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MP 7,1 Upgrades for my Mac Pro: W5700X & Memory

tevion5

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Treated myself to a wonderfully big upgrade yesterday. Replaced my respectable but noisy blower design Vega 64 with a big beefy Radeon Pro W5700X MPX module and doubled RAM to compliment it. :D

Noticeably better perforce over the Vega 64 in MacOS and very much so in Windows too even with bootcamp drivers.

One strange issue is passive adapter for regular DVI connections don't work anymore (like they did on the Pro 580X & RX Vega 64) so I'm stuck using just my actively adapted DL-DVI 30" ACD & DisplayPort MSI 27" for now. Should probably look at phasing out my DVI based displays altogether but €€€! 30" ACD still packs a punch with great colours and 2560x1600 even in 2020.


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After:
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tevion5

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Sleep caused jet engine fans on my Vega 64 so I could never do it.

Seems to work fine on the W5700X so far though!
 

tevion5

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do you mean vega? Vega to w5700 I’d a downgrade not upgrade.... the images you’ve shared you had a 580x?

W5700X is more like an 5700XT than a W5700.
From various benchmarks I ran I can tell you it's definitely been an upgrade!

MSI RX Vega 64:

Apple Radeon Pro W5700X:
 
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