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2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + macOS 10.15 [itsage]  

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diogodasilva
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Does anyone have an update on the Final Cut egpu situation on the latest version ? It seems there is a bandwidth bottleneck and internal GPU performance surpasses eGPU

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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dre
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I'm having an issue with power discharge using the core x (100w pd) anyone else having this issue (this is aside from the FCPX issues)! 

 

Vega 64 / Razer CORE X TB3 enclosure
2016 MacBook Pro 13’
2018 intel Hades Canyon NUC
2018 Mac Mini
2019 Macbook Pro 16'


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itsage
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@dre What do you mean by power discharge with the Core X (100W PD)? Does the laptop battery discharge during heavy load even when it's connected to 100W PD?

 

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@itsage

yep, currently waiting for Razer to email me back (it's been a while, I should chase!!)

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Vega 64 / Razer CORE X TB3 enclosure
2016 MacBook Pro 13’
2018 intel Hades Canyon NUC
2018 Mac Mini
2019 Macbook Pro 16'


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itsage
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@dre I would say to contact Apple and hopefully with enough reports they will change the firmware to make sure power consumption reaches no higher than 96W. I don't believe it's the enclosure issue. In several stress tests, I've seen 115-119W from the outlet through Kill-a-Watt. I got the i7 version last night and will test it soon to see whether power consumption is a concern like the i9.

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briantium
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It's interesting to see the difference in benchmarks and FPS for Unigen Heaven, etc, but have you done comparisons between the built in graphics card unconnected to the egpu for Final Cut Pro projects versus plugged in to the eGPU and various cards you have? I'd like to see those to see if it's even worth it to have an eGPU at this point. While the eGPU definitely helps with gaming, it's not so clear for video or photo editing. Would be curious to see just what kind of difference there is. Thanks. 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.14.3 [build link]  

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Shaun Cheon
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@itsage Hey, thanks for posting about Mbp16" + Radeon VII. It's pretty hard to find information about the compatibility between the two due to the VII being not so desirable for most people at the time.

So I see that this test was done quite a while ago and I can assume the VII works fine on macOS from various sources but I have yet to find any ANY information about whether it will work on Bootcamp windows. I see that you have attempted to try it but bootcamp drivers weren't ready back then. Now that bootcamp works, have you tried the Radeon VII on bootcamp? If so, how did it go?

My friend wants to sell me his Radeon VII for $300 and I want to make sure it is at least compatible before I invest in an eGPU. 

Thanks!

2019 MBP16 5500M4G + Core X (tbd, possibly Radeon VII)


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itsage
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@shaun_cheon, $300 is a great deal for the Radeon VII! It's still the most powerful Radeon card currently available. Boot Camp works well on the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro. You can look into our builds for the setup instructions.

 

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Shaun Cheon
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@itsage

I checked the builds guides but there is no existing config for mbp16" + radeon VII on Windows, which makes me wonder if the combination even works at all.

Have you personally tried it? Or know any source/confirmation that this combination actually works?

 

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2019 MBP16 5500M4G + Core X (tbd, possibly Radeon VII)


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itsage
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@shaun_cheon, I've tried it. The setup procedure would be the same as this build RX 5700 XT + ASUS XG Station 2 [build link].

 

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