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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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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.

I need either a second TB2-TB3 adapter for my MBP 2015 or Mojave on my MBP 2018, both I am lacking at this moment.  But I can try with eGPU.sh in High Sierra.

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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set-eGPU.sh uses the RX 580 in my setup, which was the first eGPU that had been plugged in.

set eGPU uses RX580

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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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Unplugging RX 580 triggers the use of RX 570, as to be expected. But what would happen, if the RX 580 was re-plugged again? See the right picture...It's in use again despite the fact it's now in position 2.

afterUnplugginRX580 RX570isUsed
replugginRX580
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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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@mac_editor I just got some very intriguing results in the following setup:

- RX570 and RX580 plugged in as egpu.
- Monitor attached to the RX570
- set-eGPU.sh set to "Prefer eGPU".

=>RX580 is being used on the display attached to the RX570.

MonitorRX570ButUsingRX580

The FPS are about the same as if were displayed on the internal display.

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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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And some else: In windwos hybrid there is an interesting choice of "PowerSavingeGPU" and "HighPerformanceGPU", because actually the completey wrong choice. RX 570 is higher performant than the GTX770, of course. It's the name?

WindowsHybridWith2Egpus

PS: It works very well, the selected eGPU will be used, even on "foreign" display.

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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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Update after some weeks of usage:

It's just great. Perhaps it's the best piece of eGPU hardware. I can connect and disconnect it in any OS, any MacBook, at any time and it's always working. No crashes, no issues, no noise, it's not even hot, it works perfectly.

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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Additional Information:

This fine Breakaway Puck 570 is still pairing with this  Early 13-inch 2015 MacBookPro.

 

While this particular MacBooPro model is a sheer horror with nVidia cards (POST Issue) we are facing a fine host for AMD eGPUs with Bootcamp:

No hack, no bootloader need, just plug it in. The notebook can be always rebooted and internal display still works and can be accelerated.

 

Probably on of the most easy setup of all.

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 currently own a Macbook Air early 2014 Core i5 with a TB1 port running 10.13.6 (High Sierra and plan to stay with this) and currently use it with Davinci Resolve 15 to edit 1080pHD movies.  But I am intrigued by the Sonnet Puck RX560 and RX570 because it allows me to take my Air and this puck to edit with Resolve on the go.  

Now though I see this, is it possible to use the RX560 or RX570 Sonnet Puck with my Macbook Air with Goalque's Mac EFI boot for High Sierra relatively well?  I've got the cables already, so I would just need the Puck.  Have anyone here use the Puck and see improvements with rendering in Davinci Resolve 15?  Right now, rendering takes less than 1:1 (1 hr 10min video in 51 min finished render) in 1080p HD which is similar to what I get from iMovie, but Resolve spits out better quality files.  Will investing in the RX560 or RX570 help speed it up?  Thank you!

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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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An upgrade from Windows 10 Build 1803 to 1903 it not advisable, as with Build 1903 it's not possible to boot with both Thunderbolt 2 Ports in use, which yields Error 12 on the eGPU.
Until now I am not aware of a solution other then hot-plugging the second TB2 device.

More issues appear, see also here.

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

 
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Hello,
I can confirm that .356 completely ruins any eGPU setup. I was able revert, but only to .30. Does anyone know how to:
1) Update to .295 (Probably: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4512508 )
2) Avoid automatic update to .356 (Answer: https://www.cleverfiles.com/howto/disable-update-windows-10.html )

Thanks a lot!

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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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