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AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Graphics Card with USB-C Monitor Output
 

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Graphics Card with USB-C Monitor Output  

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itsage
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AMD finally has a graphics card with USB-C monitor output! The Radeon Pro W5700 is part of Navi family and should have eGPU support in macOS. Hopefully USB-C port will make its way to other non-workstation Radeon cards in the near future.

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Eightarmedpet
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joevt
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I can't find mention of the capabilities of the USB-C port on the AMD website. They say it's for video output. If it doesn't also support USB then it's useless. AnandTech says it's VirtualLink or at least for VR. Does VR actually need USB 3.1 Gen 2 speed?
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15124/amd-announces-radeon-pro-w5700-navi-gets-drafted-to-the-pros

ExtremeTech says that it supports DSC (Display Stream Compression). Have other cards mentioned support for DSC? I don't think I've seen examples of DSC from a PC before. I don't think Apple drivers support DSC.
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/301999-hands-on-with-amds-new-radeon-pro-w5700-workstation-gpu

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