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2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + RX Vega [email protected]>TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + ma...
 

2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + RX Vega [email protected]>TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + macOS 10.13.4 [TobyB]  

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TobyB
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System specs: Mac mini 2012, i7-3720QM, HD4000, Vega56 8GB, OSX 10.13.4

 

eGPU hardware  XG Station Pro, Vega56, Apple Adpater TB3/TB1&2 50cm Apple TB1/2 Cable

 

Hardware pictures: Not so interesting just the box connected.

 

Installation steps Install GPU in enclosure and install the 2.02 purge-wrangler, shutdown and connect it all up.

 

Benchmarks:

in vega64 mode (flashed)

Unigine Heaven @1440 81.6fps @900 117.9fps
GeekBench OpenCL 149k
CineBench r15 59.4fps
Unigine Valley @1440 66.3fps

in vega56 mode

Unigine Heaven @1440 74.6fps @900 118.3fps
GeekBench OpenCL 142k
CineBench r15 57.6fps
Unigine Valley @1440 65.7fps

 

Comments Seems like the Vega is a big step up from RX580

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itsage
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Sounds like a very nice setup! Is this with the stock 330W power adapter for ASUS Station Pro?

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Very nice. 
How does the R9 Nano compare with the Vegas?

2012 Mac Mini + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder3 via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS


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The report on Redit say 250W with the flashed vs 310W for a true56.  I just used the stock PSU, it's warm but not crazy after benches.

@username, I didn't test but Vega  is about 30% faster on paper.

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Out of interest in Resolve 15, Candle test:

9 Blur - 24fps
18 Blur - 14fps
30 Blur - 10fps
66 Blur - 5fps

1 TNR - 22
2 TNR - 14
4 TNR - 8
6 TNR - 6

 
 

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