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d_66B
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Hi there - I'm thinking about getting the Razer Core X enclosure and to pair it with either an NVIDIA RTX2060 super or RS 5700xt card. I noticed that the Razer Core X (either model) support graphics card with up to 500w power requirements. However, the two cards that I'm considering seem to require 600 w power supply.  Does that mean these cards won't work for the Razer Core X? Are there other eGPU enclosures that are more suitable for these cards? thanks!

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Norman P. Aquino
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@d_66b, The 600w is the recommended "system" power and assumes the graphics card will share the power supply with other components of the desktop PC. Since you're using the 2060 Super as an EGPU, you'll need less, probably less than 220w.

 

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They will almost certainly work fine. 500W in an enclosure is functoinally more than in a full tower - no motherboard, CPU, or other components to power. The cards themselves only require about 200-300W. When they recommend a certain level of PSU they are assuming the card is installed in a full gaming PC.

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d_66B
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Got it -- that makes sense. Thanks all!

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MrMac718
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@norman_p_aquino,

What eGPU will work with my 2016 15 inch MacBook Pro?

 

processor: 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

Memory: 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3

Graphics: Radeon Pro 460  4GB Intel HD Graphics  530 1536MB

 

Is not for gaming it’s to edit 1080p and maybe some 4k videos on FCPX.

 

 

 

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guyinsea
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I recently had the same question in the last couple of days here

My enclosure (AKiTiO Node Pro) has 500W of which 400W is supposed to go to the GPU. My GPU 5700 XT (exact) specifies 600W as required power.

It works fine both on macOS and W10 so far.

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP455) [6th,4C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Pro) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 [build link]  

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Norman P. Aquino
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Posted by: @mrmac718

@norman_p_aquino,

What eGPU will work with my 2016 15 inch MacBook Pro?

 

processor: 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

Memory: 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3

Graphics: Radeon Pro 460  4GB Intel HD Graphics  530 1536MB

 

Is not for gaming it’s to edit 1080p and maybe some 4k videos on FCPX.

 

 

 

Look here for Macbook Pro 2016 builds. I have seen several there, mostly via Thunderbolt.

 

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d_66B
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@guyinsea, I ended up purchasing the Razer Core X enclosure, but I'm still shopping for a GPU. How is the RX5700-xt performing? I've been seeing a lot of complaints about AMD drivers instability, which is making me consider the Nvidia lineup instead (I'm not a very tech savvy person).

 

thx

 

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@d_66b, I just finished setting up my Razer Core X Chroma with a MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X on my Macbook Pro 16'. I got it working by following 

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/macbook-pro-16-inch-2019-amd-radeon-pro-5300m-9th6ch-rx-5700-xt-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-chroma-macos-10-15-5-win10-1903/

this guide. Basically, download Windows 1903, disable auto updates (don't let it update or you get error code 12), ddu, install drivers (follow the instructions step by step on the guide), plug in egpu and wait until you get a message telling you to reboot. Reboot with egpu and it works!!! 

 

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) (9th,8C,H) + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.6 & Win10 1903


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guyinsea
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@d_66b, I am using the FPS drivers at http://www.bootcampdrivers.com/ but to be honest I have no idea what an unstable driver is supposed to look like. The last gaming PC I had I bought probably back in 2007 and even then I didn't really care about the details. But for crashes that I can directly pin on the graphics, zero that I could tell. Mostly crashes in the games itself.

For performance, the Unigine Heaveen Benchmark on default settings + 8x aa I get:

117 FPS
2962 Score
Min/Max FPS 9/195

In-game, well I bought this for exclusively to play Escape From Tarkov and it works.... fine-ish. I play on mostly low settings, with textures and shadows cranked up to High (apparently this offloads work to the GPU and improves FPS). With a bunch of registry fixes (who knows what they do). And I also do some stuff in the AMD settings related to VSync to uncap FPS. Before following a guide with all of this I had like 10-30 FPS, now it is more like 35-55 with dips to 20. But this game also is very unoptimized based on map, there's a smaller map that I get 60 FPS at all times. And there's an offline mode that runs like way better with FPS up in the 60-100 even before I adjusted any settings. For fun I also tested the game without the GPU at all, and let's just say I didn't bother starting the game when I saw the 1-5 FPS I got in the menu.

In summary I think it works fine, but it will very much depend on the game itself and you might need to tinker around with settings to make it work well with your system.


On the macOS side, which is plug and play, the heaven benchmark was

5700XT - FPS 95 / Score 2408 / Min,Max 12,195
iGPU/dGPU - FPS 20 / Score 518 / Min,Max, 7,38

 

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP455) [6th,4C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Pro) + macOS 10.15.5 & Win10 [build link]  

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