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Kelvin Tan
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Bruce X is the only FCP X benchmarking tool around, and it just tests exports with a standard set of effects. There are other tangible benefits with regards to playback, general system smoothness etc, but as @itsage mentioned, it is diminishing returns in FCP X, and really project dependent (my FCPX use is for personal projects consists mainly of simple cuts, titling, effects, etc).

On the other hand, Davinci Resolve is much better optimised for GPU. There are real and significant benefits to running Davinci Resolve with a strong GPU. It really depends on your use case. Since you gotten it why not run it, get a feel using your own projects, and see if it's worth keeping.

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Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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screendor
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@kelvin_tan .  Good advice, all things considered.  That said, any add'l benchmarks w/this card and FCPX greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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Kelvin Tan
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Welp faced the first showstopper with the Radeon VII - in a Razer Core X the gpu fans goes to full blast when the Mac sleeps. It has been updated to bios 1.0.6, does anyone else have the same issue or is it a particular issue with the pairing in a Razer Core X? Or does anyone know how to solve it short of turning off or disconnecting the Razer Core X?

no such issues with the Vega 56 in the same enclosure.

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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Roedi78
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@kelvin_tan Same here with Sonnet Breakaway Box 650. And same with my former Vega64 w/ Sonnet BB.

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I am planning to buy Asus or Gigabyte Vega 64, I would like to know if these brands will work fine in MacOS? Thanks you in advance.

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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Robin_Martin
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Posted by: screendor

@kelvin_tan .  Good advice, all things considered.  That said, any add'l benchmarks w/this card and FCPX greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

I’m hoping to see nice gains in FCPX as well. I’ll be putting my setup through it’s paces with some 8K RED footage this weekend and will report back.

Also, this may be obvious, but everyone has ticked the option in the Finder for Final Cut/Resolve/etc. to prefer the eGPU when running your tests, right?

2018 MBP i9, 32GB, Vega 20; Razer Core X, Radeon VII


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OliverB
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Posted by: itsage

@tsakal and @kelvin_tan I fully agree with you about RX Vega 56 being the best value atm. It's half the price of Radeon VII and in macOS you'd hardly see the performance difference. We need better software optimization for multiple and external graphics cards.

It's only a third the price. You get it for 250 EUR.

The best value, however, is a RX580 (4GB about 110 EUR, 8GB about 140 EUR).

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2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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For being the first beta, I'm getting quite impressive results.

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Here in Italy price are very different


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my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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screendor
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Total noob question.  Running the 10.14.5 beta with Akitio Node Pro + AMD VII.  First timer.  
Using FCPX, checked "prefer external GPU" option.  Menu bar now has the "Disconnect AMD RADEON VII." option.  Think it's working but the system profile still says Radeon Pro 580.  Although deeper in, the VII is shown as connected and available.

So--all good?  I was expected the system profile to show the VII and not the 580—although I have not selected to make my egpu-connected display my primary display.

Here's a quick screenshot.  Thanks for the help/confidence.

Screen Shot 2019 03 29 at 4.24.28 PM
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2017 iMac 5K 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 40 GB 2400 MHz
Internal AMD 580 Pro 8GB; Akitio Node Pro + AMD Radeon VII


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crhendo
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@kelvin_tan
 Same here. I have exactly the same problem with my 2018 Mac Mini and Razer Core X with Radeon VII. Sleep results in all GPU fans running flat out. Apart from that, very stable for a Beta release.

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