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2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.14.6 [RealSoulskater]  

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RealSoulskater
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System Specs

Model: Mac Mini (2018)
CPU: Intel i7-8700B, 8th Gen, 6 Cores
Memory: 32Gb Kingston HyperX Impact DDR4
Storage: 512Gb
dGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630

eGPU

Model: Razer Core X
eGPU: ASUS ROG Strix RX 580 Gaming OC 8GB

Installation

Installation was pretty much Plug and Play, recommendation is to have the computer of when plugging in the eGPU and then start the eGPU enclosure first then start the computer.

The only issue i have is that when i boot the machine up from zero the login screen do not show on the monitor when it is plugged straight into the eGPU box, i have to plug the monitor into the Mac Mini directly to see the login screen, after i have logged in i can put it in the eGPU box again and it will work well as long as i do not shutdown or restart the computer.

Benchmarks

I ran the following benchmarks softwares to test how it performs.

Scores

Geekbench: 125309
LuxMark Hotel: 2780
LuxMark Luxball: 14617
Luxmark Mic: 9847
Unigine Heaven(Basic): 2544 FPS: 101
Unigine Heaven(Extreme): 960 FPS: 38
Unigine Valley(Basic): 3743 FPS: 89
Unigine Valley(Extreme): 1930 FPS 46

Comments

Since Mac computers have limited GPU performance this jas improved my photography workflow since many of the newer softwares use the GPU whenever they can to speed up some of their internal tools when editing. And of course now i do not need 2 machines to be able to have a better photographic workflow and the ability to play a game when i feel like it. 

Cannot post pictures yet since this is my first post. 🙂

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2018 Mac Mini (Intel UHD Graphics 630) [8th,6C,B] + Radeon RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + MacOS 10.14.6


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itsage
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Boot Screen support for eGPU connected monitor will be in Catalina 10.15. The latest Beta 5 has it working on my 2018 Mac mini (tested with RX 580 and Vega 56).

Best ultrabooks for eGPU use

eGPU enclosure buying guide


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RealSoulskater
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@itsage

Thanks, good to know, thought it just was a quirk with the Mac Mini. 🙂

2018 Mac Mini (Intel UHD Graphics 630) [8th,6C,B] + Radeon RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + MacOS 10.14.6


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RealSoulskater
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Added a comments to my setup above and what my benefits are with a rig like this.

2018 Mac Mini (Intel UHD Graphics 630) [8th,6C,B] + Radeon RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + MacOS 10.14.6


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