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Mac with 5700 XT/Core X Chroma

Question asked by bombaxii on Dec 10, 2019
Latest reply on May 20, 2020 by nod286

Was very excited to try out an eGPU solution using Radeon RX 5700 XT in a Razer Core X Chroma on my 2018 MacBook Pro running Catalina 10.15.1. I selected these because of https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208544, but no go.

 

Anyone out there having a similar issue? The Macbook sees the Core X Chroma on the Thunderbolt bus, but does not see the 5700 card. The card is seated in the chassis and the 6+2 power cables are plugged into the card through the 5700's included adapter. When I plug in the thunderbolt cable, everything lights up, fans spin, the card's fan is activated, 'Radeon' lights up, but the Mac doesn't see the card when I view the Graphics/Displays section in the System Information report, and it doesn't recognize an external monitor attached through the card. It sees only the Core X.

 

It doesn't seem like there's a lot I could have done wrong, and I've reseated the card twice in the Core X and have no luck. Anything I'm missing?

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