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jerry Kansai
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That’s great price for Razer Core, I got also same price before Christmas second unopened from wrong Santa gifts that the receiver didn’t want, only the v2 Mr. Green though had to drive 300km to Hannover to make sure it was not Christmas fools 😉 Yes as @itsage said v1 PSU fans is quiter.

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Eightarmedpet
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Wow thats super lucky! I've seen a couple of V2's around 300 too so I've half stitched myself up although reading that the fans are actually quieter in the V1 makes me happy...

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odin
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There's no special procedure with Nvidia eGPU for the 2018 13" MacBook Pro. I connected the RTX 2080 eGPU to the left Thunderbolt 3 port closest to the display hinges. You can either let Windows automatically install the drivers or perform a manual driver installation with the latest Nvidia drivers. Here are AIDA and HWiNFO screen captures.

Would this be the same for a 2017 15" MacBook Pro w/ Radeon 555? I haven't upgraded it to Mojave yet.

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pracolas
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@pracolas I like the footprint of the Razer Core more than the Core X. Can't lie I enjoy RGB on this enclosure more than most PC peripherals. Regarding performance of RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti, I'd say there's no clear difference. The GTX 1080 Ti is a great value if you can find one for ≤US$600.

Thank's, as no 1080 Ti nor Razer core V2 is available on amazon, I think I'll go on 2080 with Razer core X. But is this new gpu supported on MACOS as 1080?

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itsage
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@pracolas New Nvidia cards typically take more than half a year for web drivers to be available in macOS. If you are intending on using Nvidia eGPU in macOS, I'd say either wait for RTX 2000 series compatible web drivers or get the GTX 1000 series.

@odin The 2017 15" MacBook Pro is different because it has a discrete GPU. You can try hot-pluggin the Nvidia eGPU once Windows fully loads and see if it works. My recommendation is to refer to our eGPU Boot Camp setup guide for the TB3 15" MBP.

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pokerzeus
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My problem is, it works fine on my 18 13'' MacBook pro only when I plug the Razer Core X with 1080Ti to the right side upper TB3 port before boot to windows. But when I plug the enclosure to any another TB3 port, error 12 happens... Hot-plugging never works on my MacBook...So amazing!
I wonder if the problem is that I'm using win-to-go, not a bootcamp windows makes it using more resources? Have you ever tried to use eGPU in win-to-go mode? By the way, what's your MacOS version? Have you updated to Mojave? I'm not sure if everything goes fine in 10.14...
Thanks!

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nullptr
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I'm considering buying 13" MacBook Pro and want to ask you some questions.
1. Can you hot-plug / hot-unplug eGPU freely?
2. You mentioned "left Thunderbolt 3 port closest to the display hinges", is there any problems in other ports?
Thank you in advance!

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itsage
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@nullptr Which model year 13" MacBook Pro are you considering? If it is the 2018 hot-plug and hot-unplug will work with an Nvidia eGPU in Boot Camp. I tried all four Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 2018 13" MBP and they all can work. The left port closest the display hinges is the one that works most consistently and reliably.

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nullptr
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@itsage Thank you for your reply!
Yes, I'm considering 2018 13" model and want to use it with my 1080ti in Boot Camp.
And now this model seems ideal for me😄

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Ningauble77
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Just to add another data point, on my MBPro 13 2018 with the i7, Razer Core v2 and ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo,  I've always been able to hot unplug, even without using the nvidia eject widget (my core v2 got powered off during a power outage and the worst that happened was any apps using the eGPU at the time crashed, but the system stayed up and running).  However, I cannot hot plug with the system fully booted. I have to either boot with the egpu attached (and lose internal display) or hotplug on the windows logo boot screen (what I usually do).  If I hot plug after waiting for the system to fully boot I get a ks.sys bsod.  

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