Initial Windows 10 set-up for eGPU connectivity
 

Initial Windows 10 set-up for eGPU connectivity  

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slhdsnet
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Dear eGPU community members,

I am successfully running my eGPU on macOS Mojave since Dec 2018 with flawless operation to this day.  Am now ready to take the "plunge" to try running via Windows 10 but am unsure how I should approach this first.  Reading too many posts is now getting somewhat confusing with some conflicting information being discussed on this forum.

Question:  Per my signature block configuration (nMP / Mac Pro Late 2013), is there a quick reference guide where one should begin, i.e. a common step-by-step approach ?  I have the latest Windows 10 running on a standalone external drive via Thunderbolt 2 at this time.

Thanking you in advance for any support.

Kind regards,
Stephane

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nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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itsage
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@slhdsnet Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but eGPU in Boot Camp for the nMP is a no-go. The firmware makes eGPU Thunderbolt connection inoperable in Windows from my testing. There’s only one solution netkas/MVC claimed to have a while back.

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slhdsnet
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@itsage  Thank you for the quick reply and guessing you just now explained the reason why I am unable to get Windows 10 going via the automate-eGPU EFI v1.0.5 USB boot loader.

Given you mention this appears to be firmware related on the nMP, do you believe the upcoming macOS 10.14.4 release might work with the new Boot ROM EFI firmware 129.0.0.0.0 ?
FYI, the current Boot ROM version I am running is 127.0.0.0.0 for the macOS 10.14.3 (18D109) release.

Ref. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/nvme-with-st-ngff2013-c-vega-internal-gpu-mac-pro-2013-6-1.2085886/page-38

nMP 6,1 EFI 129.0.0.0.0

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nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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itsage
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Unfortunately no. There was one firmware several years ago that allowed Thunderbolt eGPU on the nMP in Boot Camp. I run the latest macOS betas as they become available and newer firmware have not improved things for the trashcan.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide


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slhdsnet
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@itsage  OK good, at least I know where to stand on this now and very much appreciated.  Also, thank you for the B17 firmware reference link on the netkas forum.

Cheers,  😉

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nMP-Mac Pro (Late 2013) with AMD FirePro D300's (x2)
✧ macOS Catalina 10.15.2 (19C57) ✧
automate-eGPU EFI (v1.0.5) USB ✧ (Note: Awaiting update to re-enable TB1/2 patch for Catalina)
OWC Mercury Helios FX eGPU / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB / Apple TB3-TB2 Cable Adapter ✧
✧ NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Adapter ✧


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