To future eGPU users — do your homework first!
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trying to do my homework, however still a little confused on monitor choices etc ... 

I am wanting to get:

It has: 1 DP and 2 HDMI

Would I have any issues with eGPU's using this monitor/connections? IF so, what type of connections do the monitors need to have to make it all work?

2012 iMac - 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 - 240GB Kingston SSD - 20GB Ram - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512 MB
** In the works ** 2020 Mac Mini - 3.0GHz 6‑core 8th-Gen i5 - 32GB Ram - Razer Core X + RX 5700XT
Monitor: LG 34WN80C-B 34 inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide WQHD IPS **

Robert Valentin Chirita
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Joined: 2 weeks ago

I'm asking this because it has thunderbolt 2, all I can find browsing around on the internet is 3 used Thunderbolt 3 eGPUs around me, does those work? Well I don't know if they do.

I live in Romania and I can't find any thunderbolt 2 enclosure on the internet except craigslist which isn't an option. Ran out of stock everywhere!

Now I'm asking, is it possible to make a DIY eGPU enclosure for an AMD card myself that can be paired with the MacBook Pro 15" 2015's Thunderbolt 2? If it's possible, what do I need for it?



Can I somehow use a thunderbolt 3 eGPU and convert it to thunderbolt 2 or make it work for this MacBook model?


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


Parsa Tehrani
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Joined: 2 weeks ago

Hey all!

Glad to be part of this community I was recommend by a brave commenter on the Mac gaming Reddit page.

I am planning to use the egpu with the MacBook Pro 16 2019 ONLY in windows bootcamp. Planning to get an nvidia gpu too. Here are my specs to help paint the picture..

-2.4GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
- AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory
-16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
-Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

So from what i have gathered I need to purchase two things..

1-an enclosure that’s thunderbolt 3 compatibility and is great with macs.
2-obviously the gpu.

I am saving up for the 3000 series of nvidia.

I plan to play on my laptops monitor screen, if that is a bad idea could someone please explain as to why?

Should I also invent in a fan for the gpu? I am completely new to this so apologies in advanced!


I have read the guides that the community has recommended, I just want to make sure that I also gather the community’s voice too!

Help me please build a checklist..

Kind regards to you all,


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


Alejandro Echeverria
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Joined: 2 weeks ago

Hi guys, 

Just received my Razer X Core and Sapphire's 5600XT Pulse today. 

Just wanted to check if anyone out there has a similar set up with the 5600 as Razer does not list it in the supported cards list. 

My rig: 

  • Dell Inspiron 14 7490
  • CPU: i7-10510U @ 1.80GHz 2.30 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM 
  • Latest Thunderbolt 3 - 4 lanes
  • Will be running on Windows 10 

So far I followed: 

  1. Setup 5600xt in Razer X Core 
  2. Plug to my computer 
  3. Nothing happend 
  4. Rebooted 
  5. Nothing happened
  6. AMD Drivers not recognising any card 

Any ideas??



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2020 14" Dell Inspiron 14 7490 [10th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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