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jezwainaina
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Hi, 

I'm running a 2017 MacBook pro with an LG ultrafine 5k. Is it possible to add an egpu running a 4k monitor through display port and control them all from the same MacBook pro?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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Which specific model of the 2017 MacBook Pro do you have?

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2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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jezwainaina
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Thanks for reply...

 

I Have the 15 inch fully loaded..

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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rawweb
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I'm driving the LG 5k alongside another monitor with eGPU. Set the eGPU display as primary in display prefs. I really love the screen on the LG 5k, but it really isn't a great solution if you're looking to get some performance out of the eGPU itself as it leaves the dGPU active to drive the display and I think impacts performance. 

Screen Shot 2017 08 07 at 9.25.20 PM

2017 15" MacBook Pro + 16GB + Radeon Pro 560
2013 Mac Pro
Blackmagic Design Radeon Pro 580
Mantiz Venus - Radeon RX 580
LG Ultrafine 5k - Dual

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RP 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Blackmagic eGPU) + macOS 10.14.5 & Win10 [build link]  


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rawweb
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I'm driving the LG 5k alongside another monitor with eGPU. Set the eGPU display as primary in display prefs to acceleration as apps launch. I really love the screen on the LG 5k, but it really isn't a great solution if you're looking to get some performance out of the eGPU itself as it leaves the dGPU active to drive the 5k display and impacts performance. 

Screen Shot 2017 08 07 at 9.25.20 PM

2017 15" MacBook Pro + 16GB + Radeon Pro 560
2013 Mac Pro
Blackmagic Design Radeon Pro 580
Mantiz Venus - Radeon RX 580
LG Ultrafine 5k - Dual

 
2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RP 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Blackmagic eGPU) + macOS 10.14.5 & Win10 [build link]  


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