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newtotheegpuworld
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Hi everyone,

 

new to the egpu world, and still navigating through it all. I've browsed through the site a good bit, but I haven't been able to find a definitive answer to- should I update to the new Big Sur OS or should I wait? Just cause there is so much uncertainty with new OS are (support and/or stability). And also how apple silicon is not supporting egpus (at least at the moment).

Apologies if this has been asked already, but I've tried to find the answer but was unsuccessful..

If it helps, currently have the 2019 15" pro with mantiz saturn pro, and radeon 5700xt.

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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BigMouthShark
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Wait. If you can use eGPU under your current macOS, I would suggest you to stay in current one. Upgrading to new macOS will bring you a lot of troubles. 

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newtotheegpuworld
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@bigmouthshark, thank you!

 

and out of curiosity, are you also in the same boat as me? seeing if others have and if they experienced issues?

 

Thank you again Smile

 

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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BigMouthShark
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@newtotheegpuworld, I upgraded from Mojave to Big Sur. And now eGPU is not working, I'm still trying to figure out how to solve it. So I'm a little bit regretful about upgrading ... 

You can refer to my issues here. 
https://egpu.io/forums/postid/89297/

 

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techmoe
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Hey, I made a video about the 5500XT, Core X and Mac mini 2018 couple of months ago. In the beginning it kinda worked, but after plugging in another hdmi monitor I needed to start the core x 10-15 sec. after the Mac. With the macOS 11.0.1 everything works perfect. The Mac boots up super fast without any issues. My connection: Mac mini -> core x -> 1x DP port LG monitor 1x HDMI Samsung monitor. Till now, I'm super happy. I'm filming right now a video for YouTube showing my setup and boot up of my Mac with the egpu.

Mac mini 2018
Razer Core X
Sapphire Radeon 5500XT 8GB Nitro +

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Bob Warren
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eGPU works great in Big Sur.  Bootcamp, not so much.  Never have been able to get it to work on my 16.

MacBook Pro 16 2019 - i9 2400, 32GB memory 5500m - eGPU Razer Core X Chroma with RX580


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newtotheegpuworld
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@techmoe, o okay. Thanks! I've read from another post saying that big sur makes their egpu snappier too.

 

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techmoe
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@newtotheegpuworld, same for me. Booting is much faster. Also, bootcamp works great for me. You can see here in my video the boot up process with big sur (but it is in German):

 

Mac mini 2018
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Sapphire Radeon 5500XT 8GB Nitro +

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matmatija
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I just upgraded to Big Sur 11.0.1 on MacBook 2020 13''.

Everything, looks great so far. Both in Bootcamp and Mac OS.

I can now even boot into MacOS with eGPU plugged in. Previously I had to unplug it and then plug it in after login.

Windows version: 1903 (builld 18362.30). Bootcamp is on the same internal SSD as MacOS

- MacBook Pro 2020 13"
- 2.3GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
- 32GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
- Mantiz Saturn Pro II
- 1TB SSD


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tsakal
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@matmatija, thanks. Did you also update the apple software in windows?

 do you see any performance difference. Did you run any benchmarks on either side?

What card are you using? 
I have the same setup with 5700xt. I run windows 10 2004 edition with the pci.sys swap. Had 1903 till April may this year on ext ssd and then decided to make an internal installation and it worked. Have you tried any other option apart from 1903? 

My friend @arouris runs Big Sur with latest windows with no problem!

 

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1068NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, Samsung 49 1440p UltraWide C49RG
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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