Should I wait for a fix, or wade into trying to make it work?
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Should I wait for a fix, or wade into trying to make it work?  


Eminent Member
Joined: 9 months ago
I’m an old 72 but new entrant into the world of eGPU add-ons for my 2017 MacBook Pro running bootcamp and Windows 10 (2004 build 19041.388).
I’ve looked at the buyer’s guide here on this great site, and read as much as I can about the error 12 situation and possible solutions.
I’d really like to add a Razer X Chroma with a good Radeon card (Vega 64?) to my machine, as I enjoy some simulation software that needs a lot more graphics power than is built internally into my machine.
I know enough technically to be dangerous, so I’m worried about buying a setup that requires serious programming to get working, although I think I could follow well written step-by-step instructions.
So, my question is … for compatibility and ease of setup and install, what graphics card would anyone recommend I buy to add to the Razer X Chroma.
Second… I’m already well into using Windows 10 with several complete applications installs, so I have no idea how to retrofit (downgrade) back to just the operating system build 1903 while maintaining all of by data etc.
Finally, given what appears to be a real mess with all this, should I just give up on the idea of using an eGPU with my bootcamp install until Apple or MS fixes it, or even forget about it altogether?
Thanks for any feedback…
My Configuration

Model Name: MacBook Pro 15” 2017
  Model A1707
  Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3
  Processor Name: Intel Core i7
  Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz
  Number of Processors: 1
  Total Number of Cores: 4
  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
  L3 Cache: 8 MB
  Memory: 16 GB

Discrete Chipset Model: Radeon Pro 560
  Type: GPU
  Bus: PCIe
  PCIe Lane Width: x8
  VRAM (Total): 4 GB
  Vendor: AMD (0x1002)
  Device ID: 0x67ef
  Revision ID: 0x00c0
  ROM Revision: 113-C980AJ-927
  VBIOS Version: 113-C9801AU-A02
  EFI Driver Version: 01.A0.927

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.


Noble Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago

There are 19 builds with your Macbook using an AMD eGPU in bootcamp, the newest one one month old. Consider reviewing these to help answer your queries: =""2017 15-inch Macbook Pro" AMD Win"

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance inc unoptimized H-CPU BIOS [build link]  

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