egpu

  1. F

    eGPU Purchase Help

    I am looking for some guidance/advice on the most prudent route to take to adding an eGPU to my MacBook Pro 15 inch 2018. I have done a lot of research but am finding it hard to arrive at the best solution. The AMD RX 6800 XT/6900 XT cards look good and appear to have just become supported in...
  2. T

    HDMI 2.1 Headless Adapter?

    Hello! Trying to run my Mac Pro headless through remote connection. Is there a headless display adapter that would allow me to use 4k/120hz or HDMI 2.1?
  3. AppleXDR6900xt

    Pro display XDR + 2019 iMac 5k + RX 6900 XT

    Hi all, This is my first time posting for an advice. Currently, I’m using 2019 iMac 5k connected with pro display xdr. luckily I was able to get a RX 6900xt. I have also downloaded 11.4 beta for mac os. my question is, what would be the best way to use RX 6900xt to connect with iMac and pro...
  4. Dae

    Radeon RX 6900 XT + Pro Display XDR = 5K only and no presets

    We're testing the following setup: MacBook Pro or iMac Pro running Big Sur 11.4 (beta) Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (has USB-C port) Apple Pro Display XDR — connected to the USB-C port of the RX 6900 XT with Apple TB3 Pro cable All in all it works, but Pro...
  5. H

    EGPU for imac to edit/watch xavc hs 4k h.265 4:2:2 video? 5700xt working? [FOR A7siii]

    This might have been brought up somewhere, but I was just wondering if anyone was able to use an egpu for their macbook (pre M1) to allow for playback and final cut smooth scrubbing specifically for xavc hs 4k files from an a7siii? Im currently on a maxed out imac 2017, and I was looking to get...
  6. M

    [eGPU] MacBook Pro 2020 "No removable GPU"

    I just bought an HP Omen Accelerator Box and tried it out together with my Radeon HD 7870 ( https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/xfx-double-radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-1787409135). When I connect the eGpu to my MacBook Pro (2020, 13" base version with i5 8th gen, running macOS 11.1 (20C69))...
  7. daveh0

    System Upgrade advice

    i currently have a 2011 27" iMac - i7, 3.1ghz with 20gb RAM with a gig of vRAM on a standard AMD Radeon 6970M video card. It's connected to 2 24" Dell U2415 monitors running at 1920x1200. i use it for web development (VS Code, various node servers and processes, databases, source control...
  8. Evil_night

    Max Spec Mac Mini (i7 6 core + 64GB +1TB) + eGPU (AMD Radeon Pro W5700) vs iMac 5K (10 core i9, 128 Gb ram) + eGPU?

    Hi guys, I'm facing a major dilemma here and wondering if any of you would throw your two cents in for me to make the final decision here! I'm a film/video editor that mainly works on TVC and Music Promos, recently decided to upgrade my system so purchased a top of the line intel Mac Mini plus...
  9. V

    Does 6-core i7 Mac Mini + BlackMagic eGPU still make sense?

    After upgrading Lightroom to its latest version, I've found my 2013 Mac Pro too slow. It is even sluggish to apply, say, a gradient filter. So I am thinking to replace it with a Mac Mini with BlackMagic eGPU. I think the new M1 chip is great. But it may need a few years to stablize. I am an...
  10. arctair

    Straight-up eGPU question to end them all

    Ok, once and for all, this is the answer I need: Let's say I have an iMac and Mini (assuming most recent releases) with the exact same internal specs (minus whatever onboard video exists): Same chipset, same chip speed, same memory, same 1 GB internal SSD, same things I'm forgetting, etc. I...
  11. arctair

    [eGPU]: Sonnet Breakaway 550W with Vega 64

    Confused: If an AMD Vega 64 is rated to use 295W, why is it "incompatible" with a 550W Sonnet box? It is something obvious like it needs some breathing room for power spikes? If that's the case, then 85W is enough room (as the AMD Vega 56 is considered compatible; it's rated to use 210W. (These...
  12. Canubis

    OS X Shadow of the Tomb Raider – eGPU – extreme glitches

    I am trying to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider here and get all kind of awful graphics glitches. https://ooola.la/TR-gltiches/SOTR-eGPU-graphics-glitches-2020-10-04.MOV Glitches already occur in menus and builtin benchmark: background areas show heavy dark flickering, smoke / fog / mist / clouds...
  13. C

    Software for benchmarking my mini

    Dear all, I will receive my mac mini 2018 i5 soon and I would like to do some benchmark with and without eGPU (I never had an eGPU so I need some numbers to see if all is working fine). Can you suggest some software before I start to install all the app etc? I need something for eGPU, memory...
  14. G

    My eGPU Setup for my 16-inch MacBook Pro - Just Making Sure I Get It Right

    Hello, I am getting an eGPU for my MacBook Pro 16-inch with a 5500M GPU and 2.3 GHz i9. I want the eGPU mainly to drive two external QHD displays, and possibly a third QHD or 4k display in the future. I envision my MBP connected to the eGPU, where the eGPU enclosure provides power to the MBP...
  15. John Boydon

    MP 6,1 MacPro6,1 with Zotac AMP Box Mini

    Hello everyone, is there anyone that uses a MacPro6,1 with Zotac AMP Box Mini? regards john
  16. steveash

    eGPU for photo editing

    I’m wondering what benefits an eGPU might have for Lightroom and Photoshop use on my new 2020 Mac Mini i7. I have read that it can benefit some areas while others may not be supported. However, most articles date back over a year and I wonder if there have been improvements with the latest OS...
  17. vocalnick

    iGPU *and* eGPU - can the system use both?

    Hey all, The basic question is in the header - if I'm running a 16" with an iGPU, but there's also an eGPU driving the display, is the iGPU still available to the system for speeding up things like video rendering? More Detail: I have a new 16" arriving any day now. The ARM transition sent me...
  18. MacMiniUpgrader

    are you satisfied with your MM2018/2020 ? drop configs and lets talk !

    i love my mini, i started with 8gn ram and an rx 580 and its made my work flow easy, finally got around to upgrading and maxing the system specs out
  19. SecuritySteve

    iMac Pro eGPU Questions

    So I discovered I actually do qualify for some form of stimulus check, and should be receiving those funds shortly. I spend a lot of time gaming as a hobby on the side (maybe too much), and I'd like to see if I can get better performance by offloading graphics (for the internal display) to an...
  20. R

    Mac Mini 2012 , eGPU, Cinema Display Setup

    Hello, I'm thinking about getting a eGPU with my Mac Mini 2012. I have a Cinema Display attached to the thunderbolt slot. I've been searching the web and forums for how the setup could work along side what I have now but it's really confusing. Any help or insights are welcomed. TLDR - How will...