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XenonOne5000
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Frist of all, I would like to give everyone in here millions of kudos for join forces in such a fantastic knowledge base. The amount of information anyone can find in here is truly amazing. Now to the question. I recently purchase a Mantiz Venus Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure and I am looking to purchase a powerful GPU that would allow me to do some gaming experiments and perhaps mine few new coins that do not exist yet.

Of course being so green at this, and have been using Mac for my entire life, my priorities are a plug and play solution that would demand the lesser effort in order to perform, and a decent amount of power. While looking around, I end up looking into a Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 56 Dual HDMI/Dual DP (UEFI). but quickly discovered that because of the 3 - 8 pins power supply demand would be not feasible (at list for me, I am sure it would end in a pile of smoke). So, I am now looking for plug and play suggestion that would give me one truly powerful rig (yes I may be able to expand my wallet for some of that overpriced gpu) and some peace of gaming mind. 

I am truly thankful for all your suggestions in advance, and really looking forward to using your knowledge to finally put this together! 

This what I got.....
- Imac 2016
- Macbook 2016
- Macbook 2016
- Mac Mini 2016

Currently mining with xmrig for CPU. (on all those machines) 

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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Eightarmedpet
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For macOS use AMD. For Windows NVIDIA is easier to set up. If your MacBooks are 13 inch versions they are the easiest to set up. Check out other people’s build guides for specifics.

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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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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XenonOne5000
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Thanks! Almost bought a Nitro 56 Special Edition but realized it does need a 3/8 Pin connector which my enclosure does not have. Still looking, perhaps a regular vega 64 will do.

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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XenonOne5000
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Question, would this XFX Radeon RX Vega 56 Double Edition 8GB 3xDP HDMI fir a Mantiz Venus enclosure? 

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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Eightarmedpet
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XenonOne5000
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Grateful for the tip! I am either going with the gigabyte or the powercolor. Thinking the gigabyte may slight better, but open for suggestions as they will be the same price. Thanks again!

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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XenonOne5000
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Sorry to post here with now warning. Just got one R9 RX390 inside a Mantiz Venus and cannot (I try really everything) get Sierra to recognize it. Any suggestion you guys may have? Thank you in advance for all you can share!

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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jpme
 jpme
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High Sierra will have native support for amd card. But I'm not sure fur R9 RX390. 
I personally have the same setup as yours but with RX580 Sapphire.

2016 Mbp 15" dGPU 460
Mantiz Venus eGPU Nitro Sapphire RX580 LE
10.3(17A291m)


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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: XenonOne5000

Sorry to post here with now warning. Just got one R9 RX390 inside a Mantiz Venus and cannot (I try really everything) get Sierra to recognize it. Any suggestion you guys may have? Thank you in advance for all you can share!

not supported.

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