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February 16, 2019 8:56 pm  
Posted by: Notorious826

@goalque Hey guys — just following up on my last post.

I went back and ran DDU one more time to uninstall all the AMD, Nvidia, and Intel drivers. After that I rebooted into Windows with fixed_apple_set_os.efi on my USB Stick and it automatically detected the eGPU and installed the new AMD and Intel Drivers. Now everything is working flawlessly and the iGPU is running without any problems.

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Laptop – Mid 2018 13" QC MBP with Touchbar (i7 Processor / 16gb Ram / 512gb SSD)
OS – High Sierra (Version 10.13.6) and Windows 10 (Version 1803)
USB Hub – Satechi Aluminum Type-C Multimedia Adapter 
eGPU – Razer Core X with AMD Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 8gb
Monitor – Apple Cinema Display connected via DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort Adapter
External SSD – Samsung T5 512gb (For Bootcamp Games)

Was able to play Overwatch on Ultra settings with the RX580 and didn't experience any stuttering running the game off the External SSD. Now I am a very happy man 🙂

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Thanks a lot for all the information I found here! It took me quite some time to get my 13inc w/ TouchBar MacBook Pro to not only show the windows logo on the internal dispaly after booting with the Razor X / Radion RX480 driving my 144hz external display into Windows. 

The only problem is... it only works for one boot... then I have to reinstall the AMD driver... and since I am lazy I stopped using windows without the eGPU and just boot "normally" into Windows and the eGPU will work on the external display but with the MacBook showing the windows logo... 

I am just curious if someone has the same "I have to reinstall the drivers and reboot every time I want to use the internal dispaly as well as the external" problem... and maybe even fixed it 🙂

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: found this post and I think that might work... will try that <3 (again with DDU)

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2018 13inc MacBook Pro with Touchbar + Razor Core X RX480


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abelviking
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March 22, 2019 11:02 pm  
Posted by: theitsage

Apple disabled the iGPU on all iMacs if they have a dGPU. apple_set_os.efi does not help.

Well, does this mean that using the internal display on an iMAC is IMPOSSIBLE on Windows? I can get my system to see both eGPU and dGPU in Device Manager. There's no data going into the iMAC's screen but the back LED lights are definitely on. 
Yes or No?
Thanks!

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Sytem InfoiMAC Late 2015. dGPU AMD M390, OSX 10.12.6, Windows 17134.rs4_release.180410-1804(1803). GYGABYTE AORUS RX580 miniITX eGPU my signature


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March 22, 2019 11:52 pm  
Posted by: geaguirre80

I thought this method worked for iGPU models only. I tried with a 2016 macbook pro 15" dGPU AMD 450 without luck. Instead I'm booting Windows 10 with CLOVER and custom DSDT and works pretty well.

Can you please post your steps since I also get a screen with no posting because I'm lacking an active iGPU? iMAC's firmware disables the iGPU embedded on the Intel Chip. Talk about b.s.

Sytem InfoiMAC Late 2015. dGPU AMD M390, OSX 10.12.6, Windows 17134.rs4_release.180410-1804(1803). GYGABYTE AORUS RX580 miniITX eGPU my signature


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abelviking
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March 23, 2019 12:14 am  

Basic question here to make things consistent:
What do you see on Device Manager when the Firmware disables the iGPU: Is it Code 43? I am trying to find a lead as to why the Internal screen connected to the dGPU doesn't come up.  Pardon for multiple posts, thinking through it.

Sytem InfoiMAC Late 2015. dGPU AMD M390, OSX 10.12.6, Windows 17134.rs4_release.180410-1804(1803). GYGABYTE AORUS RX580 miniITX eGPU my signature


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April 25, 2019 3:00 am  

I have successfully through the use of apple_set_os.efi on an 80mb partition got my macbook pro 13" TB3 2016 to load windows 10 bootcamp with eGPU attached. So when I go in to device manager I have 2 graphic cards. However, when i did a benchmark, it used the iGPU instead of the eGPU. How do I make it use the eGPU? Thanks.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) + Mantiz Venus eGPU + Asus Radeon RX570 4GB


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April 25, 2019 11:22 am  
Posted by: abelviking
Posted by: theitsage

Apple disabled the iGPU on all iMacs if they have a dGPU. apple_set_os.efi does not help.

Well, does this mean that using the internal display on an iMAC is IMPOSSIBLE on Windows? 

@abelviking
On my 15-inch 2018 it's actually impossible to use the iGPU, but internal display can be used by the dGPU. The exact behaviour of an iMac I cannot tell.

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


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April 26, 2019 12:02 am  

just the "userbenchmark" website ... can you choose which GPU to test? It all seemed automated. Not sure if this is going to answer my question. Does Windows automatically swap to the eGPU if the iGPU cannot handle the graphics? Cheers.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) + Mantiz Venus eGPU + Asus Radeon RX570 4GB


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