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2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.13.6 [Pierce28]  

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Pierce28
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System specs 
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-8850H
Memory: 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 560X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

 

eGPU hardware
Enclosure: Razer Core X
GPU: Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro+
Cable: 0.5m TB3 cable (came with enclosure)

 

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Installation steps
macOS:
1. Plug TB3 cable from Razer Core X into MBP
2. Wait 3 seconds while the screen flashes
3. Play

 

Benchmarks
I haven't ran any benchmarks yet other than playing around with graphics settings in World of Warcraft. I'm able to crank every setting up to max except for view distance, which I leave at 7, and get a mostly rock steady 60fps. In LFR, I average 30-40 FPS during boss fights.

 

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My goal with this setup was to downsize from a high end gaming desktop as I found that all I used it for was Reddit and World of Warcraft. I wanted the ability to be portable with my primary computer due to work travel, vacations, and have the ability to bring it on the couch. I also wanted to switch from Windows to macOS as I prefer it for programming. I still have a lot of playing around with it left to do, but early indications is that it fits the bill exactly.

The PSU in the Razer Core X is a little louder than I'd prefer, but its a "woosh" sound and not bothersome. I'm pretty sure that the Vega 64 Nitro+ is the biggest GPU this enclosure could possibly fit. 

2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.13.6 [build link]  

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Notorious826
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@pierce28 Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I was thinking about getting a similar setup for my 2018 13" MacBook Pro with a Razer Core X and Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8gb. 

Glad to see that plug-and-play is working in OSX with the Razer Core X and AMD Cards.

Have you tried setting this up in Bootcamp at all? Would love to see if AMD cards have gotten any easier to work in Windows with the 2018 laptops.

P.S. Welcome to the community!

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Pierce28
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Thanks! I've been lurking since November-ish when I started researching all this.

I haven't tried Bootcamp yet since the Bootcamp drivers weren't out yet (I think I saw they came out last night). I never thought I'd say this, but I don't really have a need to install Bootcamp with this setup.

2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.13.6 [build link]  

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bonsaielectric
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@Pierce28 I would love to know if this setup works under bootcamp!!

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kstl
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Sweet setup! Super jealous of the space grey Apple keyboard. Probably my all time favourite keyboard. 

I know you don't have much interest, but just in case that changes, I would also love to see if you get this going in Bootcamp.

2018 13" MBP TouchBar - 10.15b & Win10
modded AKiTiO Node Pro + RX580 8GB
2x Apple Cinema Display


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Giandiul
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@pierce28 
Hi, I am wondering what is the resolution of your monitor? Only 60FPS with a Vega 64 sounds a little weird. 

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DeNachtwacht
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Posted by: Pierce28

Thanks! I've been lurking since November-ish when I started researching all this.

I haven't tried Bootcamp yet since the Bootcamp drivers weren't out yet (I think I saw they came out last night). I never thought I'd say this, but I don't really have a need to install Bootcamp with this setup.

Are the Boot Camp drivers to be found online somewhere? And how do you know that the drivers were released? I installed Boot Camp but still run into some problems.

2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 1903 [build link]  

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zharrief
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@notorious826, @bonsaielectric@kstl@denachtwacht

I have a very similar setup working flawlessly in Bootcamp!

WORKING! 2017 15" MBP MacOS 10.14 Mojave Beta & Bootcamp w/ Razer Core X + AMD Radeon RX Vega64

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.14 & Win10 [build link]  

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Ochichka
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I bought Razer Core X myself but I have a problem with the shutdown. Basically the unit doesn't turn itself off when the laptop is shut down. The fans keep spinning and I have to either disconnect the USB cable or use the power switch. I also realised that the Razer support is the worst I've seen, you can't call it support even. For 3 weeks now nobody at Razer is helping and they keep sending automated messages that they haven't heard back from me. I would never buy a Razer product anymore as they just sell the things and don't care about the support.

2017 14" Lenovo Yoga 920 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + Win10 [build link]  

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