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macrumors 65816
Jul 18, 2002
Depends on what level of performance Apple writes into their Navi driver - The new Macbook Pro has either a 5300 or 5500 mobile series GPU.

You won't be getting access to the Adrenalin Drivers that AMD releases on a quarterly basis (unless you run windows on your 7,1)


macrumors 601
Sep 19, 2012
It might, but will be 10.15+ only. RX 5700, RX 5700 XT, and RX 5700 Anniversary Edition are all currently supported in macOS Catalina 10.15.1+ for eGPU (not in 10.15.0/initial release).

Keep an eye on this for Apple's official updates:

Sonnet says only WX7100, WX8200, WX9100 are macOS compatible at this time. WX5100 is Windows only. RX5500 is still not OFFICIALLY compatible for eGPU (yet) and Sonnet says for Windows only.

The W5700 might be a popular "pro" GPU given the relatively low price for what it's offering. Have seen some initial articles that say the RX 5700 XT might be a better choice. I'm sure people will start testing it very soon after initial availability.
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macrumors newbie
Jan 18, 2020
Just got mine and I've been putting it through it's paces in an eGPU.

not fully supported officially on the website but still working great! Can't wait for official support
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