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Alternatives to the Huawei VR2 cable?
 

Alternatives to the Huawei VR2 cable?  

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I am looking for an alternative cable instead of using the Huawei VR2 cable. I found the cable on eBay but it's $70! I really would like to pay in the realm of $30 for the cable. I'm using the LG Ultrafine 4k 22" monitor so all it needs to do is be able to do [email protected] Can I buy a cable on like Amazon and have it work correctly or am I going to have to buy a Huawei one?

 

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Eightarmedpet
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I think for usb, speakers and camera you need the VR cable as it has a usb a bit too. 
Sadly that functionality doesn’t come cheap. 

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@eightarmedpet

The LG 4k doesn't have a camera so that's a bonus and I use external speakers. I just thought of this: would this monitor still charge my Macbook? I know now it does with the Thunderbolt cable, but if I don't use one am I still going to get that? 

 

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Eightarmedpet
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Oh well in that case you could get a mooshie or whatever it’s called cable. I actually have one spare if you are uk based...

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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Need the USB connection for brightness control as well.

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hkoster1
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Don't discard out of hand the "do nothing" alternative (= passthrough mode eGPU <> Mac <> UltraFine). Improved Valley score doesn't automatically mean improvement for all games. My Trainz game (TRS19 from N3V), to name just one example, shows no improvement at all with either the Huawei VR2 cable or the Moshi cable.  

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@eightarmedpet

No, in macOS. It may just be an imperfect porting of that game from OpenGL to Metal, as these developments are all very recent. I'm hanging on to that VR2 cable, just in case there's an improvement. 

FWIW, here are two runs of Valley with and without the VR2 cable.

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Radeon RX 5700 XT + Razer Core X + LG 23.7" 4K UltraFine + Huawei VR2 DP/USB to USB-C cable
Mac Mini 2018 always latest public macOS build


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