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Huy
 Huy
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Egpu worked with external display but not work with mac's display. Help plsss.
I'm using macbook pro 15 2017 - razer core x- gtx 980ti
Thanks.


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Eightarmedpet
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@huy you need to include what work arounds /methods you’ve used and what OS for people to be able to help. 
There are also plenty of build guides on here you could read...

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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(@huafengchun)
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But I still got an error 12 using macbook pro 2017 mid 13 no bar + core x + AMD rx580. Do you know how to fix it ?

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Yu Chen
 Yu Chen
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So does all of these settings change anything in MacOS? Will it effect the iGPU, dGPU and eGPU in MacOS?


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Dennis
 Dennis
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After set up everything (it worked on boot camp), can I turn SIP back on?


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svartr
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I think I have a solution for mb 13 2017 touchbar + core x + radeon card error12
try disable two thunderbolt root devices. the one that is mentioned in the manual, and the other that has wifi connected to it (#12). then shutdown.
Boot with option key, wait until you can see the moue pointer. then plug in core x and boot into windows,
As soon are you're in you should have no error 12. just go back to device manager and re enable back #12 root device back


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Andre Ponomarev
 Andre Ponomarev
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Does not work, I tried Razer Core X with Air Boost Vega 56 on BootCamp for Internal display, it’s not possible as of now 2019. I used Purge-Wrangler and set-eGPU, installed correctly but AMD Settings could not find internal display so it’s all for nothing... just lagged the computer out and caused slower start up


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D3monw3st
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Can I use GTX 1080 w/ Razer Core X on Macbook Pro 2019? I'm about to buy a Razer Core X.

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Eightarmedpet
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@Andre Ponomarev You mean- you can’t get it to work, possibly because you are using the wrong solutions. I don’t have any experience with the 2019 MacBook Pro’s but I have a feeling you are trying the wrong solutions. Try looking through the builds section for someone with the same year and size MacBook as yourself and copying them...

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix


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D3monw3st
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@eightarmedpet

Hello,

I know you've previously said that you don't have any experience w/ 2019 MacBooks. However, I'm trying to use an Nvidia card w/ Bootcamp, does the year of the Mac have any effects on the process? I see guides w/ 2018 Macs, but not a 2019 🙁 

I will be getting a Razer Core X, but it doesn't have a return policy so I just wanted to check up on that. 

Thank you!

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Eightarmedpet
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@d3monw3st

Hi, what size MacBook do you have? At a guess, based on other people’s experiences with new MacBooks I’d say you’ll be fine, Nvidia cards tend to be easier to set up. If you have any problems I’m sure folks can walk you through how to get up and running. 

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix


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D3monw3st
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@eightarmedpet

Hello,

I have a 15” MacBook Pro (2019). I am also looking to power the internal display and game through that.

Regards,

D3monw3st 

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Eightarmedpet
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@d3monw3st you'll need to keep the iGPU active to do that. (nah you don't, see below)
At a guess I imagine your set up process will be the same as this.

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2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix


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mac_editor
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@eightarmedpet Actually, the guide you linked to doesn’t attempt to keep iGPU active haha. Trying to do so on the 2018 15” causes glitches and issues. Only thing needed is eGPU hotplug (or a little trick to allow boot with eGPU + functional internal monitor). 2019 MBP might show similar behavior.

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purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
2018 MacBook Pro 15" RP560X + Vega 64 (Mantiz Venus MZ-02)


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Eightarmedpet
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D3monw3st
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@mac_editor

Hello,

When you say hot plug, does that mean that I simply need to plug in the GPU while I'm loaded on Windows and then it'll use the GPU? I'm a bit confused about how to feed it back through to the screen, do I need to download some software to allow this to happen? Also, are there any guides out there on how to set up the eGPU on BootCamp for my 2019? 

Many thanks,

D3monw3st 

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OliverB
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@d3monw3stYou might try my Bootcamp guide. It's an educated guess it will work with the 2019 MBP, too.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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Aaron Johns
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I got all the way to the end of the guide, and was installing AMD drivers when the laptop gave me a BSOD. Now I'm stuck at the windows boot screen with the blue logo. What can I do from here? Thanks!

Laptop - 2.3ghz i9 2019 MBP
Enclosure - Mantiz Venus
GPU - Vega 64


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nando4
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@Aaron , pls work through @OliverB‘s guide:

https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/step-by-step-guides-to-install-nvidia-and-amd-egpu-cards-on-bootcamp-15-inch-macbook-2017-and-2018/

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eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table


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johnny_93
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This description works perfect and is easy to follow. I got a macbook pro 16 with the AMD 460 gpu. The guide works fine and i was able to install my egpu. I use an AMD Vega RX 64. I would refresch the link under step 4. The AMD link connects to the official AMD Support and Driver Website. I downlaoded the software there and it didt'n work. So i changed to bootcampdrivers.com and dowloaded the software from this page and i worked with the Vega 64. I also didn't have to disconnect the PCle 16. The egpu was recognized and the yellow band Syndrom wasnt shown in the device manager.

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Percy
 Percy
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Can u write step by step instruction for MAcbook pro 13 2018 touchbar???


