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2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 5500 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15 & Win10 [Lanthrax]  

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lanthrax
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The Build of least resistance

Installation steps 

I was hoping to keep this fairly simple when I started. I hunted around for a bit and finally found a Razer Core X being sold locally for dirt cheap. Picked it (with the factory cable) and got myself the RX 5500 XT on a friend's recommendation.

I was hoping to create a setup of the least number of changes while operating

MAC OS

Connected HDMI cable directly back to the mac mini and turned off Razer Core X between this boot.

Windows 10

  • Tried connecting the graphics card to my existing Bootcamp and got no response.
  • Installed drivers and got the much read about Code 12.
  • Deleted my boot camp and installed Windows V1903.
  • Turned off windows updates.
  • Connected Razer to the fresh install of Windows V1903 and no response from the computer (not detected).
  • Installed Razer Synapse.
  • Connected Razer core and driver less Graphics card was now visible in device manager.
  • Installed Drivers for AMD card from https://www.bootcampdrivers.com/
  • Didn't check for code 12. However, restarted the computer and while restarting unplugged HDMI from mac mini and connected to the razer core X.
  • NOTE: only output now is from Razer Core X.
  • Output achieved! AMD graphics card works on windows 10 v1903. 

No connections changed going forward*

Rebooted to mac os and AMD card still works

Rebooted to windows through system properties and AMD card still works.

 

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I set this up to play some PUBG and maybe some other games with friends cause bored from Covid.

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Eightarmedpet
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Congrats on a super simple build! Would love to see some pics and some PUBG FPS data, it's what I play 99% of the time these days and I'd love to hear how your set up performs compared to my 2017 13inch + 580 and my SFFPC (Ryzen 3600 + 5700XT).

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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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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@eightarmedpet

 This is on Ultra

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So the AMD software says that this GPU meets the minimum requirements to run. I might consider getting the 5700 XT if on sale for Black Friday. Will update if anything changes

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@lanthrax, cheers for sharing! thats madness, really high! I know it works better with Intel but my MacBook gets about 60 on 1080 and my SFFPC 120 @1440 but average is about 80 I think.

 

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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lanthrax
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@eightarmedpet

 

BTW. I forgot to add, I am running Windows 10 on an external SSD (NVME 500gb) . Just FYI to everyone. My Mac mini only has 512 GB so I wanted to keep that seperate.

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 5500 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15 & Win10 [build link]  

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Špánik Igor
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Hello @lanthrax ! I like to see someone has build which I want to use Smile I have mac mini 2018 512gbssd, 64gbram, i7 and I consider to buy Razer Core X with 5500/5600/5700 XT. Can you show more games performance results with your build ? Smile

And how did you do use windows 10 on external ssd ? I tried it in this weekend but it doesnt work 🙁 I have Samsung t7 ssd 500gb for this purpose.

Thx !

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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lanthrax
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@spanik_igor

i am not sure how to run benchmarks. i can share my AMD reports. like so

 

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This is on Ultra.

 

For the SSD install of Windows. I have to unplug the SSD to switch back to MACOS. but I used this guide

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 5500 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15 & Win10 [build link]  

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