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entropeon@gmail.com
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Hello eGPU.io community!

My new eGPU is all set up and I am exploring the potential benefits in MacOS. I am running a Vega 64 in a Razer Core X Chroma enclosure. I chose the Chroma over the standard Core X because of the I/O. Right now, USB seems to be functioning on a rudimentary level. Stress tests to come. 

Trying to connect to my home network over Ethernet has been a fail, however. Does anyone out there have any advice on using Gigabit Ethernet / Core X Chroma and MacOS? I am running Catalina 10.15.5

I'm sorry if this thread is redundant and this has been discussed elsewhere!

 

Thanks a ton! Smile  

Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro
MacOS 10.15.5 (considering downgrade to Mojave)
ASUS Strix AMD Vega 64 8GB
Razer Core X Chroma


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Mo oi
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@entropeongmail-com

 

Driver update available.

Check this

 

2019 17" HP OMEN 17-cb0065TX (RTX2070) [9th,6C,H] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 // Vive Cosmos Elite [build link]  

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Rob Ogilvie
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@mo_oi, is it working for you?

I tried the driver from Razer dated July 2019 and as soon as I plug in an ethernet cable, my mac can't connect to anything; pings to the default gateway throw a "host is down" or "request timeout" - I tried downloading the updated driver version from ASIX, and it was able to connect to the 'net, but only for about a minute before dropping out.

I'd be interested to hear if you had more luck!

I'm running 10.15.5 on a 2020 MBP with a Core X Chroma and an RX 580.

 

2020 13" MBP | Razer Core X Chroma | RX 580


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Mo oi
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@rob_ogilvie,

Sorry, I don’t use the Ethernet port on Mac.

My conclusion is nothing solves that problem now, sorry.

I googled some sites and many people complained about the same problem.

One Japanese blog mentioned about the same problem in detail.

He says ASIX new driver 2.16.0 (30/01/2020) make things a bit better, but large file transfer causes errors.

 

2019 17" HP OMEN 17-cb0065TX (RTX2070) [9th,6C,H] + RTX 3080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 1909 // Vive Cosmos Elite [build link]  

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tedseo1216
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I have the similar setup. The large file transfer issue seems more related to the Catalina OS itself rather than the ethernet port on the Razer Core X

Have a read on the below.

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/04/06/macos-10-5-4-kernel-panic-crashing-issues/

 

Cheers

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Ningauble77
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Quick update on mac ethernet on the core x chroma, ASIX has posted beta drivers for big sur using driverkit instead of a kernel extension.  I haven't tried it, and it looks like it requires disabling SIP for now.  On Razer's support page for the Core X Chroma, They no longer have a link to the (non-working) driver, but a vague statement about contacting support for a "repair".  I was curious what this meant so I contacted Razer support via chat today.  It took the rep a while to figure out what I was talking about and his answer was basically that razer was still working on a solution and to check back later.

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

 
2020 13" Razer Blade Stealth (GTX1650Ti) [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 @ 32Gbps-TB4 (Razer Core X Chroma) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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