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I use a 15" touchbar with the AMD RP460 for my own use. A classmate of mine has the 13" touchbar without a dGPU and would like to get a Node and an AMD card for FCPX use. As I understand the RX480 can be problematic with FCPX. Would a 8gb RX470 be good to go? Is there a particular variant that should be used? 

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I will be testing with the RX 480 4GB soon. Let's see how things go. I'll let you know...

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I've been testing all weekend with my nMP with my dual rx480-8GB setup.  I am currently using 10.3.2 FCPX.  It is like a dream come true.  Everything is super smooth and it exports very very quick..

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I've been testing all weekend with my nMP with my dual rx480-8GB setup.  I am currently using 10.3.2 FCPX.  It is like a dream come true.  Everything is super smooth and it exports very very quick..

   

What RX480 variant did you pick up? Latest Sierra? Any issues with FCPX crashing? 

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i am using the xfx radeon rx480 8gb - Pair to be exact.  I am currently in Sierra with FCPX 10.3.2  No problems what so ever.  The radeon cards luv FCPX.  Can't say the same for GTX980ti...  

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Posted by: exam23

 

i am using the xfx radeon rx480 8gb - Pair to be exact.  I am currently in Sierra with FCPX 10.3.2  No problems what so ever.  The radeon cards luv FCPX.  Can't say the same for GTX980ti...  

Reckon a single XFX RX480 8GB card will play nice with FCPX and utilize the OpenCL ? Does FCPX automatically know you're using the RX480's? Wondering if I get my classmates set up, how will it know to switch from the integrated Intel graphics to the eGPU with the RX480?

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Which benchmark are you guys using to compare performance in FCPX? I've received requests to run BruceX and was curious what other ways to tell how well the AMD eGPU is doing its job. I have an R9 Fury Nitro and R9 Fury X to test.

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Posted by: itsage

Which benchmark are you guys using to compare performance in FCPX? I've received requests to run BruceX and was curious what other ways to tell how well the AMD eGPU is doing its job. I have an R9 Fury Nitro and R9 Fury X to test.   

That would be a great test. If you could also throw you 980ti in the test it would be even greater! One question: to get FCPX to use the eGPU a secondary screen is necessary correct? Would the dummy HDMI solution work? Also I am very curious if the initial generation of optimized media/proxy uses the eGPU...

 

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Posted by: kotlos

 

Posted by: itsage

Which benchmark are you guys using to compare performance in FCPX? I've received requests to run BruceX and was curious what other ways to tell how well the AMD eGPU is doing its job. I have an R9 Fury Nitro and R9 Fury X to test.   

That would be a great test. If you could also throw you 980ti in the test it would be even greater! One question: to get FCPX to use the eGPU a secondary screen is necessary correct? Would the dummy HDMI solution work? Also I am very curious if the initial generation of optimized media/proxy uses the eGPU...

I personally was unsuccessful with getting FCPX 10.3.2 to run with my GTX980ti-Hybrid. However, I had very little challenge to get the RX480-dual to run well on the FCPX 10.3.2.

I use a free app called "XRG", this app will identify all of your GFX on your sys and monitor and display the activities that is happening on each of the GPUs. "XRG" is the GPU monitoring freeware.

I have not found a better test then BruceX.  The challenge comes where it really is not too accurate for it is self-timing, but it is a good approximation.  By using BruceX and XRG, I was able to gauge with high confidence of how rapid the process it is in FCPX and the sys over all. 

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Posted by: exam23 

   I personally was unsuccessful with getting FCPX 10.3.2 to run with my GTX980ti-Hybrid. However, I had very little challenge to get the RX480-dual to run well on the FCPX 10.3.2.

 

Was that with an external monitor? Also have you noticed any improvement with optimized media/proxy creation? Thanks!

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