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Alessio Cazzaniga
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Good Day everyone,

with 10.4.6 you could select EGPU for every FCPX's task. You could do as following:

finder-->applications-->right-click onto Final Cut-->more info-->select external GPU flag

As per 10.4.7 update, that option disappeared. You can only select EGPU within FCPX preferences which allows it to handle offline processes (renders). It does no work on playback & effects

As you can see this is a very annoying problem within the Apple community -> https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250714680?page=16

and I haven't found a solution here in this forum.

Has anyone a workaround for that? Perhaps disabling via SHELL the internal GPU?

Thanks

This topic was modified 5 months ago

-Retina Macbook Pro 15 inches mid 2014
-SDD 1Tb custom upgrade
-Razer Core X running Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 Gb


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Mk187
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Joined: 1 month ago
 

I was having the same issue and after reading loads of forums, one guy said to set my external monitor (monitor connected to the EGPU) as the main display and then when i checked "About this mac" it showed the EGPU card as being the main one, now it uses the card for playback, effects, render, the only thing i noticed it does not use the EGPU for is when you import the media and it has to create the proxys on FCPX etc, for that it uses the built in GPU unlike on 10.4.6 when the check box is ticked, it uses the EGPU for everything, but i can live with that, my set up below.

Macbook Pro Retina 15" Mid 2014

Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

FCPX 10.4.9

Razer Core X + Sapphire AMD Vega 64 8GB

Hope this helps, if your not using an external display then i dont know. 

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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mac_editor
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

@mk187, FCP 10.4.7+ has GPU settings inside the app itself.

 

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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