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FlyingTexan
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It's asking me to select a file do you have any idea which one?

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FlyingTexan
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So I was able to get TB3 up and working. I went and completely uninstalled all drivers then used the Gigabyte file which had an older version of TB in it then that allowed me to update to the newest via Gigabytes folder.

My new problem is how to install drivers. I don't now how. I keep trying and it completely locks up my computer after about 30 seconds of installing.

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Mr.awe
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Im stucked at the 1st huddle. i installed the driver as itsage mentioned, but cant proceed.

my laptop is mbp 18 15".

is there anyone who is struggling with it?

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itsage
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@mr-awe I believe the Titan Ridge Thunderbolt 3 controllers in the 2018 Macs require a newer Intel Thunderbolt Software. I have not tried this procedure on newer versions to comment unfortunately. Look for v17 on Intel website and give it a try.

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Mr.awe
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@itsage, i really appreciate your reply! i never expect that you will stop by here!
unfortunately, when i try with 17 version, system blocks by the weird message.

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it works almost perfect except for a couple of things which really annoys me...
if you happen to catch some time to try, please let me know how to bypass this issue!

thanks again!

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Mr.awe
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Posted by: itsage

@mr-awe I believe the Titan Ridge Thunderbolt 3 controllers in the 2018 Macs require a newer Intel Thunderbolt Software. I have not tried this procedure on newer versions to comment unfortunately. Look for v17 on Intel website and give it a try.

Now, im encountered the bigger issue.
Gamingbox does not charge when i play the game. It seems like full-throttled GPU won`t charge a bit.
if i may be able to update the firmware, i would have tested, but still no lucks with all different versions of thunderbolt 3 drivers. SIGH!

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steve500
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I updated my Aorus box firmware using an older 2016 macbook pro 13" that does not have Titan Ridge thunderbolt hardware, my 2018 macbook pro wasn't having it and downgrading the thunderbolt driver was not an option on titan ridge.  I have already discussed with Gigabyte that their firmware updater tool is not compatible with Titan Ridge thunderbolt controllers and they need to update it. Gigabyte was not fun to talk with about that as they did not understand that at all. They kept telling me it's because I am trying to update the firmware using a macbook rather than a windows pc. I had to remind them that they themselves sell newer computers that feature the titan ridge thunderbolt controller and I am sure that those windows PC's are unable to utilize the egpu enclosure firmware update utilities because of that.

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I managed to update the firmware on my Aorus Rx580  box on TB2106 15" using the tb software  from dell . If you do not want to mess with  apple_set_os.efi and just want a quick update please remember to set windows in Airplane  mode - because windows knows better and sets up your egpu/blackscreen if it has internet access. I really loooooove it when I am reminded why i switched to apple. 

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Hi itsage,

I have the thunderbolt software installed but still cannot pass Hurdle #1.
Any ideas?

The software version is 16.2.55.275

2018 15' MacBook Pro i7-8750H 16GB Radeon Pro 555X
Aorus RTX 2070 Gaming Box


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Hey,

I think I have the same problem as @peiran_liu. I have a 2018 15" Macbook Pro with an Aorus RX580 box. Is there any way to actually flash the firmware to improve performance?

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Try the latest thunderbolt driver for titan bridge. It works for me.

2018 15' MacBook Pro i7-8750H 16GB Radeon Pro 555X
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itsage
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I tried flashing the eGPU firmware this weekend on an AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box [H2D firmware]. In Boot Camp things got easier in that you would only need Intel Thunderbolt Software [17.4.77.400] version. Once installed the FW Update Tool worked without issues. This was done on a 2018 Mac mini running Windows 10 1809.

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Posted by: itsage

I tried flashing the eGPU firmware this weekend on an AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box [H2D firmware]. In Boot Camp things got easier in that you would only need Intel Thunderbolt Software [17.4.77.400] version. Once installed the FW Update Tool worked without issues. This was done on a 2018 Mac mini running Windows 10 1809.

Hi , I still have an issue for running egpu on win10 bootcamp. i use imac latest 2017 with radeon pro 550 inside , and mantix with radeon vega installed. when i turn on my mantiz while the win10 running, i saw the computer management adding new driver radeon vega automaticly , but after that all goes black screen. is there anyway to solve this ? thank you.

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Yes same here.. I just got the egpu Aorus RTX 2070 gaming box
Thanks for this post 
Intel Thunderbolt Software [
17.4.77.400] version. Once installed the FW Update Tool worked without issues.
This was on macbook pro 13 2017 model

check bootcampdrivers.com is the best choice to run one set of drivers for both AMD dGPU & eGPU.

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I honestly don't even get it why bother installing the thunderbolt 3 driver? Is it just for plug and play? I just installed Windows on an external SSD via SATA port on my eGPU enclosure and, after installing the required graphics driver, am able to run the eGPU in Windows perfectly fine. I should note that I'm using an AMD RX 570, which supports AMD xConnect natively, and there is an icon in the system tray which allows me to disconnect my eGPU at any time, although I won't do that because everything is connected to my MacBook via one single TB3 cable.

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itsage
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@louis_zhou In order to flash the Thunderbolt 3 firmware of an enclosure, the system needs Intel Thunderbolt Software to communicate with the EEPROM chipset.

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Alec
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Is it even possible to get past #1 on a 2019 MacBook Pro 13"?

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itsage
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@alec 2019 13" MacBook Pro uses Titan Ridge controllers so it should work similarly to the 2018 Mac mini in terms of Intel Thunderbolt Software. You don't really need it unless you have to flash the enclosure's firmware.

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soocoo
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I'm running Windows 10 Version 1903 (OS Build 18362.239) via Bootcamp on my 2018 MBP 15", with a Razer Core X Chroma eGPU enclosure housing a RTX 2080 Ti video card. After a fresh OS install I installed drivers through Windows Update, hot-plugging in the eGPU, then via GeForce Experience for my video card, rebooting as necessary.

I am able to fully utilize the eGPU by hot-plugging after boot. Everything runs extremely well. However, then introducing an external SSD into the setup via another USB-C connection to my laptop causes BSOD "Video TDR failure." The same happens when plugging any other peripheral to the laptop, regardless of relative port placement. Additionally, doing the reverse and plugging in my SSD before eGPU renders the SSD unrecognized and the eGPU non-operational. In the meantime I've been plugging the SSD into the USB-C port on my video card intended for VR, which takes away bandwidth and reduces performance.

Is it possible I would benefit from installing Intel Thunderbolt Software? I'm not seeing Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controllers anywhere in Device Manager  whether devices are connected or not. Below is a screenshot of Device Manager when just the (operational) eGPU is connected.

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itsage
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@soocoo Near the bottom of "System devices" is where you'd be able to spot "Thunderbolt(TM) Controller". You can right-click and update the drivers manually to DCH version in order to run Thunderbolt Control Center. I'm not sure that would help with the issue you're facing however.

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