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aging_product
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March 16, 2019 11:35 pm  

Thought I'd put this out there... just updated my Bootcamp Windows to the preview version 18356.1 on a 2018 13" MacBook Pro and my Blackmagic egpu (RX580) seems to be recognised. Steps I performed

1) Enrol Windows to Insider program
2) Update software to version 18356.1
3) Boot windows
4) Hotplug egpu
5) Install AMD software
6) Reboot

After reboot, I hotplug the egpu. The observations are;

1) No error code 12
2) The internal gpu is disabled and the egpu is active (when no external monitor is connected).
3) Task manager seems to recognise the RX580 (Blackmagic).

I'm still going through a few other (benchmark) tests but wanted to make others aware to speed up the process.

Hope this helps.

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aging_product
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March 16, 2019 11:39 pm  

p.s. the OS seems to disable the internal gpu on hotplug of egpu. It also BSOD when I remove the TB3 cable.

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OliverB
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March 17, 2019 12:13 am  

Doesn't look like an aging product to me.

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


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aging_product
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March 17, 2019 11:45 am  

I performed a few other tests today. The eGPU supports an external monitor via HDMI and the internal display at the same time as an extended display. 

Valley bench mark is;

FPS 75.2
Score 3148
Min FPS 33.5
Max FPS 146.2
Ultra settings
Resolution 1920x1080 full screen.

Forgot to mention the display adaptor is labelled 67DF:C0 in device manager.

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theitsage
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March 17, 2019 1:29 pm  

@aging_product Thank you for the report. It's hard to tell whether the latest Windows build or Radeon drivers helps. Can you share precisely when you hot-plug the eGPU? A connected eGPU at boot would disable the iGPU.

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aging_product
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March 17, 2019 1:36 pm  

I hot plug after booting into windows. In device manager, the eGPU is working as expected. The iGPU has error code 31 which I haven't looked up yet but there doesn't seem to be any unusual behaviour.

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March 23, 2019 2:54 am  

My Vega 56 model arrived yesterday.  Fresh installed windows and joined the Insider Program as you suggested.  Set myself to the skip ahead program and let the system do it's thing.  Went to work for the day on the Mac side of the fence.  Just booted in and the system is accepting the Egpu without issue through an external monitor.  AMD setting recognizes it as well.  Device manager has the dGPU deactivated.  

I didn't make any updates manually to the drivers so I am guessing this must be due to whatever update AMD has as part of the April build?

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OliverB
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March 23, 2019 10:20 am  

So, you are saying that with newest Windows version and/or or newest Radeon driver it's possible to hot-plug AMD eGPU? That would be a breakthrough. Can anybody confirm this?

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tsakal
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March 23, 2019 11:55 pm  

Tried to get in the insider program but not possible when using Bootcamp on an external ssd. 
Do you know any workaround? 

By the way on my mbp 13 2018, my gaming box rx580 works fine on w10 Bootcamp on ext ssd. 
Turn on w10, connect the box, reboot and it works but on the ext monitor only.

A. 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb

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


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March 24, 2019 6:53 am  

@OliverB  

My vega56 will run on an external monitor as long as I have it plugged into my mac on boot.  From there I am able to use the EGPU as the running graphics unit.

Worth noting that most games crash or freak out within about 10-15 minutes of play and require a complete reboot of steam.  Unsure if this is a driver issue or what.   Attempting to find a solution to that particular element...

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OliverB
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March 24, 2019 8:27 am  

@sean_malinoski, I see.. that's the standard that is has to be plugged in during boot.

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March 24, 2019 3:22 pm  

Thanks (@aging_product) ! You saved my days!

I got my blackmagic yesterday. I installed it with my Macbook Pro 2015 15 inch (Intel GPU). 
Then Installed Windows Insider as instructed!

Boom!

I can use macbook display, BlackMagic HDMI port working fine as well as Thunderbolt 3 port via (Ugreen USB-C male to Displayport Male Cable). I have tested 4K resolution. Working butter smooth.

Played games "NFS Payback". Decent performance at Ultra setting in Full HD resolution. 

Thanks! (@aging_product) to start this thread. (I just registered the account to say you thanks!)

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