Setup & Software Discussions
Unable to install AMD drivers and software
 

Unable to install AMD drivers and software  

  RSS

(@paul_benett)
Active Member
Joined: 10 months ago
 

Hi,

I have a Mantiz Venus thunderbolt enclosure. I used to make it works with a GTX 1050Ti GPU on Bootcamp. It was perfect. I also managed to boot my Windows from a SSD plugged in the box using the SATA connectors.

However, I decided to upgrade my card with a Sapphire Vega 56 Pulse. However, I'm unable to install the drivers and the software from the official installer. It says that the components are already installed or that no hardware is detected, which is false because my GPU isn't working or recognized.
To install the drivers, I had to use an auto driver updater to install a light version of the drivers n order to make my GPU recognized. And then extract the official installer with 7-zip and find the drivers in the files to install them from the device manager of Windows 10. But I can't install the AMD software to config my GPU and edit some settings... 

I think the issue comes from the fact that my MacBook Pro has a AMD discrete GPU (Radeon Pro 555X). Which may creates some issues. I tried to disable the dGPU but nothing changes. I also tried to clean my installation using DDU. If I reinstall the bootcamp drivers after I installed the Vega drivers, I get a black screen and I'm unable to boot with the eGPU plugged.

Any idea ? 

Here is my config:

MacBook Pro 15" 2018;
Mantiz Venus MZ-02 enclosure;
Sapphire Radeon Rx Vega 56 8G;
Windows 10 Education booted from an external SSD plugged in the Mantiz enclosure;
An external display plugged to my eGPU.

This is my first topic on this website so please be lenient...

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote
Jyin
 Jyin
(@jyin)
Estimable Member
Joined: 2 years ago
 

For an AMD eGPU, you have two options.

1) Use the hacked driver, i. e.  https://www.bootcampdrivers.com
2) Hack the installer config yourself.  https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/advice-consistent-drivers-between-internal-and-external-gpu/#post-52252

J

This post was modified 8 months ago

2017 iMac 5k 27inch RP580 TB3 + Vega FE/LC + Sonnet 550 + EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING + Sonnet 550 + Mac/Win10


ReplyQuote
OliverB
(@oliverb)
Noble Member
Joined: 12 months ago
 

For Macs with AMD dGPU in Bootcamp AMD eGPUs are not advisable. Especially the 2018 MBP 15" is really a pain with an AMD eGPU.

@paul_benett, there is a fantastic Bootcamp Guide for 15-inch MBP, which help in those hard times.

I can tell how bad this combination is, as I have an AMD eGPU and two notebooks, one is a 15" inch 2018 with AMD dGPU and the other is a 13" inch MBP without AMD dGPU. The difference under Bootcamp is like ice and fire.

The AMD dGPU is doing everything it can to do spoil your good time with an eGPU.

This post was modified 8 months ago

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


ReplyQuote
(@paul_benett)
Active Member
Joined: 10 months ago
 
Posted by: Jyin

For an AMD eGPU, you have two options.

1) Use the hacked driver, i. e.  https://www.bootcampdrivers.com
2) Hack the installer config yourself.  https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/advice-consistent-drivers-between-internal-and-external-gpu/#post-52252

J

I think this worked. I didn’t have time to try everything and games. But I was able to boot my windows with both 555x and Vega 56 working together. I will try it longer and put an update here to close the topic or not... Thanks bro.

Posted by: OliverB

For Macs with AMD dGPU in Bootcamp AMD eGPUs are not advisable. Especially the 2018 MBP 15" is really a pain with an AMD eGPU.

@paul_benett, there is a fantastic Bootcamp Guide for 15-inch MBP, which help in those hard times.

I can tell how bad this combination is, as I have an AMD eGPU and two notebooks, one is a 15" inch 2018 with AMD dGPU and the other is a 13" inch MBP without AMD dGPU. The difference under Bootcamp is like ice and fire.

The AMD dGPU is doing everything it can to do spoil your good time with an eGPU.

Yeah I can see that 🙂 However the solution @Jyin gave me seems to work!

This post was modified 8 months ago

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


ReplyQuote