card appears under Display Adapter
3) Reboot and Finished.

 

Benchmarks

Luxmark Ball and Unigine Heaven Preset Extreme:

iGPU eGPU iGPU + eGPU
LuxMarkBallWinIris6100
LuxMarkBallWinRX570
LuxMarkBallWinRX570 Iris6100
iGPU eGPU internal display eGPU external display
Heaven Benchmark iGPU
Heaven Benchmark internal display
Heaven Benchmark external display

 

Comments 

1) It was quite easy to setup.

2) It has a very high quality processing quality and is very silent. 

3) It's very small, fits easily everywhere.

4) This little box solved a huge dilemma for me. I have two MacBooks, this 13-inch 2015 MBP, which is very AMD-eGPU friendly and a 15-inch 2018, which is the opposite, it's very AMD-eGPU hostile in Bootcamp. Solution: Use two eGPUs, one AMD and the other nVidia.

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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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Eightarmedpet
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Aren’t you forgetting you need to unlock tb2 Macs for egpus? 😉

Wish they made a Vega Puck (with a nicer design).

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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OliverB
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Posted by: Eightarmedpet

Aren’t you forgetting you need to unlock tb2 Macs for egpus? 😉

Wish they made a Vega Puck (with a nicer design).

Ah... You got me, I haven't tried MacOSX on the TB2 yet. But it will run with any of the fantastic solutions of @mac_editor or @goalque.

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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Posted by: OliverB

1) It runs immediately our of the box. MacOSX and Windows.

Comments like these give users the wrong impression.

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Posted by: mac_editor
Posted by: OliverB

1) It runs immediately our of the box. MacOSX and Windows.

Comments like these give users the wrong impression.

I do not concur. It's actually much easier than people may think. 
EDIT: I have added the requirement "TB3-Macbook" to be more precise.

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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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This is not with this 13-inch 2015 (actually with a 15-inch 2018), but nice to see anyway. On MacOSX it's not difficult to add another eGPU.

Screen Shot 2019 02 01 at 20.27.24

 

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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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I am wondering: On Mojave, which eGPU will we used then selecting "prefer eGPU"?

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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You’re obvs a smart guy, but I just don’t understand how you can’t see your guides are misleading. 

For example in this one...
You claim plug and play in both OS but then admit you didn’t even try in macOS (and it isn’t in macOS, yes the work arounds are simple, but it isn’t plug and play). 

You’re right it’s not always as hard as folks think, but claiming it’s easier is equally as counter productive. 

Regardless, nice set up. 👍

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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Posted by: OliverB
I do not concur. It's actually much easier than people may think. 
EDIT: I have added the requirement "TB3-Macbook" to be more precise.

I would just remove that comment IMO. It's irrelevant here and without the edit, incorrect.

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Posted by: OliverB

I am wondering: On Mojave, which eGPU will we used then selecting "prefer eGPU"?

Good question. Haven't tried myself personally but sadly I've heard only one of them is used. Guesstimate: The GPU that allocates first might be chosen. Could be a nice experiment.

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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