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Susurs
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@i0ntempest, Well, you can read my story here: https://egpu.io/forums/bootcamp/cold-boot-rx-5500-5700-xt-egpu-on-w10-2004-and-10-15-7/paged/4/#post-93073

No crashes currently. But it crashed / got unstable in W10 for some reason with TB 40Gbps cable (amongst other factors) as I remember.

 

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|| Mac mini 2018, i7, 32GB || macOS 10.15.7 || Bootcamp W10 20H2 || Sonnet Puck RX 5700 eGPU ||


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i0ntempest
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@susurs Took a while to read everything, if I understand right you’re blind booting Windows just like me (no iGPU) right? Also u still using 20Gb cable?

Setup 1: Custom Build Mid-Tower Hackintosh (SMBIOS: Apple Mac Pro 2019)+ eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
dGPU: ASUS Strix AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6
eGPU: Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node Lite)
OS: macOS Big Sur, Windows 10, Kali Linux 2021
Setup 2: Apple Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT MXM 4GB GDDR6 via Thunderbolt 3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck)
OS: macOS Big Sur (Dev Beta), Windows 10


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Susurs
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@i0ntempest, ...It was a long story and I almost gave up at one point.

Yes, using 20Gbps, Hackflags 400 and PCIe Controller x16 – 1901 disabled in the Device Manager after all.

While using external USB-C / HDMI bootscreen is not visible on both, macOS and W10, but it does not make any discomfort for me.

Actually, I do not need apple_set_os.efi bootloader at all in my case because I use USB-C to HDMI cable. Even if I leave internal USB-C connected for a mistake and eGPU connected as well, there is no green flashing screen and reboot / recovery as with using internal HDMI (and no bootloader).

 

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|| Mac mini 2018, i7, 32GB || macOS 10.15.7 || Bootcamp W10 20H2 || Sonnet Puck RX 5700 eGPU ||


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Susurs
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P.S. The only thing which I still haven’t resolved for now is internal / loopback boot which was working great on previous generation of the cards (5xx).

But it is not really important as I do not keep eGPU connected at all times, and, in case I’d like to, there are nice small (tiny) HDMI switch boxes available (2 in / out).

|| Mac mini 2018, i7, 32GB || macOS 10.15.7 || Bootcamp W10 20H2 || Sonnet Puck RX 5700 eGPU ||


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Eightarmedpet
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@susurs, Navi cards have terrible loopback performance.

I'm also blind booting a Mini eGPU set up and finding it not much of an issue even though I have to replug the display once W10 is up and running (to get it to come on).

 

 

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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Magnus
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Does this works good under Windows 10 ? 

I´m using Lenovo and Dell laptops. 

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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i0ntempest
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For the 5500XT version, most likely yes. For the 5700 version however, I'm not sure. See the conversation between me and Susurs in this thread after I posted my setup.

Setup 1: Custom Build Mid-Tower Hackintosh (SMBIOS: Apple Mac Pro 2019)+ eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
dGPU: ASUS Strix AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6
eGPU: Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 via Thunderbolt 3 (AKiTiO Node Lite)
OS: macOS Big Sur, Windows 10, Kali Linux 2021
Setup 2: Apple Mac mini 2018 + eGPU
iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
eGPU: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT MXM 4GB GDDR6 via Thunderbolt 3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck)
OS: macOS Big Sur (Dev Beta), Windows 10


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