Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC + S...
 

Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC + Sonnet w/upgraded PSU  


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I scored a great deal on a Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC ($250 used) and swapped out my EVGA NVIDIA GTX 980Ti FTW in my PowerColor DEVIL BOX. The performance was great but apparently the 500W PSU was just not able to handle the load. So I ended up replacing my Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Developer Edition with the Sonnet-approved Enermax ERV650SWT Revolution SFX 650W Plus Gold.

I seriously could not believe the performance increase in 4K gaming. This card performs so well on Windows 10 on my 2016 Razer Blade. In Doom (Vulcan) I was getting 60+ FPS 100% of the time. Great frame rates in Far Cry 4. I didn't expect it to so handily outperform my 980Ti, but it does for everything I've tried. It definitely puts out a lot of heat from the eGPU enclosure, but it's still quiet.

I now have the DEVIL BOX sitting on a shelf with the 980Ti in it. Not sure what to do with it. :/

On the Mac side, this thing is also great for my Davinci Resolve rendering. It's still not as fast as the internal Radeon Pro 580, but I think I might have some configuration and setup changes to make. I was able to shave a few percent off rendering time based on the Davinci configuration. It's way faster than the RX580 in the eGFX box.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement. Let me know what I should do with the DEVIL BOX and 980Ti. Sell it? Wait for a 20-series upgrade? I'd like to have an NVIDIA eGPU and an AMD one as well, but given the great performance from the Vega 64, I'm not sure I need it.

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Hi I am planning to buy Gigabyte or Asus Vega 64, I would like to know if these brands will work fine for MacOS, I use FCPX or After effect mostly. Thanks for your advice in advance.

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Make Weird Music
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I've had no issues with Davinci Resolve using the Gigabyte Vega 64 eGPU, nor any system crashes. Works great!

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