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(@charlie_herrick)
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I ran Purge Wrangler with Ti82 support, restarted, and plugged my Sonnet in with monitor attached and everything seemed to work Ok. Now running two monitors through the Sonnet. MacOS recognizes the card as Radeon Vega, Ok fine... Been having a lot of trouble trying to render scenes in Blender using Radeon ProRender—it either gives me an error and does nothing, or it just crashes Blender. Still new to this whole eGPU thing; this is the 3rd card I've tried... First card was Radeon RX Vega 64, but then saw the Radeon VII was out so I exchanged it for that—but because it was so new, it wasn't tested with anything yet and I didn't feel like waiting to see if it would work. Finally settled on the Radeon Pro WX 8200 since I'm more interested in using it for production work than gaming, and since it said it was already compatibly with the Sonnet and Mac... Would like to use it with my 2013 Mac Pro via a Thunderbolt 3-2 adapter if I can. Any advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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OliverB
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I don't think you need Ti82 support with the Sonnet 650 or do you have a old model?

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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(@charlie_herrick)
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@OliverB Hmm yeah probably not—it's brand new... Could having Ti82 enabled cause problems, or does it make any difference?

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OliverB
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Posted by: Charlie Herrick

@OliverB Hmm yeah probably not—it's brand new... Could having Ti82 enabled cause problems, or does it make any difference?

Nope, it does do any problems or different with a new eGPU enclosure. You need it for some older ones.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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(@pascal_lienard)
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Hi @charlie_herrick
Did you find any solution so far ? Do you had some support from Sonnet ? Did you keep the card or swapped it for another one ?

I have the card, and just as you, it's recognized as a Vega10 prototype. Don't know if it may impact performance (I guess the drivers are not the optimized ones).  It's strange that Sonnet sells it as a bundle and with Mac oriented marketing copywriting.

Thanks for your reply,

Pascal

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