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Serious eGPU issues after update from Windows 10 Build 1803 to 1903. I can't install Build 1803 anymore.  

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OliverB
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Posted by: @mac_editor

@oliverb

Could you elaborate on what happens when sleep/hibernation does not work?

@mac_editor
Putting to sleep looks good, but after awaking the laptop, the external display stays black and the RX570 is gone from the Device Manager. Just gone.
It worked flawlessly with Build 1803.

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

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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OliverB
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Posted by: @itsage

@oliverb Sleep with an eGPU connected doesn't work for me. Waking up from sleep would show a black internal display. I believe it might work when the Intel iGPU is activated and attached to the internal display.

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as I said before, both sleep and hibernation worked flawlessly with Windows 10 Build 1803. Sleeping put both, computer and eGPU to sleep, when awakening the laptop, also the eGPU awake and worked perfectly.
Now, with Build 1903,  this feature is gone and now it is running all the time, which is really a big disadvantage.

 So, when you are saying Sleep doesn't work at your system either, I am assuming that this is general issue with Windows 10 Build 1903. I don't get why would someone would to make his software worse?

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@oliverb

Try disabling hibernation: https://www.geeksinphoenix.com/blog/post/2011/07/28/Disable-Windows-hibernation-and-free-up-disk-space.aspx

@mac_editor
Thank you for the hint, I will try it later. I am quite pessimistic about, because it won't work when only put to sleep for a couple of seconds. There is no hibernation involved. I needn't to disable hibernation before. Of course this may have changed with the update.

UPDATE: It's the same with hibernation disabled.

It may be interesting to know that sleep causes the exact same behavior as unlugging the eGPU => it disappears from the Device Manager and wake/re-hotplug just doesn't bring it back. That was different before.

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

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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OliverB
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Ah... now over night, the eGPU ceased completely working with this sh*tt* build 1903. I guess we have to revert to 1803.

I looks like those "improvements" in Build 1903 were only improvements for particular computers, but deterioration for others :/

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

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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OliverB
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For anyone who cares: I could revert the system  with a System backup. eGPU is working again. But, I cannot do any system update, even though it wants it. System update => eGPU is gone whenever some update is running. This is not what I call a robust solution.

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

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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 atlr
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What version of Windows Thunderbolt driver is installed?

Thunderbolt WMI driver package version 17.4.78.500 has worked well for me.   
Here is one place to download 17.4.78.500.
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t580-type-20l9-20la/downloads/DS502250

This happens to be a legacy WMI driver rather than Universal Windows Platform DCH driver. 
A good discussion about installing the DCH driver is
https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/thunderbolt-control-center-vs-intel-thunderbolt-software/#post-58948

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User of eGPUs at my job.


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Matthew Nainggolan
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@oliverb, how much worse is the performance of the 1903 compared with 1803? I have a similar setup with MBP 13" 2015  and rx 570, and the internal display rendering performance is a bit disappointing. do you think its worth the hassle just to improve performance?

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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