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ikir
 ikir
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Any update on new macOS 10.15.3?

Does it fix Mac mini eGPU black display?


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zhangd116
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Curious about this too. Also would like to know if it improves performance on navi cards, my RX 5700 feels almost no difference compared to RX 580...

 

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zhangd116
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Figured things couldn't be worse so I performed a full TM backup and installed 10.15.3 public beta 1.

Performance on RX 5700 is still miserable, but it does seem like Apple fixed the black screen booting issue, at least for RX 5700

 

Update - it worked for a few tries but then black screen issue came back again... dang

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ikir
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Posted by: @zhangd116

Figured things couldn't be worse so I performed a full TM backup and installed 10.15.3 public beta 1.

Performance on RX 5700 is still miserable, but it does seem like Apple fixed the black screen booting issue, at least for RX 5700

 

Update - it worked for a few tries but then black screen issue came back again... dang

Terrible. Can you use beta report to send these issue to Apple?


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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jefniro
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My Catalina 10.15.3 beta (developper) performances, away from Windows results but definitely better than before (+12%):

Schermata 2020 01 05 alle 12.01.21

 

Catalina 10.15.2:

https://egpu.io/forums/which-gear-should-i-buy/amd-navi-7nm-for-egpu-radeon-rx-5700-rx-5700-xt/paged/12/#post-70528

 

2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 1903 [build link]  

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The black display issue arises if you upgrade MAC OS with the eGPU attached, basically each time you have a mac os or security update it needs to be connected to a monitor or it seriously compromises the integrity, this is actually written in the blackmagic eGPU support notes.

I have reinstalled Mac OS and since I can reboot with the eGPU on however it does not show the apple sign just some weird purple lines. Occasionally it stops booting to which the solution is to switch on mini egpu and monitor in series

I have had other suprises on my mbp including stuck in reboot fan loop that needed Command R to get out or option key

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zhangd116
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@massimo_franzese

Interesting, I didn't realize that we are not suppose to update the system with EGPU attached.

I did the 10.15.3 update using mac mini's HDMI port with EGPU detached, and the black screen issue persists. Maybe I should try reinstall mac OS...?

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Posted by: @zhangd116

@massimo_franzese

Interesting, I didn't realize that we are not suppose to update the system with EGPU attached.

I did the 10.15.3 update using mac mini's HDMI port with EGPU detached, and the black screen issue persists. Maybe I should try reinstall mac OS...?

I reinstalled MAC OSX with eGPU turned off. Since then it boots 95% of times with the odd occasion it doesn't and I need just to turn on mini egpu and screen in short sequence

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zhangd116
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@massimo_franzese

Thanks, I will try to reinstall Mac OS  sometime this week. 

On a separate note (rant) I just realized that my bootcamp windows updated itself to 1909 and broke the egpu setup (code 12)... I’m glad that at least Mac OS gives me the option to turn off the auto update feature... 

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@zhangd116

If you reinstall OSX I would like to know if once the eGPU is connected the apple symbol comes back!

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