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matmatija
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@tsakal, I didn't have time yet to play with it for a longer time so I haven't noticed any performance difference.

I also have 5700XT
As for updating apple software, I didn't update anything recently. Trying to avoid any updates in the windows side as it works OK for now. Don't want to test my luck. 😀 

Posted by: @tsakal

Have you tried any other option apart from 1903? 

Nope, I read here on the forum that this version is the best choice so I just went with that. I only play some Doom casually here and there so I didn't really care if I have the newest win version.

 

Edit: initially when I installed the setup (a few weeks ago) I had some issues with drivers (bluetooth, etc). Something broke while bootcamp was installing. So I had to download support software from bootcamp assistant in mac os. After installing stuff from there everything works great.

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- 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

 

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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mccamel
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Just adding my experience. I updated to Big Sur and my eGPU appears to be working exactly as it was in Catalina. My setup:

iMac Late 2020 / Macbook Pro 15" Late 2016
Razer Core X Chroma
Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX590 8GB
LG 34WK95U


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tsakal
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@mccamel, boot camp? Which windows version? 

 

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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ikir
 ikir
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My eGPU connection works better. Before with Catalina sometimes plugging eGPU didn't worked at all


MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar M1 8-core CPU 8-core GPU - 16GB unified memory - 512GB PCIe SSD
MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB 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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tsakal
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@ikir, thanks. Boot camp? 

 

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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ikir
 ikir
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Posted by: @tsakal

@ikir, thanks. Boot camp? 

 

Sorry I don't use it


MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar M1 8-core CPU 8-core GPU - 16GB unified memory - 512GB PCIe SSD
MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB 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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Alex Gibson
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The only issue I've encountered so far is that I'm unable to run at 144Hz refresh rate since upgrading to Big Sur. The options within System Preferences only appear to go up to 100Hz. I believe it's the same issue as described here.

I'm using a 5700XT with Razer Core X and Asus ROG Strix XG27U.

Hoping it's something that gets fixed soon, but in hindsight would have held off upgrading had I known.

 

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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tsakal
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@alex_gibson, this is what I do. The features of big sur are not that important to me at least. The only thing missing is safari YouTube 4K but if you have chrome not a Biggy. If you have a working system I don’t see the reason to upgrade, if not it is a free option. 

 

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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Marko Mitranić
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Joined: 10 months ago
 

I've got 5700XT and a Razer Chroma X.

MBP16 (MacBookPro16,1) as well as MBP15 (2015 with purgewrangler) both work mighty fine.

No issues whatsoever.

 

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) | Razer Core X Chroma | Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB | iMac 27" Display

 
2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5300M) [9th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 1903 // iMac 27" Display [build link]  


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