- Feb 19, 2016
Hi everyone so I have a late 2013 Mac Pro aka trash can lol. I just got the razer core x with Vega 64. I was wondering if i can just connect it with thunderbolt 3 to 2.
Weird it didnt post entire text sorry. I was told by Apple and a bunch of other sources in order to run my new 49” dell monitor at full resolution I would need the eGPU since the on board graphics card cant handle the 5120x1440 resolutionIf you what? Mac Pro has PCIe support, why bother with eGPU???
it is what I want and need but the image is so stretched by menu bar doesn’t even show only 2 icons on the right of the screen.Isn't that exactly what you want.
"Low resolution" means no retina, that means exactly rendering and transmitting at 5120x1440.
That's the prefect resolution for a 49" 5120x1440 monitor.
thank you for the help I will take a look but I did research for a good 3 weeks andkept getting same answers even Apple genius mentioned I would need the eGPU but I’ll for sure check out your suggestion as wellwhat display is it? modle number
is it this one
blind gess as it was the first hit for dell 5120x1440
this may help
make sure your cable is DP1.2 or higher speck
edit ok not sure now after some google time you may need the EGPU if the display dose not suport dual DP inputs to drive it but not 100% as iv not used both the 2013 mp or a display like that
try this app and see what it shows
Is there any screen capture / photos etc to illustrate how wrong the image is?it is what I want and need but the image is so stretched by menu bar doesn’t even show only 2 icons on the right of the screen.
thank you for the help I will take a look but I did research for a good 3 weeks andkept getting same answers even Apple genius mentioned I would need the eGPU but I’ll for sure check out your suggestion as well
I will take some shots and post it tonight once I am home.
when you say you cant see the menu bar can you be more clear as i see it in the screen shot at the top of the screen, is it visible in the screen shot but not on the display?menu bar is no where to be seen
OK, now we mixed two things together.So here is where I am at now.
Got the Vega 64 in the Core X originally it showed up in the display as vega 64 but now only shows External GPU as shows below.
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So when I try to take a screen shot of how bad the screen looks the screen shot shows perfect but everything is pixelized and stretched out. As you can see only shows half the screen and the menu bar is no where to be seen but the image is clean.
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And this is what I mean where the options show "low resolution"
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can you select 5120 x 1440 and take a screen shot?
it looks like you have the display set to a not native rez of 3840x1080, is that why it looks bad to you?
when you say you cant see the menu bar can you be more clear as i see it in the screen shot at the top of the screen, is it visible in the screen shot but not on the display?
if you have time check what this part of system info says
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edit i did notice the screenshot of the desktop you posted is 3495x1393 which is a odd size but im not sure if it's a full screen grab or if the forum has resized it?
o and ignore the bit where system prefes say low rez it may just be a bug or something, if you select that option and it makes the display show at native rezz than that's all you want.
may also be worth checking the displays OSD settings
Yah I wish I could get everything to look like that. I will disconnect the eGPU as well like the other person suggested go step by step. I was really excited to get this going and it really started bugging me last night I gave up hopefully I can resolve this tomorrow. The Graphics Card I have now is AMD fire pro 500 and in the graphics/display section it does not go high enough for the 5120x1440
I talked to Razer they said that all I am missing is the drivers. Talked to AMD and they said I have to talk to Apple apple says I have to talk to AMD LOL. its been crazy day and yah I had a buddy of mine with me helping me with everything that is possible.Driver is included inside the OS.
Did you try Luxmark etc to check if the Vega64 can work in headless mode.