Anybody have experience using a RX 5700 XT with Blender 2.8 or Radeon ProRender?
Anybody has experience with using Blender 2.8 with an RX 5700 XT as a eGPU?
Do you recommend Radeon ProRender?
Yeah, download the latest Blender Mac and the Radeon Pro Render plug-in, and Material Library. There’s improvements in stability and de-noising.
You for sure want to make use of the RX 5700 XT… it’s worth $9,000 US dollars in today’s market. 😅
Also explore Eevee, Blender’s built-in realtime GPU renderer. It’s fast. The Race Spaceship demo scene is nicely done.
(Blender Cycles, for now, renders slowly in Mac OS - as it uses the CPU only)
It might be a year (??) wait before the Blender foundation finishes the next-gen Cycles X renderer and subsequently develops a Metal back end to allow Cycles X GPU rendering on Macs.
“The way forward will be a Metal backend on macOS. There’s nothing specific we can announce regarding that, but probably it is just a matter of time.” Brecht Van Lommel
If you update your Mac to Big Sur, you can also try out Otoy’s Octane X GPU renderer.
You’ll need to import models created in Blender, and apply materials and lighting within Octane X.