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nu_ninja
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Version 10.4.3 I think

Mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro (MacBookPro9,2) TB1 -> RX 460/560 (AKiTiO Node/Thunder2)
+ macOS 10.15+Win10 + Linux Mint 19.1

 
2012 13" MacBook Pro [3rd,2C,M] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.14.4 [build link]  


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Shrapnl
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@nanoBit - FYI, I was able to make the built in display no longer black by simply uninstalling the AMD drivers that Bootcamp installs.  So, Windows thinks it's an unknown display adaptor but it seems to work fine regardless.  I do not use it for any display acceleration instead using an external display with my Titan X.  But it works fine for having a web browser, YouTube, etc up on the laptop display while gaming or what not on the external display.

Edit - Clarification, I didn't use DDU or anything only went through the standard Windows uninstall programs and removed the AMD stuff.

2018 MacBook Pro 15" - Sonnet 550 - NVidia Titan X (Pascal)


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nanoBit
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@sharpnl sounds good! But I use the dGPU often when I travel, so it needs to be accelerated and I'm curious if there are any performance differences without the AMD driver. Would you mind running a benchmark (Cinebench preferably) without your eGPU being connected? Just to see if there's a performance loss.

Setup: MacBook Pro 2018 15" 2.6GHz Radeon Pro 560X on macOS 10.14 & Windows 10 (Bootcamp); Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 350 with a Zotac GTX1080 AMP! Edition

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + Win10 [build link]  


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Antoine
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I would wait a couple of releases to install on my prod drive as I see that there are some performance issue with GPU in general.
This is a playback of the same clip in Davinci Resolve 15

performace

2017 15" MBP 3.1 MHz RP560 + AMD Vega FE [email protected] (Breakaway 350 + SF600) + macOS 10.14.6


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mac_editor
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@shrapnl Uninstalling the drivers isn't necessary. Just disable it in the Device Manager and it should do the trick. Then one can enable easily on the go.

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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nanoBit
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Posted by: mac_editor

@shrapnl Uninstalling the drivers isn't necessary. Just disable it in the Device Manager and it should do the trick. Then one can enable easily on the go.

Problem solved! Disabled the dGPU, rebooted and it works! Both display work. Booting with the disabled dGPU and an unplugged eGPU is possible, too. Unfortunately hotplugging is still not working, showing the same error again. (BSOD, ks.sys being the cause) Interestingly it is not possible to change the resolution of the internal display 🤨

Setup: MacBook Pro 2018 15" 2.6GHz Radeon Pro 560X on macOS 10.14 & Windows 10 (Bootcamp); Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 350 with a Zotac GTX1080 AMP! Edition

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + Win10 [build link]  


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mac_editor
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@nanobit Hotplug should work if you plug in to the right hand side port, and have anything else unplugged. If you plug in something to the remaining right side port, eGPU may disconnect. After hot-plugging eGPU, you can plug in stuff on left side ports. This also means no need to disable dGPU.

You can read more about the investigation from this post onwards.

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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tsakal
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@nu_ninja
Can you check please
thank you

A. 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

B. 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

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


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nu_ninja
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@tsakal Just checked, I'm running FCP version 10.4.3

Mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro (MacBookPro9,2) TB1 -> RX 460/560 (AKiTiO Node/Thunder2)
+ macOS 10.15+Win10 + Linux Mint 19.1

 
2012 13" MacBook Pro [3rd,2C,M] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.14.4 [build link]  


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Maximus
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Guys, any of you use razer synapse on macos?
is it functional on mojave, only thing holding me back right now

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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