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2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 Super @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 [k1llah3rtz] // inc ADT-Link eGPU stand  

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k1llah3rtz
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System specs 

  • Mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro 11,5 - i7-4980HQ 2.8Ghz/HD Graphics 5200 iGPU/AMD R9 M370X dGPU/16GB/512GB SSD

 

eGPU hardware 

 

Hardware pictures 

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Installation steps 

  1. Assembled the ADT-Link eGPU stand and attached ADT-Link R43SG-TU
  2. Removed the internal SSD and installed into the Transcend enclosure and ensured that OSX and Bootcamp still booted
  3. Applied DSDT override and ran DDU for AMD drivers
  4. Setup DIY USB-attached Transcend SSD with 512MB FAT partition and applied apple_set_os.efi + startup.nsh 
  5. Shutdown
  6. Installed Sintech NGFF adapter and ADT-Link
  7. Connect PSU power to ADT-Link and GPU.
  8. Powered up GPU (SW1 to position 1) and boot machine via USB SSD
  9. Install latest Nvidia drivers + nvidia-error43-fixer
  10. Done!

 

Benchmarks (Include a  CUDA-Z  or  AIDA64  bandwidth pic. Optional: Valley, 3dmark, noting if it's on internal/external LCD )

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Superposition Benchmark v1.1 12515 1617972982
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Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming)

<will think of something poetic to describe the glory>

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2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 Super @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 // inc ADT-Link eGPU stand [build link]  

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itsage
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@k1llah3rtz, This is an excellent M.2 build with the 2015 15-in MacBook Pro! I really like the PSU you chose. Will keep it in mind when I need a new PSU.

 

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k1llah3rtz
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@itsage, this build was only possible down to all the work that folks such as yourself and @nando4 already did - for which i'm very grateful!

 

2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 Super @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 // inc ADT-Link eGPU stand [build link]  

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minor edit to include more benchmarks specifically Forza 4 @ autodetected Ultra - CPU running with Turbo-disabled and GPU running @ factory

2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RTX 2060 Super @ 32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG-TU) + Win10 // inc ADT-Link eGPU stand [build link]  

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