2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.13.6 [Pierce28]
I have the same issue. How do you really shut the Razer Core X down? What is the best way?
Ejecting in macOS takes ages, its really annoying and even after that I get the message that I didnt ejected it properly. Any ideas?
My first official post here, and I wanted to start it off with thanking this community for being so awesome!
After several days of trial and error, I finally have my setup at least "working" for now. I'm about to test the internal display acceleration here in a few minutes. My set up:
Mid 2018 MBP 13 w/ i7, 16gb ram + touchbar:
eGpu: GIGABYTE 580RX
What I did:
1. Installed reFind
2. Hotplug eGpu when the spinning dots appear on the boot screen
3. I installed bootcampdrivers.com AMD software
***Had Error 12***
4. Disabled isight camera, and root 9 and still had error 12
5. Performed dsdt override, still had error 12, but confirmed large memory area
6. Removed the eGpu from the device manager and DDU removed the AMD drivers restarted and installed GIGABYTE 580RX drivers from their site
7. Performed TB3 firmware updates and patched the eGpu
8. I restarted my computer and the AMD software welcomed me for the first time.
Device manager recognizes the eGpu and it is actively running as I type this. However, now windows is in test mode (Build17134.rs4_release.180410-1804). I'm about to test the internal display to see if that is accelerating; if not, I will plug into external monitor and test that. Some games, like fortnite, will not run in test mode. When I disable test mode, the error 12 comes back! From what I've read, the test mode pops because I installed software not approved by apples bootcamp firmware, or something to that effect. Worst case, I will uninstall AMD drivers and reinstall the bootcampdrivers.com drivers and see if the test mode is fixed. I will report back with my findings later tonight. I hope this helps someone get their rig moving in the right direction.
FWIW: the gigabyte box is plug and play in OSX HS. It works perfect with external displays, but I can't get it to accommodate internal display acceleration properly for certain applications.
Edit: Its alive! Successfully accelerating the internal screen with drivers from bootcampdrivers.com. I just played a round of fortnite on all high settings and internal display while seeing stable 50 fps. Wow this was quite a bit of work to get it all going haha.
This is Razer support answer... Speechless...
Thank you for being so understanding and waiting for any updates regarding your case. We were stress testing our devices to cater to your case and we just got feedback from our relevant advanced product specialists.
We have just checked with our sources here physically and tested it out. The Core generally will still run it's fans when the device is still connected to the laptop via USB-C connection. That explains the Core to power off when the USB-C is disconnected from the Core to the Laptop.
It is a normal design from our Core X and there is no specific explanation to it but it should affect anything from your setup and of the laptop.
Can I ask you what your sleep/shutdown routine and experience is.
I run in clamshell FYI.
Its just when I come to leave the computer it all goes wrong. I've not found a solution yet. If I sleep it, not only does the core stay on, I come back and sometimes the mac seems to have logged out or crashed. If I click disconnect epgu it basically just logs you out and closes everything. If I turn it off I then have to open the mac and turn on everyday. So not ideal. I just want sleep to work so I can hit sleep and then come back to it like the good old days of docking.