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PaulJ
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Same here, exact same eGPU setup as yours, only with a 2018 MacMini. My eGPU runs all of the time regardless of whether the Mac sleeps. Do you think it would be better to turn off the eGPU manually at night, or just leave it running all of the time? Thanks.

2018 MacMini with 16GB RAM running Catalina 10.15.1 EGPU=Razer Core X with an AMD Vega 56


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Naylia
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Just noticed the Navi cards are now listed as officially supported in the Apple bulletin as of 10.15.1.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208544

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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So quick question .

Are the 5700 xt fully supported in Catalina now with no side effects? any issues with boot camp?

regarding content creation like final cut adobe photoshop capture one what is your experience? Radeon vii or 5700 xt

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1038NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, Samsung 65 Q70R
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5, 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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Miguel Pereira
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Hi all,

My setup is 2018 Mac Mini (8th,6C,B) 64GB Ram + Radeon Pro WX7100 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box) + macOS 10.15.1

I also tried switching the eGPU between ports and have the same result. I can't log in without disconnecting the eGPU and reconnect it.

I've contacted Apple support with no solution so far...

Only now I saw the info in the Sonnettech website that they don't support Catalina with the Mac Mini 2018.

https://www.sonnettech.com/product/egfx-breakaway-box.html

Hope this gets solved soon, because I even have kernel panics with the mac rebooting by it self...

2018 Mac Mini (8th,6C,B) 64GB Ram + Radeon Pro W5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box) + macOS 10.15.5 (Miguel Pereira)


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itsage
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@miguel_pereira Radeon Pro WX 7100 is part of Polaris GPU family. The 2018 Mac mini firmware (following Catalina system update) has a bug that causes boot hang when a Polaris eGPU is connected prior to boot. We will have to wait for Apple to fix this issue.

 

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2020 15" HP Spectre X360 [11th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB4 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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cfourz
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Has anyone tried Catalina 10.15.2 Dev Beta 1? I'm on the public channel so am unable to install.

MacBook Pro 15" 2016
Mantiz Venus w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700XT

 
2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.1 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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RSB_Fox
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On Mojave my mac mini kept crashing at least once a day. I could really only use egpu in bootcamp.

GPU driver kept having troubles. Screen would freeze up. Kernel panics too.

Since updating to Catalina it has been stable.

 

2018 i7 Mac mini / RX 580 Gaming Box / macOS 10.15+


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Juan C. Yunis
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@cfourz Catalina 10.15.2 Dev Beta 1 screwed up my eGPU boot support, I had to plug the HDMI in my Mac Mini in order to boot.

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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Poison Monkey
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I have a RX580 running in a razer core on Catalina. Seems to be working ok.

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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TheMadTurtle11
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@Poison Monkey In a 2018 Mac mini?

2018 Mac mini + Sonnet 550 breakaway + Sapphire Pulse RX580


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