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Valkeriefire
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@ishikawa,  How did you get MSI afterburner OC scanner to work with the RTX 2070?  I can't get it to work.

I updated my post here and reddit with updated benchmarks, here is what I got...

RTX 2070 Gaming Box eGPU with 4-lane TB3 Dell XPS 9570 i7-8750H benchmarks

Dell XPS 9560, 7700hq, 2 Lane TB3: XPS 9570 8750H, 4 Lane TB3 enroute & Aorus 2070 eGPU enroute


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jerry Kansai
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Posted by: ishikawa_goemon

@valkeriefire, I think you hit the silicon lottery! That's a great stock clock at 1930 MHz. You have at least +100 MHz on my chip. Maybe you got one of the "A" SKU chips?

@joikansai, thank you for the information about the OC Scanner as it relates to eGPUs. I had no idea about the tendency to show higher boosts than is actually stable. I'll do what you suggest and work on +10 MHz increments. 

However, in terms of real-world perceivable differences, do these overclocks manifest enough of a difference to warrant the time spent hitting that absolute peak frequency?

You can use afterburner on screen display to check it, and running Anthem 1440p Ultra i get maybe around 10fps boost with my max OC on cheapest Evga 2070, the Black.
To everyone who can’t access OC scanner it’s on 4.6.0 Beta (mine).

6B43032B D5D0 48F6 BFF1 DFA7D8EF3C0E
EE9A5E92 4B81 4282 B287 A1F13FB26F7C

on stock 

4E019D12 64AB 48ED A179 DBED742B8665
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Razer Blade 15 2018, i7 8750H 16gb ddr4 2666mhz 1tb 970Evo
Razer Blade Stealth 12,5 2016 i7 7500U 8gb ddr3 1866mhz 500gb 970Evo
MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 i5 3210M 12gb ddr3 1600mhz 500GB HDD
Razer Core V2 rtx 2070 Black 2040mhz Boost clock
Previous setting: rtx 2080ti Asus Turbo, rtx 2080 xc gaming, rtx 2080 Fe, Zotac Mini 1080ti, Evga 1080 FTW2 gaming.
Dual Monitor Predator XB241YU 165Hz 1440p, LG l24UD58 60Hz 4K
Portable Monitor Magedok 1440p HDR 60Hz usbA/C monitor

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [7th,2C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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ishikawa_goemon
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@valkeriefire, that's a really good TU106 GPU chip you got there. I'm envious of those over 2GHz boosts from some of your 3DMark runs. If you return it and pick up another non-A SKU'd RTX 2070, you may not get another high boost chip like your current one!

As for the NCase M1, that is a really nice looking SFF case though. I guess having choices is better than no having choices, eh?

Concerning MSI Afterburner, as @joi_kansai said, you need to have the 4.6.0 Beta version. I downloaded mine off of Guru3d. I believe the beta 14 is the newest release. I hit the tiny graph symbol that is next to the "Core Clock" option and when the window pops up, I hit "scan" and let it run.

Sorry if I'm telling you something you already know, but I wanted to make sure I covered my bases. If you already did all the above, what kind of error messages were you getting when trying to get Scanner to work?

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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OliverB
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Posted by: itsage

Nvidia eGPU can work plug-and-play in Boot Camp on the 2018 MacBook Pro. If you encounter error 12, there are workarounds such as automate-eGPU EFI, rEFInd, and apple_set_os.efi.

It is possible to happen?
A friend of a collegue of mine is asking me about the issues, because he is planning to use an RTX card as egpu on a 13-inch 2018 MacBooPro. I cannot tell him, it will work, when Error 12 could happen. He does not want to use any hacks. So what can I tell him?

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

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 // Navi vs Radeon VII vs GTX 1080 Ti [build link]  


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sunny
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Posted by: Joikansai
Posted by: ishikawa_goemon

@valkeriefire, I think you hit the silicon lottery! That's a great stock clock at 1930 MHz. You have at least +100 MHz on my chip. Maybe you got one of the "A" SKU chips?

@joikansai, thank you for the information about the OC Scanner as it relates to eGPUs. I had no idea about the tendency to show higher boosts than is actually stable. I'll do what you suggest and work on +10 MHz increments. 

However, in terms of real-world perceivable differences, do these overclocks manifest enough of a difference to warrant the time spent hitting that absolute peak frequency?

You can use afterburner on screen display to check it, and running Anthem 1440p Ultra i get maybe around 10fps boost with my max OC on cheapest Evga 2070, the Black.
To everyone who can’t access OC scanner it’s on 4.6.0 Beta (mine).

6B43032B D5D0 48F6 BFF1 DFA7D8EF3C0E
EE9A5E92 4B81 4282 B287 A1F13FB26F7C

on stock 

4E019D12 64AB 48ED A179 DBED742B8665

Thanks for your OC settings, I managed to greatly improve my score in 3dmark too...

8324 for GPU with OC vs 7700ish stock...

Interestingly 3dmark says core clock as  2025 mhz

3dmark

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/33937729?

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Mac Mini 2018 / Aorus Gaming Box RTX 2070


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Valkeriefire
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Wow.  That’s just a hair under a desktop 2070 (8500ish).  I think the Mac mini has an advantage over the XPS 15 since the thunderbolt is controlled by the cpu directly but the 9570 has a separate chip.  This is because the Mac and ultra books like the XPS13 use the intel graphics and don’t have out put video through a secondary display device.

Dell XPS 9560, 7700hq, 2 Lane TB3: XPS 9570 8750H, 4 Lane TB3 enroute & Aorus 2070 eGPU enroute


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blerghcity
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Welp, I'm about ready to send this thing back. I've updated all my NVIDIA drivers, I installed the Game Box Firmware that sacrifices usb IO performance for GPU performance, and I still can't play games. Overwatch crashes back to desktop 50% of the time. I've yet to get anthem to play at all and it has given me BSOD twice. This is using a 1080p external display only. When using external and internal displays during office work it still will give me hiccups about 15% of the time. 

My only 2 guesses are that it's due to the stock 0.5m TB3 cable, or my Matebook X Pro with only 2 lanes. I ordered an active cable that is longer so we'll see about that soon. And I know other laptops with only 2 lanes and the 8550U chip can use eGPUs and game when only using the external display; heck there are Matebook X Pro builds on this forum. It may just not play nice with the 2070 Box specifically. 

Either way I'll probably either send this thing back to AORUS or sell it here if anyone wants it, along with the pre order goodie bag, and try another option, like get a TB3 docking station or something. 

Sucky thing is I really like the Matebook X Pro in other regards. Apparently the new version this summer will have a 4-lane TB3, maybe if I upgrade I'll try an eGPU then. 

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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sunny
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@blerghcity, maybe try another machine if you can to rule out the laptop...

Mac Mini 2018 / Aorus Gaming Box RTX 2070


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Valkeriefire
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Sorry you’re not able to get your games stable. Just out of curiosity what came in the goodie bag?  (What did I miss out on by missing the group but).

Dell XPS 9560, 7700hq, 2 Lane TB3: XPS 9570 8750H, 4 Lane TB3 enroute & Aorus 2070 eGPU enroute


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blerghcity
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For me it was an Aorus backpack, much larger and in addition to the carrying case. Looks nice!

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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