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Gorazd K
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Hi,

certified by Netstor (Radeon VII compatible under Win 10 and Apple logo - without * chavets what some other manufactuters do...):

you can check on the bottom of this web page: PERFECT GRAPHIC CARD COMPATIBILITY under Win10 and Apple logo (no more nVidia cards under Apple logo...):

Netstor HL23T-PLUS link

Sincerely,

Gorazd.

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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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joevt
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@gorazd-k Perfection is in the eye of the beholder. They should explain how the Radeon VII works better in their enclosure.

Sonnet describes the problem with the Radeon VII at the bottom of their compatibility pdf:
https://www.sonnettech.com/support/downloads/manuals/Compatibility_Graphics_Cards.pdf
They don't explain (nor would I expect them to) that other enclosures might not suffer from this problem.

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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wimpzilla
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I would agree with @joevt, there should be a clear sheet somewhere, by AMD at least, detailing the issue and specifying which enclosures are affected and which are R7 certified!

@Gorazd K pretty good read happy you sorted out, but unfortunately not all R7 customers seeking eGPU ventures would go to booths/forums to solve an issue that should not exist in first place.

Being an enthusiast is nice, but sometimes manufacturers should remember that not all users are into flashing bios and updating stuff each month to keep up with all the patches pushed out!

Which mean half baked products if left without updates over time!

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2012 13-inch Dell Latitude E6320 + R9 [email protected] (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10
E=Mc²

 
2012 15" Lenovo Thinkpad T530 [2nd,4C,Q] + R9 270X @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [build link]  


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rawwd
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@arden_shibley

I am now in the position you were for a long time, only I still have 12 days of return time. I however run Da Vinci Resolve and this is what I want to use it for, and for that the VII is superior according to Puget Systems – apart from the fact that they made their tests on Windows. So perhaps I should just be happy to try it with Bootcamp (still haven't gotten to it). I foresee that Resolve will make the most of the 16Gb RAM on the card and with a Studio (paid) edition I probably can use the 460 pro in my MBP as well.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/DaVinci-Resolve-15-AMD-Radeon-VII-16GB-Performance-1382/

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MacBook Pro 15" Touchbar 2016, 2,9 GHz Intel Core i7 (I7-6700HQ) quadcore, 1TB SSD
16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB, AMD Radeon Pro 460 4 MB
Identifiers: Late 2016 15" (Touch Bar) - MLH32LL/A* - MacBookPro13,3 - A1707 - 3072
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (Oct 2019)
Enclosure: Razer Core X (Oct 2019)
GFX Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon VII HBM2 16 GB (Oct 2019)


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lilipeipei
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That fan issue is definitely annoying. 

I have been using Core X Chroma with R7 for about 2 months, I have to turn the PSU off every night as the fan noise is really loud.

Considering switching to 5700 series.

MBP15 2016 configured to Radeon Pro 460 (burning a hole on table when driving my 4k monitor
Razer Core X Chroma (USB ports sucks, but it has RGB!
Radeon VII (anyone could stop these fans?


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biglittlefrank
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@juan_c_yunis

Hi! Did you have any trouble with the Radeon VII being from XFX (which is known to be problematic on the Mac)?

Thank you I advance! 

//Gianluca

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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Juan C. Yunis
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Posted by: @biglittlefrank

@juan_c_yunis

Hi! Did you have any trouble with the Radeon VII being from XFX (which is known to be problematic on the Mac)?

Thank you I advance! 

//Gianluca

Nope, 0 issues. I still have it and use it 

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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Ningauble77
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I've not found my Radeon VII to be 100 percent stable, I've had the system lock up occasionally maybe once every few weeks, just at the desktop.  Usually hot unplugging the egpu fixes this and the mac resumes normal operation.  Also have occasional  issues with DisplayPort Audio disappearing from the system after resuming from sleep.  Had both of these issues with my Current 16" 2019 and my previous 13" 2018 MacBook Pros.  Also the screen freezes in some levels of Sayonara Wild Hearts from Apple Arcade for 5+ seconds, when I play with the onboard 5500M, or the Iris Plus in my previous mac I do not experience these hangs.

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2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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Juan C. Yunis
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@ningauble77

Interesting, I did experienced some issues when it was not officially supported, but after Apple added support it has been great for me, even in windows 10, the performance is awesome for the games I play. I do use it with a 2018 Mac Mini core i7 so maybe that's why.

In Catalina 10.15.2 apple screwed up the egpu booting for me, so in order to boot I have to keep the iGPU connected. 

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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craftsman
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Strange Geekbench Metal result. The Radeon VII scores have tanked and the Radeon Pro Vega II, which has the same chip and almost the same spec, is 70% faster.

The Radeon VII is being crippled by the driver or Geekbench. In compute tests it should be performing much faster than nearly all the cards in this list, as it does in Windows and Linux.

Screenshot 2019 12 18 at 07.09.51

 

 

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