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hagjohn

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Well, today's project...

Upgrading my Sonnet 350 by putting in a 550W Revolution SFX power supply and updating my graphics card from RX 580 to a RX 5700. It booted right up to login screen perfectly.

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AMD Radeon RX 580 - Metal Score - 33074
AMD Radeon RX 5700 - Metal Score - 39885

I have not stress tested the GPU yet to see if it's stable but it seems to work okay, so far.


Radeon RX 5700:
Chipset Model: Radeon RX 5700
Type: External GPU
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 8 GB
Vendor: AMD (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x731f
Revision ID: 0x00c4
ROM Revision: 113-D1820201-101
Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily2 v1
GPU is Removable: Yes

Displays:
LG HDR 4K:
Resolution: 5120 x 2880 (5K/UHD+ - Ultra High Definition Plus)
UI Looks like: 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
Framebuffer Depth: 30-Bit Color (ARGB2101010)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Rotation: Supported
Automatically Adjust Brightness: No


eGFX Breakaway Box:
Vendor Name: Sonnet Technologies, Inc.
Device Name: eGFX Breakaway Box
Vendor ID: 0x8
Device ID: 0x30
Device Revision: 0x1
UID: 0x0008DCF8B482B500
Route String: 3
Firmware Version: 25.2
Port (Upstream):
Status: Device connected
Link Status: 0x2
Speed: Up to 40 Gb/s x1
Current Link Width: 0x2
Link Controller Firmware Version: 0.36.0
 
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CC88

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Upgrading my Sonnet 350 by putting in a 550W Revolution SFX power supply and updating my graphics card from RX 580 to a RX 5700. It booted right up to login screen perfectly.

Hi.

I'm thinking of a macmini 2018 for my photography (lightroom/photoshop/helicon focus) and video (fcpx) needs.

How much noisy is an external eGPU box like the Sonnet? Will my eGPU be recognized without problems in macmini 2018 with Mojave/Catalina?

Thanks a lot.
 

hagjohn

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Depends on what eGPU you get. My Sonnet is pretty quiet. You just plug it in and it works. There is an issue with RX580 (Polaris) and Catalina, at the moment, so I would avoid that.
 
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Hessel89

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I noticed you're running your setup with an LG Ultrafine. How are you getting your GPU to run the LG Ultrafine? Did you use an alpine/titan ridge card?
 

hagjohn

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I noticed you're running your setup with an LG Ultrafine. How are you getting your GPU to run the LG Ultrafine? Did you use an alpine/titan ridge card?
I have no issues with the GPU and LG. I am using the HDMI cable that came with my monitor.
 
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