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2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.7 & Win10  

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Daft Titan
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System specs:

Apple MacBook Pro 15" (2018) running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 / Bootcamp Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041.685
Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6 GHz with up to 4.3 GHz Turbo Boost (6C/12T)
Radeon Pro 560X
16 GB RAM (2666 MHz)
512 GB SSD (M2)

eGPU hardware:

Razer Core X
ASUS TUF Radeon RX 5600 XT OC edition 6GB EVO
Asus TUF 27" VG27AQL1A 2560x1440 @ 170Hz (displayport)
TB3 cable included by Razer

Installation steps:

- Windows

Uninstall drivers with DDU in safe mode.
Install latest drivers https://www.bootcampdrivers.com
Connect eGPU only on front right or left thunderbolt ports or I get error 12.

- MacOs

Plug&Play
Have to hot plut egpu after login.
Otherwise startup hang.
Same for shutdown/reboot, I have to disconnect it before.

Benchmarks

Macos: Unigine Heaven 4 (1680x1050, Medium, 8x AA): 118 FPS / 2979 Score
Windows: Unigine Heaven 4 (1680x1050, Medium, 8x AA): 128 FPS / 3229 Score

CSGO, 1600x1400 with gpu scaling to 2560x1440.
Antialising 8x, Antistropic 16x, everything else to low
Fluctuating between 150 and 300 fps (capped to 300).
Benchmark: https://www.hltv.org/blog/11862/one-of-the-best-method-to-check-your-fps-in-csgo-new
235 fps average

Guildwars 2, 2560x1440 everything to max: 15-30 fps in Lion's Arch.

Comments

- positive

The egpu have greatly improved my CSGO experience.
It was mostly unplayable with the embedded Radeon 560.
It caused the whole Mac to become always hot and CPU constently trothing.
Big FPS drops in action, firing with AK. 
Now I get higher FPS and the average is much more stable.

- negative

I am a bit disappointed I can not run Guildwars 2 everything high in QHD resolution.
The Asus TUF rx 5600 xt fans make too much noise on MacOs during desktop usage (emails, web, documents..)

This topic was modified 8 months ago

2018 MacBook Pro [8th,6C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.7 & Win10 [build link]

 
2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 970 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10 [build link]  


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zedtosh123
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Hi, I have almost the same specs as you. I just got an Oddessy G9 (LC49G97TSSNXDC) without checking the compatibility.... So I'm also looking into this egpu thing right now and I have a lot of questions.

do you know about FreeSync Premium Pro? does the egpu inherently just carry that? because I can't find much resources on like finding out compatible monitors with Radeon egpu's. I really don't wanna just return this monitor because of stupid compatibility issues...

 

Please help.

 

Thanks!!

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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Daft Titan
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

@zedtosh123, Hi, I am curious about what you are telling " Oddessy G9 (LC49G97TSSNXDC) without checking the compatibility.."  What kind of compatibility issue?

I had the Samsung G7 connected directly to my Mac (no egpu) via DP to usb-c and the image was horrible. Texts were verry blurry, gaming caused eyes strain. I ordered a second G7 to be sure and the image was still horrible. I returned both and bought Asus TUF VG27AQL1A. I am still wondering if this screen would have a great image connected to a real gpu....

To answear to your question: I don't know FreeSync Premium Pro.
I also returned the Razer and made a Gaming PC.
Freesync was working fine.

 

2018 MacBook Pro [8th,6C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.7 & Win10 [build link]

 
2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 970 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10 [build link]  


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