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Percy
 Percy
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I have the same configuration, can u activate your egpu in bootcamp?


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@itsage

Hello ,can u help me with gtx 1070 founders edition (6+2pin), Akitio Node , W10 boot camp 1903, MacBook Pro 13 2018 touch bar.  When I hot-plug 1070 - nothing happens. No any new devices in manager. Card is good n working in desktop. But when I change 1070 to GT8600 (without additional power supply) then MBP is slows down for 2-3sec n after that I see a new video adapter in device manager, n I can install Nvidia drivers 4 it (when I plug 1070 again - nothing happens)

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itsage
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@just-be-freeman Download and run DDU to remove Nvidia graphics drivers. This process also disassociate detected eGPU from the Thunderbolt 3 PCIe connection too. You can then hot-plug GTX 1070 eGPU in Windows Desktop. The detection process can take several minutes. A clue when the system tries to initiate the Thunderbolt 3 component is Windows freeze up and WiFi and Audio icons become disabled. Once the trackpad and keyboard work again you can install latest Nvidia graphics drivers.

 

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@itsage

windows can't see 1070 at all. I tried to run DDU but after that I can see only one basic video adapter - intel graphics... hot plug, cold plug - same result - nothing happens...

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itsage
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@just-be-freeman You can try automate-eGPU EFI then. With certain Macs, Thunderbolt 3 device detection is better when it’s connected prior to boot. A consequence with having an eGPU at boot is the deactivation of Intel iGPU which leads to stuck Windows logo on internal display. Using automate-eGPU EFI helps keeping the iGPU activated.

 

Best ultrabooks for eGPU use

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Harrison Wu
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There are six lines keep showing on my screen after I hit ENTER on apple_set_os.efi volume.

rEFInd - Booting OS
Starting apple_set_os.efi
Using load option ‘’
apple_set_os started
Set os version to Mac OS 10.9.
Set os vendor to Apple Inc..

My computer: 2014 Mac mini


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Tim
 Tim
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I want to know how to use bootcamp with egpu on macbook pro 2019 13inch


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Tortuga
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I got this working on my 2017 13" MacBook Pro but had to also disable the Microsoft basic display adapter in Device manager to solve error 12. Then start it up with EFI and working perfectly.


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Michael Que
 Michael Que
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I am a little bit confused. After you copy apple_set_os.efi into the custom folder inside EFI volume. How do you access the boot selector? Please help


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Acronychal
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Great writeup and it is very useful!

One point, though about this comment: "In the 13″ non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro, disabling the iSight camera PCIe bridge does the trick."

This is NOT true for all nTB 13-inch MBP models. I have a 2016 nTB MBP and simply disabling the iSight camera PCIe bridge does NOT work to solve error 12. I spent countless hours trying to resolve error 12 on this machine in Windows, and eventually just gave up now as it wasn't worth my time anymore.

Perhaps the 2017 nTB MBP will work fine by doing this trick, but I can tell you for a fact that this does not always work in 2016 nTB MBP models. This should be mentioned so others don't waste their time.

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 ililil
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So does this work with thunderbolt 2 ports when using with Bootcamp?


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itsage
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@acronychal There are many factors that may cause error 12 in Boot Camp when using an eGPU. Try the simplest approach first and if it doesn’t work find a different solution. We recently learned Windows 10 OS Build 18362.329 & 18362.356 cause error 12 on most Macs with an AMD eGPU.

 

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Acronychal
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@itsage, Thanks for the reply. I understand there are many factors that can cause error 12. The thing is, in this article you state that simply disabling the iSight camera PCIe bridge will work to resolve error 12 for the 12" nTB MBP.

The simple fact is this is not true. Just like you said, there are many factors that can cause error 12. There are factors that could cause error 12 that no amount of disabling PCIe resources (iSight camera. etc.) will resolve for a 13" nTB MBP.

This sentence is misleading and can send a reader down a rabbit hole of disabling PCIe resources over and over when in fact this is not the case.

If you changed the sentence to simply read something like this, it would be more accurate: "In most cases, disabling the iSight camera PCIe bridge for the nTB 13"MBP does the trick. If this doesn't work, you will have to try some of the other solutions given."

Thanks and cheers!

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Eightarmedpet
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@acronychal the problem is egpu implementation is an ever changing landscape... what's true one week may not be the next so without doing constant site audits (the mods here do this as a hobby not a job) it's impossible for every piece of information to be correct for every build out there. A good example recently is the last two Windows update that have both entirely changed the way AMD eGPU's can function.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix


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Acronychal
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@eightarmedpet

I totally understand and I appreciate all of the hard work the mods do here. This site is an awesome resource for eGPU and I recommend it a lot to others.

I personally think that because of the changing landscape of eGPUs that you mentioned, certain statements should not be written as a catch-all fact. The sentence about the 13" nTB MBP is written this way.

I don't understand why it would be so hard to simply add something like "Most of the time" or "In most cases" or "With most Windows builds" to the sentence.

Right now that sentence about the 13" nTB MBP is not correct information. Adding some simple text to take into account the ever changing landscape of eGPUs like you mentioned and the myriad of reasons for error 12 like @itsage mentioned would make this sentence more accurate. 

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