What apps do you "Prefer external GPU" on Macs?
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What apps do you "Prefer external GPU" on Macs?  


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Joined: 2 months ago

Obviously, I tick the prefer external GPU checkbox on all my graphics, games and video editing apps. 

But what about my browser where I watch video media (YouTube, Amazon, Vudu), Apple TV, DVD Player, etc.? I currently have those ticked as well, but my Mini had no problem with them before the eGPU upgrade. 

Mac Mini 2018 i5, LG 32UD59-B monitor, RX 570 MXM eGPU

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 570 @32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway Puck) + macOS 10.15.6 [build link]  

Mini i5
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Joined: 1 year ago


Video media playback relies more on the intel processor and Apple T2 chip for decoding, and less on internal or external GPUs. 


2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays

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