Radeon VII compatible with Mac?
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.
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.
@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?
@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).
For being the first beta, I'm getting quite impressive results.
Here in Italy price are very different
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.
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.