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MacFreekDotKext
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Hi I would like to know if anyone has done this sort of a setup before? I might be looking at getting a GPU upgrade from RX 480 8GB and wondering if RX 5700 XT 8GB would work with Razer Core X and iMac with RP 560. Would RX 5700 XT work on macOS High Sierra? The reason i use macOS High Sierra is because newer macOS' don't boot properly with my external ssd. Is there a certain Windows 10 build that RX 5700 XT would work best with? Thanks.

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2017 21" iMac 4K (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RX 480 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 & Win10 [build link]  


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Mini i5
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@jatechnology

The RX 5700XT requires Catalina. Windows Pro v1809 works perfectly for me in Bootcamp on a Mac Mini.

 

 

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2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.4 Catalina / Windows 1809 / LG 27" 4K display


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MacFreekDotKext
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Is it possible that the thunderbolt 3 and/or pcie bandwidth 3.0 x4 of the razer core x would bottleneck the RX 5700 XT to the point that there would be no performance benefits from upgrading to RX 5700 XT? RX 5700 XT does require PCIE 4.0 which I know is backwards compatible though could be too much for razer core x?

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2017 21" iMac 4K (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RX 480 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 & Win10 [build link]  


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Mini i5
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@jatechnology

What is your primary reason for upgrading? To 1080p game at 120-240 FPS with the games visual settings turned down?

Or gaming at 1440p with nice visuals somewhere around 60 FPS? A 5700XT eGPU setup will be better at this second goal. 

 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.4 Catalina / Windows 1809 / LG 27" 4K display


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MacFreekDotKext
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The reason i was considering an upgrade was because the game Kingdom Come: Deliverance would not play at a decent fps no matter what settings i ran it at. I am now playing Metro Exodus at 1080p ultra and the fps seems pretty decent. FPS can get really choppy in some areas. I have owned my RX 480 8GB+ for around three years now. I have modified its BIOS, manually replaced thermal paste and have even broken a little cable >< inside the GPU. Lucky for me the GPU continues to function normally! I really feel like i need a brand new GPU.

Problem with the new Navi GPUs is that they are a PCIE 4.0. I am thinking that i might look into an RTX 2070 since it is a PCIE 3.0 and a really good upgrade.

I have yet to list my system & eGPU hardware or link a build guide in my signature. I will do so soon to give context to my posts.

 
2017 21" iMac 4K (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + RX 480 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.13.2 & Win10 [build link]  


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