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wout
 wout
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Hi everyone,

To render 3D animations, I've set up a Dell XPS 13 9370 (quad i7/16GB) with Windows and a Razer Core X with an AMD RX 6700 XT. The machine is rendering almost 24/7 and super stable, so it's a great setup.

Since the XPS has two Thunder Bolt 3 ports, I'm wondering now if I can hook up a second eGPU of the same configuration. And if it works, would that effectively double the rendering capacity?

White and Gold Dell XPS 13 9370 i7/16GB/512GB with Windows 10 + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB


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itsage
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@wout, You can try adding a second eGPU. The most likely scenario is error 12. Windows has a better time handling resources with Nvidia cards.

 

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@wout, If you are able to get past Windows error 12, adding a 2nd 6700 XT will speed up rendering in Cycles. 

Eevee will continue to use only one 6700 XT at a time.

 

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wout
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@itsage,

Ok, that doesn't sound promising. Smile

I've been thinking about buying an Nvidia card, but that's not really an option with today's prices, even if they are even available in the UK.

 

@mini-i5

Thanks. Well, Cycles is what I'm using, so that's what I'm looking for.

 

 

White and Gold Dell XPS 13 9370 i7/16GB/512GB with Windows 10 + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB


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