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Should I expect any issues with SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64?

Should I expect any issues with SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64?  


Swisher Sweet
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years ago

I have a 2018 13" MacBook Pro and a Razer Core X Chroma eGPU and a SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 580. All is working in macOS Mojave and Windows 10 (1903) with hot plug.

However, I want to get a bit more FPS on my 3440x1440 monitor, so I'm considering replacing the RX 580 with an SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64. I prefer to go straight to the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, but not sure when / if this will be supported in macOS and Windows 10 via eGPU. 

I assume this should be as easy as swapping out the two cards and it should just work, right?

Does anyone know if I should expect any compatibility issues with macOS or Windows?

Are there any other things I should consider before making this move?

BTW, I realize there are multiple RX Vega 64 cards out there. I assume there isn't much difference between them and I assume the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 is a relatively safe choice.

Thank you.

This topic was modified 3 months ago

2018 13" MacBook Pro
Razer Core X Chroma (don't but this if you use a Mac)
AMD Radeon VEGA 64
Dell UltraSharp u3415w

New Member
Joined: 3 months ago

Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 should be a very safe option as it was specifically outlined in the Apple official documentation.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts

Eminent Member
Joined: 8 months ago

It should work fine, i have the same card as an eGPU...


iMac 2017 27 5k | i5-7600k | 16 GB Ram | 512 GB NVMe SSD | Radeon Pro 580 | Razer Core X + Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro+