To eGPU or Not To eGPU
”long time reader, first time poster” (thanks to egpu.io for helping me get into this whole mess!)
I had a 2016 13” MBPro when I first set up my eGPU (Akitio Node, Vega56) With a 23” 1080p monitor then moved to a 2018 15” MBPro and added a 32” 4K monitor. I am now awaiting my i9 iMac, basically fully loaded (16GB 5700XT). Since I primarily VM (I’m way too lazy to constantly boot between OSes: macOS is my everything, Windows for gaming alone) but I do occasionally Bootcamp (since newer/fancier games choked like mad on my setup) I was wondering whether I should bother to eGPU my 4K. VMWare has a 3GB vRAM limit on GPUs anyhow and there’s no way I’m using 16GB of vRAM in my day-to-day (I don’t video edit, scientific compute, etc) and I also don’t know how effectively macOS distributes resources between monitors.
Wow. I sure don’t know how to keep it concise! Lemme try again:
Yeah, we'll get new raytracing videos from Nvidia during their event at the beginning of September.
AMD will likely want to show theirs around the same time frame.
there; got my system specs up. Struggling through BootCamp and VMWare setups. We'll see if I can toil through them or will require help... (Windows loads fine, but Din's Legacy is a hot mess; VM max is 1080p and Din won't even fire up...) definitely looking forward to VMWare Fusion 12 and its bump from 3GB vRAM to 8GB.