Ah, okay. If there is professional software involved, you may well be right. I just read your post to imply that the whole desktop environment was laggy.
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."
Hey @itsage sorry to bother you! I was hoping you could post a quick reply to my questions further up. Would be SUPER helpful for me.
Thank you so much!
I currently have a flashed GeForce GTX 980 Ti in my Mac Pro 5,1 but the problem is that the 6 GB VRAM are most likely not enough to fluently drive my 4k screen (BenQ SW320). Any window that uses most or all of the screen runs jaggy.
The Founder Edition RTX series GPUs have UGA support that enables boot screen in the Mac Pro tower. I read a report on Create.Pro and decided to try for myself. There's no modification or flashing at all. It worked on both RTX 2070 and 2080. I can't comment on whether these new RTX cards will help with your current issue. On top of that, there's an indefinite delay on Nvidia web drivers for macOS Mojave.
Unless you need to access the boot selector on a daily basis, I don't see the needs for UGA support. My recommendation is to go with an RX Vega 56. If you need CUDA, GTX 1080 is a nice choice for 10.13.6 or older.
Not really in a hurry to upgrade to Mojave - High Sierra is working fine for me.
I am running an image editing software, Capture One by Phase One and up until now they use OpenCL for acceleration if I'm not mistaken. I need to check with them how their stance is on Metal 2 in Mojave.
So I've set up a Mac Pro 5,1 with the Titan Ridge card (also the 3+5 pin short mod). After warm-booting through Windows, I'm actually able to boot with an Asus XG Station pro (outfitted with a Vega 56 MSI) connected!. It does not give me any devices in Thunderbolt, nor am I able to connect monitors to it. However, I do see the card in the Graphics/Displays tab. If there are any things you'd like tested in this setup I'd be happy to help.
It does! Luxmark 3,1 (luxball) gets me 25413 points. I'm not hack-savvy enough to go beyond this but if anyone has any tricks/suggestions to get more out of this setup I'd be happy to try
@dennis_wander Can you post a screen capture of System Information » Graphics/Displays tree? Connect the monitor to the external GPU too and see whether there's detection in macOS.
I've made a small album of my setup and relevant screenshots from System Information.
The screen attached to the eGPU is definitely detected but I'm unable to get video output to it. It's connected via DP but HDMI gave the same result.
Could you show me the speed of H2D on it with Mantiz Venus?
I can not find any infomation about it,is 12G or 14g?
I just want to know the performance of half TB3