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[Petition to Apple] – Please enable Bootcamp eGPU support
 

[Petition to Apple] – Please enable Bootcamp eGPU support  

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datura
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More and more people are choosing eGPU solutions to have decent graphics performance on their ultrabooks or Mac computers nowadays. It shouldn't be too much hard to solve this problem for Apple. I'm a long time computer user and I couldn't set it up successfully on bootcamp. So I can easily say that it's a real pain in the ass for an average user. We're still waiting for it.

Macbook Pro 2011 17", 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD (Mac OS 10.13.6 High Sierra installed), 750GB HDD (Windows 10 installed via Bootcamp), Akitio Node Pro eGPU enclosure with Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX580 8GB graphics card.


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jwarn010
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So I am not sure if this is helpful but I have a 2016 13" MacBook Pro with touchbar High Sierra and I am using a Nvidia GTX 760 GPU in a sonnet breakaway box with Bootcamp (Windows 10). I have not done anything with settings or tricks on either side (mac os or windows 10) and have gotten it to work by simply turning on the eGPU as soon as I see the windows logo when booting into windows. Although to get it to work in clamshell mode with external displays and a Thunderbolt 3 dock, I did have to change the setting "Choose what closing the lid does" to "Do nothing" on the windows 10 side in control panel. Windows boots normally with my integrated graphics and my eGPU both active in windows and I can select which programs use which GPU. I am worried that this will not work with Mojave though, has anybody had success with this method?

 

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jangoloti
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Why should the Mac OS version change how the Mac behaves in the Bootcamp partition? There is no VM or anything, right?

Mac Mini 2012 and 2018 i7, Mac book Pro 2016 15" with TB, eGPU Galax/KFA2


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jwarn010
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No there is no VM, and the Mac OS version shouldn't change anything, but I have heard/read that with the Mojave update the firmware is also updated which does/could change how the Bootcamp partition interacts with the hardware.

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(@huafengchun)
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Thank you. I use a mbp2017 mid 13 without bar, + corex + rx580. But I still got an error12. Do you know how to fix it ?
I plugined egpu after log in. plugin egpu while staring will hang windows start up.

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Eightarmedpet
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@huafengchun There is a how to fix error 12 in the main nav, but for your build I would guess copying my Vega56 build (in my sig) would work.
rEFInd and or EFI Bootloader.

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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OliverB
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I don't know if the petition makes much sense. eGPU mostly works very well in Bootcamp when it's installed correctly.

Some may have problems with Bootcamp, but this is a "triple" minority (those which still have problem) of a minority (eGPU-Users) of a minority (Bootcamp-Users).
Why should Apple care?

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


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Eightarmedpet
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Or if you look at it from a different perspective- it doesn’t make much sense for anyone to not want bootcamp egpus to be easier. Those with simple set ups are a minority of the minority using egpus in bootcamp.

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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(@mustafa_hammody)
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@eightarmedpet  hello sir i cant message any one why or post anything

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Eightarmedpet
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@mustafa_hammody hi, I would guess its because you are a new user as there are spam barriers in place... if you are having trouble with your set up its best to hunt out a few similar builds and try and follow them. I rethink you need 5 posts before you can PM (and maybe start a post?).

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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(@huafengchun)
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Thanks for reply. I have tried EFI bootloader, But when I choose EFI and hit enter. Nothing display on the screen for a long time. I have to force shutdown my Mac. 
Any thing wrong? I have tried disable SIP, but not help.
Many people say that plugin egpu when windows logo just show when boot windows. I tried this too. But it will hang forever.

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Eightarmedpet
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@huafengchun the EFI Bootlaoder does sometimes hang... have you tried force shut down and then trying again? Maybe start your own thread to keep there clean.
Reg hot plugging, sounds like your timing is off... its not easy.

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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