2018 15" MacBook Pro RP560X + [email protected] (Razer Core X) + macOS10.13.6 & Win10 [OliverB]  

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OliverB
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October 29, 2018 6:20 pm  

System specs

-MacBook Pro 15 inch 2018, i7-8850 6-core, 32GB Ram, 1TB SSD
-iGpu Intel UHD Graphics 630
-dGpu AMD Radeon Pro 560X
-External Monitor Samsung 2560x1440
-Mac OSX 10.13.6
-Windows 10 Build 1803 Bootcamp

 

eGPU hardware

Razer Core X
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 (EVGA 11G-P4-6593-KR)


Hardware pictures

The Razer Core X does not have any ports so you have to use at least two cables. It supplies with sufficient energy though.


Installation steps

Windows:
MacOSX:

Nothing to do, I setup from the build shortly before did it ( https://egpu.io/forums/builds/macbook-pro-15inch-2018-aorus-gaming-box-gtx1080/) Another evidence that all boxes are compatible to each other.


Benchmarks

Tomb Raider 2013 Ultimate: 140,7 (ASUS:146,6)
Rise of TR 2015 Ultimate: 93.01 (ASUS:93.56)

Win 10:
3dMark06 36634 (13367, 18685, 9866) https://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/18059556 (ASUS:36262)
3dMark11 21170 (29851, 11542, 10972) https://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/12985282 (ASUS:20987)
3dMarkTimeSpy 7776 (8886, 4555) https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/29861674 (ASUS:7780)

U.Valley Extreme HD: 5023 (ASUS:5096)
U.Heaven High: 3431 (ASUS:3503)

GfxMetal 1440p Aztec Ruins (Hier Tier): 12521.4 (194,73) (ASUS:12613.8)
GfxMetal 1080p Car Chase : 15019.2 (254.13) (ASUS:15228.4)
GfxMetal 1440p Manhatten 3.1.1 : 25335.5 (408.64) (ASUS:25301.3)

This is only a subset of Tests, because I showed that the results are more or less the same as Asus Station XP Pro.


Comments

It's very big, too big for my taste. Furthermore it's louder than the Asus XP Pro. There is still some noise even when idling. It's not that superloud, but you can hear it. Under Load it gets loud and hot.
This may have to do with the fact, that the PSU is inside. I guess  this is the main reason.

Noise: 43.8dBA-55.1dBA (75 degree Celsius)

The performance is great, but again there doesn't seem to be any difference between the boxes. 

Pros:
-Looks good and quality
-Great performance
-Good power supply for MBP
-Any Sized GPU withs easily
-Good price
-You can run any GPU as there is enough power.

Cons:
-It's very big
-It's not very silent.
-It has no ports (USB-C, LAN, USB-3 etc..)

 

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Manu Ignatius
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November 22, 2018 2:15 am  

Have you tried Final Cut Pro X or Lightroom on Mac OS @oliverb?

You post is one of the reasons I decided to go with Razer Core X since I saw it was almost plug 'n play in Windows.

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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OliverB
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November 22, 2018 10:07 am  
Posted by: Manu Ignatius

Have you tried Final Cut Pro X or Lightroom on Mac OS @oliverb?

You post is one of the reasons I decided to go with Razer Core X since I saw it was almost plug 'n play in Windows.

I will soon try Final Cut Pro X. For compatibility/plug'n'play all TB3 enclosures behave very similar. With the Razer Core X you have the big advantage that you can use a Vega 64, which I cannot with the Asus XG Station Pro. If you use MacOSX a lot and have the power (Razer Core X), you should probably go for a Vega 64.

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