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TJ ODonnell
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Hi Everyone.

My 2018 MacBook Pro can see the razer core x, but not the GPU in the case.

When I check the activity monitor, the 5700 isn't listed. 

I also have the first-gen Blackmagic egpu connect.  When I only connect the 5700 my mac still can't find it.

I have reinstalled the current system three times, AND tried it on the latest Big Sur beta, and nothing. 

Used multiple cords on the egpu (including the cables that work with the Blackmagic egpu)

nothing... 

I dont hear the 5700 fan... is my enclosure powerful enough to power it?

I am out of ideas and hoped you all might have some insight. 

 

Setup:

2018 Macbook Pro 

Razer Core X Chroma case

AMD 5700 (purchased from OWC mac store)

(working egpu: Blackmagic 560X)

 

What I tried thus far:

Tried multiple c3 cables

Connect and disconnect Blackmagic eGPU

Rebuilt keext cache

Zaped Pram and SMC 

Reinstalled Catalina, and Big Sur (current beta)

Did a fire god dance naked on the roof...

 

 

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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chance91
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Posted by: @tj_odonnell

Hi Everyone.

My 2018 MacBook Pro can see the razer core x, but not the GPU in the case.

When I check the activity monitor, the 5700 isn't listed. 

I also have the first-gen Blackmagic egpu connect.  When I only connect the 5700 my mac still can't find it.

I have reinstalled the current system three times, AND tried it on the latest Big Sur beta, and nothing. 

Used multiple cords on the egpu (including the cables that work with the Blackmagic egpu)

nothing... 

I dont hear the 5700 fan... is my enclosure powerful enough to power it?

I am out of ideas and hoped you all might have some insight. 

 

Setup:

2018 Macbook Pro 

Razer Core X Chroma case

AMD 5700 (purchased from OWC mac store)

(working egpu: Blackmagic 560X)

 

What I tried thus far:

Tried multiple c3 cables

Connect and disconnect Blackmagic eGPU

Rebuilt keext cache

Zaped Pram and SMC 

Reinstalled Catalina, and Big Sur (current beta)

Did a fire god dance naked on the roof...

 

 

The Razer Core X has a 650w Power supply.   The 5700 card only requires about 175w TDP, you should be fine there.

Have you tried another laptop, even a windows laptop to see if it runs?

This may be your issue here.  I'd recommend contacting razer on their support page as well.  The 5700 is not listed as off-the-shelf compatible on their site.  Some people had to tweak to get it working.

https://mysupport.razer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1727/?_ga=2.108213895.425957350.1602871416-1116791972.1602556696

https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-and-razer-core-x-chroma-running-in-macbook-pro-15-2017-bootcamp/

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/macbook-pro-razer-core-x-chroma-5700-xt-help/

I would advise to use any of the files in the above threads at your own risk, as well.

and also, what version of macOS?  some people had to roll back I have read.

https://community.amd.com/thread/250348

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