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Weaztek
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System specs

2018 Mac Mini (2020) 8th Gen i5 3.0 Ghz, 40GB RAM, 256GB & 512GB SSD.

 

eGPU hardware 

Sonnet Breakaway Puck + Radeon RX 570 + .5m Thunderbolt 3 cable (included).

 

Display hardware:

One LG 32UD59-B 4k 32" monitor connectived via one HDMI cable into HDMI port 2.

 

Hardware pictures

Pending

 

Installation steps (what did you do to get it all going?)

Choose an approved graphics card/enclosure from Apple's help site. 

Under Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6 it was literally plug-n-play. Thunderbolt cable (included) from Mini to eGPU. HDMI cable from eGPU to LG monitor port 2. Driver disconnect shows up in Menu bar. 

 

Benchmarks 

Geekbench 5: Single: 1037, Multi: 4710, Open CL: 33005, Metal 33795
LuxMark Luxball: 11,311, Hotel: 2,162, Neumann: 7,713

 

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Was hot to the touch the first day it operated. It seems to have settled down and now it's very quiet operation and has been stable. 13x improvement over my onboard graphics card (Intel UHD 630). 

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Mac Mini 2018 i5, LG 32UD59-B monitor, RX 570 MXM eGPU

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 570 @32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck) + macOS 10.15.6 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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Would love to see pics! Hot to touch on the first day may have been down to the system performing the initial indexing.

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Weaztek
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Posted by: @eightarmedpet

Would love to see pics! Hot to touch on the first day may have been down to the system performing the initial indexing.

Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. 

Here's a few pics. It's a rats nest, but it's my rats nest. 

Dollar Tree metal shelf. Price $1.05

Top: Sonnet Breakaway Puck, middle LG DVD player with scrap plastic "legs" superglued on to allow some breathing space for the Mini below it. Below the Mini is one of my hubs with a FLIRC IR receiver dongle. 

At some point, will try to come up with a cover to go below my monitor to hide all that stuff. 

Mac Mini 2018 i5, LG 32UD59-B monitor, RX 570 MXM eGPU

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 570 @32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck) + macOS 10.15.6 [build link]  


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