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cgWerks
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Posted by: itsage

@cgwerks Have you tried the Adrenalin 19.3.3 drivers from bootcampdrivers.com? I'm curious if the identification of Blackmagic eGPU has been sorted out. A VisionTek mini eGFX RX 570 is en route to Mat HD so hopefully he can improve the drivers for eGPU users.

Sorry, no I haven't. And, it might be a while as I'm currently using the system for some classes, and don't want to take the risk/time to reload until I finish.

As of July 24, 2021: 2018 Mac mini (i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) - Blackmagic eGPU (RX580) - Mojave 10.14.6 - (haven't succeeded past Win10 1809)


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Eightarmedpet
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Posted by: itsage

@cgwerks Have you tried the Adrenalin 19.3.3 drivers from bootcampdrivers.com? I'm curious if the identification of Blackmagic eGPU has been sorted out. A VisionTek mini eGFX RX 570 is en route to Mat HD so hopefully he can improve the drivers for eGPU users.

This sounds super interesting! Is there anything specific he’s looking at in regards to eGPU users? Performance? Detection? 

Im hoping AMD set ups get easier, mine is great when it works but a bit temperamental.

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itsage
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@eightarmedpet Nothing in specific. It's best to have him play with an eGPU and see what he can do in terms of Bootcamp community support.

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mrfancypants
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Thanks for the help everyone! It turns out you can only use thunderbolt to connect an apple thunderbolt display. So I'm gonna try cgWerks method above on my Blackmagic vega 56

fingers crossed...

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cgWerks
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Posted by: mrfancypants

Thanks for the help everyone! It turns out you can only use thunderbolt to connect an apple thunderbolt display. So I'm gonna try cgWerks method above on my Blackmagic vega 56

fingers crossed...

I hope that goes well for you. Hopefully, it will go even more smoothly. From some forum comments I've read in various places, I have gotten the impression the situation has improved a bit since I wrote that post.

As of July 24, 2021: 2018 Mac mini (i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) - Blackmagic eGPU (RX580) - Mojave 10.14.6 - (haven't succeeded past Win10 1809)


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Eightarmedpet
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@mrfancypants any update? Haven't read of anyone having any success getting a TB display plugged into the Black Magic eGPU... yet.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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Disco
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@mrfancypants For the thunderbolt display, the tb1 connection is also a mini display port, so connecting the DisplayPort output of the egpu to a dongle with mini display port and then to the monitor should work fine. Startec sell them for a good price. 
Using that dongle I regularly connect my old Cinema Display to a laptops full size display port connection, so connecting it to an egpu would, I assume, also work just as well.

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