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Zorn_
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I have a MacBook Pro 2017 15" and a Razer Core v2 - have a couple questions when using this with macOS.

1) Is it possible to get audio over DisplayPort working? I would like to be able to use my monitor speakers.

2) When the Core is attached, and you put the MacBook to sleep, the Core stays powered on. The fans are still in leafblower mode and the lights stay on. Is there any trick to making the Core sleep with the computer?

2019 Razer Blade Stealth (GTX 1650, 2TB SSD)
Razer Core X Chroma (Upgraded with SF600 PSU)
ASUS ROG Strix 2080 Ti


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rotarymac
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I don't think the DisplayPort protocol supports audio (unless I'm mistaken). HDMI does and I assume your monitor with speaker has one.

 

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On a side note how do you find the Core v2? Hows the build quality? Is it scratch resistant? How easy was it to setup with MacOS? Did you have any issues installing the GPU or uninstalling it? Any issues with any of the ports not working?

2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + GTX 970 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  

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Pierre-Emmanuel Pardon
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Hello,

I have a rMBP mid-2015 (R9 370X) and a Core v2.

all is working great except the same issue than you Smile

The only way for me to switch off the core and his GC is to unplug it from the laptop.

Also MacOS Synapse version is not recognizing the Core so we can’t adjust Chroma lighting, a real drama!

Old hardware: MacBookPro11,5 (15 Retina, i7 4980HQ) dGPU R9 M370X + TB2/TB3 adapter + Razer Core v2 + GTX 1070 Ti

New hardware: Mac mini (2018, i7 8700B, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD)+ Razer Core v2 eGPU + SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 + Samsung C27HG70 display
New software: macOS 10.14.2 (18C54), Windows 10 to be tried !


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Ningauble77
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Posted by: rotarymac

I don't think the DisplayPort protocol supports audio (unless I'm mistaken). HDMI does and I assume your monitor with speaker has one.

 

Edit 1:

On a side note how do you find the Core v2? Hows the build quality? Is it scratch resistant? How easy was it to setup with MacOS? Did you have any issues installing the GPU or uninstalling it? Any issues with any of the ports not working?

DisplayPort does provide audio, and it works fine under Bootcamp.  The current MacOS NVidia web drivers do not seem to implement audio support yet.

Build Quality is excellent.  I haven't moved it around a lot, it hasn't scratched.  It is a bit of a dust magnet.  Setting it up with MacOS was not too painful, other than I could not get my Monitor to work via HDMI, only DisplayPort (which is probably an issue with the monitor not the egpu setup).  All Ports work, the Ethernet drivers have been flaky for me, I had to manually set it to 100Mbit instead of gigabit to work indefinitely (default settings would cause network traffic to stop after about 5 min unless I unplugged and re-plugged the Ethernet cable).  In Windows the Ethernet works flawlessly at gigabit speed so I think this is just a software issue with the ASIX drivers.

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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Pierre-Emmanuel Pardon
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Posted by: Ningauble77
Posted by: rotarymac

I don't think the DisplayPort protocol supports audio (unless I'm mistaken). HDMI does and I assume your monitor with speaker has one.

 

Edit 1:

On a side note how do you find the Core v2? Hows the build quality? Is it scratch resistant? How easy was it to setup with MacOS? Did you have any issues installing the GPU or uninstalling it? Any issues with any of the ports not working?

DisplayPort does provide audio, and it works fine under Bootcamp.  The current MacOS NVidia web drivers do not seem to implement audio support yet.

Build Quality is excellent.  I haven't moved it around a lot, it hasn't scratched.  It is a bit of a dust magnet.  Setting it up with MacOS was not too painful, other than I could not get my Monitor to work via HDMI, only DisplayPort (which is probably an issue with the monitor not the egpu setup).  All Ports work, the Ethernet drivers have been flaky for me, I had to manually set it to 100Mbit instead of gigabit to work indefinitely (default settings would cause network traffic to stop after about 5 min unless I unplugged and re-plugged the Ethernet cable).  In Windows the Ethernet works flawlessly at gigabit speed so I think this is just a software issue with the ASIX drivers.

I have the same issue than you with the ethernet port on macOS, thx for the tricks.

Maybe an update will fix this but not sure !

Old hardware: MacBookPro11,5 (15 Retina, i7 4980HQ) dGPU R9 M370X + TB2/TB3 adapter + Razer Core v2 + GTX 1070 Ti

New hardware: Mac mini (2018, i7 8700B, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD)+ Razer Core v2 eGPU + SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 + Samsung C27HG70 display
New software: macOS 10.14.2 (18C54), Windows 10 to be tried !


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James Clawson
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Although it's true that DisplayPort allows for audio transfer, many devices do not support it. (i.e. many displays that include speakers that ALSO have an HDMI input option, and many laptops -including the MacBook Pro models prior to 2009.

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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